Winter Records



This page contains all winter season records 1878-2019. The records are for December-February only unless otherwise specified.

**Last Updated: 10/14/2019.

Temperature Records

Cold Records

Top 25 Winters with the Coldest Average High
1. 1976-1977: 29.0
2. 1977-1978: 29.5
3. 1917-1918: 30.6
4. 1935-1936: 31.9
5. 1962-1963: 32.2
6. 1880-1881: 32.4
7. 1903-1904: 32.5
8. 1892-1893: 32.6
9. 1919-1920: 32.8
10. 1978-1979: 32.9
11. 1904-1905: 33.0
12. 1969-1970: 33.1
13. 2002-2003: 33.5
14. 1894-1895: 33.6
15. 1878-1879, 1884-1885: 33.7
16. 1911-1912: 33.9
17. 2010-2011: 34.0
18. 1909-1910: 34.1
19. 2009-2010: 34.2
20. 1901-1902: 34.3
21. 1944-1945: 34.5
22. 1963-1964: 34.6
23. 1981-1982: 34.8
24. 1898-1899: 34.9
25. 1939-1940, 2014-2015: 35.0

Top 10 Coldest Winter Highs
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Top 25 Winters with the Coldest Average Low
1. 1976-1977: 12.3
2. 1962-1963: 13.8
3. 1977-1978: 14.3
4. 1917-1918: 14.4
5. 1903-1904: 15.6
6. 1884-1885: 16.3
7. 1904-1905: 17.2
8. 1969-1970: 17.3
9. 1978-1979: 17.5
10. 1935-1936: 17.7
11. 1958-1959: 17.8
12. 1963-1964: 18.3
13. 1919-1920: 18.4
14. 1981-1982: 19.0
15. 1880-1881: 19.4
16. 1885-1886, 1909-1910, 1911-1912, 1960-1961, 2014-2015: 19.6
17. 1901-1902, 1947-1948, 1967-1968: 19.7
18. 2013-2014: 19.8
19. 1961-1962: 19.9
20. 1878-1879, 1894-1895: 20.0
21. 1892-1893, 1898-1899: 20.2
22. 1916-1917: 20.3
23. 1993-1994: 20.4
24. 1950-1951: 20.8
25. 1886-1887, 1995-1996: 21.1

Top 10 Coldest Winter Lows
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Top 25 Winters with the Coldest Mean
1. 1976-1977: 20.7
2. 1977-1978: 21.9
3. 1917-1918: 22.5
4. 1962-1963: 23.0
5. 1903-1904: 24.0
6. 1935-1936: 24.8
7. 1884-1885: 25.0
8. 1904-1905: 25.1
9. 1969-1970, 1978-1979: 25.2
10. 1919-1920: 25.6
11. 1880-1881: 25.9
12. 1892-1893, 1963-1964: 26.4
13. 1911-1912: 26.7
14. 1878-1879, 1894-1895: 26.8
15. 1909-1910, 1981-1982: 26.9
16. 1901-1902: 27.0
17. 1958-1959: 27.2
18. 2014-2015: 27.3
19. 2002-2003: 27.4
20. 1885-1886, 1898-1899, 1961-1962: 27.6
21. 2010-2011: 27.7
22. 1967-1968, 2013-2014: 27.9
23. 1944-1945, 1993-1994: 28.0
24. 1947-1948, 1960-1961: 28.2
25. 1983-1984, 2009-2010: 28.3

Top 10 Winters with the Most 32 or Below Highs
1. 1976-1977, 1977-1978: 59
2. 2010-2011: 49
3. 1917-1918: 48
4. 1904-1905: 47
5. 1903-1904, 1978-1979: 45
6. 1962-1963: 44
7. 1909-1910, 1935-1936: 43
8. 1892-1893, 2002-2003: 42
9. 1995-1996: 41
10. 1880-1881, 1969-1970, 1984-1985: 40

Top 10 Winters with the Most 32 or Below Lows
1. 1919-1920: 88
2. 1962-1963: 87
3. 1969-1970, 1976-1977: 86
4. 1904-1905: 85
5. 1903-1904, 1963-1964, 1978-1979: 84
6. 1958-1959: 83
7. 2010-2011: 82
8. 1944-1945, 1961-1962: 81
9. 1960-1961, 2003-2004, 2009-2010: 80
10. 2002-2003: 79

Top 10 Winters with the Most 0 or Below Highs
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Top 10 Winters with the Most 0 or Below Lows
1. 1976-1977: 21
2. 1884-1885: 17
3. 1917-1918: 16
4. 1978-1979: 14
5. 1962-1963: 13
6. 1935-1936: 12
7. 1911-1912, 1947-1948, : 11
8. 1880-1881, 1977-1978, 1981-1982, 2013-2014, 2014-2015: 10
9. 1885-1886, 1898-1899, 1916-1917, 1980-1981, 1983-1984: 9
10. 1878-1879, 1883-1884, 1958-1959, 1963-1964, 1969-1970, 1989-1990: 8

