ELECTION DAY

 

 

 

SINCE 1845, BY ACT OF CONGRESS, THE FIRST TUESDAY AFTER THE FIRST MONDAY IN NOVEMBER IS THE DATE FOR CHOOSING THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS.  STATE ELECTIONS ARE ALSO GENERALLY HELD ON THIS DAY.  WOMEN WERE FIRST ALLOWED TO VOTE IN 1920.

 

THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED IN BUFFALO ON ELECTION DAY WAS ON NOVEMBER 6, 1956 WHEN SUNNY SKIES WERE ACCOMPANIED BY A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 73 DEGREES.  THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED WAS ON ELECTION DAY OF 1951 WHEN ON THE MORNING OF NOVEMBER 6TH THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED TO 12 DEGREES.

 

NORMALLY, THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AVERAGES NEAR 52 DEGREES WHILE THE LOW AVERAGES AROUND 39 DEGREES.

 

THERE IS ROUGHLY A 70 PERCENT CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION OF A TRACE OR MORE.

 

IN 1985, REMNANTS OF HURRICANE JUAN REACHED THE BUFFALO AREA AND RAIN BEGAN ON THE 2ND CONTINUING THROUGH THE 5TH..RESULTING IN THE WETTEST ELECTION DAY EVER‑‑1.77 INCHES WAS RECORDED ON NOVEMBER 5TH, 1985.  THE HEAVY RAINS CAUSED WIDESPREAD POOR DRAINAGE FLOODING, SMALL STREAM AND BASEMENT FLOODING, AND PUSHED MOST WATERWAYS TO NEAR BANKFUL.

 

STEADY RAINS FELL THROUGHOUT ELECTION DAY IN 1999. THE RAINS BECAME HEAVY ACROSS EXTREME WESTERN NEW YORK DURING THE EVENING HOURS RESULTING IN URBAN FLOODING ACROSS THE TONAWANDAS, NORTH BUFFALO, AND WESTERN NIAGARA COUNTY. THE SITUATION WAS EXACERBATED BY STORM SEWERS CLOGGED WITH FALL LEAVES.

 

IT HAS SNOWED ON 23 OF THE PAST ELECTION DAYS IN BUFFALO WITH THE MOST BEING 2.5 INCHES ON NOVEMBER 6, 2007.


 

ELECTION DAY                                                PERIOD OF RECORD:  121 YEARS   (1890‑2011)

 

 

 

TEMPERATURE DATA

 

 

HIGHEST     73 DEGREES ON NOV 6, 1956

LOWEST      12 DEGREES ON NOV 6, 1951

 

LOWEST MAXIMUM      33 DEGREES ON NOV 7 1967; NOV 8 1921; NOV 8 1927

HIGHEST MINIMUM     58 DEGREES ON NOV 3, 1987

 

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE          52.2 DEGREES

AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE           38.5 DEGREES

 

 

HIGH TEMPERATURE BY 10 DEGREE RANGES

 

30S      40S      50S      60S      70S

 

10         35         53         21         3          ‑NUMBER OF OCCURRENCES

8%       29%      44%      17%      2%        ‑PROBABILITY OF HIGH TEMP IN THAT RANGE

 

 

PRECIPITATION DATA

 

 

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH MEASURABLE                      64 OCCURRENCES OR 53%

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH A TRACE OR MORE              83 OCCURRENCES OR 69%

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH NO PRECIPITATION              38 OCCURRENCES OR 31%

 

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH PRECIPITATION OF:              0.01 INCH OR MORE   63

0.50 INCH OR MORE    7

1.00 INCH OR MORE    2

 

SNOWFALL:     NUMBER OF TIMES WITH A TRACE OR MORE              23

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH MEASURABLE                      8

 

 

 

MAXIMUM PRECIPITATION:  1.77 INCHES ON NOV. 5, 1985

 

MAXIMUM SNOWFALL:  2.5 INCHES ON NOV. 6, 2007

 

 

 

 

ELECTION DAY

 

DATE               HI         LO        PRECIP            REMARKS          

 

NOV 5 1890      54         35         0.00                  CLEAR            

NOV 4 1891      43         30         0.00                  CLOUDY           

NOV 2 1892      57         38         0.82                  CLOUDY

NOV 8 1893      55         46         0.00                  CLOUDY

NOV 7 1894      36         30          TR /TR             CLOUDY

 

NOV 6 1895      65         51         0.00                  CLEAR

NOV 4 1896      63         56         0.06                  CLOUDY

NOV 3 1897      54         41         0.04                  PARTLY CLOUDY

NOV 2 1898      54         44         0.12                  PARTLY CLOUDY

NOV 8 1899      57         42         0.00                  CLOUDY

 

NOV 6 1900      50         40         0.11                  PARTLY CLOUDY

NOV 5 1901      38         28         0.00                  CLOUDY

NOV 4 1902      60         42         0.00                  CLOUDY

NOV 3 1903      59         52           TR                  CLEAR

NOV 8 1904      44         30         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

