HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The weather can be an important factor on Election day. Nobody likes to go out when the weather isn't the greatest, but it's important we still make the trek outside and participate in our civic duty.
The forecast for Election Day 2020 is a little on the chilly side, but overall perfect with no complaints. Temperatures will start cold when the polls open in the upper 30s and low 40s. We warm into the low 60s Tuesday afternoon, before backing off into the low 50s by the time polls close.
An average high temperature for early November is 69°. Obviously we will not be near that tomorrow, but what about past elections?
On the extreme end, the Presidential Election in 2012 was the coldest in the Tennessee Valley. The high was just 52°. President Obama was reelected that year.
The warmest election day was in 2000 where the high was 79°. President Bush was elected that year.
The last time we saw a high that matches our current forecast was the Presidential Election of 1976 where the forecast high was 63°. President Jimmy Carter was elected that year.
Looking at other Election Years, we tend to stay somewhere in the 60s or 70s. Only a couple of times have we seen a high in the 50s, and we've never been in the 80s on Election Day.
It has only rained six times in the Election Listed. Fantastic news, but it leaves out an excuse to not leave the house.