NEW YEAR'S DAY

 

 

 

THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED ON NEW YEAR'S DAY WAS 63 DEGREES IN 1985.  THE LOWEST THE MERCURY HAS EVER DROPPED TO IS ZERO IN 1918 AND 1970.  NORMALLY, THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AVERAGES 34 DEGREES AND THE LOW ABOUT 20.

 

THERE IS ALMOST A 90 PERCENT CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION OF A TRACE OR MORE, THOUGH NOT NECESSARILY SNOW.  THE MOST PRECIPITATION EVER ON NEW YEAR'S DAY FELL IN 1932 WHEN 1.40 INCHES WAS RECORDED.  THE MOST SNOW FELL IN 1964 TOTALING 8.1 INCHES BETWEEN 2PM AND 8PM.  REDUCED VISIBILITIES AND BLOWING SNOW WERE NOT A PROBLEM HOWEVER AS WIND SPEEDS WERE RELATIVELY LOW.

 

A SEVERE WINTER STORM BEGAN ON NEW YEAR'S DAY IN 1945 AND BEFORE IT WAS OVER ON THE 2ND, 15.0 INCHES OF SNOW HAD FALLEN.  THE SNOW COMBINED WITH WINDS OF GALE FORCE RESULTED IN ANOTHER CRIPPLING OF BOTH CITY AND INTER CITY TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION BY BUSES AND STREET CARS.  RAILWAY SCHEDULES WERE NOT ABANDONED BUT ALL PASSENGER TRAINS WERE SEVERAL HOURS LATE.  THE STORM WAS GENERAL THROUGHOUT WESTERN NEW YORK AND MANY HIGHWAYS WERE IMPASSABLE.  AIR TRAVEL WAS CANCELED.  SCHOOLS IN THE CITY AND COUNTY CLOSED.


 

NEW YEAR'S DAY           PERIOD OF RECORD: 122 YEARS    (1890‑2012)

 

 

TEMPERATURE DATA

 

 

HIGHEST       63 IN 1985

LOWEST         0 IN 1918 AND 1970

 

LOWEST MAXIMUM          11 IN 1918

HIGHEST MINIMUM         39 IN 2007

 

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE         34.5

AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE          20.8

 

 

     HIGH TEMPERATURE BY 10 DEGREE RANGES

   

 

      TEENS   20S   30S   40S   50S   60S

 

        10        31      49      18       14     1       NUMBER OF OCCURRENCES

        8%       25%   40%  15%    11%    1%

 

 

 

PRECIPITATION DATA

 

 

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH MEASURABLE                                  78   OCCURRENCES OR 64%

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH TRACE OR MORE                            104 OCCURRENCES OR 85%

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH NO PRECIP                                      17   OCCURRENCES OR 14%

 

 

SNOW: NUMBER OF TIMES WITH A TRACE OR MORE              85

                                                                                                NUMBER OF TIMES WITH OVER A TRACE                    58

                                                                                                NUMBER OF TIMES WITH 1.0 INCH OR MORE               16

                                                                                                NUMBER OF TIMES WITH 5.0 INCHES OR MORE          1

 

 

MAXIMUM PRECIPITATION:   1.40 INCHES IN 1932

 

MAXIMUM SNOW:             8.1 INCHES IN 1964

 

 

 

 

                                                                              NEW YEARS DAY

DATE   HI         LO        PRECIP                        REMARKS

 

1890                                                     50         31         0.31                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1891                                                     47         36         0.22                  CLOUDY

1892                                                     54         33         TR                   CLOUDY

1893                                                     42         26         0.70/TR             CLOUDY

1894                                                     30         21         0.05/0.7            PARTLY CLOUDY

 

1895                                                     26         18         0.12/1.5            PARTLY CLOUDY

1896                                                     27         21         TR /TR              CLOUDY

1897                                                     50         26         0.01                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1898                                                     17           9        0.12/1.2            PARTLY CLOUDY

1899                                                     16           2        0.02/0.2            PARTLY CLOUDY

 

1900                                                     20         11         0.03/0.3            PARTLY CLOUDY

1901                                                     27         13         0.04/0.4            PARTLY CLOUDY

1902                                                     23           6        0.06/0.6            PARTLY CLOUDY

1903                                                     37         30         0.00                  CLEAR

1904                                                     27           9        0.04/0.4            CLOUDY

 

1905                                                     41         35         0.00                  CLOUDY

1906                                                     30         36         TR /TR              CLOUDY, MORNING FLURRIES

1907                                                     37         30         TR /TR              CLOUDY, BREEZY, LATE EVENING FLURRIES

1908                                                     36         25         0.00                  CLOUDY

1909                                                     24         18         TR /TR              PARTLY CLOUDY, AFTERNOON FLURRIES

