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Election Day Weather History

8:48 PM, Nov 5, 2013   |    comments
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BUFFALO, NY -- It's a picture perfect Election Day weather wise, with mild high temperatures in the mid to upper 50s and partly to mostly sunny skies. But as the pubic makes it out to polling stations to vote, they may not realize that the weather normally is NOT this nice.

On average an Election Day in Buffalo has a 70% chance of seeing rain and a 19% chance of snow. Average high temperatures are usually at 52 degrees F and low temperatures at 39 degrees.

Also, Election Days have a history of getting bad storms. You may have remembered the wettest Election Day in 1985 when the remnants of Hurricane Juan moved through, dropping nearly 2 inches of rain and causing flooding.

There have also been snow events on Election Days, including in 2007 when nearly 3 inches of snow fell.

And in case you're wondering, the warmest Election Day happened in 1956 with a high temperature of 73 degrees. The coldest was in 1951 with a low temperature of 12 degrees.

Studies show bad weather does drop voter turnout so enjoy the nice Election Day this year.

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