Lincoln - Lowest Temperature for Each Year





Here's where you'll find answers to your questions about the lowest temperatures and coldest days in Lincoln, Nebraska. For instance: When was the last time Lincoln got colder than -20 °F? How cold did Lincoln get in 2018?

This page gives the lowest temperature for each year in Lincoln 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 1903, with just a few years missing data. The lowest temperature measured during that time was -33 degrees Fahrenheit (-36 Celsius) on January 12, 1974.

Since 1973 the temperature extremes were observed at Lincoln Airport. Before then, the weather station was at other locations within the city.

Lowest Lincoln temperatures in recent years
Min °F Date Min °C
-19 January 01, 2018 -28
-17 December 27, 2017 -27
-12 December 18, 2016 -24
-16 February 05, 2015 -27
-13 February 06, 2014 -25
-10 December 09, 2013 -23
-5 February 12, 2012 -21
-10 January 13, 2011 -23
-15 January 04, 2010 -26
Lowest temperature recorded at Lincoln each year
Min °F Date Min °C
-13 December 10, 2009 -25
-12 December 22, 2008 -24
-15 January 16, 2007 -26
-4 February 18, 2006 -20
-18 January 16, 2005 + -28
-9 January 06, 2004 -23
-13 January 23, 2003 -25
-6 February 01, 2002 -21
-11 February 10, 2001 -24
-14 December 12, 2000 -26
-9 January 09, 1999 -23
-15 March 12, 1998 -26
-14 January 28, 1997 -26
-22 February 03, 1996 -30
-11 January 07, 1995 -24
-12 February 09, 1994 -24
-11 January 29, 1993 -24
-1 December 07, 1992 -18
-11 January 26, 1991 + -24
-11 December 23, 1990 -24
-23 December 23, 1989 -31
-10 February 11, 1988 -23
3 January 24, 1987 + -16
-11 February 12, 1986 -24
-15 February 07, 1985 + -26
-15 January 20, 1984 -26
-27 December 22, 1983 -33
-18 January 10, 1982 -28
-18 February 11, 1981 -28
-15 January 31, 1980 -26
-24 February 01, 1979 -31
-19 March 04, 1978 + -28
-19 January 16, 1977 -28
-16 December 31, 1976 -27
-24 February 09, 1975 -31
-33 January 12, 1974 -36
-20 December 31, 1973 -29
1972
-14 February 08, 1971 -26
-11 January 08, 1970 -24
-12 January 04, 1969 -24
-13 December 31, 1968 + -25
-7 December 31, 1967 -22
-18 January 29, 1966 -28
-9 February 24, 1965 -23
-15 January 13, 1964 -26
-19 January 13, 1963 -28
-14 January 20, 1962 -26
-12 January 27, 1961 -24
-11 March 05, 1960 -24
-11 January 04, 1959 -24
-9 February 16, 1958 -23
-8 January 10, 1957 -22
-4 February 03, 1956 + -20
-9 February 12, 1955 -23
-12 January 21, 1954 -24
-10 January 16, 1953 -23
-3 January 06, 1952 -19
-15 February 01, 1951 -26
-17 January 26, 1950 -27
-9 January 30, 1949 + -23
-19 January 23, 1948 -28
-15 January 04, 1947 -26
-9 December 31, 1946 + -23
-12 December 19, 1945 -24
-24 February 12, 1944 -31
-17 January 19, 1943 -27
-12 January 05, 1942 + -24
0 December 28, 1941 -18
-23 January 18, 1940 -31
-13 February 11, 1939 -25
-8 January 31, 1938 -22
-17 January 09, 1937 -27
-21 January 27, 1936 -29
-11 January 21, 1935 -24
-11 February 26, 1934 -24
-21 February 08, 1933 -29
-17 December 12, 1932 -27
-2 January 14, 1931 -19
-16 January 17, 1930 -27
-13 February 09, 1929 -25
-11 January 01, 1928 -24
-12 December 08, 1927 -24
-10 January 22, 1926 -23
-8 January 27, 1925 -22
-22 January 05, 1924 -30
-8 March 19, 1923 -22
-7 January 19, 1922 -22
-4 December 24, 1921 -20
-12 December 24, 1920 -24
-25 December 10, 1919 -32
1918
-20 February 01, 1917 -29
-20 January 13, 1916 -29
-22 January 28, 1915 -30
-12 December 16, 1914 + -24
-17 January 08, 1913 -27
-26 January 12, 1912 -32
-16 January 03, 1911 -27
-14 January 05, 1910 -26
-15 December 09, 1909 -26
-4 February 02, 1908 + -20
-15 February 05, 1907 -26
-7 March 17, 1906 -22
-26 February 13, 1905 -32
1904
-12 February 18, 1903 -24
Reference

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

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