New Years Day Weather History for Springfield

  • Normal High & Low Temperature Jan 1:  35 & 19 degrees 
  • Warmest New Years Day:  61 degrees in 1905
  • Coldest New Years Morning:  -13 degrees in 1974
  • Coldest New Years Daytime High Temperature:  0 in 1928
  • Warmest New Years Nighttime Low Temperature:  50 degrees in 1897
  • Wettest New Years Day:  1.42 inches in 1890 (Daily average precipitation 0.07 inches) 
  • Snowiest New Years Day:  6 inches of snow in 1999 (Daily average snow 0.2 inches)
  • Whitest New Years Day:  7 inches of snow on the ground in 1984 & 2001
  • Frequency of Precipitation on New Years Day:  43 of 134 years (32%) measured precipitation
  • Frequency of Snow on Ground:  30 out of 113 years (27%) 1 inch or more snow depth
  • Frequency of Cold & Warm News Years Day:  45 of 134 years (34%) low below 15F
    52 of 134 years (39%) high 40F or warmer
  • Sunrise 7:20 AM  Sunset 4:45 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 Springfield from 1879 to 1947, and at Capital Airport from 1948 to the present.

Year High Temp Low Temp Precip Snow Snow Depth
1879 N/A  N/A N/A N/A N/A
1880 46 28 0.00 0.0 N/A
1881 34 9 0.00 0.0 N/A
1882 24 13 0.00 0.0 N/A
1883 26 14 0.41 N/A N/A
1884 29 20 0.38 N/A N/A
1885 12 3 0.01 N/A N/A
1886 56 36 0.00 0.0 N/A
1887 14 -8 0.00 0.0 N/A
1888 23 7 0.00 0.0 N/A
1889 42 18 0.00 0.0 N/A
1890 56 34 1.42 0.0 N/A
1891 53 33 0.37 0.0 N/A
1892 57 22 0.40 N/A N/A
1893 30 24 Trace Trace N/A
1894 51 29 0.00 0.0 N/A
1895 33 15 0.00 0.0 N/A
1896 41 17 Trace Trace N/A
1897 59 50 0.18 0.0 N/A
1898 18 11 Trace Trace N/A
1899 24 4 0.00 0.0 N/A
1900 20 9 Trace Trace N/A
1901 17 1 0.00 0.0 1
1902 42 27 0.00 0.0 0
1903 44 23 0.00 0.0 0
1904 37 21 Trace 0.0 0
1905 61 38 0.00 0.0 0
1906 38 31 0.00 0.0 0
1907 37 31 Trace 0.0 0
1908 43 28 0.00 0.0 0
1909 28 20 Trace Trace 0
1910 43 33 Trace 0.0 1
1911 45 28 0.00 0.0 0
1912 25 11 0.00 0.0 Trace
1913 51 29 0.00 0.0 0
1914 35 28 0.06 0.0 Trace
1915 36 22 0.01 0.1 1
1916 57 37 0.30 0.0 Trace
1917 45 34 0.00 0.0 0
1918 36 8 0.02 Trace 1
1919 32 9 0.02 0.2 Trace
1920 19 6 0.07 1.4 0
1921 52 35 0.04 0.0 0
1922 24 14 0.00 0.0 0
1923 39 26 0.00 0.0 0
1924 19 0 Trace 0.3 Trace
1925 22 18 0.14 1.7 3
1926 45 28 0.00 0.0 Trace
1927 33 24 0.00 0.0 0
1928 0 -7 0.00 0.0 6
1929 33 6 0.11 1.6 2
1930 56 34 1.11 0.0 Trace
1931 35 9 0.00 0.0 0
1932 41 36 0.10 0.0 0
1933 33 15 0.00 0.0 Trace
1934 45 25 Trace Trace 0
1935 29 10 0.00 0.0 0
1936 36 29 Trace 0.0 1
1937 43 33 0.06 0.0 0
1938 44 26 0.00 0.0 0
1939 52 30 0.00 0.0 0
1940 17 4 Trace Trace 3
1941 53 42 1.26 0.0 0
1942 44 17 0.17 Trace 0
1943 40 35 0.00 0.0 0
1944 33 25 0.00 0.0 4
1945 16 2 Trace Trace 2
1946 19 7 0.00 0.0 3
1947 22 6 0.17 2.8 2
1948 37 29 0.38 Trace 0
1949 30 22 0.00 0.0 0
1950 53 45 0.04 0.0 0
1951 44 32 0.07 0.0 0
1952 37 18 0.03 Trace 0
1953 39 31 0.00 0.0 0
1954 53 30 0.00 0.0 0
1955 53 33 0.00 0.0 Trace
1956 50 25 Trace 0.0 0
1957 33 13 0.00 0.0 0
1958 17 7 0.00 0.0 Trace
1959 33 25 0.03 Trace 1
1960 38 26 0.00 0.0 Trace
1961 31 28 Trace Trace Trace
1962 26 4 Trace Trace 1
1963 40 26 Trace 0.0 Trace
1964 36 1 0.00 0.0 Trace
1965 57 38 0.41 0.0 0
1966 50 36 Trace 0.0 0
1967 32 26 0.00 0.0 Trace
1968 16 -9 0.00 0.0 3
1969 15 -3 0.00 0.0 1
1970 25 20 0.02 0.5 5
1971 42 28 0.00 0.0 0
1972 44 33 0.13 Trace 0
1973 32 20 0.00 0.0 0
1974 3 -13 0.00 0.0 5
1975 40 25 0.00 0.0 0
1976 37 31 0.05 0.0 Trace
1977 26 -1 0.00 0.0 Trace
1978 35 6 0.01 Trace 0
1979 21 0 0.09 0.7 2
1980 32 29 Trace 0.0 0
1981 34 27 0.01 Trace 0
1982 22 10 0.00 0.0 4
1983 41 27 0.00 0.0 0
1984 31 20 0.00 0.0 7
1985 38 12 0.07 Trace Trace
1986 46 14 0.00 0.0 0
1987 33 26 0.10 0.9 0
1988 22 12 0.00 0.0 0
1989 31 20 0.00 0.0 3
1990 32 24 Trace Trace 0
1991 30 15 0.00 0.0 1
1992 40 32 Trace 0.0 0
1993 22 8 Trace Trace 0
1994 42 34 Trace Trace 0
1995 31 10 0.02 0.2 Trace
1996 36 33 Trace Trace 0
1997 51 33 Trace 0.0 0
1998 46 19 0.00 0.0 3
1999 19 -3 0.22 6.0 2
2000 55 31 0.00 0.0 0
2001 14 -1 Trace Trace 7
2002 28 3 0.00 0.0 0
2003 40 27 Trace Trace 0
2004 56 30 Trace 0.0 0
2005 56 35 0.09 0.0 0
2006 54 31 0.00 0.0 0
2007 39 29 0.00 0.0 0
2008 21 7 0.02 0.3 1
2009 35 19 0.00 0.0 0
2010 14 2 Trace Trace 1
2011 39  21   0.00 0.0 
2012 48  32   0.02  Trace
2013 22 3 0.00 0.0 2

