A look back at Thanksgiving weather records in eastern Iowa

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Thanksgiving 2018 will not be memorable from a weather perspective, although it’ll be a little cool. Its lack of noteworthy weather isn’t necessarily a bad thing, because there has been quite a range of weather on this particular holiday.

The warmest Thanksgiving high temperature in Cedar Rapids is 68, set in 1899. The coldest high is 18, set in 1905. The coldest low happened in 1950 and 1898, when it fell to 2. The most precipitation is 1.74 inches, set in 2015, and 1918 had the most snow at 3.2 inches.

Here are statistics for other cities in eastern Iowa.

Dubuque
Warmest high: 67 in 1914
Coldest high: 14 in 1930
Coldest low: -1 in 1950
Most precipitation: 1.39 inches in 2015
Most snow: 3.2 inches in 1949

Iowa City (only about 30 years’ worth of records)
Warmest high: 62 in 2012
Coldest high: 23 in 1952
Coldest low: 0 in 1950
Most precipitation: 1.62 inches in 2015
Most snow: N/A

Waterloo
Warmest high: 67 in 1998 and 1914
Coldest high: 17 in 1930
Coldest low: -2 in 1898
Most precipitation: 0.91 inches in 1896
Most snow: 4.5 inches in 1942 and 1918