San Francisco - Lowest Temperature for Each Year





Here's where you'll find answers to your questions about the lowest temperatures and coldest days in San Francisco, California. For instance: When was the last time San Francisco got colder than 32 °F? How chilly did San Francisco get in 2019?

This page gives the lowest temperature for each year in San Francisco 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 in downtown San Francisco and go back to 1921. The lowest temperature recorded there during that period was 27 degrees Fahrenheit (-3 Celsius) on December 11, 1932.

Lowest San Francisco temperatures in recent years
Min °F Date Min °C
42 March 16, 2020   6
40 February 10, 2019 + 4
40 February 23, 2018 + 4
39 January 06, 2017 4
40 December 18, 2016 + 4
39 December 27, 2015 4
42 February 05, 2014 6
36 December 09, 2013 2
40 December 19, 2012 + 4
37 February 26, 2011 3
41 November 24, 2010 5
Lowest temperature recorded at San Francisco each year
Min °F Date Min °C
38 December 09, 2009 + 3
40 December 18, 2008 + 4
37 January 16, 2007 + 3
38 December 30, 2006 + 3
40 March 22, 2005 4
39 January 04, 2004 + 4
40 December 27, 2003 4
36 January 28, 2002 2
36 February 12, 2001 2
42 December 19, 2000 + 6
37 January 10, 1999 + 3
34 December 21, 1998 1
36 January 14, 1997 2
40 February 26, 1996 + 4
41 February 15, 1995 5
38 December 30, 1994 3
37 December 22, 1993 + 3
38 December 26, 1992 + 3
40 January 05, 1991 + 4
28 December 22, 1990 -2
31 February 06, 1989 -1
38 December 29, 1988 3
40 December 31, 1987 + 4
43 December 12, 1986 6
39 December 27, 1985 4
38 December 25, 1984 3
39 January 02, 1983 4
40 January 17, 1982 + 4
42 January 10, 1981 + 6
41 January 29, 1980 5
42 January 31, 1979 + 6
38 December 30, 1978 3
40 January 18, 1977 + 4
36 February 05, 1976 2
39 January 29, 1975 4
38 January 03, 1974 3
39 January 07, 1973 4
30 December 09, 1972 -1
39 January 04, 1971 4
41 December 25, 1970 5
38 January 29, 1969 3
36 January 07, 1968 2
37 December 14, 1967 3
39 March 01, 1966 4
35 December 21, 1965 2
40 December 31, 1964 4
37 December 16, 1963 + 3
32 January 21, 1962 0
35 January 06, 1961 + 2
39 January 03, 1960 + 4
43 February 13, 1959 + 6
43 November 16, 1958 + 6
36 January 28, 1957 2
38 February 16, 1956 3
39 January 14, 1955 4
37 December 23, 1954 3
40 March 01, 1953 4
38 January 02, 1952 + 3
36 February 28, 1951 2
35 January 04, 1950 2
32 January 10, 1949 0
37 December 24, 1948 3
35 January 05, 1947 2
39 February 04, 1946 + 4
39 January 04, 1945 4
41 January 04, 1944 5
39 January 19, 1943 + 4
38 March 14, 1942 3
41 December 31, 1941 5
38 January 18, 1940 3
39 February 08, 1939 4
40 January 07, 1938 4
30 January 21, 1937 + -1
40 December 31, 1936 + 4
39 January 20, 1935 + 4
40 January 10, 1934 4
36 January 10, 1933 2
27 December 11, 1932 -3
39 December 14, 1931 + 4
37 January 11, 1930 3
35 February 07, 1929 2
36 December 24, 1928 + 2
40 April 10, 1927 4
36 January 12, 1926 + 2
40 December 30, 1925 + 4
36 December 26, 1924 + 2
36 January 30, 1923 2
32 January 19, 1922 0
39 January 08, 1921 4
Reference

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

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