New Years Day Weather History for Peoria

  • Normal High & Low Temperature Jan 1:  33 & 18 degrees
  • Warmest New Years Day:  63 degrees in 1897
  • Coldest New Years Morning:  -14 degrees in 1968
  • Coldest New Years Daytime High Temperature:  3 degrees in 1928 & 1974 
  • Warmest New Years Nighttime Low Temperature:  55 degrees in 1897
  • Wettest New Years Day:  4.43 inches in 1965 (Daily average precipitation 0.07 inches)
  • Snowiest New Years Day:  4.6 inches of snow in 1999 (daily average snow 0.2 inches) 
  • Whitest New Years Day:  12 inches of snow on the ground in 2001
  • Frequency of Precipitation New Years Day:  37 of 119 years (31%) measured precipitation
  • Frequency of Snow on Ground:   39 out of 110 years (35%) 1 inch or more snow depth
  • Frequency of Cold & Mild New Years Day:  42 of 121 years (35%) low below 15F
     37 of 121 years (31%) high 40F or warmer
  • Sunrise 7:23 AM  Sunset 4:42 PM CST 

New Year's Day is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar used in the Roman Empire since 45 BC. Romans originally dedicated New Year's Day to Janus, the god of gates, doors, and beginnings for whom the first month of the year January is named. Later, as a date in the Gregorian calendar of Christendom, New Year's Day liturgically marked the Feast of the Circumcision of Christ, and is still observed as such in the Anglican and Lutheran Church. In present day, with most countries now using the Gregorian calendar as their de facto calendar, New Year's Day is probably the world's most celebrated public holiday, often observed with fireworks at the stroke of midnight as the new year starts in each time zone. The Times Square Ball located on the roof of One Times Square in New York City, is a prominent part of a New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square colloquially known as the ball drop.  The ball descends 141 feet in 60 seconds down a specially designed flagpole, beginning at 11:59 pm Eastern Time, and resting at midnight to signal the start of the new year.

Specific weather data follows.  These were measured in downtown Peoria from 1883 to 1904, 
Bradley University from 1905 to 1943, and at the Greater Peoria Airport since 1943.

Year High Temp Low Temp Precip Snow Snow Depth
1883 N/A  N/A N/A N/A N/A
1884 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1885 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1886 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1887 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1888 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1889 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1890 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1891 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1892 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1893 29 25 N/A N/A N/A
1894 50 29 N/A N/A N/A
1895 29 14 0.00 0.0 N/A
1896 41 22 0.02 N/A N/A
1897 63 55 0.30 0.0 N/A
1898 20 12 0.00 0.0 N/A
1899 25 2 0.00 0.0 N/A
1900 23 1 Trace Trace N/A
1901 16 1 0.00 0.0  N/A
1902 43 37 0.00 0.0 N/A
1903 47 22 0.00 0.0 N/A
1904 32 26 0.25 3.0 N/A
1905 55 41 0.00 0.0 0
1906 39 26 0.00 0.0 0
1907 35 29 0.00 0.0 0
1908 40 24 0.00 0.0 0
1909 26 15 Trace Trace Trace
1910 40 28 Trace 0.0 4
1911 42 31 0.19 0.2 0
1912 21 5 0.00 0.0 Trace
1913 50 28 0.00 0.0 0
1914 33 27 0.15 0.9 1
1915 37 17 Trace Trace 4
1916 53 34 0.93 0.0 0
1917 40 25 Trace 0.0 0
1918 28 2 0.04 0.2 2
1919 31 4 0.02 0.1 3
1920 17 1 Trace Trace Trace
1921 48 33 0.06 0.0 0
1922 21 10 Trace Trace Trace
1923 38 20 0.00 0.0 0
1924 16 -4 0.00 0.0 Trace
1925 20 17 0.16 2.6 6
1926 44 23 0.00 0.0 0
1927 32 18 0.00 0.0 0
1928 3 -8 0.00 0.0 5
1929 33 5 0.25 2.6 4
1930 49 32 0.42 0.0 Trace
1931 35 6 0.00 0.0 0
1932 39 35 Trace 0.0 0
1933 35 16 0.00 0.0 0
1934 42 26 0.01 Trace 0
1935 22 2 0.00 0.0 2
1936 36 28 0.00 0.0 3
1937 39 26 0.00 0.0 0
1938 39 18 0.00 0.0 0
1939 49 24 0.00 0.0 0
1940 19 2 Trace Trace 4
1941 50 42 0.97 0.0 0
1942 38 18 0.32 0.2 1
1943 36 33 0.05 0.0 0
1944 32 21 0.00 0.0 0
1945 13 -2 0.00 0.0 2
1946 17 1 0.00 0.0 Trace
1947 22 0 Trace 0.1 1
1948 33 28 1.07 2.1 2
1949 28 17 Trace Trace Trace
1950 48 44 Trace 0.0 0
1951 42 30 0.05 0.0 Trace
1952 33 14 0.00 0.0 Trace
1953 36 30 0.00 0.0 0
1954 49 30 0.00 0.0 Trace
1955 46 30 0.00 0.0 2
1956 46 24 Trace 0.0 0
1957 29 11 0.00 0.0 0
1958 13 0 0.01 0.1 4
1959 29 21 0.04 0.3 2
1960 35 26 0.00 0.0 Trace
1961 28 26 Trace Trace 1
1962 25 1 Trace Trace 4
1963 31 22 0.00 0.0 Trace
1964 31 -3 0.00 0.0 1
1965 51 35 4.43 0.0 0
1966 49 28 0.10 0.0 0
1967 32 18 0.00 0.0 2
1968 14 -14 Trace Trace 2
1969 9 -7 0.00 0.0 1
1970 26 20 0.01 0.5 4
1971 37 30 0.00 0.0 0
1972 41 29 0.06 0.7 0
1973 28 16 0.00 0.0 0
1974 3 -11 0.00 0.0 3
1975 37 21 0.00 0.0 0
1976 34 28 0.08 0.0 Trace
1977 21 -1 0.00 0.0 0
1978 32 -2 0.05 0.3 2
1979 18 -6 0.19 1.8 8
1980 30 26 Trace 0.0 0
1981 33 25 0.03 0.4 Trace
1982 22 7 Trace Trace 3
1983 41 26 0.00 0.0 0
1984 28 16 0.09 1.2 7
1985 34 8 0.21 0.4 Trace
1986 44 11 0.00 0.0 Trace
1987 33 25 0.18 1.7 0
1988 19 5 0.00 0.0 0
1989 27 23 Trace Trace 2
1990 29 24 Trace Trace Trace
1991 28 12 0.00 0.0 1
1992 38 31 0.05 Trace 0
1993 20 4 0.00 0.0 0
1994 40 33 0.00 0.0 Trace
1995 26 13 Trace Trace Trace
1996 36 32 0.00 0.0 0
1997 48 32 Trace 0.0 0
1998 42 17 0.00 0.0 2
1999 18 -1 0.15 4.6 2
2000 53 28 Trace 0.0 0
2001 17 1 Trace 0.3 12
2002 24 6 0.00 0.0 0
2003 38 28 0.00 0.0 0
2004 51 30 Trace 0.0 0
2005 54 30 0.61 0.0 0
2006 53 29 0.00 0.0 0
2007 42 29 0.01 Trace 0
2008 20 3 0.02 0.4 3
2009 33 19 0.00 0.0 0
2010 11 0 Trace Trace 5
2011 35  17   0.00 0.0  0
2012 45  29   0.06 0.0 
2013 23 7 0.00 0.0 1

