Weather Tidbits: New Year Climatology

This Weather Tidbits dives into the climatology for New Year’s Day. Salisbury’s average high is 47° with an average low of 29°. The highest maximum temperature or record high of 68° happened in 2005; while the lowest minimum temperature or record low of 2° occurred in 1918. The wettest New Years’ was in 1923 with 1.66″ and the snowiest was in 1947 with 6″. The coldest maximum of 20° occurred in 1918 and the warmest minimum of 55° happened in 1979. It’s a mostly dry holiday similar to Thanksgiving and Christmas, with a third of them see measurable precipitation. Measurable snowfall for New Year’s Day is 4%. Temperatures for the holiday involve highs nearly even with about 44% of them having highs at 50° or above, while 67% of them will have lows at or below freezing.

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