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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 38 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 119 YEARS : 1890-2008

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 52.0 DEGREES
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE 38.4 DEGREES

 

HIGH TEMPERATURE BY 10 DEGREE RANGES

30S 40S 50S 60S 70S
10 34 52 21 2 NUMBER OF OCCURRENCES
9% 28% 43% 17% 1%

 

PRECIPITATION DATA
MAXIMUM PRECIPITATION 1.77 INCHES ON NOV 5 1985
MAXIMUM SNOW 2.5 INCHES ON NOV 6 2007
NUMBER OF TIMES WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION 63 OCCURRENCES OR 52%
NUMBER OF TIMES WITH TRACE OR MORE PRECIPITATION 82 OCCURRENCES OR 68%
NUMBER OF TIMES WITH NO PRECIPITATION 37 OCCURRENCES OR 31%
NUMBER OF TIMES WITH SNOW TRACE OR MORE 23
NUMBER OF TIMES WITH SNOW OVER A TRACE 8
NUMBER OF TIMES WITH SNOW 1.0 INCH OR MORE 3
NUMBER OF TIMES WITH SNOW 5.0 INCHES OR MORE 0

 

WEATHER FOR THE PAST TEN ELECTION DAYS

DATE HIGH LOW PRECIP SNOW REMARKS
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 TRACE 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, RAIN
NOV 6 2007 44 34 1.01 2.5 THUNDER, HAIL, SNOW
NOV 4 2008 68 49 0.0   SUNNY

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