 

NOV 7 1905      41         35         0.27                  CLOUDY, RAIN THROUGHOUT THE DAY

NOV 6 1906      48         34         0.00                  CLEAR

NOV 5 1907      50         41         0.32                  PARTLY CLOUDY, INTERVALS OF RAIN

NOV 3 1908      59         46         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

NOV 2 1909      65         50         0.09                  CLOUDY, INTERVALS OF LIGHT RAIN

 

NOV 8 1910.     39         31         0.16/1.6            CLOUDY, MORNING SNOW

NOV 7 1911      55         42         0.09                  CLOUDY, MORNING SHOWERS

NOV 5 1912      57         50         0.02                  PARTLY CLOUDY, LATE NIGHT SHOWERS

NOV 5 1913      48         36         0.01                  CLOUDY, EARLY MORNING SHOWER

NOV 3 1914      57         38         0.03                  PARTLY CLOUDY, LATE MORNING SHOWER

 

NOV 2 1915      59         39         TR                   CLOUDY

NOV 7 1916      67         42         0.00                  CLEAR

NOV 6 1917      50         33         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

NOV 5 1918      47         35         0.00                  CLEAR

NOV 4 1919      55         33         0.68/TR             BREEZY, RAIN, LATE AFTN THUNDERSTORM

 

NOV 2 1920      57         34         0.37/TR             WINDY‑‑PEAK GUST 72 MPH, RAIN

NOV 8 1921      33         27         0.12/0.9            CLOUDY, AFTERNOON AND EVENING SNOW

NOV 7 1922      52         45          TR                               PARTLY CLOUDY

NOV 6 1923      50         42         0.03                  CLOUDY, RAIN THROUGHOUT THE DAY

NOV 4 1924      53         37         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY AND BREEZY

 

NOV 3 1925      45         35         0.00                  CLEAR

NOV 2 1926      40         34         0.10/0.1            CLOUDY, FLURRIES AND SHOWERS ALL DAY

NOV 8 1927      33         27         0.00                  VARIABLE CLOUDS

NOV 6 1928      54         46         0.01                  PARTLY CLOUDY, EARLY MORNING SHOWERS

NOV 5 1929      45         34          TR                  PARTLY CLOUDY

 

NOV 4 1930      55         37         0.00                  CLEAR

NOV 3 1931      57         45         0.02                  M. CLOUDY, SHOWERS THROUGH AFTERNOON

 

 

ELECTION DAY

 

DATE               HI         LO        PRECIP            REMARKS          

 

NOV 8 1932      50         46          TR                   CLOUDY, MORNING SHOWER

NOV 7 1933      40         32         0.16/0.2            CLOUDY, SHOWERS AND FLURRIES ALL DAY

NOV 6 1934      46         38          TR                   CLOUDY, LATE NIGHT SHOWERS

 

NOV 5 1935      65         43         0.18                  CLOUDY, LATE MORNING RAIN SHOWERS

NOV 3 1936      67         41         0.06                  CLOUDY, RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE

NOV 2 1937      60         37         0.03/TR             CLOUDY, WINDY

NOV 8 1938      66         36         0.63/TR             CLOUDY, AFTERNOON SHOWERS AND FLURRIES

NOV 7 1939      50         39         0.01                  CLOUDY, EVENING SHOWERS

 

NOV 5 1940      62         45         0.27                  CLOUDY, WINDY, RAINY

NOV 4 1941      53         44          TR                   CLOUDY, LATE NIGHT SHOWER

NOV 3 1942      44         35          TR                   CLOUDY

NOV 2 1943      55         43         0.15                  CLOUDY, LATE MORNING SHOWERS

NOV 7 1944      49         29          TR                    PARTLY CLOUDY, EVENING SHOWERS

 

NOV 6 1945      69         40         0.00                  CLEAR

NOV 5 1946      47         36         0.00                  CLEAR, WINDY

NOV 4 1947      54         42         0.24                  CLOUDY, MORNING RAIN

NOV 2 1948      60         48         0.00                  CLOUDY

NOV 8 1949      58         40         0.00                  CLEAR

 

NOV 7 1950      56         44         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

NOV 6 1951      34         12         0.42/TR             CLOUDY

NOV 4 1952      45         29         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

NOV 3 1953      61         47         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

NOV 2 1954      40         34         0.34/TR             CLOUDY, RAIN ALL DAY

 

NOV 8 1955      37         32         0.11/TR             CLOUDY, SHOWERS, FLURRIES ALL DAY

NOV 6 1956      73         48         0.00                  CLEAR

NOV 5 1957      46         37         0.07/TR             CLOUDY, AFTERNOON AND EVENING SHOWERS

NOV 4 1958      58         43         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

NOV 3 1959      52         32          TR /TR             CLOUDY, LATE MORNING FLURRY

 

