Snow, Bad Weather for NH Vote

A chill on campaigns.

Voters looking to cast a ballot in Tuesday's New Hampshire Primary may be facing major obstacles regardless of the candidate they support: snow and frigid temperatures.

Snow was causing problems in the southern part of the state near the seaboard on Friday with the forecast calling for another storm as of Monday. How much snow Monday's storm will bring and whether it hits New Hampshire remains to be seen, but the forecast for voting day isn't a pleasant one.

Temperatures are expected to be below freezing on Tuesday, ranging from 35 to 35 degrees. Accuweather is predicting a big dip ahead of the vote:

"It looks windy and quite chilly next Tuesday," AccuWeather Meteorologist Brian Edwards said, referring to New Hampshire weather conditions. "A big dip in the jet stream will lead to the cold conditions."

AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures will be in the 20s and 30s.

While the snow may have some impact on voter turnout in election years, it is usually the air temperature that affects people the most when making the decision to head to the polls, according to Rosemary Radich, AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions business intelligence manager.

Radich says data shows women are more likely than men to be put off voting due to the cold temperatures.

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