Detroit - Temperature Averages by Decade





Summarized here are the temperatures extending over six decades at Detroit, Michigan. 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. All the temperature data were collected at Detroit Metro Airport.

High Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily maximum temperature at Detroit
High °F Decade High °C
59.9 2010s 15.5
59.0 2000s 15.0
59.2 1990s 15.1
58.1 1980s 14.5
58.1 1970s 14.5
57.9 1960s 14.4

Low Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily minimum temperature at Detroit
Low °F Decade Low °C
42.5 2010s 5.9
41.9 2000s 5.5
41.6 1990s 5.3
39.5 1980s 4.2
38.8 1970s 3.8
38.4 1960s 3.6

Hot Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Detroit reached at least 70 or 90 °F
Decade 70 °F
21 °C
90 °F
32 °C
2010s 147 16
2000s 141 10
1990s 136 12
1980s 135 13
1970s 137 12
1960s 138 11

Cold Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Detroit dropped to 0 or 32 °F or lower
Decade 0 °F
-18 °C
32 °F
0 °C
2010s 4 119
2000s 3 120
1990s 3 121
1980s 8 133
1970s 9 137
1960s 6 141
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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