Denver - Lowest Temperature for Each Year





Here's where you'll find answers to your questions about the lowest temperatures and coldest days in Denver, Colorado. For instance: When was the last time Denver got colder than -20 °F? How cold did Denver get in 2018?

This page gives the lowest temperature for each year in Denver 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 records go back to 1921, with a few years missing data. The lowest temperature recorded during that period was -25 degrees Fahrenheit (-32 Celsius) on December 22, 1990, and on several days in previous years.

Since 1948 the temperature extremes were measured at Denver's Stapleton neighborhood. Before then, the weather station was in downtown Denver.

Lowest Denver temperatures in recent years
Min °F Date Min °C
-3 February 21, 2018 -19
-12 January 07, 2017 + -24
-15 December 18, 2016 -26
-10 January 01, 2015 -23
-14 February 06, 2014 -26
-10 December 05, 2013 -23
0 January 12, 2012 -18
-17 February 03, 2011 + -27
-7 January 08, 2010 -22
Lowest temperature recorded at Denver each year
Min °F Date Min °C
2009
-15 December 15, 2008 -26
-12 February 03, 2007 + -24
-13 February 19, 2006 + -25
-10 December 09, 2005 + -23
-8 January 06, 2004 -22
2003
-5 March 02, 2002 -21
-8 February 09, 2001 -22
-1 December 12, 2000 -18
4 January 03, 1999 -16
-14 December 22, 1998 -26
-10 January 12, 1997 -23
-15 February 03, 1996 -26
-7 January 01, 1995 -22
-3 December 31, 1994 -19
-9 February 17, 1993 -23
-5 January 15, 1992 -21
-4 January 26, 1991 -20
-25 December 22, 1990 -32
-24 February 05, 1989 -31
-12 January 04, 1988 -24
-11 January 17, 1987 -24
-9 December 10, 1986 -23
-15 January 31, 1985 -26
-19 January 18, 1984 -28
-21 December 21, 1983 -29
-15 February 05, 1982 -26
-12 February 11, 1981 -24
-5 February 08, 1980 -21
-11 January 01, 1979 -24
-10 December 08, 1978 -23
-4 January 09, 1977 -20
-4 January 03, 1976 -20
-11 February 06, 1975 -24
-17 January 05, 1974 + -27
-7 December 31, 1973 + -22
-18 December 10, 1972 -28
-16 January 06, 1971 -27
-10 January 06, 1970 -23
-5 January 24, 1969 -21
-12 December 22, 1968 -24
-12 December 31, 1967 -24
-13 January 21, 1966 -25
-5 February 16, 1965 + -21
-8 December 17, 1964 -22
-25 January 12, 1963 + -32
-24 January 10, 1962 + -31
-16 December 10, 1961 -27
-11 February 28, 1960 -24
-13 January 04, 1959 -25
-5 November 28, 1958 -21
-5 January 29, 1957 -21
-5 February 02, 1956 -21
-5 February 20, 1955 -21
-5 March 03, 1954 -21
-2 February 21, 1953 -19
-7 November 25, 1952 -22
-25 February 01, 1951 -32
-14 January 04, 1950 -26
-19 January 29, 1949 -28
-20 January 27, 1948 -29
-2 March 01, 1947 -19
1 December 29, 1946 -17
2 December 15, 1945 -17
1 February 11, 1944 -17
-10 January 18, 1943 -23
-12 January 05, 1942 -24
-5 December 31, 1941 -21
-7 January 18, 1940 -22
-2 February 09, 1939 -19
-3 January 30, 1938 -19
-12 January 07, 1937 -24
-25 February 08, 1936 -32
-13 January 20, 1935 -25
4 February 25, 1934 -16
-16 February 08, 1933 + -27
-13 December 11, 1932 + -25
-2 March 27, 1931 -19
-20 January 17, 1930 -29
-9 February 08, 1929 + -23
-10 January 01, 1928 -23
-12 December 07, 1927 -24
-11 December 14, 1926 -24
1 December 28, 1925 -17
-15 December 24, 1924 -26
-13 December 31, 1923 -25
-10 January 19, 1922 -23
1 December 24, 1921 -17
Reference

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

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