Buffalo - Temperature Averages by Decade





Summarized here are the temperatures extending over eight decades at Buffalo, New York. Listed for every decade from the 1940s 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. The 2010s data go to the end of 2018. All the temperature data were collected at Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

High Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily maximum temperature at Buffalo
High °F Decade High °C
57.5 2010s 14.1
56.6 2000s 13.6
56.8 1990s 13.8
56.3 1980s 13.5
55.4 1970s 13.0
55.6 1960s 13.1
57.0 1950s 13.9
56.8 1940s 13.8

Low Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily minimum temperature at Buffalo
Low °F Decade Low °C
41.6 2010s 5.3
40.7 2000s 4.8
40.4 1990s 4.7
39.8 1980s 4.3
39.5 1970s 4.2
38.6 1960s 3.7
40.1 1950s 4.5
39.2 1940s 4.0

Hot Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Buffalo reached at least 70 or 90 °F
Decade 70 °F
21 °C
90 °F
32 °C
2010s 134 4
2000s 124 3
1990s 123 3
1980s 122 4
1970s 122 2
1960s 122 3
1950s 126 7
1940s 127 8

Cold Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Buffalo dropped to 0 or 32 °F or lower
Decade 0 °F
-18 °C
32 °F
0 °C
2010s 4 122
2000s 3 124
1990s 3 126
1980s 4 128
1970s 5 134
1960s 5 138
1950s 2 129
1940s 4 133
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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