North Platte New Year's Day Climatology

As we enter a new year, the National Weather Service in North Platte will move into another year of collecting and providing weather information to the public and media. Records have been kept at North Platte since August of 1874. A wide range of weather has been experienced for the first day of the new year. Below is a summary of New Year's Days of the past. (snow depth information not available prior to 1886)

NEW YEAR'S DAY IN NORTH PLATTE
PERIOD OF RECORD 140 YEARS: 1875-2014

TEMPERATURE DATA

Highest 64 degrees (2 times)
(1943 & 1997)
Lowest -20 degrees (2 times)
(1885 & 1924)
Lowest Maximum -1 degrees (1942)
Highest Minimum 29 degrees (2 times)
(1918 & 1926)
Average High 34.5 degrees
Average Low 9.9 degrees
30 year Normal High 38 degrees
30 year Normal Low 11 degrees
Average Temperature Range 24.6 degrees
Largest Range
between High and Low
51 degrees
High 59, Low 8 (2004)
Smallest Range
between High and Low
6 degrees
High -1, Low -7 (1942)

High Temperature by 10 Degree Ranges

-0s 0s 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s
1 6 20 23 41 26 17 6
0.7% 4.3% 14.3% 16.4% 29.3% 18.6% 12.1% 4.3%

Low Temperature by 10 Degree Ranges

-20s -10s -0s 0s 10s 20s
2 9 17 34 46 32
1.4% 6.4% 12.1% 24.3% 32.9% 22.9%

PRECIPITATION DATA

Maximum Precipitation 0.59 inches (1976)
Maximum Snowfall 11.9 inches (1976)
Number of Times Precipitation 56 Occurrences or 40.06%
Number of Times
Measurable Precipitation
(more than a Trace)
22 Occurrences or 15.7%
Number of Times Snowfall 55 Occurrences or 39.3%
Number of Times
Measurable Snowfall
(more than a Trace)
22 Occurrences or 15.7%
Number of Times No Precipitation 84 Occurrences or 60.0%
Most Snow on Ground
at Observation Time
9 inches (2 times)
(1974 & 2007)

WHITE NEW YEAR'S DAY IN NORTH PLATTE
PERIOD OF RECORD 129 YEARS: 1886-2014
White New Year's Day = 1 inch or more of snow on ground
at observation time on January 1
(snow depth rounded to nearest whole inch or trace if 0.4 inches or less)

Number of Years with a
White New Year's Day (129 years)
44 Years (34.1%)
Number of Years with a
White New Year's Day (last 25 years)
8 Years (32.0%)
Number of Years with a
White New Year's Day (last 10 years)
5 Years (50.0%)
2007 - 9 inches
2008 - 2 inches
2010 - 1 inch
2011 - 6 inches
2013 - 1 inch
Number of Years with trace or
more snow on Ground (129 years)
72 Years (55.8%)
Number of Years with trace or
more snow on Ground (last 25 years)
9 Years (36.0%)
Number of Years with trace or
more snow on Ground (last 10 years)
5 Years (50.0%)
Consecutive Years with a
White New Year's Day
4 Years (1982 - 1985)
Consecutive Years without a
White New Year's Day
8 Years (2 times)
(1929 - 1936) & (1950-1957)
Current Streak Consecutive Years
without White New Year's Day
1 Year

White New Year's Day Occurences by Decade
* incomplete decade

1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s
3* 1 4 4 3 1 4
1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
1 5 5 5 3 2 3*

DAILY WEATHER SUMMARIES PAST 5 NEW YEAR'S DAYS

Date High Low Precip Snow Snow Depth Remarks
2010 14 6 T 0.2 1  Cloudy, morning light snow and fog
2011 17 -9 T T 6  Early morning flurries, mostly sunny
2012 41 13 0.00 0.0 0  Sunny
2013 26 3 T T 1  Cloudy with light morning snow,
 mostly sunny afternoon

2014 25 15 0.04 0.5 0  Cloudy, late morning snow

YEAR BY YEAR WEATHER FOR PAST NEW YEAR'S DAYS
CLICK ON GRAPH FOR LARGER IMAGE

Temperatures - High & Low with Averages

Precipitation

Snowfall

Snowdepth

ALSO VISIT VALENTINE NEW YEAR'S DAY CLIMATOLOGY

For more holiday climate studies see the main menu
Holiday Climate Studies for North Platte and Valentine

  Page composition by
Matthew Masek
Updated 2014
 


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