Are you ready for Turkey Day 2018 in Maine? Getting ready to go over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's House? Well, then bundle up, because it's going to be a chilly Thanksgiving in the great State of Maine.

Yup, it's going to be colder than usual but not nowhere near a record. The coldest Thanksgiving in Portland on record was in 1978....7 degrees! The warmest on record was 1933 when it got to 66. No rain or snow is in the forecast for Thursday, but it will be cold...and windy.

 

Our friends at the NOAA in Gray bring us this map for high temps for Thanksgiving.

 

From the NOAA:

"In Bangor, the warmest Thanksgiving was in 1953 when the high temperature was 60 degrees. The lowest temperature observed was 7 above in 1974. The lowest high temperature observed was 19 degrees in 1989. The normal high ranges from 40F on the 28th to 43 on the 22nd. The normal low ranges from 24F on the 28th to 27F on the 22nd.

What are the chances of a white Thanksgiving? We will define a white Thanksgiving as having at least 1 inch of snow on the ground on Thanksgiving Morning. Over the years, a white Thanksgiving has been observed 15 percent of the time. The snowiest Thanksgiving was in 1987 when 11.8 inches of snow was observed."