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The last day of the year is the time for First Night celebrations. Average temperatures are in the teens during the evening hours, and two of three days see some snow, so cold and snow should not surprise us. A series of bitter cold New Years Eves in the 1990s, was followed by mild evenings during the first several years of the 21st century. Record cold then numbed New Years revelers in 2017, with readings in the 20s and 30s below zero.