Nashville - Coldest Decades





The coldest decades on record are ranked here for Nashville, Tennessee. The lists include decades when Nashville had the lowest average temperatures, the fewest hot days and the most cold days. These extremes are for temperatures observed at Nashville International Airport and cover seven decades, from the 1950s to the 2010s.

That is when Nashville 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 Nashville
High °F Decade High °C
Lowest 69.3 1960s 20.7
Runner-up 69.4 1970s 20.8

Coldest Low Temperatures

Average daily minimum temperature at Nashville
Low °F Decade Low °C
Lowest 47.6 1960s 8.6
Runner-up 48.4 1980s 9.1

Fewest Warm Days

Total days per year on average when Nashville had temperatures of at least 70 °F (21 °C)
Days Decade
Lowest 200 1960s
Runner-up 201 1950s

Fewest Hot Days

Total days per year on average when Nashville had temperatures of at least 90 °F (32 °C)
Days Decade
Lowest 38 1970s
Runner-up 45 2000s

Most Freezing Days

Total days per year on average when Nashville had temperatures of 32 °F (0 °C) or lower
Days Decade
Highest 85 1960s
Runner-up 78 1980s
References

Current Results. 2020. Nashville TN 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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