by Jasmine Brianna Ellison
In November 2018, meteorologists in the state predicted the coldest Thanksgiving in the Northeast in recorded history. Hartford, Conn. weather archives highlight Thanksgiving temperatures in 1989, 1972, and 2002 with minimums as low as 20°.
Forecasts prepared residents for a bitterly cold holiday in the 5th District of Connecticut. A heavy Canadian high-pressure system dropped down over New England sending temperatures from the forties early in the week into the twenties by Thanksgiving 2018.
The entire Northeast was blanketed by a frigid air on Thanksgiving Day. Wind chill values ranging from -5 to -15 throughout the state. Temperatures were recorded at 22° dropping as low as 14°. This gave Hartford a daily average temperature at 18°, triumphing the 1905 record.
1. https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/hartford-ct/06106/month/327356?monyr=11/01/2018. AccuWeather.