Death Valley - Lowest Temperature for Each Year





Here's where you'll find answers to your questions about the lowest temperatures and coldest days in Death Valley, California. For instance: When was the last time Death Valley got colder than 25 °F? How chilly did Death Valley get in 2018 or a century ago?

This page gives the lowest temperature for each year in Death Valley and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign beside it means the lowest temperature also occurred on at least one other day earlier that year.

These temperature extremes were measured at Furnace Creek in Death Valley National Park and go back to 1912. The lowest temperature recorded there during that period was 18 degrees Fahrenheit (-8 Celsius) on January 19, 1928.

Lowest Death Valley temperatures in recent years
Min °F Date Min °C
33 December 30, 2018 1
33 December 29, 2017 + 1
29 December 20, 2016 -2
26 December 28, 2015 -3
31 December 29, 2014 -1
29 December 12, 2013 + -2
29 December 22, 2012 -2
30 December 08, 2011 -1
28 January 06, 2010 + -2
Lowest temperature recorded at Death Valley each year
Min °F Date Min °C
27 December 09, 2009 -3
29 December 28, 2008 -2
24 January 14, 2007 -4
29 December 21, 2006 -2
30 December 17, 2005 + -1
31 December 25, 2004 + -1
28 December 29, 2003 + -2
28 February 01, 2002 -2
30 December 19, 2001 + -1
27 January 09, 2000 + -3
28 December 08, 1999 -2
23 December 25, 1998 -5
25 December 27, 1997 + -4
25 December 20, 1996 -4
27 December 28, 1995 -3
26 December 11, 1994 + -3
25 January 06, 1993 -4
26 December 28, 1992 -3
22 January 02, 1991 + -6
20 February 19, 1990 -7
26 March 04, 1989 -3
25 December 31, 1988 -4
26 December 30, 1987 -3
1986
26 February 07, 1985 + -3
28 December 25, 1984 + -2
27 January 03, 1983 -3
29 December 27, 1982 + -2
35 December 26, 1981 + 2
31 December 11, 1980 -1
30 January 04, 1979 -1
26 December 31, 1978 -3
27 January 11, 1977 -3
26 December 25, 1976 -3
28 January 04, 1975 -2
22 January 03, 1974 -6
24 January 07, 1973 -4
23 December 12, 1972 -5
29 January 11, 1971 + -2
25 January 04, 1970 -4
29 January 02, 1969 -2
25 December 22, 1968 -4
28 December 21, 1967 -2
28 December 25, 1966 + -2
28 December 20, 1965 -2
27 December 16, 1964 -3
20 January 13, 1963 -7
24 December 29, 1962 + -4
1961
1960
31 January 04, 1959 -1
1956
1955
25 January 02, 1954 -4
27 December 25, 1953 -3
23 January 05, 1952 + -5
28 December 23, 1951 + -2
19 January 07, 1950 + -7
1947
1946
23 December 17, 1945 + -5
27 December 19, 1944 -3
23 January 19, 1943 -5
27 December 09, 1942 -3
33 December 25, 1941 + 1
27 December 15, 1940 -3
1939
31 November 25, 1938 -1
21 January 25, 1937 + -6
1936
28 December 17, 1935 -2
1934
1933
1932
1931
1930
1929
18 January 19, 1928 -8
1927
22 December 25, 1926 -6
25 January 14, 1925 + -4
1924
23 January 20, 1923 -5
1922
1921
28 December 19, 1920 -2
19 January 09, 1919 -7
21 December 28, 1918 -6
24 January 17, 1917 -4
1916
1915
1914
1913
20 January 09, 1912 -7
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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