Rochester - Temperature Averages by Decade





Summarized here are the temperatures extending over nine decades at Rochester, New York. Listed for every decade from the 1930s 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 the Greater Rochester International Airport.

High Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily maximum temperature at Rochester
High °F Decade High °C
58.5 2010s 14.7
57.5 2000s 14.2
57.4 1990s 14.1
56.9 1980s 13.8
57.3 1970s 14.1
56.8 1960s 13.8
57.3 1950s 14.1
57.2 1940s 14.0
57.0 1930s 13.9

Low Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily minimum temperature at Rochester
Low °F Decade Low °C
40.8 2010s 4.9
39.9 2000s 4.4
39.3 1990s 4.0
38.9 1980s 3.8
38.7 1970s 3.7
38.1 1960s 3.4
39.0 1950s 3.9
38.8 1940s 3.8
41.3 1930s 5.1

Hot Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Rochester reached at least 70 or 90 °F
Decade 70 °F
21 °C
90 °F
32 °C
2010s 137 11
2000s 128 8
1990s 126 6
1980s 127 7
1970s 134 11
1960s 129 9
1950s 128 13
1940s 130 15
1930s 128 11

Cold Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Rochester dropped to 0 or 32 °F or lower
Decade 0 °F
-18 °C
32 °F
0 °C
2010s 4 126
2000s 4 129
1990s 3 133
1980s 6 133
1970s 7 135
1960s 7 139
1950s 3 135
1940s 6 138
1930s 3 122
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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