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Election Day Weather for Washington D.C.

Voting Booth1 Normal Weather for Election Day
Normal Hourly Weather on Election Day
Weather Extremes on Election Day
Weather on Past Election Days
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Normal Weather for Election Day

*Note: Because Election Day is the Tuesday after the first Monday in November, the daily normals vary slightly depending on the calendar day it falls on. For example, the earliest day in November that Election Day can fall on is the 2nd, when the normal high temperature is 63°F. The latest day in November that Election Day can fall on is the 8th, when the normal high temperature is 61°F. Accordingly, the tables on this page provide normals for both November 2nd and 8th. One can interpolate the data to calculate daily normals for days between the 2nd and 8th.

 

1981-2010 NCDC Daily Normals for Washington, D.C. (DCA)
November 2*
November 8*
Normal High Temperature (°F)
63
61
Normal Low Temperature (°F)
45
43
Normal Rainfall (")
0.12
0.11
Probability of Measurable Rain (i.e., at least 0.01") on that day (%)
28
28

 

Past Election Day Averages since 1872 for Washington, D.C. (DCA)
Election Day
Average High Temperature (°F)
61
Average Low Temperature (°F)
43
Average Rainfall (")
0.06
Frequency of Measurable Rain (i.e., at least 0.01") on Election day
3 in 10 chance or 30%
Frequency of Measurable Snow (i.e., at least 0.1") on Election day
Snow has never been recorded in Washington D.C. on Election Day

 



Normal Hourly Weather on Election Day

1981-2010 NCDC Hourly Normals for Washington, D.C. (DCA)
November 2*
 
November 8*
 
Hour of Day (EST)
Normal Temperature (°F)
Normal Wind Chill (°F)
Normal Temperature (°F)
Normal Wind Chill (°F)
12 AM
51
49
49
47
1 AM
50
48
49
46
2 AM
50
48
48
46
3 AM
49
47
48
45
4 AM
49
46
47
44
5 AM
48
46
47
44
6 AM
48
45
46
43
7 AM
48
45
46
43
8 AM
50
48
48
45
9 AM
52
50
50
47
10 AM
55
53
52
50
11 AM
57
56
54
52
12 PM
59
58
56
54
1 PM
60
60
57
56
2 PM
61
60
58
57
3 PM
61
60
58
57
4 PM
60
59
57
56
5 PM
58
57
56
54
6 PM
57
55
54
52
7 PM
55
54
53
51
8 PM
54
53
52
50
9 PM
53
52
51
49
10 PM
52
51
51
48
11 PM
52
50
50
47

 


Weather Extremes on Election Day

Election Day Extremes since 1872 for Washington, D.C. (DCA)
Election Day
Year of Extreme
Warmest High Temperature (°F)
85
1971
Coldest Low Temperature (°F)
26
1879
Coldest High Temperature (°F)
39
1879
Warmest Low Temperature (°F)
68
1971
Wettest Day
0.92
1943

 


Weather on Past Election Days

Past Election Day Weather since 1872 for Washington, D.C. (DCA)

(Note: Presidential elections years are highlighted in red)

Year
Day (in November)
High Temperature (°F)
Low Temperature (°F)
Rainfall (")
2011
8
68
41
0.00
2010
2
54
38
0.00
2009
3
67
43
0.00
2008
4
59
51
0.07
2007
6
58
42
0.07
2006
7
56
38
0.27
2005
8
65
45
0.05
2004
2
71
52
0.00
2003
4
78
57
0.00
2002
5
51
39
0.69
2001
6
59
36
0.00
2000
7
64
40
T
1999
2
69
50
0.26
1998
3
52
41
0.18
1997
4
55
39
0.00
1996
5
65
45
0.00
1995
7
51
39
0.30
1994
8
71
43
0.00
1993
2
54
31
0.00
1992
3
73
49
0.44
1991
5
45
27
0.00
1990
6
66
44
0.06
1989
7
60
49
0.00
1988
8
60
39
0.00
1987
3
72
50
0.00
1986
4
57
46
0.01
1985
5
61
52
0.01
1984
6
57
42
0.00
1983
8
67
41
0.00
1982
2
80
58
0.00
1981
3
70
50
0.00
1980
4
59
53
0.35
1979
6
63
40
0.00
1978
7
72
50
T
1977
8
64
61
T
1976
2
53
32
0.00
1975
4
80
50
0.00
1974
5
74
60
0.21
1973
6
49
37
0.00
1972
7
63
36
T
1971
2
85
68
0.01
1970
3
60
48
0.44
1969
4
61
47
0.00
1968
5
61
54
T
1967
7
45
30
0.00
1966
8
67
45
T
1965
2
55
37
0.00
1964
3
60
42
0.00
1963
5
58
47
0.14
1962
6
48
33
0.00
1961
7
59
42
0.36
1960
8
49
28
0.00
1959
3
53
34
T
1958
4
62
41
0.00
1957
5
59
43
0.15
1956
6
66
41
0.00
1955
8
51
35
0.00
1954
2
49
36
0.43
1953
3
76
44
0.00
1952
4
51
38
0.00
1951
6
47
32
0.12
1950
7
71
42
0.00
1949
8
74
43
0.00
1948
2
58
48
T
1947
4
64
54
T
1946
5
57
48
0.00
1945
6
72
36
0.00
1944
7
57
38
0.00
1943
2
64
52
0.92
1942
3
53
42
0.17
1941
4
64
38
T
1940
5
71
54
0.00
1939
7
61
37
T
1938
8
78
43
0.12
1937
2
70
45
T
1936
3
78
62
T
1935
5
79
64
T
1934
6
58
46
0.02
1933
7
49
43
0.05
1932
8
59
52
0.03
1931
3
61
38
0.00
1930
4
50
46
0.13
1929
5
53
39
0.00
1928
6
68
45
0.00
1927
8
42
36
0.20
1926
2
48
38
0.00
1925
3
53
41
0.00
1924
4
73
46
0.00
1923
6
51
47
T
1922
7
66
55
0.07
1921
8
51
40
0.00
1920
2
70
56
0.03
1919
4
61
43
0.05
1918
5
56
42
0.00
1917
6
68
30
0.00
1916
7
60
46
0.00
1915
2
70
48
0.00
1914
3
66
38
0.00
1913
4
63
45
0.00
1912
5
66
40
0.00
1911
7
68
47
0.00
1910
8
54
34
0.00
1909
2
77
60
0.01
1908
3
64
32
0.00
1907
5
64
35
0.00
1906
6
60
40
0.00
1905
7
51
41
0.00
1904
8
56
33
0.00
1903
3
73
43
0.00
1902
4
67
43
0.00
1901
5
48
36
T
1900
6
60
37
0.00
1899
7
56
32
0.00
1898
8
63
36
0.00
1897
2
67
52
0.44
1896
3
70
46
0.00
1895
5
66
46
0.01
1894
6
46
39
0.00
1893
7
58
39
0.00
1892
8
64
53
0.01
1891
3
50
32
0.00
1890
4
50
32
0.00
1889
5
52
38
0.00
1888
6
74
52
0.00
1887
8
67
43
0.00
1886
2
73
45
0.00
1885
3
48
37
0.00
1884
4
55
48
0.60
1883
6
63
50
0.10
1882
7
50
40
0.03
1881
8
66
59
0.02
1880
2
63
38
0.00
1879
4
39
26
0.00
1878
5
46
30
0.00
1877
6
51
34
0.00
1876
7
54
41
0.13
1875
2
48
34
0.00
1874
3
58
30
0.00
1873
4
59
31
0.00
1872
5
58
34
0.00

 

Last Updated October 17, 2012