Rochester - Lowest Temperature for Each Year





Here's where you'll find answers to your questions about the lowest temperatures and coldest days in Rochester, New York. For instance: When was the last time Rochester got colder than -15 °F? How cold did Rochester get in 2019?

This page gives the lowest temperature for each year in Rochester 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 temperature extremes were measured at the Greater Rochester International Airport and go back to 1926. The lowest temperature recorded there during that period was -22 degrees Fahrenheit (-30 Celsius) on February 9, 1934.

Lowest Rochester temperatures in recent years
Min °F Date Min °C
2 February 15, 2020   -17
-2 January 21, 2019 -19
-6 January 07, 2018 -21
1 December 31, 2017 + -17
-12 February 14, 2016 -24
-11 February 21, 2015 + -24
-9 March 06, 2014 -23
-4 December 17, 2013 -20
2 January 16, 2012 + -17
-8 January 24, 2011 + -22
-4 January 10, 2010 -20
Lowest temperature recorded at Rochester each year
Min °F Date Min °C
0 January 17, 2009 -18
0 February 29, 2008 -18
0 January 26, 2007 -18
5 February 28, 2006 -15
-10 January 21, 2005 -23
-12 January 10, 2004 -24
-8 February 11, 2003 -22
2 December 09, 2002 -17
6 January 20, 2001 -14
-5 January 29, 2000 + -21
-7 March 08, 1999 -22
6 February 15, 1998 -14
-8 January 19, 1997 + -22
-8 January 06, 1996 -22
0 February 06, 1995 -18
-17 January 16, 1994 -27
-6 February 27, 1993 + -21
1 February 12, 1992 + -17
2 January 22, 1991 -17
0 February 26, 1990 -18
-4 December 14, 1989 -20
-8 December 12, 1988 -22
-3 February 15, 1987 -19
-4 January 15, 1986 -20
-9 January 21, 1985 -23
-12 January 16, 1984 -24
-1 January 21, 1983 + -18
-15 January 12, 1982 -26
-15 January 12, 1981 -26
-12 December 25, 1980 -24
-19 February 18, 1979 -28
-11 February 05, 1978 -24
-6 December 11, 1977 + -21
-14 January 23, 1976 -26
-4 December 24, 1975 -20
-3 February 05, 1974 -19
-4 February 17, 1973 -20
-3 February 23, 1972 -19
-5 January 19, 1971 + -21
-8 February 04, 1970 + -22
-5 December 25, 1969 -21
-11 January 12, 1968 -24
-7 February 13, 1967 + -22
-8 February 07, 1966 -22
-6 January 15, 1965 + -21
-6 January 01, 1964 -21
-10 January 24, 1963 -23
-10 February 11, 1962 -23
-16 February 02, 1961 -27
-7 December 24, 1960 -22
-2 February 12, 1959 -19
-5 February 18, 1958 -21
-16 January 15, 1957 -27
0 March 18, 1956 + -18
-5 February 05, 1955 + -21
-1 January 29, 1954 + -18
5 March 02, 1953 + -15
-1 January 29, 1952 -18
-11 February 10, 1951 -24
-4 March 04, 1950 -20
4 February 06, 1949 -16
-10 February 01, 1948 -23
2 December 30, 1947 + -17
-7 January 20, 1946 -22
-7 January 25, 1945 + -22
-7 February 19, 1944 -22
-14 February 15, 1943 -26
-16 December 20, 1942 -27
-4 March 13, 1941 -20
-3 December 04, 1940 + -19
0 January 27, 1939 + -18
-5 January 19, 1938 -21
12 December 13, 1937 + -11
-2 February 19, 1936 + -19
-2 January 28, 1935 + -19
-22 February 09, 1934 -30
-7 December 29, 1933 -22
8 March 09, 1932 -13
4 February 03, 1931 -16
2 January 26, 1930 -17
-1 January 14, 1929 -18
2 February 26, 1928 + -17
-7 January 27, 1927 -22
0 January 29, 1926 -18
Reference

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

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