National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Based on records from 1903 to 2014 at the Syracuse Hancock International Airport


New Years Day Normals:

  • Average high temperature = 32°F
  • Average low temperature = 17°F
New Year's Day Snowfall
  • 66% of New Years days have an inch or more of snow on the ground (or about 2 out of every 3 years)
  • 24% of New Years days have an inch or more of snowfall (or about 1 in every 4 years)
  • 44% of New Years days see more than a trace of snowfall (or about 4 out of every 9 years)
New Years Extremes:

Highest Maximum Temperature
  Temp Year
1. 59°F 1985 + 1919
2. 58°F 1952
3. 57°F 1966
4. 55°F 2005
5. 54°F 1979
Highest Minimum Temperature
  Temp Year
1. 41°F 2007
2. 40°F 1979
3. 38°F 2012 + 1919
4. 37°F 2011 + 1905
5. 36°F 1952
Lowest Maximum Temperature
  Temp Year
1. 5°F 1918
2. 12°F 1957
3. 13°F 1956 + 1925
4. 14°F 1963
5. 15°F 2009
Lowest Minimum Temperature
  Temp Year
1. -9°F 1998 + 1918
2. -6°F 1968
3. -4°F 1997
4. -4°F 1970
5. -3°F 1956


Most Snowfall on New Year's Day
  1. 11.4 inches in 1961
  2. 8.1 inches in 1977
  3. 4.8 inches in 1909
  4. 4.3 inches in 2001
  5. 4.1 inches in 1975
Most Snow on Ground on New Year's Day
  1. 21 inches in 1998
  2. 20 inches in 1970
  3. 15 inches in 2013
  4. 14 inches in 1963
  5. 13 inches in 2001
Two-day Snowfall (New Years Eve / Day)
  1. 13.4 inches in 1949
  2. 13.0 inches in 2001
  3. 11.4 inches in 1961
  4. 11.2 inches in 1977
  5. 6.5 inches in 1998 + 1956
Liquid Equiv. Precipitation
  1. 1.18 inches in 1945
  2. 1.16 inches in 1961
  3. 0.71 inches in 1985
  4. 0.57 inches in 1932
  5. 0.47 inches in 1923