New Orleans - Lowest Temperature for Each Year





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

This page gives the lowest temperature for each year in New Orleans 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 1893, with a lot of gaps before 1948. The lowest temperature measured during that time was 6 degrees Fahrenheit (-14 Celsius) on February 13, 1899.

Since 1948 the temperature extremes were observed at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Before then, the weather station was at the Audubon Zoo near the city's downtown.

Lowest New Orleans temperatures in recent years
Min °F Date Min °C
20 January 17, 2018 -7
27 January 07, 2017 -3
33 January 24, 2016 1
25 January 08, 2015 -4
24 January 07, 2014 -4
32 November 29, 2013 0
32 January 14, 2012 0
28 January 14, 2011 + -2
21 January 11, 2010 -6
Lowest temperature recorded at New Orleans each year
Min °F Date Min °C
29 January 21, 2009 -2
28 January 03, 2008 -2
32 January 29, 2007 0
29 December 08, 2006 -2
31 January 23, 2005 -1
25 December 26, 2004 -4
25 January 24, 2003 -4
26 January 04, 2002 -3
25 January 04, 2001 + -4
28 December 20, 2000 -2
28 January 05, 1999 + -2
34 March 12, 1998 1
27 January 17, 1997 -3
16 February 05, 1996 -9
26 December 11, 1995 -3
26 February 02, 1994 -3
27 December 31, 1993 -3
27 January 21, 1992 -3
29 November 05, 1991 -2
30 December 25, 1990 -1
11 December 23, 1989 -12
25 February 07, 1988 -4
26 January 27, 1987 -3
26 January 28, 1986 -3
14 January 21, 1985 -10
21 January 01, 1984 -6
14 December 25, 1983 -10
15 January 11, 1982 -9
17 January 13, 1981 -8
25 March 03, 1980 + -4
23 January 03, 1979 -5
26 February 22, 1978 + -3
19 January 19, 1977 -7
25 December 01, 1976 + -4
25 January 14, 1975 -4
24 February 27, 1974 -4
21 January 13, 1973 -6
24 January 16, 1972 -4
24 February 10, 1971 -4
17 January 08, 1970 -8
23 January 06, 1969 -5
23 December 16, 1968 -5
30 December 24, 1967 + -1
18 January 30, 1966 -8
26 January 17, 1965 -3
21 January 01, 1964 -6
14 January 24, 1963 -10
14 January 11, 1962 -10
22 January 22, 1961 -6
23 February 14, 1960 -5
29 January 11, 1959 + -2
25 February 13, 1958 -4
25 December 12, 1957 -4
30 November 30, 1956 + -1
29 December 16, 1955 -2
29 December 20, 1954 -2
30 December 26, 1953 -1
29 December 16, 1952 -2
19 February 03, 1951 + -7
26 December 07, 1950 -3
29 January 31, 1949 -2
21 January 24, 1948 -6
1947
1946
1945
1944
1943
1942
29 February 09, 1941 + -2
18 January 27, 1940 -8
28 February 23, 1939 -2
29 November 29, 1938 -2
24 December 07, 1937 -4
26 January 31, 1936 -3
22 January 22, 1935 -6
23 December 12, 1934 -5
19 February 09, 1933 -7
26 December 17, 1932 + -3
28 January 15, 1931 -2
21 January 19, 1930 -6
1929
1928
1927
1926
1925
1924
1923
28 March 04, 1922 -2
30 December 05, 1921 + -1
26 December 29, 1920 -3
20 January 04, 1919 -7
17 January 12, 1918 -8
18 December 30, 1917 -8
27 February 03, 1916 -3
30 January 25, 1915 + -1
26 February 26, 1914 -3
30 February 15, 1913 -1
23 January 13, 1912 -5
22 January 04, 1911 -6
26 December 07, 1910 -3
26 December 30, 1909 -3
30 January 24, 1908 -1
32 December 05, 1907 0
29 December 24, 1906 + -2
1905
27 January 30, 1904 -3
28 November 19, 1903 + -2
29 December 28, 1902 + -2
1901
24 February 17, 1900 + -4
6 February 13, 1899 -14
21 December 13, 1898 -6
23 January 26, 1897 -5
25 January 04, 1896 -4
15 February 08, 1895 + -9
1894
28 January 19, 1893 -2
Reference

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

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