Seattle - Lowest Temperature for Each Year





Here's where you'll find answers to your questions about the lowest temperatures and coldest days in Seattle, Washington. For instance: When was the last time Seattle got colder than 10 °F? How cold did Seattle get in 2018?

This page gives the lowest temperature for each year in Seattle 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 1894. The lowest temperature measured during that time was 0 degrees Fahrenheit (-18 Celsius) on January 31, 1950.

Since 1948 the temperature extremes were observed at Seattle—Tacoma International Airport. Before then, the weather station was at University of Washington.

Lowest Seattle temperatures in recent years
Min °F Date Min °C
24 February 23, 2018 -4
20 January 6, 2017 -7
23 December 17, 2016 -5
25 November 30, 2015 -4
21 February 06, 2014 -6
19 December 07, 2013 -7
26 January 15, 2012 -3
19 February 26, 2011 -7
14 November 24, 2010 -10
Lowest temperature recorded at Seattle each year
Min °F Date Min °C
14 December 20, 2008 -10
19 January 12, 2007 -7
18 November 29, 2006 + -8
23 December 16, 2005 + -5
20 January 05, 2004 + -7
25 December 30, 2003 + -4
25 January 29, 2002 + -4
26 February 07, 2001 -3
27 November 17, 2000 -3
30 December 27, 1999 + -1
15 December 20, 1998 -9
21 January 14, 1997 -6
15 January 30, 1996 -9
22 February 14, 1995 -6
21 December 04, 1994 -6
19 November 24, 1993 -7
25 January 07, 1992 -4
26 December 15, 1991 + -3
12 December 29, 1990 + -11
7 February 04, 1989 -14
22 February 01, 1988 -6
23 January 08, 1987 -5
22 February 19, 1986 -6
10 November 23, 1985 -12
20 December 18, 1984 -7
9 December 23, 1983 -13
14 January 06, 1982 -10
26 February 10, 1981 -3
15 January 29, 1980 -9
20 January 01, 1979 -7
13 December 31, 1978 -11
21 November 21, 1977 -6
24 March 04, 1976 + -4
22 November 29, 1975 -6
16 January 09, 1974 -9
15 January 06, 1973 -9
12 January 27, 1972 -11
23 March 01, 1971 -5
27 December 22, 1970 + -3
15 January 28, 1969 -9
6 December 30, 1968 -14
25 December 14, 1967 + -4
27 January 24, 1966 -3
25 December 15, 1965 -4
10 December 16, 1964 -12
12 January 11, 1963 -11
13 January 21, 1962 -11
23 December 11, 1961 + -5
24 March 03, 1960 -4
14 January 03, 1959 -10
25 November 16, 1958 -4
9 January 26, 1957 -13
13 February 16, 1956 + -11
6 November 15, 1955 -14
16 January 20, 1954 -9
25 March 01, 1953 -4
10 January 01, 1952 -12
11 January 30, 1951 -12
0 January 31, 1950 -18
12 January 10, 1949 -11
16 December 24, 1948 -9
20 January 14, 1947 -7
27 December 30, 1946 -3
28 December 15, 1945 + -2
25 December 24, 1944 -4
16 January 21, 1943 + -9
22 January 01, 1942 -6
27 December 31, 1941 -3
30 December 15, 1940 + -1
26 February 10, 1939 -3
28 December 17, 1938 -2
16 January 20, 1937 -9
19 February 07, 1936 -7
14 January 20, 1935 -10
32 January 08, 1934 0
16 February 09, 1933 + -9
19 December 11, 1932 + -7
29 November 30, 1931 + -2
18 January 11, 1930 -8
18 February 08, 1929 + -8
22 January 01, 1928 -6
17 December 30, 1927 -8
20 December 14, 1926 -7
30 December 31, 1925 -1
12 December 18, 1924 -11
15 February 13, 1923 -9
16 January 18, 1922 -9
19 December 20, 1921 -7
24 January 23, 1920 -4
12 December 12, 1919 -11
24 January 31, 1918 -4
16 January 31, 1917 -9
14 January 11, 1916 -10
24 December 30, 1915 -4
24 December 21, 1914 + -4
22 January 05, 1913 -6
24 January 08, 1912 -4
19 January 14, 1911 + -7
22 January 02, 1910 -6
12 January 13, 1909 -11
25 February 01, 1908 + -4
11 January 15, 1907 -12
24 March 14, 1906 + -4
20 February 11, 1905 -7
27 February 09, 1904 -3
24 February 14, 1903 -4
13 January 25, 1902 -11
28 December 12, 1901 + -2
21 November 21, 1900 -6
12 February 03, 1899 -11
27 December 13, 1898 + -3
20 March 12, 1897 -7
15 November 27, 1896 -9
27 December 17, 1895 + -3
21 February 21, 1894 -6
Reference

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

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