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Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894 to pay tribute to the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Here is a look at some Labor Day weather statistics for Columbus. Note that because the holiday falls on different days from year to year, the "normals" shown below have been averaged over the first week of September. As can be seen in the data below, there has been a fairly wide spectrum of temperatures and precipitation on Labor Day in Columbus, but it has generally been dry with high temperatures in the 80s and low temperatures in the 60s.

Labor Day Climate Extremes (1894-2013):
Warmest High Temperature: 99 degrees (1954)
Coldest High Temperature: 64 degrees (1905)
Coldest Low Temperature: 45 degrees (1976)
Warmest Low Temperature: 72 degrees (1980)
Most Precipitation: 2.36 inches (2003)

Labor Day Climate Normals (1981-2010):
Normal High Temperature: 81 degrees
Normal Low Temperature: 61 degrees
Normal Precipitation: 0.10 inches

Below are graphs showing the frequency distribution of Labor Day high/low temperatures and precipitation for Columbus. Click here for a full listing of Columbus' Labor Day climate records.