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Climatology for New Years Day

As the New Year draws closer, many questions arise about what kind of weather Georgia has seen on January 1st. What has been the warmest start to the New Year? When was the coldest New Years Day? Here is some information that will answer some of these questions.

 

Temperatures

On the average, high temperatures ranged from the upper 40s across north Georgia to near 60 across central Georgia. The average low temperatures range from the upper 20s across north Georgia to the upper 30s across central Georgia.  However, there have been a few January 1st with temperatures nearing the 80 degree mark across Central Georgia. We have also seen bitterly cold starts to the New Year with record low temperatures in the single digits. Here are a few record temperatures across the state:

 

Record Temperatures on January 1st  (°F)

 

Atlanta

Athens

Macon

Columbus

Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

Min

Record Temp

75

7

76

6

78

17

78

18

Year

1952

1928

1985

1918

1985

1984

1952

1977

 

Precipitation

While most New Years Days have been dry, there have been a few with heavy rain or snow. See the two charts below for the record rainfall and snowfall amounts.

Record Rainfall on January 1st

 

Atlanta

Athens

Macon

Columbus

Precipitation (inches)

1.37

1.24

2.16

2.28

Year

1955

1979

1955

1955

 

 

 

 

 

 

Record Snowfall on January 1st

 

Atlanta

Athens

Macon

Columbus

Snow Amount (inches)

0.1

0.9

0

Trace

Year of Occurrence

2001

1962

 -

2001

 

[ Average Maximum Temperature for Jan 1 ]
Avearage Maximum Temperature for Jan. 1st.
[ Average Minimum Temperature for Jan 1]
Average Minimum Temperature for Jan 1st.

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