Raleigh - Lowest Temperature for Each Year





Here's where you'll find answers to your questions about the lowest temperatures and coldest days in Raleigh, North Carolina. For instance: When was the last time Raleigh got colder than 5 °F? How cold did Raleigh get in 2018?

This page gives the lowest temperature for each year in Raleigh 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 1894, with a few years missing data. The lowest temperature measured during that time was -9 degrees Fahrenheit (-23 Celsius) on January 21, 1985.

Since 1945 the temperature extremes were observed at Raleigh—Durham International Airport. Before then, the weather station was at Raleigh State University.

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

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

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