If it seems unusually cold today in Washington, DC it may just be following a trend, reports Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters:
In fact, it's normally almost 7 1/2 degrees warmer when a Republican is sworn in on a January Inauguration Day than when a Democrat raises his right hand.Imagine what how cold it would have been if Al Gore had won!
So said a 2001 study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
- Average Noon Temperature when a Republican President is sworn in is 40.4 F.
- Average Noon Temperature when a Democratic President is sworn in is 33.0 F.