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New Year's Day Climate History for Paducah, KY
 

*Climate Data has been recorded at Barkley Regional Airport in West Paducah since 1949 and prior to that was observed in downtown Paducah back to December of 1937.

Here is a look at high and low temperature frequencies and extremes as well as precipitation statistics for New Year's Day in Paducah.

As seen by this graphic, high temperatures usually are in the 30s(26% of yrs), 40s(36% of yrs), or 50s(20% of yrs) on New Years Day.

Warmest Highs Coldest Highs
69 in 1965 15 in 1974
68 in 1952 21 in 2001
66 in 2006 22 in 1968
66 in 2005 27 in 1977
66 in 1985 28 in 1969*
Normal High: 43

*Denotes a tie in previous year(s)

Paducah has seen highs as warm as the 60s 7 times, most recently in 2006, when we topped out at 66 degrees to ring in the New Year. There has also been 6 years where the high temperature failed to reach 30 degrees. This last occurred in 2001 when the high only made it up to 21 degrees!

Low temperatures typically fall in the 20s or 30s, accounting for 66% of all years on record. There are always exceptions to the norm of course: in 1992 the low temperature dropped to -2, which is the only New Year's with lows below 0. There have been 2 years with lows in the 50s, in 2005 and 1966.

Warmest Lows Coldest Lows
56 in 2005 -2 in 1968
52 in 1966 4 in 1977
48 in 1950 7 in 2001
46 in 1997 7 in 1974
45 in 1965 10 in 1940
Normal Low: 26

 

Measurable precipitation has fallen 39% of the time, with over an inch of precipitation falling on 4 different occasions, but this hasn't happened since 1966. Measurable snowfall has only occurred on 5 occasions (7% of all years on record), with the most recent back in 2001. There have been 5 years (7% of all years on record) with a snow depth of 1 inch or greater. This last happened in 2001 when there was 1 inch of snow on the ground to ring in the New Year.

Wettest (inches) Snowiest (inches) Most Snow Depth
3.40 in 1966 1.5 in 1947 4.0 in 1940
1.80 in 1948 1.0 in 1940 2.0 in 1961
1.67 in 1952 0.8 in 2001 2.0 in 1947
1.42 in 1942 0.5 in 1979 1.0 in 2001
0.88 in 1945 0.2 in 1987 1.0 in 1968

 

Here is a look at the observed weather for the past 15 years:

Recent New Year's Weather
Year High Low Precip Snowfall Snow Depth
2003 40 38 0.26 0 0
2004 59 43 0.45 0 0
2005 66 56 0.26 0 0
2006 66 30 0.18 0 0
2007 46 28 0 0 0
2008 36 19 0 0 0
2009 45 19 0 0 0
2010 30 18 T T 0
2011 53 23 0.35 0 0
2012 59 36 0 0 0
2013 37 22 T T 0
2014 49 28 0.02 0 0
2015 39 21 0.01 0 0
2016 44 26 0 0 0
2017 47 41 0.01 0 0

 

 
New Year's Day Climate History for Evansville, IN
 

*Climate Data has been recorded at Evansville Regional Airport since January of 1897. Snowfall records began in January of 1948.

Here is a look at high and low temperature frequencies and extremes as well as precipitation statistics for New Year's Day in Evansville.

As seen by this graphic, high temperatures usually are in the 30s or 40s, accounting for 56% of all years on record.

Warmest Highs Coldest Highs
67 in 1965 3 in 1928
67 in 1952 14 in 1974
65 in 1985 17 in 1940
63 in 2005 19 in 1977
62 in 1948* 19 in 1968
Normal High: 41

*Denotes a tie in previous year(s)

Evansville has seen highs as warm as the 60s 12 times, most recently in 2006, when we topped out at 60 degrees to ring in the New Year. There have also been 5 years where the high temperature failed to reach 20 degrees. This last occurred in 1977 when the high was only 19 degrees. This was nothing compared to the frigid New Year's back in 1928 when the high temperature was only 3 degrees!

