Atlanta Weather | Past Thanksgiving Weather | News
It was a beautiful Thanksgiving Day (Weather Wise)! Highs reached the upper 60s with mostly sunny skies. High average around 61 this time of year. Certainly one to be thankful for because they all weren’t that nice, especially on November 22nd.
In history, a few significant weather events have occurred across north and central Georgia on November 22nd. In 1992, a severe weather outbreak occurred across the area, producing several tornadoes. The strongest tornadoes were an F4 in Putnam and Greene Counties and another F4 tornado in Cobb and Cherokee Counties. The two tornadoes caused 5 deaths and over 100 injuries. Damage during this event was estimated near $54 million. A more recent significant weather event on November 22nd occurred in 2011. A line of thunderstorms moved through Houston County and produced a microburst near Elko. This destroyed a chicken house resulting in $50,000 in damage. The damage was extremely localized as none of the neighboring structures suffered any damage.
As for snow, while no snow has been recorded on November 22nd, there have been flurries reported in Atlanta on Thanksgiving Day - in 1938 when Thanksgiving was November 24th and in 1936 when Thanksgiving was November 26th. Snow has never been recorded on Thanksgiving Day in Athens, Columbus or Macon.