Cincinnati - Lowest Temperature for Each Year





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

This page gives the lowest temperature for each year in Cincinnati 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 1916. The lowest temperature measured during that time was -25 degrees Fahrenheit (-32 Celsius) on January 18, 1977.

Since 1949 the temperature extremes were observed at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Before then, the weather station was near downtown Cincinnati.

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

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

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