Charlotte - Coldest Decades





The coldest decades on record are ranked here for Charlotte, North Carolina. The lists include decades when Charlotte had the lowest average temperatures, the fewest hot days and the most cold days. These extremes are for temperatures observed at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and cover eight decades, from the 1940s to the 2010s.

That is when Charlotte 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. An exception is the 2010s which so far includes data to the end of 2018. Links to the data behind these lists are in the References section on this page.

Coolest High Temperatures

Average daily maximum temperature at Charlotte
High °F Decade High °C
Lowest 70.1 1970s, 1960s 21.2
Runner-up 70.5 1980s 21.4

Coldest Low Temperatures

Average daily minimum temperature at Charlotte
Low °F Decade Low °C
Lowest 48.7 1960s 9.3
Runner-up 49.3 2000s 9.6

Fewest Warm Days

Total days per year on average when Charlotte had temperatures of at least 70 °F (21 °C)
Days Decade
Lowest 203 1980s
Runner-up 204 1960s

Fewest Hot Days

Total days per year on average when Charlotte had temperatures of at least 90 °F (32 °C)
Days Decade
Lowest 31 1970s
Runner-up 38 2000s

Most Freezing Days

Total days per year on average when Charlotte had temperatures of 32 °F (0 °C) or lower
Days Decade
Highest 76 1960s
Runner-up 68 2000s
References

Current Results. 2019. Charlotte NC 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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