New Year's Eve Ball Drop*
Good Luck Kiss!
According to the National Weather Service, from 1907 to 2011, the average temperature at midnight in New York City was 33.7 °F (0.9 °C). The coldest event was in 1917 when the temperature was 1 °F (after wind chill), the second coldest was 11 °F in 1962. The warmest ball drop was 58 °F in both 1965 and 1972. It has snowed during the ball drop just seven times out of 107 events (one being light snow)—1926, 1934, 1948, 1952, 1961, 1967, and 2009 and it has rained multiple times.
The most notable of these broadcasts is Dick Clark's New Years Rockin' Eve; created, produced, and originally hosted by Dick Clark until his death in 2012, and hosted by Ryan Seacrest since New Year's Eve 2005, the program first aired on NBC in 1972 before moving to ABC, where it has been broadcast ever since. In recent years, it has consistently been one of the most-watched New Year's specials, peaking at 22.6 million viewers for its 40th edition in 2012. Following the death of Dick Clark in April 2012, a crystal engraved with his name was added to the 2013 ball in tribute.