Clinton Takes Oath in Sunny, Crisp Weather
WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Clinton took his oath of office in bright sunshine and crisp weather Wednesday.
″This ceremony is held in the depth of winter. But, by the words we speak and the faces we show the world, we force the spring,″ Clinton said, opening his inaugural speech.
The National Weather Service reported an official noon temperature of 39 degrees at National Airport. The relatively cool midday temperature followed a cold night in Washington with a low of 23 degrees at 5 a.m.
The normal high temperature for Jan. 20 is 42 degrees and the normal low is 26. The record high was 70 in 1951 and the record low, -2 in 1985, the day Ronald Reagan was sworn in inside the Capitol for his second term.