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Thanksgiving trend in La Crosse — cool and dry

Brad Williams



Our streak of colder-than-usual weather in La Crosse is expected to continue through Thanksgiving Day, but we could be back to normal temps by Friday.

The National Weather Service in La Crosse says normal highs for Thanksgiving are around 40 degrees.

The holiday is also likely to be dry, judging by recent trends.

Forecasters say La Crosse received rain or snow on Thanksgiving Day only once in the last 24 years — three years ago (2015), when one-tenth of an inch of snow fell.

Records over the last 146 years in La Crosse show measurable snow covering the ground on the holiday only 23 percent of the time.


A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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