Election Day Climatology at Chicago and Rockford

 

Presidential Election Day weather can vary quite a bit across the region. There has been measureable precipitation on 16 of 34 days at Chicago (going back to 1872) and 8 out of 25 days at Rockford (going back to 1906). The warmest Election Day was November 3rd, 1964 for both Chicago and Rockford when the high reached 75 and 74 respectively. These high marks may be broken today with highs forecast to be in the mid 70s. It has snowed 5 times (Trace) at Chicago and twice in Rockford with the heaviest snow coming on November 3rd, 1992 at Rockford when 1.6 inches of snow fell. The largest one day temperature swing was 33 degrees at Rockford on November 3rd, 1936 when it dropped from 62 to 29, while on the same day it dropped 30 degrees in Chicago. The coldest temperature recorded on Election Day is 17 at Chicago on November 8th, 1892 and 22 at Rockford on November 6th, 1984.

Election Day Climatology at Chicago

Election Day
Max
Min
Rain
Snow
11/2/2004
49
45
0.05
0.0
11/7/2000
57
40
T
0.0
11/5/1996
53
41
0.01
0.0
11/3/1992
42
33
0.82
T
11/8/1988
51
33
0.00
0.0
11/6/1984
49
23
0.00
0.0
11/4/1980
56
39
0.00
0.0
11/2/1976
63
40
0.00
0.0
11/7/1972
53
39
0.12
0.0
11/5/1968
57
40
T
0.0
11/3/1964
75
52
0.00
0.0
11/8/1960
44
35
0.13
0.0
11/6/1956
62
43
0.28
0.0
11/4/1952
61
34
0.00
0.0
11/2/1948
60
50
0.02
0.0
11/7/1944
63
40
0.01
0.0
11/5/1940
61
43
T
0.0
11/3/1936
61
31
T
T
11/8/1932
62
37
1.24
T
11/6/1928
59
40
0.00
0.0
11/4/1924
53
44
0.00
0.0
11/2/1920
42
34
T
T
11/7/1916
74
58
T
0.0
11/5/1912
58
45
0.20
0.0
11/3/1908
62
42
0.00
0.0
11/8/1904
47
40
0.02
0.0
11/6/1900
46
38
0.13
T
11/3/1896
58
45
0.23
0.0
11/8/1892
33
17
0.00
0.0
11/6/1888
48
40
0.12
0.0
11/4/1884
50
39
0.69
0.0
11/2/1880
63
43
0.00
MM
11/7/1876
40
34
0.00
MM
11/5/1872
48
42
0.52
MM

Election Day Climatology at Rockford

Election Day
Max
Min
Rain
Snow
11/2/2004
47
41
0.07
0.0
11/7/2000
56
37
T
0.0
11/5/1996
49
39
0.00
0.0
11/3/1992
40
32
0.24
1.6
11/8/1988
52
29
0.00
0.0
11/6/1984
52
22
0.00
0.0
11/4/1980
54
39
0.00
0.0
11/2/1976
61
33
0.00
0.0
11/7/1972
51
40
0.04
0.0
11/5/1968
53
32
0.00
0.0
11/3/1964
74
50
0.00
0.0
11/8/1960
43
34
0.26
0.0
11/6/1956
55
38
0.60
0.0
11/4/1952
62
33
0.00
0.0
11/2/1948
62
49
0.00
0.0
11/7/1944
62
37
0.30
0.0
11/5/1940
59
43
0.00
0.0
11/3/1936
62
29
0.00
0.0
11/8/1932
63
39
0.69
0.0
11/6/1928
62
35
0.00
0.0
11/4/1924
58
34
0.00
0.0
11/2/1920
55
30
T
T
11/7/1916
65
54
T
0.0
11/5/1912
55
37
0.01
0.0
11/3/1908
57
37
0.00
0.0



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