Richmond - Lowest Temperature for Each Year





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

This page gives the lowest temperature for each year in Richmond 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 1898, with a few years missing data. The lowest temperature measured during that time was -8 degrees Fahrenheit (-22 Celsius) on February 10, 1979.

Since 1947 the temperature extremes were observed at Richmond International Airport. Before then, the weather station was at Chimborazo Park near the city's downtown.

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

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

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