Americans Are Blaming Canada For Ruining Their Thanksgiving, Here's Why

It's the most Canadian way we could ever upset Americans.
Americans Are Blaming Canada For Ruining Their Thanksgiving, Here's Why

American Thanksgiving took place yesterday, and although you probably didn't keep up with it, many people celebrating the event would agree it wasn't the best they've ever had.

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TL;DR Americans are blaming Canada for ruining their Thanksgiving festivities yesterday with record-breaking cold weather. The Arctic high pressure from Canada quickly moved south of the border, leading to the coldest U.S. Thanksgiving in over 100 years.

The turkey day had a bitterly cold start, literally. In fact, it's been announced that it was the coldest U.S. Thanksgiving in over 100 years. Most people avoided outside festivities. Anyone who ventured outside on the holiday immediately regretted it.

To give an example, the temperature in Central Park yesterday was 19°F, that's -7°C. Although that's definitely not as cold as the weather most Canadians had to deal with, it was still a bit of a shock to Americans unaccustomed to teeth-chattering temperatures this early.

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And if you were wondering why, or how, the weather happened to be so cold, well, Americans seem to believe Canada is at fault.

Surprisingly, we kind of are.

The Arctic high pressure that moved east from the Great Lakes prompted extreme temperature alerts in Canadian cities such as Montreal and Toronto. Heavy winds then pushed the ice-cold temperatures south of the border, hitting most northeastern States.

Very impressive early season cold in Canada is helping to send our temps down in a big way leading to one of the coldest Thanksgiving day's in Rochester history. pic.twitter.com/HVecydACU9

November 21, 2018

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So, you technically could blame Canada's Arctic weather for causing the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to be the coldest in its history. Don't forget the unbelievable traffic due to closures and flight delays as well.

@Ginger_Zee Sorry about the cold thanksgiving sincerely Canada

November 21, 2018

Thanks Canada!! Thanks for giving us record-cold thanksgiving!

November 17, 2018

Americans are still suffering through the cold streak this morning during their Black Friday shopping, as temperatures remain exceedingly frigid, especially with the wind chill beginning to pick up.

The surprise cold weather that ruined Thanksgiving for U.S. residents has got to be the most Canadian way to bother Americans. But in case anyone was wondering, we probably aren't too sorry about it.

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