 

1910                                                     41         23         TR                    PARTLY CLOUDY, EVENING SHOWERS

1911                                                     44         29         0.01                  CLOUDY, NOONTIME SHOWERS

1912                                                     29         26         0.01/0.2            PARTLY CLOUDY, EARLY MORNING SNOW FLURRIES

1913                                                     39         32         0.00                  CLEAR

1914                                                     28         18          TR /TR             CLOUDY, MORNING FLURRIES, AFTERNOON CLEARING

 

1915                                                     33         13         0.02/0.3            PARTLY CLOUDY, INCREASING CLOUDS, EVENING FLURRIES

1916                                                     40         36         0.63                  CLOUDY, RAIN BEGINNING EARLY MORNING

1917                                                     34         21         0.05/0.3            SNOW BEGINNING IN THE MORNING CHANGING TO RAIN

1918                                                     11           0        TR /TR              CLEAR, EARLY MORNING FLURRY

1919                                                     56         34         0.18                  CLOUDY, AFTERNOON AND EVENING SHOWERS

 

1920                                                     36           4        0.02/0.2            CLOUDY, MORNING SNOW FLURRIES

1921                                                     53         32         0.03                  CLOUDY, EARLY MORNING SHOWERS

1922                                                     29           8        0.09/0.9            CLOUDY, BREEZY

1923                                                     44         30         0.10/TR             CLOUDY, EARLY MORNING FLURRIES

1924                                                     29         13         TR /TR              MORNING FLURRIES, CLEAR THROUGH THE DAY

 

1925                                                     16         10         TR /TR              CLOUDY, MORNING FLURRIES

1926                                                     34         25         TR /TR              PARTLY CLOUDY, LATE NIGHT FLURRIES, VERY WINDY

1927                                                     30         13         0.02/0.2            CLOUDY, FLURRIES ALL DAY

1928                                                     24         10         0.17/1.7            CLOUDY, SNOW TILL EARLY AFTERNOON

1929                                                     44         25         0.05/0.1            CLOUDY, MORNING SNOW

 

1930                                                     55         32         0.02                  CLOUDY, SHOWERS THROUGHOUT THE DAY

1931                                                     26         17         0.03/0.3            CLOUDY, FLURRIES TILL EARLY AFTERNOON

1932                                                     36         28         1.40/2.0            RAIN FROZE AS IT FELL IN THE EARLY MORNING

                                                                                                                                        

 

 NEW YEARS DAY

DATE   HI         LO        PRECIP                        REMARKS

 

1933                                                     29           9         TR /TR             CLOUDY, MORNING FLURRIES

1934     47         15         0.30/0.3            BREEZY, RAIN TILL EARLY AFTERNOON, LATE EVENING SNOW                                         

1935                                                     37         20         0.10/0.6            WINDY AND SNOWY

1936                                                     34         25         0.00                  CLEAR

1937                                                     38         28         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1938                                                     36         28         0.03/0.2            CLOUDY

1939                                                     42         16         0.05/0.6            CLOUDY, EVENING FLURRIES

 

1940                                                     24         17         0.02/0.2            CLOUDY

1941                                                     24         17         0.00                  CLEAR

1942                                                     45         32         0.19/TR             CLOUDY, EARLY MORNING FLURRIES, AFTERNOON RAIN

1943                                                     33         13         0.03/0.1            CLOUDY

1944                                                     36         26         0.01/TR             CLOUDY, FREEZING DRIZZLE

 

1945                                                     38         20         0.42/3.4            CLOUDY, SNOW

1946                                                     19         15         0.06/1.8            CLOUDY, WINDY

1947                                                     30         10         0.21/2.3            CLOUDY, EVENING SNOW

1948                                                     29         21         0.70/2.3            SNOW AND SLEET

1949                                                     27         23         0.29/4.4            CLOUDY, SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW

 

1950                                                     47         37         0.07                  CLOUDY

1951                                                     39         21         TR /TR              PARTLY CLOUDY

1952                                                     56         35         TR                                CLOUDY, WINDY

1953                                                     35         25         TR /TR              CLOUDY, LATE MORNING/EARLY AFTERNOON FLURRIES

1954                                                     38         19         0.07/0.9            CLOUDY, MORNING FLURRIES

 

1955                                                     50         28         0.26                  PARTLY CLOUDY, EVENING RAIN

1956                                                     27         12         0.01/0.2            MOSTLY CLOUDY, MORNING FLURRIES

1957                                                     19           7        0.04/1.2            PARTLY CLOUDY, MORNING SNOW

1958                                                     42         19         0.11/0.2            CLOUDY

1959                                                     41         30         0.21                  CLOUDY, SHOWERS ALL DAY

 

1960                                                     37         17         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1961                                                     28         17         0.30/0.3            CLOUDY, SNOW

