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Boise will have balmy, possibly record-breaking Thanksgiving

In 90 Seconds: Thanksgiving 2017, by the numbers

How much turkey will you eat and money will you spend this Thanksgiving? Here are some predicted stats to reassure you that most Americans enjoy a big feast, Thanksgiving football and Black Friday shopping.
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How much turkey will you eat and money will you spend this Thanksgiving? Here are some predicted stats to reassure you that most Americans enjoy a big feast, Thanksgiving football and Black Friday shopping.

Frosty the Snowman won’t be making some rare appearance in Boise this Thanksgiving.

In fact, it’s gonna be balmy.

We might see a record high on turkey day, according to the National Weather Service. The forecast is showing temperatures that are about 20 degrees above normal.

The record high for Thanksgiving in Boise is 65 degrees — and that was set in 1998. The record high for Nov. 23, the date the holiday falls on this year, is 64 (set in 1897).

“I don’t know that we’re going to break [the record], but we’re going to be close to it,” said Josh Smith, meteorologist at the National Weather Service. “It’s certainly possible.”

The forecast models are showing 61 to 65 degrees for Thursday. There will be some rain in the mountains, but the Treasure Valley is expected to stay dry, Smith said.

Boise’s most typical Thanksgiving highs are in the mid-40s. There have been just three of these holidays that were in the 60s since records were kept in 1877.

Katy Moeller: 208-377-6413, @KatyMoeller

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