Will This Be the Warmest Inauguration Yet?

January 11, 2017 by Dax Cochran
Topics:   WeatherOps | Live Events | Frontier |

Will this be the warmest inauguration ever? Donald Trump will be sworn in as President and Commander in Chief on Friday, January 20. What comes to mind when you picture past inauguration weather? You probably think of a man at a podium surrounded by family, colleagues, and past Presidents. If you are like me, you probably also picture the guy in a coat, a scarf, and wincing from the cold winds. After all, it's January right?

Cold Inaugurations in the Past

However, that view may differ this year. Our WeatherOps team has multiple clients involved with this event in a variety of ways. All are already paying close attention to what can be expected in regards to the weather forecast. The solution lies in leveraging all WDT has to offer; WeatherOps, Skywise and Frontier Weather. For instance, utilizing our new Skywise Historical Observations API, customers are able to retrieve weather data for any location on Earth from a full data set of reliable observation stations. Below are some of the 5 year climatological averages for a 30 day window centered on January 20, for Washington DC at Reagan National Airport -

Average High Temp - 45 deg

Average Low Temp - 29.5 deg

Avg Rainfall > 0.25 inches - 3.8 days

So what can we expect this year? The current record high temperature for this location is 55 degrees and utilizing WDT’s Frontier Weather forecast, it appears that record could be broken.

Frontier Weather Forecast for the Inaguration

And of course, WeatherOps will be watching over things. Are you planning an event? We should talk...

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Dax Cochran

Dax Cochran has been with WDT since 2009. He leads WDT’s Global Entertainment Services sales and business development while serving as the solutions expert to leverage WDT’s WeatherOps, Skywise and Frontier product lines to help clients achieve a high degree of safety and success for all productions.