1962                                                     26           8        TR /TR              PARTLY CLOUDY, NOONTIME FLURRIES

1963                                                     19           5        TR /TR              PARTLY CLOUDY, MORNING FLURRIES

1964                                                     27           8        0.88/8.1            CLOUDY, SNOW

 

1965                                                     29         23         0.00                  CLOUDY

1966                                                     50         29         0.01                  CLOUDY, EARLY MORNING SHOWERS

1967                                                     34         30         0.07/0.7            CLOUDY, FLURRIES ALL DAY

1968                                                     18           2        0.04/0.8            PARTLY CLOUDY, EARLY MORNING FLURRIES

1969                                                     17           2        0.03/0.4            CLOUDY, EARLY MORNING AND LATE NIGHT SNOW

 

1970                                                     21           0        0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1971                                                     28         17         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1972                                                     40         25         0.01/0.1            PARTLY CLOUDY, EARLY MORNING FLURRIES

1973                                                     38         27         TR /TR              CLOUDY, AFTERNOON FLURRIES

1974                                                     28         14         0.04/0.4            CLOUDY, MORNING FLURRIES

 

 

 

NEW YEARS DAY

 

DATE   HI         LO        PRECIP                        REMARKS

 

1975                                                     34         28         0.11/2.1            CLOUDY, LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON SNOW

1976                                                     32         19         TR /TR              PARTLY CLOUDY, LATE MORNING FLURRIES

1977                                                     23         12         0.11/2.2            CLOUDY, SNOW TILL EARLY AFTERNOON

1978     32         16         0.27/3.1            CLOUDY, AFTERNOON AND EVENING SNOW

1979                                                     55         33         0.63                  CLOUDY, RAINY

 

1980                                                     33         30         0.00                  CLOUDY

1981                                                     27         12         0.09/1.5            CLOUDY, AFTERNOON AND EVENING SNOW

1982                                                     41         22         0.13                  CLOUDY, MORNING RAIN

1983                                                     39         30         0.01/0.1            CLOUDY, LATE MORNING SNOW FLURRIES

1984                                                     30         22         TR /TR              CLOUDY, LATE NIGHT FLURRIES

 

1985                                                     63         32         0.66/TR             CLOUDY, MORNING RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN

1986                                                     29         20         0.03/0.3            CLOUDY, WINDY WITH LIGHT SNOW

1987                                                     36         27         TR /TR              CLOUDY, AFTERNOON FLURRIES

1988                                                     35         17         0.02/0.2            CLOUDY, OCCASIONAL FLURRIES

1989                                                     38         19         0.00                  M. SUNNY, INCREASING CLOUDS LATE IN THE DAY

 

1990                                                     32         24         TR /TR             CLOUDY, MORNING FLURRIES

1991                                                     34         18         TR /TR              MORNING FLURRIES THEN AFTERNOON SUNSHINE

1992                                                     35         18         0.00                  MORNING SUN THEN BECOMING CLOUDY

1993                                                     34         19         TR /TR              CLOUDY, FLURRIES ALL DAY 

1994                                                     44         28         0.18/0.1            CLOUDY, AFTERNOON RAIN AND SNOW CHANGING TO RAIN

 

1995                                                     38         35         0.19/TR             CLOUDY, MORNING SHOWERS

1996                                                     33         21         0.05/0.5            CLOUDY, LIGHT SNOW

1997                                                     36           7        0.06/0.3            CLOUDY, EVENING DRIZZLE AND LIGHT SNOW

1998                                                     39         11         0.01/0.4            MOSTLY CLOUDY, EARLY MORNING SNOW

1999                                                     18           2        0.01/0.3            EARLY MORNING SNOW THEN AFTERNOON SUNSHINE

 

2000     50         31       0.00                 MOSTLY SUNNY

2001                                                     23         14         0.01/0.4            MORNING SNOW THEN PARTLY SUNNY

2002                                                     25         15         TR /0.1              M. CLOUDY. SNOW SHOWERS THRU EARLY AFTERNOON

2003                                                     33         22         0.07/0.3            CLOUDING UP, EVENING FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW

2004                                                     35         30         0.00                  PARTLY SUNNY

 

2005                                                     50         32         0.00                  PARTLY SUNNY

2006                                                     36         32         TR                    CLOUDY, EARLY AFTERNOON DRIZZLE

2007     52         39         0.13                  CLOUDY, RAIN

2008     35         23         0.35                  CLOUDY, LIGHT FLURRIES

2009     26         1          TR/TR               LIGHT SNOW

2010     33         19         0.02/0.7            LIGHT SNOW, FOG

2011     56         37         0.50/0.0            RAIN

2012     49         33         0.10/MM           LIGHT RAIN, SNOW