Buffalo - Lowest Temperature for Each Year





Here's where you'll find answers to your questions about the lowest temperatures and coldest days in Buffalo, New York. For instance: When was the last time Buffalo got colder than -15 °F? How cold did Buffalo get in 2018?

This page gives the lowest temperature for each year in Buffalo 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 1874. The lowest temperature recorded there during that period was -20 degrees Fahrenheit (-29 Celsius) on February 2, 1961 and February 9, 1934.

Since 1940 the temperature extremes were measured at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Before then, the weather station was in downtown Buffalo.

Lowest Buffalo temperatures in recent years
Min °F Date Min °C
-5 January 07, 2018 -21
-1 December 28, 2017 -18
-12 February 14, 2016 -24
-10 February 16, 2015 + -23
-5 January 07, 2014 -21
1 January 25, 2013 -17
2 January 15, 2012 -17
-8 January 24, 2011 -22
-2 January 31, 2010 -19
Lowest temperature recorded at Buffalo each year
Min °F Date Min °C
-6 February 05, 2009 -21
2 February 11, 2008 + -17
-1 February 15, 2007 -18
7 February 19, 2006 -14
-6 January 28, 2005 -21
-7 January 10, 2004 -22
-3 March 03, 2003 + -19
3 December 03, 2002 -16
5 January 02, 2001 -15
0 January 22, 2000 + -18
-4 March 08, 1999 -20
8 December 30, 1998 -13
-5 January 19, 1997 + -21
-10 January 06, 1996 -23
-1 February 12, 1995 + -18
-10 January 19, 1994 -23
-9 December 27, 1993 -23
-6 February 12, 1992 -21
2 December 19, 1991 -17
2 February 25, 1990 -17
-4 December 27, 1989 -20
-9 December 12, 1988 -23
-2 January 27, 1987 -19
-3 January 15, 1986 -19
-10 January 21, 1985 -23
-10 January 16, 1984 -23
-8 December 21, 1983 -22
-16 January 17, 1982 -27
-7 January 04, 1981 -22
-10 December 25, 1980 -23
-18 February 18, 1979 -28
-4 February 05, 1978 + -20
-7 January 29, 1977 -22
-11 January 23, 1976 -24
-4 December 24, 1975 -20
0 February 08, 1974 -18
-5 February 17, 1973 -21
-3 January 15, 1972 -19
-2 February 01, 1971 -19
-8 January 15, 1970 -22
-2 December 25, 1969 -19
-11 January 12, 1968 -24
-7 February 08, 1967 -22
-6 January 28, 1966 -21
-4 January 15, 1965 + -20
1 February 11, 1964 -17
-11 January 24, 1963 -24
-8 February 11, 1962 -22
-20 February 02, 1961 -29
-8 December 24, 1960 -22
-2 February 02, 1959 -19
-5 February 18, 1958 -21
-12 January 15, 1957 -24
6 December 30, 1956 -14
-1 December 20, 1955 + -18
1 February 12, 1954 + -17
6 March 02, 1953 -14
1 January 29, 1952 -17
-5 February 03, 1951 -21
-3 February 20, 1950 -19
7 March 20, 1949 -14
-8 January 24, 1948 -22
2 February 05, 1947 -17
-1 January 19, 1946 -18
-8 January 25, 1945 -22
-5 February 19, 1944 + -21
-14 February 15, 1943 -26
-7 December 20, 1942 -22
0 February 10, 1941 -18
-7 January 07, 1940 -22
-1 January 26, 1939 + -18
-1 March 03, 1938 -18
9 December 13, 1937 + -13
-3 February 18, 1936 + -19
-3 January 24, 1935 -19
-20 February 09, 1934 -29
-7 December 29, 1933 -22
6 December 16, 1932 -14
6 February 01, 1931 -14
-1 February 16, 1930 -18
-1 January 14, 1929 + -18
2 February 26, 1928 -17
-5 January 27, 1927 -21
-2 January 29, 1926 -19
-7 December 27, 1925 -22
-7 January 21, 1924 -22
-2 January 17, 1923 -19
0 February 17, 1922 -18
0 January 19, 1921 -18
-11 January 31, 1920 -24
-3 December 17, 1919 -19
-12 February 05, 1918 -24
-8 February 12, 1917 -22
-1 March 18, 1916 + -18
0 January 30, 1915 -18
-10 January 13, 1914 -23
-1 March 07, 1913 -18
-13 February 10, 1912 -25
3 March 16, 1911 + -16
-6 February 07, 1910 + -21
-1 February 01, 1909 -18
-8 February 05, 1908 -22
-4 February 12, 1907 + -20
-2 February 02, 1906 -19
-8 February 14, 1905 -22
-8 February 16, 1904 -22
-3 February 19, 1903 -19
3 January 28, 1902 -16
-2 January 19, 1901 -19
-1 February 26, 1900 -18
-8 February 10, 1899 -22
-3 February 02, 1898 + -19
0 January 24, 1897 -18
-9 February 17, 1896 -23
-13 February 06, 1895 -25
-5 February 25, 1894 -21
-5 January 10, 1893 -21
-2 January 26, 1892 + -19
4 March 02, 1891 -16
7 December 28, 1890 -14
-10 February 24, 1889 -23
-8 February 10, 1888 + -22
-2 January 18, 1887 + -19
-12 February 05, 1886 -24
-13 February 11, 1885 -25
-14 January 25, 1884 -26
-6 January 22, 1883 -21
-5 January 24, 1882 -21
-7 February 03, 1881 -22
-9 December 30, 1880 -23
-2 February 28, 1879 -19
3 January 23, 1878 + -16
0 January 13, 1877 -18
0 December 17, 1876 + -18
-13 February 09, 1875 -25
2 February 02, 1874 + -17
Reference

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

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