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Not-so-white Thanksgiving

probabilites map

Snowfall probabilities based on 1990-2019.

Historical probabilities, based on the last 30 years, show us that Anchorage, AK is the most likely to have a white Thanksgiving with a 72% probability to have snow on the ground. Northeast cities have a 0% (Mid-Atlantic) to 57% (Caribou, ME) chance of a white Thanksgiving.

probabilities chart

Currently, only a small percentage of the United States has snow on the ground.

snow & ice chart

Current snow & ice conditions (as of November 20) provided by the NOAA, U.S. National Ice Center.

The outlook provided by the NOAA, Climate Prediction Center favors above-normal temperatures for the eastern two-thirds of the country and Alaska with probabilities ranging as high as 70%. West of the Continental Divide, near- to below-normal temperatures are favored. The outlook favors above-normal precipitation for the eastern third of the country and the Pacific Northwest; those areas are more likely to see a wet than white Thanksgiving. Other areas are favored for below-normal precipitation.

temperature outlook

Outlook issued by the Climate Prediction Center.