The Coldest Thanksgiving Day In Cheyenne History Was -16
The turkeys weren't the only frozen animals on November 24, 1993, when the temperature plummeted to -16. That was the coldest Thanksgiving Day since Cheyenne began keeping records in 1893, according to the National Weather Service. That same day, Laramie set a Turkey Day record with an overnight low of -26.
Nearly ten years earlier, on November 26, 1983, Cheyenne set a record for the snowiest Thanksgiving on record when a winter storm dumped 11.1 inches on the Capital City. That same storm also set the record for the snowiest Thanksgiving in Laramie at 9.3 inches.
Historically, the weather has been seasonably mild on Thanksgiving. Since 1893, the average Turkey Day high temperature in Cheyenne has been 42, with a low of 20.
On November 26, 2017, Cheyenne tied the record for its warmest Thanksgiving with a high of 71. The mark was originally set on November 25, 1990.
Laramie's warmest Thanksgiving was November 27, 1950, when the temperature peaked at 66.
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