NOV 8 1960      50         29         0.14                  CLOUDY, LATE NIGHT SHOWERS

NOV 7 1961      45         38         0.02/TR             MORNING SHOWERS, AFTERNOON FLURRIES

NOV 6 1962      40         26          TR /TR             MAINLY CLEAR, EARLY MORNING FLURRIES

NOV 5 1963      51         41         0.29                  CLOUDY, FLURRIES ALL DAY

NOV 3 1964      64         40         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

 

NOV 2 1965      46         24         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

NOV 8 1966      56         49         0.36                  SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ALL DAY

NOV 7 1967      33         22         0.08/1.3            CLOUDY, LIGHT SNOW ALL DAY

NOV 5 1968      54         37         0.00                  CLOUDY

NOV 4 1969      49         40         0.24                  CLOUDY

 

NOV 3 1970      54         44         0.03                  CLOUDY, LATE NIGHT SHOWERS

NOV 2 1971      71         47          TR                  PARTLY CLOUDY, LATE MORNING SHOWERS

NOV 7 1972      57         40         0.15                  CLOUDY, LATE EVENING SHOWERS

NOV 6 1973      39         27          TR /TR             PARTLY CLOUDY, EVENING FLURRIES

 

 

ELECTION DAY

 

DATE               HI         LO        PRECIP            REMARKS          

 

NOV 5 1974      49         41         0.15                  CLOUDY, AFTERNOON THUNDERSHOWERS

 

NOV 4 1975      63         55         0.01                  PARTLY CLOUDY, EARLY MORNING SHOWERS

NOV 2 1976      50         28          TR                    PARTLY CLOUDY, LATE EVENING SHOWERS

NOV 8 1977      59         51         0.02                  CLOUDY, EARLY MORNING SHOWERS

NOV 7 1978      47         32         0.03                  PARTLY CLOUDY, EARLY MORNING SHOWERS

NOV 6 1979      56         43         0.03                  CLOUDY, AFTERNOON SHOWERS

 

NOV 4 1980      59         46         0.12                  CLOUDY, RAINY AND WINDY

NOV 3 1981      56         33         0.00                  CLEAR

NOV 2 1982      57         43         0.40                  CLOUDY, EARLY MORNING AND AFTERNOON

NOV 8 1983      59         36         0.00                  MOSTLY SUNNY AND BREEZY

NOV 6 1984      42         34          TR /TR             FIRST TRACE OF SNOW OF THE SEASON

 

NOV 5 1985      48         44         1.77                  WINDY, RAIN ALL DAY

NOV 4 1986      46         29         0.04                  MORNING RAIN THEN SUNNY

NOV 3 1987      67         58         0.06                  P. CLOUDY, SHOWERS TIL EARLY AFTERNOON

NOV 8 1988      44         40         0.17                  CLOUDY, AFTERNOON RAIN

NOV 7 1989      45         37         0.67                  CLOUDY, AFTERNOON AND EVENING RAIN

 

NOV 6 1990      51         38         0.04                  CLOUDY, SCATTERED SHOWERS

NOV 5 1991      34         23         0.11/1.1            MORNING SNOW THEN BECOMING MOSTLY SUNNY

NOV 3 1992      62         51         0.02                  EARLY MORNING RAIN, THEN MOSTLY SUNNY

NOV 2 1993      43         26         0.00                  PARTLY SUNNY

NOV 8 1994      59         47          TR                   WINDY, A MIX OF SUN AND CLOUDS

 

NOV 7 1995      45         36         0.33                  CLOUDY, COOL, DAMP AND DRIZZLY

NOV 5 1996      54         40          TR                   MOSTLY CLOUDY, MORNING SHOWERS

NOV 4 1997      43         35         0.33/0.2            MOSTLY CLOUDY, RAIN CHANGING TO SNOW

NOV 3 1998      41         30         0.00                  MOSTLY CLOUDY

NOV 2 1999      65         38         1.65                  CLOUDY, RAIN ALL DAY...HEAVY IN THE EVENING

 

NOV 7 2000      64         34         0.00                  PARTLY SUNNY

NOV 6 2001      50         32         0.00                  SUNNY

NOV 5 2002      46         33         0.20                  CLOUDY, EVENING RAIN

NOV 4 2003      51         43         TR                   CLOUDY, LIGHT SHOWERS BEFORE DAYBREAK

NOV 2 2004      60         45         0.74                  CLOUDY AND RAINY

 

NOV 8 2005      54         42         0.00                  MOSTLY CLOUDY

NOV 7 2006      57         46         0.07                  MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN

NOV 6 2007      44         34         1.01/2.5            THUNDER, HAIL, SNOW

NOV 4 2008      68         49         0.0                    CLEAR, SUNNY

NOV 3 2009      51         37         TR/0.0               LIGHT RAIN

 

NOV 2 2010      47         26         0.0/0.0              PARTLY CLOUDY

NOV 8 2011      70         49         0.02/MM           LIGHT RAIN, FOG, HAZE