Washington DC - Recent Annual Temperatures, Rain & Snow





The numbers here describe what the weather in Washington DC was like for every year since 2010. A series of tables gives data by year for temperature, precipitation and snowfall.

They begin with average maximum and minimum temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. That's followed by how many really hot and cold days occurred each year. Then there's information on how much rain and snow actually landed during recent years, as well as how often Washington had wet or snowy weather.

The climate data come from weather measurements made at the Reagan National Airport near downtown Washington.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

Washington temperature averages by year
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
69 52 2016 20 11
69 52 2015 20 11
67 50 2014 19 10
67 51 2013 19 10
70 53 2012 21 12
68 52 2011 20 11
68 51 2010 20 11
Number of days each year when the temperature in Washington dropped to 0 or 32 or below, or rose to at least 70 or 90 degrees Fahrenheit
0 °F
-18 °C
32 °F
0 °C
Year 70 °F
21 °C
90 °F
32 °C
0 57 2016 183 58
0 56 2015 190 52
0 67 2014 183 24
0 58 2013 170 35
0 30 2012 201 53
0 56 2011 180 50
0 72 2010 185 67

Rainy Weather iconPrecipitation

This table gives the total precipitation that fell on Washington during each year from 2010. The number of days with precipitation counts the days when rainfall or snowfall (when melted) amounted to 0.01 inches (0.254 millimeters) or more.

Total precipitation in Washington
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
70 2016 31.7 806
81 2015 45.1 1144
75 2014 44.4 1129
65 2013 44.3 1124
61 2012 32.5 825
74 2011 46.9 1192
61 2010 34.8 884

Snowy Weather iconSnow

Amount of snowfall in Washington and number of days when new snow totalled at least 1 inch (2.5 centimetres)
Days Year Inches Centi­metres
3 2016 22.2 56
6 2015 18.4 47
10 2014 30.6 78
1 2013 4.4 11
0 2012 2.2 6
2 2011 8.0 20
9 2010 41.6 106
Reference

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

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