National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Based on records from 1894 to 2014 from the NWS Elmira Cooperative Observer


New Years Day Normals (1981 - 2010):

  • Average high temperature = 34°F
  • Average low temperature = 16°F

New Year's Day Snowfall

  • 51% of New Years days have an inch or more of snow on the ground (or about 1 out of 2 years)
  • 10% of New Years days have an inch or more of snowfall (or about 1 in every 10 years)
  • 15% of New Years days see more than a trace of snowfall (or about 1 in every 7 years)

New Years Extremes:



Highest Maximum Temperature
  Temp Year
1. 63°F 1966
2. 60°F 1993
3. 60°F 1973
4. 58°F 1919
5. 56°F 1905
Highest Minimum Temperature
  Temp Year
1. 40°F 1973
2. 40°F 1966
3. 39°F 2005
4. 36°F 2012
5. 35°F 1907
Lowest Maximum Temperature
  Temp Year
1. 8°F 1963
2. 9°F 1918
3. 16°F 1900
4. 17°F 1977
5. 19°F 1998
Lowest Minimum Temperature
  Temp Year
1. -11°F 1895
2. -9°F 1964
3. -5°F 1918
4. -4°F 1970, 1963
5. 1°F 1998, 1899


Most Snowfall on New Year's Day
  1. 9.0 inches in 1961
  2. 4.5 inches in 1948
  3. 4.0 inches in 1935
  4. 4.0 inches in 1929
  5. 2.0 inches in 2010
Most Snow on Ground on New Year's Day
  1. 16 inches in 1998
  2. 14 inches in 1970
  3. 13 inches in 1961
  4. 10 inches in 1927
  5. 9 inches in 2013
Two-day Snowfall (New Years Eve / Day)
  1. 9.0 inches in 1961
  2. 5.0 inches in 1949
  3. 4.5 inches in 1948
  4. 4.0 inches in 1929
  5. 4.0 inches in 1935, 1970
Liquid Equiv. Precipitation
  1. 0.92 inches in 1961
  2. 0.58 inches in 1945
  3. 0.52 inches in 1948
  4. 0.39 inches in 1938
  5. 0.37 inches in 1934