Here is a look at some New Year's Day weather statistics for Columbus, with data going back to 1879. As can be seen in the data below, there has been a fairly wide spectrum of temperatures and precipitation on New Year's Day in Columbus, but high temperatures have generally been in the 30s and low temperatures in the 20s. While it is not uncommon for the area to see a small amount of precipitation on New Year's Day, only a fraction of New Year's Days in Columbus have had measurable snowfall.
Columbus New Year's Day Climate Extremes (1879-2015):
Warmest High Temperature: 67 degrees (1952)
Coldest High Temperature: 8 degrees (1928)
Coldest Low Temperature: -6 degrees (1968)
Warmest Low Temperature: 47 degrees (1930)
Most Precipitation: 1.28 inches (1948)
Most Snowfall: 5.2 inches (1964)
Greatest Snow Depth: 9 inches (2013)
Columbus New Year's Day Climate Averages (1879-2015):
Average High Temperature: 39 degrees
Average Low Temperature: 24 degrees
Average Precipitation: 0.10 inches
Average Snowfall: 0.2 inches
Average Snow Depth: 1 inch
Below are graphs showing the frequency distribution of New Year's Day high/low temperatures, precipitation, and snowfall for Columbus. Click here for a full listing of Columbus' New Year's Day climate records.