Memphis - Temperature Averages by Decade





Summarized here are the temperatures extending over eight decades at Memphis, Tennessee. 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. All the temperature data were collected at Memphis International Airport.

High Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily maximum temperature at Memphis
High °F Decade High °C
73.2 2010 22.9
72.7 2000 22.6
72.5 1990 22.5
72.0 1980 22.2
71.4 1970 21.9
70.9 1960 21.6
72.3 1950 22.4
72.2 1940 22.3

Low Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily minimum temperature at Memphis
Low °F Decade Low °C
54.4 2010 12.5
54.0 2000 12.2
53.6 1990 12.0
53.3 1980 11.9
52.7 1970 11.5
51.1 1960 10.6
51.8 1950 11.0
51.7 1940 10.9

Hot Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Memphis reached at least 70 or 90 °F
Decade 70 °F
21 °C
90 °F
32 °C
2010 221 80
2000 220 70
1990 216 67
1980 215 72
1970 218 61
1960 210 57
1950 213 73
1940 212 70

Cold Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Memphis dropped to 0 or 32 °F or lower
Decade 0 °F
-18 °C
32 °F
0 °C
2010 0 47
2000 0 46
1990 0 41
1980 1 51
1970 0 55
1960 1 68
1950 0 56
1940 0 57
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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