Detroit - Lowest Temperature for Each Year





Here's where you'll find answers to your questions about the lowest temperatures and coldest days in Detroit, Michigan. For instance: When was the last time Detroit got colder than -10 °F? How cold did Detroit get in 2018?

This page gives the lowest temperature for each year in Detroit 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 were observed at Detroit Metro Airport and go back to 1959. The lowest temperature measured during that time was -21 degrees Fahrenheit (-29 Celsius) on January 21, 1984.

Lowest Detroit temperatures in recent years
Min °F Date Min °C
-6 January 07, 2018 -21
-4 December 27, 2017 -20
-1 February 14, 2016 -18
-13 February 20, 2015 -25
-14 January 07, 2014 + -26
-1 January 22, 2013 -18
4 January 20, 2012 -16
-5 February 10, 2011 -21
3 January 10, 2010 -16
Lowest temperature recorded at Detroit each year
Min °F Date Min °C
-15 January 16, 2009 -26
0 December 21, 2008 -18
-4 February 05, 2007 -20
4 February 18, 2006 -16
-2 January 28, 2005 + -19
-7 January 25, 2004 -22
-4 March 03, 2003 -20
3 December 04, 2002 -16
4 January 09, 2001 -16
-3 December 22, 2000 -19
-10 January 05, 1999 -23
9 December 30, 1998 + -13
-6 January 19, 1997 -21
-7 February 03, 1996 -22
-2 February 05, 1995 -19
-20 January 19, 1994 -29
-2 February 25, 1993 -19
-3 January 19, 1992 -19
2 February 16, 1991 + -17
3 December 27, 1990 + -16
-9 December 22, 1989 -23
-3 January 07, 1988 -19
-7 January 25, 1987 -22
-4 January 27, 1986 -20
-15 February 03, 1985 -26
-21 January 21, 1984 -29
-10 December 25, 1983 -23
-15 January 17, 1982 -26
-12 January 04, 1981 -24
-8 December 25, 1980 -22
-11 January 15, 1979 -24
-4 March 02, 1978 -20
-10 January 17, 1977 -23
-18 January 18, 1976 -28
-6 February 10, 1975 -21
-8 January 12, 1974 + -22
-4 February 17, 1973 -20
-14 January 16, 1972 -26
-9 February 02, 1971 -23
-10 January 22, 1970 -23
-4 January 01, 1969 -20
-8 January 08, 1968 -22
-5 December 31, 1967 -21
-8 January 28, 1966 -22
-5 January 17, 1965 -21
-2 January 01, 1964 -19
-13 January 24, 1963 -25
-6 January 10, 1962 -21
-5 January 25, 1961 -21
-9 December 23, 1960 -23
-5 January 05, 1959 -21
Reference

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

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