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Iowa's color this year?

06 Nov 2012 04:35 AM
Being a swing state, Iowa gets an inordinate amount of attention this time of year for the presidential election. While the Washington Redskins seem to have skill predicting the result of the election, is there some aspect of Iowa's weather that predicts the election here? The featured chart presents the presidential election day averaged temperature and precipitation in Iowa since 1900. The color of the bars indicate the party voting record for Iowa and the U.S at large. There does not appear to be a predictor based on this chart and a number of other charts generated that are not shown here. 2008 saw the warmest day and 1932 the wettest. This year will have around average temperatures and a bit of rain over the northern part of Iowa.

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