Dayton - Lowest Temperature for Each Year





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

This page gives the lowest temperature for each year in Dayton 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 1896, with an 11-year period in the 1920s and 1930s of missing data. The lowest temperature measured at Dayton was -28 degrees Fahrenheit (-33 Celsius) on February 13, 1899.

Since 1948 the temperature extremes were observed at Dayton International Airport. Before then, the weather station was in downtown Dayton.

Lowest Dayton temperatures in recent years
Min °F Date Min °C
-13 January 02, 2018 -25
-5 December 31, 2017 -21
0 January 13, 2016 -18
-7 January 08, 2015 -22
-13 January 28, 2014 -25
1 December 12, 2013 -17
3 January 20, 2012 -16
-7 January 22, 2011 -22
-2 February 08, 2010 -19
Lowest temperature recorded at Dayton each year
Min °F Date Min °C
-14 January 16, 2009 -26
-4 February 21, 2008 -20
-6 February 16, 2007 -21
4 February 19, 2006 -16
-3 December 20, 2005 -19
-10 December 25, 2004 + -23
-7 January 27, 2003 -22
1 March 04, 2002 -17
7 January 02, 2001 -14
-9 January 28, 2000 -23
-7 January 05, 1999 -22
7 January 01, 1998 -14
-6 January 13, 1997 + -21
-8 February 04, 1996 -22
-5 February 12, 1995 -21
-25 January 19, 1994 + -32
-7 February 18, 1993 -22
-8 January 16, 1992 -22
2 February 16, 1991 -17
2 December 24, 1990 -17
-20 December 22, 1989 -29
-5 January 06, 1988 -21
-2 January 24, 1987 -19
-3 January 28, 1986 -19
-24 January 20, 1985 -31
-20 January 21, 1984 -29
-15 December 24, 1983 -26
-18 January 17, 1982 -28
-6 December 20, 1981 + -21
-7 March 02, 1980 -22
-11 February 17, 1979 -24
-4 February 07, 1978 + -20
-21 January 17, 1977 -29
-6 December 31, 1976 -21
-3 February 10, 1975 -19
0 January 02, 1974 -18
-3 February 17, 1973 -19
-16 January 16, 1972 -27
-4 February 02, 1971 -20
-10 January 08, 1970 -23
0 January 10, 1969 + -18
-11 January 08, 1968 -24
-4 February 25, 1967 -20
-10 January 30, 1966 -23
-7 February 02, 1965 + -22
-2 January 14, 1964 -19
-19 January 24, 1963 -28
-11 January 10, 1962 -24
-8 January 25, 1961 -22
-8 December 23, 1960 -22
-11 January 05, 1959 -24
-9 December 10, 1958 -23
-6 January 17, 1957 + -21
4 January 24, 1956 -16
-8 January 29, 1955 -22
4 January 13, 1954 -16
-3 December 18, 1953 -19
6 January 30, 1952 -14
-16 February 02, 1951 -27
-4 December 27, 1950 -20
3 January 30, 1949 -16
-10 January 28, 1948 -23
0 February 08, 1947 -18
3 January 22, 1946 -16
0 December 16, 1945 -18
2 February 13, 1944 -17
1 March 03, 1943 + -17
-6 January 09, 1942 + -21
6 February 20, 1941 + -14
-10 January 20, 1940 + -23
5 February 16, 1939 -15
5 January 29, 1938 + -15
5 December 12, 1937 -15
-16 January 23, 1936 -27
-2 December 26, 1935 -19
1934
1933
1932
1931
1930
1929
1928
1927
1926
1925
1924
1 February 18, 1923 -17
-1 January 25, 1922 -18
13 January 17, 1921 -11
-1 January 03, 1920 -18
2 December 20, 1919 + -17
-17 January 20, 1918 -27
-13 December 30, 1917 -25
-3 January 17, 1916 -19
-11 January 24, 1915 -24
-8 February 25, 1914 -22
0 February 06, 1913 -18
1912
7 January 04, 1911 -14
-11 February 19, 1910 -24
-6 January 13, 1909 -21
0 February 02, 1908 -18
-1 January 26, 1907 -18
-7 February 06, 1906 -22
-9 February 14, 1905 -23
-18 January 04, 1904 -28
-5 February 19, 1903 -21
-8 February 03, 1902 -22
-12 December 21, 1901 -24
-9 February 25, 1900 + -23
-28 February 13, 1899 -33
-15 December 14, 1898 -26
-12 January 25, 1897 -24
-5 February 20, 1896 + -21
Reference

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

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