Sacramento - Coldest Decades





The coldest decades on record are ranked here for Sacramento, California. The lists include decades when Sacramento had the lowest average temperatures, the fewest hot days and the most cold days. These extremes are for temperatures observed at the California State University campus in Sacramento and cover 14 decades, from the 1880s to the 2010s.

That is when Sacramento had weather measurements that are consistent and complete enough to compare decades. Each decade comprises a standard 10-year range. For instance, the 1990s includes measurements from Jan 1, 1990 to Dec 31, 1999. Links to the data behind these lists are in the References section on this page.

Coolest High Temperatures

Average daily maximum temperature at Sacramento
High °F Decade High °C
Lowest 70.3 1900s 21.3
Runner-up 70.8 1910 21.5

Coldest Low Temperatures

Average daily minimum temperature at Sacramento
Low °F Decade Low °C
Lowest 48.5 1910s 9.1
Runner-up 48.7 1890s 9.3

Fewest Warm Days

Total days per year on average when Sacramento had temperatures of at least 70 °F (21 °C)
Days Decade
Lowest 185 1900s
Runner-up 189 1910s

Fewest Hot Days

Total days per year on average when Sacramento had temperatures of at least 90 °F (32 °C)
Days Decade
Lowest 39 1900s
Runner-up 42 1910s

Most Freezing Days

Total days per year on average when Sacramento had temperatures of 32 °F (0 °C) or lower
Days Decade
Highest 15 1880s
Runner-up 13 1940s
References

Current Results. 2020. Sacramento CA Temperature Averages by Decade

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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