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I don’t know about you, but it is hard for me to think about Thanksgiving and then Christmas. Always a busy time, and lots to do. With the help of a grandson yesterday, I got the last of the things picked up on the blacktop. Now my work will be all in the greenhouse. Cleaning up, repotting, watering, I have bulbs in pots that need to be dug up, and the list goes on. To answer the question, now that the garden season is done, what are you doing?
What is in store for November weather? What will the weather be like on Thanksgiving 2023? It’s a busy travel time! Will it rain or snow? See the Farmer's Almanac extended forecast.
Will it rain or snow on Thanksgiving?
In 2023, this all-important American feast occurs on Thursday, November 23, with many Americans getting Thursday and Friday off from work for the holiday. This often means travel; Thanksgiving is one of the top times of the year to travel by road—over the river to grandmother’s house, we go!
On Thanksgiving, we expect rain along parts of the East Coast, dampening some football games. It may even be cold enough for some early-season snow to slow the trek in the interior parts of New England.
Odds favor a sunny Thanksgiving and Black Friday from the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, and Upper Midwest down through the Deep South and Southern Plains—good weather if you prefer to deep-fry your turkey!
There will be some rain and snow showers from the northern Plains to the Rockies, while sunshine is expected across the Desert Southwest.
Some rain could dampen travel plans and shopping trips in the Pacific Northwest.
Veteran’s Day Weather
For Veterans Day in the U.S. on the 11th, rain showers could dampen parades and celebrations across the eastern part of the country. The Sun will shine in the Deep South and much of the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, and southern Plains regions.
Rain and snow showers may occur from the northern Plains into the Rockies, and some rain is expected in the Pacific Northwest. The Southwest looks sunny but cool.
Overall November 2023 Forecast
Throughout November, colder-than-normal weather is expected in northern New England. However, we expect a warmer-than-normal month in much of the eastern third of the U.S. Temperatures will likely be near or below normal from the Upper Midwest to the northern Plains and over into the Rockies.
November also looks to be a chillier-than-average month along the West Coast, while much of Alaska and Hawaii will be on the warmer side. Most of Canada will likely be on the colder side, with the best chances for near- to above-normal temperatures in southern parts of Ontario and in the Yukon.
We look for the month to be drier than average across the interior Northeast, while the I-95 corridor will be stormier. Above-normal precipitation is likely in the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys, western Great Lakes, Upper Midwest, and Plains. The central Gulf Coast and much of the Southeast will also be on the wetter side, although much of Florida will be drier than usual.
November will be on the wetter side from the Southwest up through the Rockies, while it will tend to be drier in the Pacific Northwest. In Canada, near- to below-average precipitation is expected from the Maritimes into Quebec and British Columbia. Above-normal precipitation looks likely from Ontario and the Prairies northward to the Yukon and Northwest Territories.
Winter is just around the corner!
till next time, this is Becky Litterer, Becky’s Greenhouse, Dougherty Iowa 641-794-3337 cell 641-903-9365