Historic Election Day Weather

November 5th, 2012 at 10:14 am by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

LAFAYETTE/WEST LAFAYETTE:

HIGHEST ELECTION DAY HIGH TEMPERATURE:  74 – November 3, 1964

LOWEST ELECTION DAY LOW TEMPERATURE:  22 – November 8, 1892

HIGHEST ELECTION DAY LOW TEMPERATURE:  55 – November 6, 1956

HIGHEST AVERAGE ELECTION DAY TEMPERATURE:  62 – November 6, 1956 (69/55)

LOWEST AVERAGE ELECTION DAY TEMPERATURE:  29.5 – November 8, 1892

BIGGEST TEMPERATURE CHANGE IN ONE DAY:  34 degrees – November 3, 1896 (58/24)

WETTEST ELECTION DAY:  4.24″ – November 3, 1936

SNOWIEST ELECTION DAY:  None recorded back to at least 1876

November 7, 1876  44/35

Low stratus overcast, windy from northwest.  Wind diminish late in the day.  Temperatures fall from mid 40s at midnight to 36 by midday on November 7.  37 in the evening with overcast & temperatures steady at 37 at midnight.

November 2, 1880 63/43  0.30″

Warm front passes p.m., brisk southeast, then south wind.  Turn cloudy with stratus overcast & wave of rain.  55 at midnight after afternoon high of 63.

November 4, 1884  55/40  0.12″

Low stratus overcast, windy [northwest wind) & falling temperatures all day through 40s with deep low exiting from near Fort Wayne to Ontario

November 6, 1888  61/35  0.02″

Cold front passes before 6 a.m. with clouds & a few showers.  Day was nice with lots of sunshine & northwest to north wind.  High pressure nearly directly overhead by 9 p.m. with calm winds & temperatures rapidly falling to 40 after high of 61.

November 8, 1892  37/22

Some morning stratocumulus (mainly northeastern half of viewing area), then sunny afternoon with northwest wind.  Strong surface high over Iowa & Missouri.

November 3, 1896  58/24

November 6, 1900  54/29  Trace

November 8, 1904  45/34

November 3, 1908  66/32

November 5, 1912 59/42  0.47″

November 7, 1916  72/49

November 2, 1920  57/32 0.55″

November 4, 1924  66/43

November 6, 1928  60/41

November 8, 1932  68/49  0.05″

November 3, 1936  61/32  4.07″

November 5, 1940  62/46  0.37″

November 7, 1944  62/38

November 2, 1948  63/49

November 4, 1952  49/29

November 6, 1956  69/55  0.18″

November 8, 1960  45/31

November 3, 1964  74/41

November 5, 1968  57/43

November 7, 1972  63/37  0.06″

November 2, 1976  52/26

November 4, 1980  70/43 0.07″

November 6, 1984  40/26

November 8, 1988  50/32

November 3, 1992  58/35

November 5, 1996  50/31 0.01″

November 7, 2000  51/34

November 2, 2004  64/45 0.80″

November 4, 2008  73/44

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