Springfield New Years Day High Temperature Statistics

Springfield New Years Day Low Temperature Statistics

Springfield New Years Day Precipitation Statistics

Springfield New Years Day Snowfall Statistics

Springfield New Years Day Snow Depth Statistics

High Temperatures on New Years Day...
Highs 0-9F.... 2 days (1.5%)
Highs 10-19F... 15 days (11%)
Highs 20-29F... 22 days (16%)
Highs 30-39F... 43 days (32%)
Highs 40-49F... 28 days (21%)
Highs 50-59F... 23 days (17%)
Highs 60-69F... 1 day (0.7%)





Low Temperatures on New Years Day...
Lows -20--11F.. 1 day (0.7%)
Lows -10--1F... 7 days (5.2%)
Lows 0-9F..... 26 days (19%)
Lows 10-19F... 22 days (16%)
Lows 20-29F... 43 days (32%)
Lows 30-39F... 32 days (24%)
Lows 40-49F.... 2 days (1.5%)
Lows 50-59F.... 1 day (0.7%)





Precipitation on New Years Day...
Dry............... 64 days (48%)
Trace............. 29 days (22%)
0.01-0.10 inches.. 24 days (18%)
0.11-0.25 inches... 7 days (5.2%)
0.26-0.50 inches... 7 days (5.2%)
0.51-0.75 inches... 0 days (0%)
0.76-1.00 inches... 0 days (0%)
1.01-1.25 inches... 1 day (0.7%)
1.26-1.50 inches... 2 days (1.5%)
1.51+ inches....... 0 days (0%)
Snowfall on New Years Day...
No Snow........... 90 days (69%)
Trace............. 27 days (21%)
0.1-0.4 inches..... 5 days (3.8%)
0.5-0.9 inches..... 3 days (2.3%)
1-1.9 inches....... 3 days (2.3%)
2-2.9 inches....... 1 day (0.8%)
3-3.9 inches....... 0 days (0%)
4-4.9 inches....... 0 days (0%)
5-5.9 inches....... 0 days (0%)
6-6.9 inches....... 1 day (0.8%)
 
Snow Depth on New Years Day...
No Snow........... 64 days (57%)
Trace............. 19 days (17%)
1 inch............ 11 days (9.7%)
2 inches........... 6 days (4.5%)
3 inches........... 6 days (5.3%)
4 inches........... 2 days (1.8%)
5 inches........... 2 days (1.8%)
6 inches........... 1 day (0.9%)
7 inches........... 2 days (1.8%)

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