Happy Thanksgiving

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In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Native Americans shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.  I guess he felt that even though things look bad we can always find something to be thankfull for.

This is generally when the ‘official’ start to the Christmas season begins.  Meteorological winter begins next Tuesday with predictions of snow in the forecast though I am not overly excited about snowfall totals at this point with temps in the mid to upper 30s predicted.  It is my philosophy to live for today and worry about tomorrow when it gets here 🙂

Even though it irks some people I am a positive person who can find the good in most situations and am thankful for all the things given by the good Lord.  I am blessed, that is for sure.  I am grateful for the people who come here to visit daily and for Slim who puts together interesting historical weather data daily and weekly.

I rejoice in all things the good and the bad.  Hard times build character and strength as we work through them with friends and family.  I pray you all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving and dig down deep to find those things for which we are blessed.


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Jack Edwards
Jack Edwards

Happy Thanksgiving TO ALL!
God Bless YOU All.

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. God Bless you too.
Be safe.

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to everyone that comes on here. A special Happy Thanksgiving to MV & Slim and your families. Thank-you for all the information you provide us. MV I really like what you wrote today. I feel very blessed that I have this blog to come to. I hope you all have a very safe and blessed Thanksgiving. Enjoy that second piece of pie!

Slim

I have not seen this posted on here yet so I will toss it up. I let the NWS do my work for this one but here are some extreems for Thanksgiving at Grand Rapid, Lansing and Muskegon

https://www.weather.gov/grr/weatherstory
Slim

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

That’s quite a wide range from mid 60’s to single digits.

Nathan (Forest Hills)
Nathan (Forest Hills)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Weatherwise, I am thankful for living in a state where we get all four seasons.

*SS*
*SS*

Happy Thanksgiving to all here. MV and Slim thank you for sharing your weather knowledge and your families who also support you in this. We were reading in one of our history books about “Franksgiving” when in 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt moved the Thanksgiving holiday to the 3rd Thursday. He thought it would help the retailers in their early Xmas shopping. It stayed that way for a couple years and people were upset. Some celebrated early and some celebrated a week later, so it caused issues in family get togethers. Congress finally stepped in in 1941 to make in… Read more »

Andy W
Andy W

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Watch out as this may move more the the West! Could it be? Our first monster snowstorm?

http://wxcaster.com/gis-gfs-snow-overlays2.php?STATIONID=GRR

Slim

With a mean temperature of 45.3 Grand Rapids is on track for one of the warmest Novembers in recorded history. At this time GR is in the 5th spot. It was a mild overnight and the official low at GRR was 41 and here at my house it was 42. and that 42 is the current temperature both here and out at the airport. I recorded another 0.33″ of rain fall yesterday.
Slim

Slim

First off Happy Thanksgiving.
Slim

Bernie (Hamilton)
Bernie (Hamilton)

I too am grateful to you and Slim for creating/providing a website that is tailored to Michigan weather and climate. Happy Thanksgiving to you and to all that visit this site!