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New Years Day Weather in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

Based on records from 1955 to 2006 from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport

New Years Day Normals:
  • Average high temperature = 35.5°F
  • Average low temperature = 20.4°F
New Year's Day Snowfall
  • 73% of New Years days have an inch or more of snow on the ground (or about 3 out of every 4 years)
  • 18% of New Years days have an inch or more of snowfall (or about 1 in every 5 years)
  • 64% of New Years days see a trace of snowfall (or about 2 out of every 3 years)
New Years Extremes:

Highest Maximum Temperature
 TempYear
1.61°F1973
2.58°F1966
3.57°F1979
4.56°F1985
5.52°F2005
Highest Minimum Temperature
 TempYear
1.42°F1979
2.39°F1966
3.38°F1985
4.35°F1973
5.34°F2003
Lowest Maximum Temperature
 TempYear
1.18°F1970
2.18°F1963*
3.22°F1999
4.22°F1977
5.23°F1998
Lowest Minimum Temperature
 TempYear
1.0°F1968
2.3°F1999
3.5°F1998
4.5°F1969
5.6°F1970


Most Snowfall on New Year's Day
  1. 7.8 inches in 1971
  2. 2.7 inches in 1961
  3. 2.2 inches in 1964
  4. 1.2 inches in 1978
  5. 0.7 inches in 1987
Most Snow on Ground on New Year's Day
  1. 12 inches in 1970
  2. 10 inches in 1968
  3. 7 inches in 1971
  4. 5 inches in 1962
  5. 4 inches in 1996
Two-day Snowfall (New Years Eve / Day)
  1. 7.8 inches in 1971
  2. 2.7 inches in 1961
  3. 2.3 inches in 1968
  4. 2.2 inches in 1964
  5. 1.4 inches in 1975
Liquid Equiv. Precipitation
  1. 0.93 inches in 1961
  2. 0.76 inches in 2003
  3. 0.44 inches in 1971
  4. 0.41 inches in 1964
  5. 0.35 inches in 1982

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Page last modified: December 27, 2006
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