Election Day Weather History

A presidential election comes every 4 years, so weather on an election day can vary greatly.  The 2008 presidential election saw near-record high temperatures in the lower 70s with abundant sunshine.  This year, that will not be the case.  Looking back at 50 years of weather history in Rockford, the 15 elections held during that time period had pretty much every kind of weather imaginable.

Most elections remained dry, while about a third of them were rainy.  On election day in 1992 (Bill Clinton), Rockford picked up nearly 2 inches of snow!  In 1964, when Lyndon Johnson was elected, temperatures rose to 74 degrees!  On the flip side, election day 1984 (Ronald Reagan) started out at 22 degrees in the morning!

Perhaps the most interesting tidbit of weather history I found was the fact that when Rockford had a high temperature in the 50s, the Republican candidate won! In the past 50 years, this happened ALL 7 times we had highs in the 50s!  Is this purely coincidence?  Probably so.  But either way, we will find out on November 6, 2012!

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Posted under 13 Climate Authority, event, humor, statistics, weather

This post was written by qni_it on November 4, 2012

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