Peoria New Years Day High Temperature Statistics

Peoria New Years Day Low Temperature Statistics

Peoria New Years Day Precipitation Statistics

Peoria New Years Day Snowfall Statistics

Peoria New Years Day Snow Depth Statistics

High Temperatures on New Years Day...
Highs 0-9F.... 3 days (2.5%)
Highs 10-19F... 13 days (11%)
Highs 20-29F... 30 days (25%)
Highs 30-39F... 38 days (31%)
Highs 40-49F... 26 days (21%)
Highs 50-59F... 10 days (8.3%)
Highs 60-69F... 1 day (0.8%)





Low Temperatures on New Years Day...
Lows -20--11F.. 2 days (1.7%)
Lows -10--1F... 9 days (7.4%)
Lows 0-9F..... 24 days (20%)
Lows 10-19F... 22 days (18%)
Lows 20-29F... 41 days (34%)
Lows 30-39F... 19 days (16%)
Lows 40-49F.... 3 days (2.5%)
Lows 50-59F.... 1 day (0.8%)





Precipitation on New Years Day...
Dry............... 56 days (47%)
Trace............. 26 days (22%)
0.01-0.10 inches.. 20 days (17%)
0.11-0.25 inches... 9 days (7.6%)
0.26-0.50 inches... 3 days (2.5%)
0.51-0.75 inches... 1 day (0.8%)
0.76-1.00 inches... 2 days (1.7%)
1.01-1.25 inches... 1 day (0.8%)
1.26-1.50 inches... 0 days (0%)
1.51+ inches....... 1 day (0.8%)
Snowfall on New Years Day...
No Snow........... 76 days (64%)
Trace............. 19 days (16%)
0.1-0.4 inches.... 12 days (10%)
0.5-0.9 inches.... 3 days (2.5%)
1-1.9 inches....... 3 days (2.5%)
2-2.9 inches....... 3 days (2.5%)
3-3.9 inches....... 1 day (0.8%)
4-4.9 inches....... 1 day (0.8%)











Snow Depth on New Years Day...
No Snow........... 51 days (46%)
Trace............. 20 days (18%)
1 inch............ 8 days (7.3%)
2 inches.......... 12 days (11%)
3 inches........... 5 days (4.5%)
4 inches........... 7 days (6.4%)
5 inches........... 2 days (1.8%)
6 inches........... 1 day (0.9%)
7 inches........... 1 day (0.9%)
8 inches........... 1 day (0.9%)
9 inches........... 0 days (0%)
10 inches.......... 0 days (0%)
11 inches.......... 0 days (0%)
12 inches.......... 1 day (0.9%)
 

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