Wilmington - Lowest Temperature for Each Year





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

This page gives the lowest temperature for each year in Wilmington 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 1875. The lowest temperature measured during that time was 0 degrees Fahrenheit (-18 Celsius) on December 25, 1989.

Since 1948 the temperature extremes were observed at Wilmington International Airport. Before then, the weather station was in downtown Wilmington.

Lowest Wilmington temperatures in recent years
Min °F Date Min °C
11 January 06, 2018 -12
16 January 09, 2017 -9
21 February 14, 2016 + -6
13 February 20, 2015 -11
14 January 25, 2014 -10
22 January 25, 2013 -6
20 January 04, 2012 -7
17 January 23, 2011 -8
17 December 15, 2010 -8
Lowest temperature recorded at Wilmington each year
Min °F Date Min °C
15 January 17, 2009 -9
16 January 04, 2008 -9
20 February 17, 2007 -7
19 December 09, 2006 -7
14 January 19, 2005 -10
16 January 11, 2004 -9
15 January 25, 2003 -9
23 March 01, 2002 + -5
18 January 04, 2001 -8
20 December 26, 2000 -7
18 January 06, 1999 -8
21 March 13, 1998 -6
18 January 19, 1997 -8
11 February 05, 1996 -12
19 February 09, 1995 -7
10 January 16, 1994 -12
20 December 31, 1993 -7
20 January 20, 1992 -7
20 February 16, 1991 -7
23 February 26, 1990 -5
0 December 25, 1989 -18
16 January 16, 1988 -9
24 January 27, 1987 -4
15 January 28, 1986 -9
5 January 21, 1985 -15
15 January 22, 1984 -9
9 December 25, 1983 -13
8 January 11, 1982 -13
7 January 13, 1981 -14
9 March 04, 1980 -13
16 February 10, 1979 -9
17 January 11, 1978 -8
11 January 17, 1977 -12
17 January 19, 1976 -8
20 December 19, 1975 -7
23 February 27, 1974 -5
15 February 12, 1973 -9
15 January 17, 1972 -9
21 February 02, 1971 + -6
13 January 10, 1970 + -11
21 January 06, 1969 -6
18 February 14, 1968 -8
18 February 25, 1967 -8
17 January 31, 1966 -8
19 February 01, 1965 -7
20 January 15, 1964 -7
17 February 27, 1963 + -8
10 December 13, 1962 -12
18 January 22, 1961 -8
16 December 14, 1960 -9
16 January 06, 1959 -9
11 February 18, 1958 -12
14 December 12, 1957 -10
24 November 28, 1956 -4
17 February 13, 1955 -8
20 December 08, 1954 + -7
19 December 18, 1953 -7
20 December 29, 1952 -7
15 February 04, 1951 -9
16 November 26, 1950 -9
26 December 06, 1949 + -3
17 January 15, 1948 -8
18 February 09, 1947 -8
25 December 03, 1946 -4
19 February 01, 1945 -7
20 January 10, 1944 -7
12 December 16, 1943 -11
15 December 21, 1942 -9
25 January 06, 1941 -4
14 January 28, 1940 + -10
24 February 23, 1939 -4
21 January 28, 1938 -6
22 December 07, 1937 -6
14 February 01, 1936 -10
15 January 28, 1935 -9
10 February 10, 1934 -12
20 December 30, 1933 -7
21 March 10, 1932 -6
24 January 16, 1931 -4
25 February 17, 1930 + -4
20 December 01, 1929 -7
14 January 02, 1928 -10
14 January 16, 1927 -10
19 December 19, 1926 -7
13 December 28, 1925 -11
12 January 06, 1924 -11
22 February 16, 1923 -6
20 February 17, 1922 -7
23 January 19, 1921 -5
13 January 05, 1920 -11
20 January 06, 1919 -7
11 January 04, 1918 + -12
6 December 31, 1917 + -14
15 February 15, 1916 -9
25 December 22, 1915 -4
19 February 25, 1914 -7
27 December 09, 1913 -3
12 January 16, 1912 -11
27 January 24, 1911 -3
22 December 14, 1910 + -6
16 December 30, 1909 -9
21 February 03, 1908 -6
21 February 07, 1907 + -6
20 December 25, 1906 + -7
16 January 27, 1905 -9
15 January 06, 1904 -9
19 December 27, 1903 -7
19 December 27, 1902 -7
16 December 22, 1901 -9
16 January 02, 1900 -9
5 February 14, 1899 -15
18 February 02, 1898 + -8
14 January 29, 1897 -10
12 February 21, 1896 -11
10 February 08, 1895 -12
14 December 29, 1894 -10
13 January 16, 1893 -11
22 December 28, 1892 + -6
23 December 01, 1891 -5
22 March 16, 1890 -6
20 February 07, 1889 -7
20 January 19, 1888 -7
15 January 19, 1887 + -9
10 February 05, 1886 -12
20 February 21, 1885 -7
9 January 06, 1884 -13
23 January 13, 1883 + -5
17 December 09, 1882 + -8
19 February 03, 1881 -7
10 December 30, 1880 -12
15 January 04, 1879 -9
21 December 28, 1878 + -6
17 January 03, 1877 -8
15 December 10, 1876 -9
15 February 10, 1875 -9
Reference

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

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