Pittsburgh - Temperature Averages by Decade





Summarized here are the temperatures extending over seven decades at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Listed for every decade from the 1950s 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 Pittsburgh International Airport.

High Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily maximum temperature at Pittsburgh
High °F Decade High °C
61.8 2010s 16.6
60.8 2000s 16.0
61.6 1990s 16.4
60.2 1980s 15.6
59.4 1970s 15.2
59.6 1960s 15.3
60.8 1950s 16.0

Low Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily minimum temperature at Pittsburgh
Low °F Decade Low °C
43.3 2010s 6.3
42.2 2000s 5.7
42.4 1990s 5.8
40.9 1980s 5.0
41.1 1970s 5.0
39.8 1960s 4.3
42.3 1950s 5.7

Hot Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Pittsburgh reached at least 70 or 90 °F
Decade 70 °F
21 °C
90 °F
32 °C
2010s 159 10
2000s 150 7
1990s 149 12
1980s 147 9
1970s 143 5
1960s 147 9
1950s 150 11

Cold Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Pittsburgh dropped to 0 or 32 °F or lower
Decade 0 °F
-18 °C
32 °F
0 °C
2010s 3 115
2000s 1 115
1990s 2 111
1980s 5 126
1970s 6 119
1960s 5 128
1950s 2 118
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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