Rochester - Coldest Decades





The coldest decades on record are ranked here for Rochester, New York. The lists include decades when Rochester had the lowest average temperatures, the fewest hot days and the most cold days. These extremes are for temperatures observed at the Greater Rochester International Airport and cover nine decades, from the 1930s to the 2010s.

That is when Rochester 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 Rochester
High °F Decade High °C
Lowest 56.8 1960s 13.8
Runner-up 56.9 1980s 13.8

Coldest Low Temperatures

Average daily minimum temperature at Rochester
Low °F Decade Low °C
Lowest 38.1 1960s 3.4
Runner-up 38.7 1970s 3.7

Fewest Warm Days

Total days per year on average when Rochester had temperatures of at least 70 °F (21 °C)
Days Decade
Lowest 126 1990s
Runner-up 127 1980s

Fewest Hot Days

Total days per year on average when Rochester had temperatures of at least 90 °F (32 °C)
Days Decade
Lowest 6 1990s
Runner-up 7 1980s

Most Freezing Days

Total days per year on average when Rochester had temperatures of 32 °F (0 °C) or lower
Days Decade
Highest 139 1960s
Runner-up 138 1940s
References

Current Results. 2020. Rochester 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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