Death Valley - Temperature Averages by Decade





Summarized here are the temperatures extending over six decades at Death Valley, California. Listed for every decade from the 1960s to the 2010s are averages for maximum and minimum daily temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. That's followed with information on the number of hot and cold days.

Each decade covers a standard 10-year range. For instance the 1990s includes weather measurements from Jan 1, 1990 to Dec 31, 1999. Measurements are missing for the years 1986, 1961 and 1960. The 2010s data go to the end of 2018. All the temperature data were collected at Furnace Creek in Death Valley National Park.

High Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily maximum temperature at Death Valley
High °F Decade High °C
92.8 2010s 33.8
92.3 2000s 33.5
91.2 1990s 32.9
90.4 1980s 32.4
90.0 1970s 32.2
90.2 1960s 32.4

Low Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily minimum temperature at Death Valley
Low °F Decade Low °C
65.1 2010s 18.4
63.5 2000s 17.5
60.9 1990s 16.1
62.1 1980s 16.7
63.1 1970s 17.3
62.8 1960s 17.1

Hot Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Death Valley reached at least 70 or 90 °F
Decade 70 °F
21 °C
90 °F
32 °C
2010s 314 203
2000s 306 197
1990s 303 194
1980s 304 187
1970s 302 186
1960s 301 190

Cold Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Death Valley dropped to 32 °F or lower
Decade 32 °F
0 °C
2010s 6
2000s 8
1990s 15
1980s 10
1970s 9
1960s 14
Reference

Jay Lawrimore, Ron Ray, Scott Applequist, Bryant Korzeniewski, Matthew Menne. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information.

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