Grand Rapids - Lowest Temperature for Each Year





Here's where you'll find answers to your questions about the lowest temperatures and coldest days in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For instance: When was the last time Grand Rapids got colder than -20 °F? How cold did Grand Rapids get in 2019?

This page gives the lowest temperature for each year in Grand Rapids 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 1898, with just a few years missing data. The lowest temperature measured during that time was -24 degrees Fahrenheit (-31 Celsius) on February 14, 1899 as well as earlier that year.

Since 1964 the temperature extremes were observed at Gerald R. Ford International Airport. From 1943 to 1962 temperature data were collected in the Godwin Heights neighborhood, south of downtown Grand Rapids. Before then, the weather station was in downtown Grand Rapids.

Lowest Grand Rapids temperatures in recent years
Min °F Date Min °C
-10 January 31, 2019 -23
-11 January 06, 2018 -24
-12 December 27, 2017 -24
1 February 14, 2016 -17
-13 February 20, 2015 + -25
-12 February 28, 2014 -24
-2 January 22, 2013 -19
3 February 11, 2012 + -16
-9 January 23, 2011 -23
4 January 30, 2010 -16
Lowest temperature recorded at Grand Rapids each year
Min °F Date Min °C
-8 January 17, 2009 + -22
-5 February 21, 2008 -21
-12 February 05, 2007 -24
1 February 18, 2006 -17
-9 January 27, 2005 + -23
-4 February 16, 2004 + -20
-12 January 27, 2003 -24
-1 December 03, 2002 -18
-2 January 02, 2001 -19
-9 December 28, 2000 -23
-7 December 24, 1999 -22
1 January 14, 1998 -17
-7 January 19, 1997 -22
-17 February 04, 1996 + -27
-7 February 12, 1995 -22
-22 January 19, 1994 -30
-12 February 25, 1993 -24
1 February 12, 1992 + -17
-1 January 24, 1991 -18
-1 December 27, 1990 + -18
-11 December 23, 1989 + -24
-15 January 07, 1988 -26
-5 January 26, 1987 + -21
-9 January 08, 1986 -23
-12 February 09, 1985 -24
-15 January 21, 1984 + -26
-18 December 19, 1983 -28
-9 January 16, 1982 -23
-20 January 04, 1981 -29
-4 December 27, 1980 + -20
-21 January 11, 1979 -29
-15 February 19, 1978 -26
-14 January 09, 1977 -26
-14 December 31, 1976 -26
-3 February 10, 1975 -19
-12 February 08, 1974 -24
-19 February 17, 1973 -28
-16 January 16, 1972 -27
-11 February 02, 1971 + -24
-12 January 21, 1970 -24
-8 December 24, 1969 -22
-15 January 01, 1968 -26
-16 February 12, 1967 -27
-16 January 29, 1966 -27
-4 January 29, 1965 -20
-15 January 01, 1964 -26
1963
-7 January 19, 1962 -22
-14 January 25, 1961 -26
-5 December 23, 1960 -21
-8 February 02, 1959 -22
-15 February 17, 1958 -26
-3 January 17, 1957 -19
-3 February 23, 1956 -19
3 January 28, 1955 + -16
5 January 17, 1954 -15
7 February 01, 1953 -14
7 January 29, 1952 -14
-3 January 30, 1951 -19
-2 November 25, 1950 -19
4 January 30, 1949 -16
-5 January 24, 1948 + -21
0 February 04, 1947 -18
1 February 15, 1946 -17
5 January 02, 1945 -15
4 December 24, 1944 -16
-5 March 03, 1943 -21
1942
6 March 17, 1941 -14
-4 January 19, 1940 -20
6 January 25, 1939 -14
3 January 28, 1938 -16
6 December 14, 1937 -14
-10 February 18, 1936 -23
-1 February 26, 1935 + -18
-16 February 09, 1934 -27
-11 February 09, 1933 -24
0 December 17, 1932 -18
7 January 21, 1931 -14
-4 January 18, 1930 -20
-9 February 20, 1929 -23
1 January 30, 1928 -17
-9 January 26, 1927 -23
-5 December 18, 1926 -21
-9 January 27, 1925 -23
-6 January 21, 1924 + -21
0 March 19, 1923 + -18
2 January 25, 1922 + -17
8 December 25, 1921 -13
-8 January 25, 1920 -22
0 January 03, 1919 -18
-14 January 12, 1918 -26
-12 February 12, 1917 -24
-6 February 14, 1916 -21
-1 January 28, 1915 -18
-10 February 12, 1914 -23
0 February 24, 1913 + -18
-16 February 10, 1912 -27
4 January 05, 1911 -16
0 February 23, 1910 -18
-4 December 29, 1909 -20
-1 February 09, 1908 -18
-3 February 06, 1907 -19
-6 February 06, 1906 -21
-13 February 14, 1905 -25
-10 February 16, 1904 + -23
-7 February 24, 1903 -22
-3 January 28, 1902 -19
-7 December 21, 1901 -22
-5 January 28, 1900 -21
-24 February 14, 1899 + -31
-4 December 26, 1898 -20
Reference

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

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