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A look at Charlotte's Thanksgiving Day records

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This year's Thanksgiving looks to be sunny and dry, with relatively warm temperatures with what we expect for late November.  However, that hasn't always been the case.  Here's a look at some of our Thanksgiving Day outliers.  

Thanksgiving Day 2002: 25° was reported at Charlotte Douglas Airport.  That day we only warmed into the lower 40s.  While this year's Turkey Day may not be a balmy 75°, we certainly can't complain.  Besides, 75° on Thanksgiving has never happened.  But one year, Charlotte came close.

We hit 74° on November 28, 1985.  That Thanksgiving was the warmest on record.  This year certainly won't be the warmest on record, but it hands-down will not be the wettest, either.

That honor goes to Thanksgiving 1983, when 1.68 inches of rain was dumped over the area.  While we'll give Mother Nature a break since it's a mostly indoor holiday, she definitely rained out many annual family football games that year.

Overall, this year's going to be a good one.  For the holiday, we get to stay dry and enjoy above normal temperatures.  That's definitely something to be thankful for!

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