Philadelphia - Lowest Temperature for Each Year





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

This page gives the lowest temperature for each year in Philadelphia 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 1921, with just a few years missing data. The lowest temperature measured during that time was -7 degrees Fahrenheit (-22 Celsius) on January 22, 1984, January 17, 1982 and January 28, 1935.

Since 1948 the temperature extremes were observed at Philadelphia International Airport. Before then, the weather station was on the northern outskirts of the city.

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

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

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