Cleveland - Coldest Decades





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

That is when Cleveland 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 Cleveland
High °F Decade High °C
Lowest 58.0 1960s 14.4
Runner-up 58.6 1970s 14.8

Coldest Low Temperatures

Average daily minimum temperature at Cleveland
Low °F Decade Low °C
Lowest 39.9 1960s 4.4
Runner-up 40.8 1980s, 1970s 4.9

Fewest Warm Days

Total days per year on average when Cleveland had temperatures of at least 70 °F (21 °C)
Days Decade
Lowest 135 1960s
Runner-up 136 1980s

Fewest Hot Days

Total days per year on average when Cleveland had temperatures of at least 90 °F (32 °C)
Days Decade
Lowest 7 1970s
Runner-up 8 1960s

Most Freezing Days

Total days per year on average when Cleveland had temperatures of 32 °F (0 °C) or lower
Days Decade
Highest 129 1960s
Runner-up 124 1980s

Most Cold Days

Total days per year on average when Cleveland had temperatures of 0 °F (-18 °C) or lower
Days Decade
Highest 8 1970s
Runner-up 6 1980s
References

Current Results. 2020. Cleveland OH 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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