Rochester - Lowest Temperature for Each Year





Here's where you'll find answers to your questions about the lowest temperatures and coldest days in Rochester, Minnesota. For instance: When was the last time Rochester got colder than -25 °F? How cold did Rochester get in 2019?

This page gives the lowest temperature for each year in Rochester 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 Rochester International Airport and go back to 1930. The lowest temperature measured during that time was -40 degrees Fahrenheit (-40 Celsius) on January 30, 1951.

Lowest Rochester temperatures in recent years
Min °F Date Min °C
-30 January 31, 2019 -34
-18 January 06, 2018 -28
-17 December 31, 2017 -27
-25 December 18, 2016 -32
-17 February 05, 2015 + -27
-23 January 06, 2014 -31
-15 December 30, 2013 -26
-12 January 21, 2012 -24
-22 January 21, 2011 -30
-19 January 02, 2010 -28
Lowest temperature recorded at Rochester each year
Min °F Date Min °C
-26 January 16, 2009 -32
-19 January 24, 2008 -28
-21 February 05, 2007 -29
-19 February 18, 2006 -28
-15 January 14, 2005 -26
-21 January 30, 2004 -29
-17 February 07, 2003 -27
-10 March 04, 2002 -23
-18 February 02, 2001 -28
-25 December 25, 2000 -32
-22 January 09, 1999 -30
-13 January 13, 1998 -25
-16 January 28, 1997 -27
-35 February 02, 1996 -37
-11 February 11, 1995 + -24
-29 January 18, 1994 -34
-17 January 01, 1993 -27
-13 December 31, 1992 + -25
-18 January 04, 1991 -28
-25 December 26, 1990 -32
-23 December 21, 1989 + -31
-24 January 06, 1988 -31
-17 January 23, 1987 -27
-20 January 27, 1986 -29
-25 January 20, 1985 + -32
-25 January 20, 1984 -32
-33 December 19, 1983 -36
-28 January 10, 1982 -33
-21 February 11, 1981 -29
-15 January 09, 1980 -26
-29 February 05, 1979 -34
-21 January 10, 1978 -29
-30 January 09, 1977 -34
-27 December 31, 1976 -33
-23 February 09, 1975 -31
-29 January 01, 1974 -34
-24 December 31, 1973 -31
-30 January 15, 1972 -34
-24 February 08, 1971 -31
-32 January 19, 1970 -36
-21 January 01, 1969 -29
-22 January 07, 1968 -30
-31 January 18, 1967 -35
-30 January 29, 1966 -34
-26 January 14, 1965 -32
-15 December 17, 1964 + -26
-30 January 15, 1963 -34
-31 March 01, 1962 -35
-20 January 24, 1961 -29
-17 March 05, 1960 -27
-25 February 01, 1959 -32
-21 December 13, 1958 + -29
-19 January 30, 1957 -28
-24 January 23, 1956 -31
-23 January 27, 1955 -31
-25 January 17, 1954 -32
-18 January 06, 1953 -28
-22 January 24, 1952 -30
-40 January 30, 1951 -40
-31 December 27, 1950 -35
-21 February 02, 1949 -29
-29 March 11, 1948 -34
-22 December 09, 1947 + -30
-28 December 31, 1946 -33
-20 February 01, 1945 -29
-19 January 08, 1944 -28
-28 January 19, 1943 -33
-25 January 07, 1942 -32
-17 February 19, 1941 -27
-30 December 03, 1940 -34
-23 February 11, 1939 -31
-15 February 01, 1938 + -26
-26 January 11, 1937 + -32
-34 February 16, 1936 -37
-34 January 24, 1935 + -37
-24 December 07, 1934 -31
-30 December 27, 1933 -34
-26 December 16, 1932 -32
-10 January 21, 1931 -23
-33 January 22, 1930 -36
Reference

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

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