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Thanksgiving Weather

For many families, Thanksgiving is not only an opportunity to give thanks, but it’s also a good time to relax outdoors. Often, the weather hasn’t cooperated.

Just consider the Blizzard Bowl in 1950, when Ohio was buried under a record amount of snow. Ohio State faced Michigan in front of 50,000 fans that braved 35 mph winds and a temperature of only 5 degrees. Michigan won 9-3 on 27 total yards and never even scored a first down. (For more memorable Thanksgiving weather, click here.

While I don’t remember that event (I was born in 1965) I do remember many Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parades when the temperature was below or near freezing.

Through this, I have learned not to take chances. After consulting the Farmers’ Almanac and learning that rain is predicted for my area, I think we’ll plan on some indoor games.

If you want to check out the weather over the next ten days, please enter your zip code into our 10-Day Weather Widget.

By Jennifer Dlugozima, VP of Marketing, Farmers’ Almanac TV

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