Charlotte - Lowest Temperature for Each Year





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

This page gives the lowest temperature for each year in Charlotte 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. The lowest temperature measured during that time was -5 degrees Fahrenheit (-21 Celsius) on January 21, 1985 and February 14, 1899.

Since 1951 the temperature extremes were observed at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Before then, the weather station was in central Charlotte.

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

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

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