Buffalo - Coldest Decades





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

That is when Buffalo 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 Buffalo
High °F Decade High °C
Lowest 55.4 1970s 13.0
Runner-up 55.6 1960s 13.1

Coldest Low Temperatures

Average daily minimum temperature at Buffalo
Low °F Decade Low °C
Lowest 38.6 1960s 3.7
Runner-up 39.2 1940s 4.0

Fewest Warm Days

Total days per year on average when Buffalo had temperatures of at least 70 °F (21 °C)
Days Decade
Lowest 122 1980s, 1970s, 1960s
Runner-up 123 1990s

Fewest Hot Days

Total days per year on average when Buffalo had temperatures of at least 90 °F (32 °C)
Days Decade
Lowest 2 1970s
Runner-up 3 2000s, 1990s, 1960s

Most Freezing Days

Total days per year on average when Buffalo had temperatures of 32 °F (0 °C) or lower
Days Decade
Highest 138 1960s
Runner-up 134 1970s
References

Current Results. 2020. Buffalo NY 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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