Low temperatures fall in the 20s most frequently, accounting for 36% of all years on record. Teens and 30s are fairly common lows as well. There are always exceptions to the norm of course. There have been 2 years with lows below 0, back in 1968 and 1928. On the warm side of the spectrum, there have been 3 years with lows in the 50s, most recently in 2005 with a mild reading of 55 degrees.

Warmest Lows Coldest Lows
55 in 2005 -5 in 1968
55 in 1897 -3 in 1928
52 in 1930 1 in 1977
49 in 1916 5 in 1999
48 in 1966 6 in 1974
Normal Low: 25

 

Measurable precipitation has fallen 35% of the time, with over an inch of precipitation falling on 2 different occasions, back in 1966 and 1948. Measurable snowfall has only occurred on 3 occasions (4% of all years on record), with the most recent back in 2001. There have been 8 years (12% of all years on record) with a snow depth of 1 inch or greater. This last happened in 2013 when there was 1 inch of snow on the ground to ring in the New Year.

Wettest (inches) Snowiest (inches) Most Snow Depth
1.97 in 1966 1.7 in 2001 4.0 in 2001
1.17 in 1948 0.7 in 1948 2.0 in 1998
0.98 in 1942 0.3 in 1987  2.0 in 1970
0.65 in 2011 T in 2010 1.0 in 2013
0.52 in 2003 T in 2008* 1.0 in 1984*

*Denotes a tie in previous year(s)

Here is a look at the observed weather for the past 15 years:

Recent New Year's Weather
Year High Low Precip Snowfall Snow Depth
2003 41 36 0.52 0 0
2004 58 29 0.38 0 0
2005 63 55 0.24 0 0
2006 60 29 0 0 0
2007 46 36 T 0 0
2008 33 16 T T 0
2009 42 17 0 0 0
2010 25 15 T T 0
2011 58 24 0.65 0 0
2012 55 34 0 0 0
2013 34 22 0 0 1
2014 46 30 0.05 0 0
2015 42 22 0 0 0
2016 42 26 0 0 0
2017 50 40 0.01 0 0

 

New Year's Day Climate History for Cape Girardeau, MO
 

*Climate Data has been recorded at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, located 5 miles southwest of Cape Girardeau, since June of 1960.

Here is a look at high and low temperature frequencies and extremes as well as precipitation statistics for New Year's Day in Cape Girardeau.

As seen by this graphic, high temperatures usually are in the 30s or 40s, accounting for 65% of all years on record.

Warmest Highs Coldest Highs
65 in 2006 12 in 1974
65 in 1985 19 in 2001
64 in 2005 23 in 1968
63 in 2000 25 in 1977
62 in 1965 26 in 1993
Normal High: 42

 

Cape Girardeau has seen highs as warm as the 60s 5 times, most recently in 2006, when we topped out at 65 degrees to ring in the New Year. There have also been 2 years where the high temperature failed to reach 20 degrees. This last occurred in 2001 when the high only made it up to 19 degrees!

Low temperatures typically fall in the 20s (40% of the time), 30s (22% of the time), or 40s (22% of the time). There are always exceptions to the norm of course: in 2001 the low temperature dropped to -2, which is the only New Year's with lows below 0. There have been 2 years with lows in the 50s, in 2005 and 1966.

Warmest Lows Coldest Lows
56 in 2005 -2 in 2001
52 in 1966 0 in 1968
44 in 1965 1 in 1977
42 in 1997 4 in 1974
40 in 2017 8 in 2002
Normal Low: 24

 

Measurable precipitation has fallen 24% of the time, with over an inch of precipitation falling only once, back in 1966.

Wettest
1.77 in 1966
0.32 in 2005
0.20 in 1999
0.14 in 1996
0.11 in 1992
0.11 in 1972

 

Here is a look at the observed weather for the past 15 years:

Recent New Year's Weather
Year High Low Precip
2003 40 36 0.06
2004 57 38 0.1
2005 64 56 0.32
2006 65 34 0
2007 45 29 0
2008 35 18 0
2009 39 19 0
2010 30 19 T
2011 52 24 0.01
2012 55 34 0
2013 34 24 0
2014 46 28 T
2015 36 25 0
2016 44 28 0
2017 46 40 0