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 small fraction of New Year's Days in Columbus have had measurable snowfall.
Columbus New Year's Day Climate Extremes (1879-2013):
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 Normals (1981-2010):
Normal High Temperature: 37 degrees
Normal Low Temperature: 23 degrees
Normal Precipitation: 0.10 inches
Normal Snowfall: 0.3 inches
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.