Columbia - Lowest Temperature for Each Year





Here's where you'll find answers to your questions about the lowest temperatures and coldest days in Columbia, South Carolina. For instance: When was the last time Columbia got colder than 10 °F? How cold did Columbia get in 2019?

This page gives the lowest temperature for each year in Columbia 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 1930. The lowest temperature measured during that time was -1 degrees Fahrenheit (-18 Celsius) on January 21, 1985.

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

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

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

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