So what does the weather have in store for President Obama's second inauguration Monday, which will occur at noon on the steps of the U.S. Capitol? Most likely, chilly, windy conditions, thanks to a cold front barreling through the eastern U.S. that should put an end to the relatively mild weekend weather.
|William Howard Taft, center, inauguration as the 27th president March 4, 1909.|
Here are the records for inaugural weather since 1937, the first January Inauguration Day, according to the National Weather Service:
- Warmest: 1981. President Reagan's first inauguration. Noon temperature: 55 degrees.
- Coldest: 1985: Reagan's second inauguration. Noon temperature: 7 degrees. The inauguration was moved indoors.
- Rainiest: 1937. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's second inauguration, when 1.77 inches of rain fell.
- Snowiest: 1961. Eight inches of snow fell the night before John F. Kennedy was sworn in.
- Warmest non-traditional date: (Aug. 9, 1974) - Gerald Ford; 89 degrees, with partly cloudy skies and hazy conditions.
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