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Inauguration Weather: 20 Fun Facts

January 20, 2013

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Two Ceremonies

President Barack Obama will be sworn in for his second term at noon on Monday, Jan. 21, in the 57th presidential inauguration in American history. But in fact, the president will have been sworn in officially the day before in a small, private ceremony. That's because this year, Jan. 20 – Inauguration Day, as mandated by the Constitution – is a Sunday, and by tradition, whenever Inauguration Day lands on a Sunday, the festivities take place the next day. 

This year, the president's public swearing-in falls on the federal holiday honoring civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., branding the occasion with another layer of historical significance.

Monday's Inauguration Day forecast calls for high temperatures in the low to mid 40s with a moderate southerly breeze. Tune in to The Weather Channel Saturday, Sunday and Monday for live coverage of the Presidential Inauguration. Here's how weather played a role in past inaugurations.


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