Dallas - Coldest Decades





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

That is when Dallas 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 Dallas
High °F Decade High °C
Lowest 75.8 1960s 24.3
Runner-up 76.1 1940s 24.5

Coldest Low Temperatures

Average daily minimum temperature at Dallas
Low °F Decade Low °C
Lowest 55.0 1940s 12.8
Runner-up 55.8 1970s 13.2

Fewest Warm Days

Total days per year on average when Dallas had temperatures of at least 70 °F (21 °C)
Days Decade
Lowest 243 1960s
Runner-up 245 1940s

Fewest Hot Days

Total days per year on average when Dallas had temperatures of at least 90 °F (32 °C)
Days Decade
Lowest 94 1960s
Runner-up 95 1940s

Most Freezing Days

Total days per year on average when Dallas had temperatures of 32 °F (0 °C) or lower
Days Decade
Highest 37 1970s, 1960s
Runner-up 36 1940s
References

Current Results. 2020. Dallas TX 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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