Long Island - Lowest Temperature for Each Year





Here's where you'll find answers to your questions about the lowest temperatures and coldest days in Long Island, New York. For instance: When was the last time Long Island got colder than 0 °F? How cold did Long Island get in 2018?

This page gives the lowest temperature for each year in Long Island 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 1938, with a few years missing data. The lowest temperature measured during that time was -14 degrees Fahrenheit (-26 Celsius) on February 13, 1967.

Since 1964 the temperature extremes were observed at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma. Before then, the weather station was at nearby Patchogue.

Lowest Long Island temperatures in recent years
Min °F Date Min °C
2 January 07, 2018 -17
4 January 09, 2017 -16
0 February 14, 2016 -18
2 February 21, 2015 + -17
0 January 04, 2014 -18
5 January 24, 2013 -15
10 January 16, 2012 -12
4 January 24, 2011 -16
12 January 30, 2010 -11
Lowest temperature recorded at Long Island each year
Min °F Date Min °C
2 January 17, 2009 -17
10 January 04, 2008 -12
8 January 26, 2007 -13
13 February 19, 2006 + -11
1 January 22, 2005 -17
1 January 16, 2004 + -17
5 January 28, 2003 -15
8 December 07, 2002 -13
7 January 03, 2001 -14
6 January 31, 2000 + -14
8 January 02, 1999 -13
11 December 26, 1998 -12
3 January 19, 1997 -16
1 February 05, 1996 -17
8 February 06, 1995 -13
1 January 19, 1994 -17
2 February 07, 1993 -17
8 February 10, 1992 -13
3 January 23, 1991 -16
8 March 08, 1990 + -13
8 December 27, 1989 + -13
-7 January 15, 1988 -22
5 February 15, 1987 -15
7 January 15, 1986 -14
-1 January 21, 1985 -18
-7 January 22, 1984 -22
3 December 25, 1983 -16
-2 January 18, 1982 + -19
-4 January 12, 1981 + -20
4 December 25, 1980 -16
-6 February 12, 1979 -21
1 February 05, 1978 -17
0 January 18, 1977 -18
0 January 23, 1976 -18
8 December 25, 1975 + -13
0 February 10, 1974 -18
8 February 17, 1973 + -13
6 January 17, 1972 -14
4 February 01, 1971 -16
-1 January 23, 1970 -18
10 January 28, 1969 -12
-4 January 09, 1968 -20
-14 February 13, 1967 -26
2 February 07, 1966 -17
-8 January 18, 1965 -22
8 January 15, 1964 -13
-1 February 08, 1963 -18
2 December 31, 1962 + -17
-12 January 22, 1961 -24
4 December 15, 1960 -16
1959
2 February 18, 1958 -17
-1 January 15, 1957 -18
7 January 02, 1956 -14
2 February 03, 1955 -17
0 January 18, 1954 -18
9 February 02, 1953 -13
0 January 31, 1952 -18
4 December 16, 1951 -16
-6 December 28, 1950 -21
6 March 20, 1949 -14
-2 February 09, 1948 -19
1947
4 January 20, 1946 -16
1945
-3 February 14, 1944 -19
-7 February 15, 1943 -22
-10 January 11, 1942 -23
4 January 14, 1941 -16
-10 January 20, 1940 -23
1 January 21, 1939 -17
6 January 19, 1938 -14
Reference

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

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