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 ROCHESTER ON ELECTION DAY WAS ON NOVEMBER 3, 1959 WHEN SUNNY SKIES WERE ACCOMPANIED BY A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 83 DEGREES.  THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED WAS ON ELECTION DAY OF 1951 WHEN ON THE MORNING OF NOVEMBER 6TH THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED TO 13 DEGREES.

 

NORMALLY, THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AVERAGES NEAR 54 DEGREES WHILE THE LOW AVERAGES AROUND 37 DEGREES.

 

THERE IS ROUGHLY A 67 PERCENT CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION OF A TRACE OR MORE.

 


 

ELECTION DAY                                                PERIOD OF RECORD:  71 YEARS   (1940‑2011)

 

 

 

TEMPERATURE DATA

 

 

HIGHEST     83 DEGREES ON NOV 3, 1959

LOWEST      13 DEGREES ON NOV 6, 1951

 

LOWEST MAXIMUM      32 DEGREES ON NOV 6, 1951

HIGHEST MINIMUM     56 DEGREES ON NOV 2, 1982 AND NOV 3, 1987

 

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE          53.5 DEGREES

AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE           36.8 DEGREES

 

 

HIGH TEMPERATURE BY 10 DEGREE RANGES

 

30S      40S      50S      60S      70S      80S

 

    5      26        20         15         5          1          ‑NUMBER OF OCCURRENCES

    7%   37%      28%      21%      7%       1%       ‑PROBABILITY OF HIGH TEMP IN RANGE

 

 

PRECIPITATION DATA

 

 

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH MEASURABLE                      37 OCCURRENCES OR 52%

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH A TRACE OR MORE              47 OCCURRENCES OR 66%

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH NO PRECIPITATION              25 OCCURRENCES OR 35%

 

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH PRECIPITATION OF:              0.01 INCH OR MORE 37

0.50 INCH OR MORE 4

1.00 INCH OR MORE 1 

 

SNOWFALL:     NUMBER OF TIMES WITH A TRACE OR MORE              10

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH MEASURABLE                      4

 

 

 

MAXIMUM PRECIPITATION:  1.77 INCHES ON NOV. 5, 1985

 

MAXIMUM SNOWFALL:  0.3 INCHES ON NOV 6, 1951

 

 

 

 

 

ELECTION DAY

DATE               HI         LO        PRECIP            REMARKS          

 

NOV 5 1940      67         47         .49                    CLOUDY

NOV 4 1941      57         39         0.0                    CLOUDY

NOV 3 1942      46         35         .02                    PARTLY CLOUDY

NOV 2 1943      54         42         .14                    CLOUDY

NOV 7 1944      47         27         .04                    CLOUDY

 

NOV 6 1945      70         32         0.0                    SUNNY, CLEAR

NOV 5 1946      47         34         .02                    PARTLY CLOUDY

NOV 4 1947      51         43         .67                    CLOUDY

NOV 2 1948      58         45         0.0                    CLOUDY

NOV 8 1949      60         38         0.0                    CLOUDY

 

NOV 7 1950      58         41         0.0                    CLOUDY

NOV 6 1951      32         13         0.12/0.3            CLOUDY

NOV 4 1952      47         28         0.0                    PARTLY CLOUDY

NOV 3 1953      65         43         0.0                    CLOUDY

NOV 2 1954      40         31         .54/.1                CLOUDY

 

NOV 8 1955      38         32         .01/0.1              CLOUDY

NOV 6 1956      68         37         0.0                    SUNNY

NOV 5 1957      45         38         .01                    CLOUDY

NOV 4 1958      60         39         0.0                    PARTLY CLOUDY

NOV 3 1959      83         48         .15                    PARTLY CLOUDY

 

NOV 8 1960      48         24         TR/TR               CLOUDY

NOV 7 1961      46         40         TR                    CLOUDY

NOV 6 1962      40         26         TR/TR               PARTLY CLOUDY

NOV 5 1963      54         43         .14                    CLOUDY

NOV 3 1964      67         37         0.0                    SUNNY

 

NOV 2 1965      41         21         0.0                    CLOUDY

NOV 8 1966      58         49         .18                    CLOUDY

NOV 7 1967      39         26         0.0                    CLOUDY

NOV 5 1968      57         36         0.0                    FOG, CLOUDY

NOV 4 1969      56         50         0.0                    CLOUDY

 

NOV 3 1970      53         46         0.0                    FOG, CLOUDY

NOV 2 1971      79         47         .02                    MOSTLY CLOUDY

NOV 7 1972      61         38         .29                    MOSTLY CLOUDY

NOV 6 1973      37         30         TR/.2                CLOUDY          

NOV 5 1974      49         40         .18                    THUNDERSTORM, FOG, CLOUDY

 

NOV 4 1975      72         36         0.0                    MOSTLY SUNNY

NOV 2 1976      48         25         TR                    CLOUDY

NOV 8 1977      56         48         .05                    CLOUDY

NOV 7 1978      48         35         .05                    FOG, CLOUDY

NOV 6 1979      54         40         .03                    CLOUDY

 

NOV 4 1980      62         46         .11                    FOG, CLOUDY

NOV 3 1981      56         33         0.0                    SUNNY

NOV 2 1982      75         56         .06                    FOG, PARTLY CLOUDY

NOV 8 1983      63         35         0.0                    FOG, PARTLY CLOUDY

NOV 6 1984      44         34         TR/TR               CLOUDY

ELECTION DAY

 

DATE               HI         LO        PRECIP            REMARKS          

 

NOV 5 1985      48         45         1.77                  CLOUDY

NOV 4 1986      45         26         0.02                  CLOUDY

NOV 3 1987      67         56         0.06                  FOG, CLOUDY

NOV 8 1988      44         38         0.16                  CLOUDY

NOV 7 1989      46         32         0.40                  CLOUDY

 

NOV 6 1990      53         35         0.02                  CLOUDY

NOV 5 1991       39        24         0.0                    PARTLY CLOUDY        

NOV 3 1992      65         46         0.32                  FOG, SUNNY

NOV 2 1993      42         24         0.0                    PARTLY CLOUDY

NOV 8 1994      63         48         TR                    MOSTLY CLOUDY

 

NOV 7 1995      43         34         0.39                  CLOUDY

NOV 5 1996      53         32         TR                    PARTLY CLOUDY

NOV 4 1997      47         36         0.03                  OVERCAST

NOV 3 1998      43         35         TR/TR               OVERCAST

NOV 2 1999      66         43         0.65                  CLOUDY IN MORNING, THEN PARTLY CLOUDY

 

NOV 7 2000      54         27         0.0                    PARTLY CLOUDY

NOV 6 2001      50         32         0.0                    PARTLY CLOUDY

NOV 5 2002      44         35         0.19/TR             OVERCAST

NOV 4 2003      49         43         0.01                  FOG, OVERCAST

NOV 2 2004      60         43         0.24                  OVERCAST

 

NOV 8 2005      54         36         0.0                    OVERCAST TO BROKEN

NOV 7 2006      58         40         0.09                  OVERCAST

NOV 6 2007      43         35         0.29/TR             OVERCAST

NOV 4 2008      71         46         0.0                    CLEAR, SUNNY

NOV 3 2009      50         35         .04                      RAIN

 

NOV 2 2010      48         29           0.0                    MOSTLY CLOUDY

NOV 8 2011      68         42           T/MM                LIGHT RAIN, FOG