Probability of a South Bend White Thanksgiving
Believe it or not, the square area currently experiencing snow cover is the same size as the state of Indiana taken 11.2 times! Just a year ago only a quarter of Indiana would have been covered in snow. What a difference a year makes, right?
With that impressive increase in snow pack, one has to wonder about the possibility of a White Thanksgiving. Parts of Michiana have a higher chance than you may think; anywhere from as little as 15-20% to as high as roughly 25% or so.
In fact, South Bend has recorded snow on Thanksgiving many times -- 32 to be exact. Values range from a trace of snow to as much as 7.5" of snow. Of course, most of our Thanksgivings have been snow-less (about 74% of them to be exact).
And you don't have to go too far back to reach our last year with a White Thanksgiving. We recorded 2" of snow in 2014. So yes, White Thanksgivings do happen. But they certainly are by no means the norm across northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.