Fargo - Lowest Temperature for Each Year





Here's where you'll find answers to your questions about the lowest temperatures and coldest days in Fargo, North Dakota. For instance: When was the last time Fargo got colder than -30 °F? How cold did Fargo get in 2019?

This page gives the lowest temperature for each year in Fargo 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 1900, although some years prior to 1943 are missing data. The lowest temperature measured during that time was -39 degrees Fahrenheit (-39 Celsius) on February 1, 1996.

Since 1943 the temperature extremes were observed at Hector International Airport. Before then, the weather station was near downtown Fargo.

Lowest Fargo temperatures in recent years
Min °F Date Min °C
-24 February 13, 2020 + -31
-33 January 30, 2019 -36
-23 January 05, 2018 -31
-24 December 31, 2017 -31
-23 January 17, 2016 -31
-19 February 22, 2015 + -28
-25 January 02, 2014 -32
-21 February 01, 2013 -29
-17 January 19, 2012 -27
-27 January 21, 2011 -33
-33 January 02, 2010 -36
Lowest temperature recorded at Fargo each year
Min °F Date Min °C
-30 January 15, 2009 -34
-31 February 20, 2008 -35
-28 February 07, 2007 -33
-22 February 17, 2006 -30
-28 January 17, 2005 -33
-36 January 30, 2004 -38
-21 January 23, 2003 -29
-12 December 04, 2002 -24
-24 February 10, 2001 -31
-22 December 31, 2000 + -30
-23 January 04, 1999 -31
-21 January 13, 1998 -29
-30 January 26, 1997 -34
-39 February 01, 1996 -39
-16 December 10, 1995 + -27
-33 January 18, 1994 + -36
-24 January 10, 1993 + -31
-23 January 18, 1992 -31
-19 January 06, 1991 + -28
-27 December 30, 1990 -33
-33 February 03, 1989 -36
-21 February 11, 1988 + -29
-22 January 23, 1987 -30
-24 January 07, 1986 -31
-26 January 19, 1985 -32
-31 January 20, 1984 -35
-31 December 23, 1983 -35
-30 February 05, 1982 + -34
-21 February 11, 1981 -29
-26 February 29, 1980 -32
-30 February 17, 1979 -34
-24 January 17, 1978 -31
-35 January 16, 1977 -37
-29 December 30, 1976 -34
-20 February 08, 1975 -29
-33 February 03, 1974 -36
-31 January 05, 1973 -35
-33 January 15, 1972 -36
-30 January 15, 1971 -34
-32 January 18, 1970 -36
-27 January 25, 1969 + -33
-33 January 04, 1968 -36
-32 December 31, 1967 -36
-33 January 28, 1966 + -36
-35 January 29, 1965 -37
-24 December 26, 1964 -31
-28 December 21, 1963 -33
-34 February 28, 1962 -37
-27 January 24, 1961 -33
-31 December 27, 1960 -35
-24 February 09, 1959 -31
-23 February 16, 1958 + -31
-27 January 29, 1957 -33
-26 February 21, 1956 -32
-27 December 19, 1955 -33
-30 January 21, 1954 -34
-27 December 16, 1953 -33
-32 January 29, 1952 -36
-36 January 29, 1951 -38
-32 January 26, 1950 -36
-25 January 21, 1949 -32
-34 March 10, 1948 + -37
-26 January 03, 1947 -32
-27 February 02, 1946 + -33
-25 December 22, 1945 -32
-22 February 12, 1944 + -30
-30 January 17, 1943 -34
1942
-23 February 19, 1941 + -31
-23 December 13, 1940 -31
-34 February 15, 1939 -37
-23 December 29, 1938 -31
-33 January 22, 1937 -36
-37 February 15, 1936 + -38
-31 January 23, 1935 -35
-24 December 26, 1934 -31
-31 December 25, 1933 + -35
-21 January 31, 1932 + -29
1931
-30 January 09, 1930 -34
-29 February 19, 1929 -34
-25 January 02, 1928 -32
1927
-23 January 28, 1926 -31
-23 February 02, 1925 -31
-35 January 05, 1924 -37
-24 February 03, 1923 -31
-30 February 14, 1922 -34
-23 December 24, 1921 -31
1920
-35 January 03, 1919 -37
1918
-32 February 02, 1917 + -36
1916
1915
-30 February 11, 1914 + -34
-37 January 12, 1913 -38
-38 January 12, 1912 + -39
-27 January 03, 1911 -33
-29 February 18, 1910 -34
1909
-29 January 29, 1908 -34
-34 February 04, 1907 -37
-31 February 14, 1906 -35
-30 February 12, 1905 + -34
-36 January 24, 1904 -38
-30 February 16, 1903 -34
-26 January 27, 1902 -32
-32 December 14, 1901 -36
-26 February 09, 1900 -32
Reference

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

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