Heat Records

Top 25 Winters with the Warmest Average High
1. 1889-1890: 48.8
2. 1931-1932: 47.4
3. 1879-1880: 46.8
4. 1949-1950: 45.0
5. 1881-1882: 44.9
6. 1948-1949, 2001-2002: 44.5
7. 2016-2017: 44.4
8. 2015-2016: 44.0
9. 2011-2012: 43.9
10. 1997-1998: 43.6
11. 1998-1999: 43.5
12. 1936-1937, 1953-1954: 43.4
13. 1952-1953: 43.2
14. 1918-1919: 42.8
15. 1932-1933, 1991-1992: 42.6
16. 1982-1983: 42.3
17. 1938-1939, 1991-1992: 42.2
18. 1908-1909, 1951-1952, 1956-1957: 41.9
19. 1996-1997: 41.7
20. 2005-2006: 41.5
21. 2012-2013, 2018-2019: 41.3
22. 1912-1913: 41.2
23. 1905-1906, 1929-1930: 41.0
24. 1988-1989, 1999-2000: 40.8
25. 1920-1921: 40.6

Top 10 Warmest Winter Highs
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Top 25 Winters with the Warmest Average Low
1. 1889-1890: 34.1
2. 1931-1932: 33.2
3. 1879-1880: 33.1
4. 1881-1882: 31.5
5. 1997-1998: 31.3
6. 2016-2017: 29.5
7. 2011-2012: 29.1
8. 2001-2002: 28.7
9. 1936-1937: 28.2
10. 1918-1919: 28.1
11. 1890-1891: 28.0
12. 1948-1949: 27.9
13. 2005-2006: 27.8
14. 1920-1921: 27.7
15. 1930-1931, 1991-1992, 2015-2016: 27.5
16. 1952-1953, 2012-2013: 27.4
17. 1949-1950: 27.3
18. 1938-1939, 1982-1983: 27.2
19. 1929-1930, 1940-1941, 1998-1999: 27.1
20. 1908-1909, 1974-1975: 26.8
21. 1937-1938, 1956-1957: 26.6
22. 1932-1933: 26.5
23. 1959-1960, 2018-2019: 26.4
24. 1895-1896, 1897-1898: 26.3
25. 1953-1954: 26.2

Top 10 Warmest Winter Lows
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Top 25 Winters with the Warmest Mean
1. 1889-1890: 41.5
2. 1931-1932: 40.3
3. 1879-1880: 40.0
4. 1881-1882: 38.2
5. 1997-1998: 37.5
6. 2016-2017: 37.0
7. 2001-2002: 36.6
8. 2011-2012: 36.5
9. 1948-1949, 1949-1950: 36.2
10. 1936-1937, 2015-2016: 35.8
11. 1918-1919: 35.5
12. 1952-1953, 1998-1999: 35.3
13. 1991-1992: 35.0
14. 1953-1954: 34.8
15. 1938-1939, 1982-1983: 34.7
16. 2005-2006: 34.6
17. 1932-1993: 34.5
18. 1908-1909: 34.4
19. 2012-2013: 34.3
20. 1956-1957: 34.2
21. 1920-1921, 1990-1991: 34.1
22. 1929-1930: 34.0
23. 1890-1891, 1951-1952, 2018-2019: 33.8
24. 1930-1931, 1996-1997: 33.7
25. 1937-1938, 1974-1975: 33.3

Top 10 Winters with the Most 60 or Above Highs
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Top 10 Winters with the Most 50 or Above Lows
1. 1987-1988: 10
2. 1889-1890, 1929-1930, 1983-1984: 6
3. 1879-1880, 1994-1995: 5
4. 1949-1950, 1966-1967, 1998-1999, 1999-2000: 4
5. 1895-1896, 1931-1932, 1936-1937, 1956-1957, 1996-1997, 2001-2002, 2004-2005, 2007-2008, 2012-2013, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018: 3
6. 1882-1883, 1905-1906, 1906-1907, 1912-1913, 1914-1915, 1915-1916, 1918-1919, 1932-1933, 1940-1941, 1964-1965, 1985-1986, 1997-1998, 2006-2007: 2
7. 1886-1887, 1890-1891, 1891-1892, 1897-1898, 1899-1900, 1908-1909, 1911-1912, 1913-1914, 1916-1917, 1920-1921, 1921-1922, 1923-1924, 1927-1928, 1934-1935, 1937-1938, 1941-1942, 1945-1946, 1950-1951, 1951-1952 1952-1953, 1953-1954, 1957-1958, 1959-1960, 1960-1961, 1965-1966, 1973-1974, 1981-1982, 1991-1992, 1992-1993, 2013-2014: 1
8. All Other Years: 0



Precipitation Records

Top 25 Winters with the Most Precipitation
1. 1881-1882: 15.91″
2. 1949-1950: 14.38″
3. 1889-1890: 14.21″
4. 2004-2005: 13.58″
5. 1936-1937, 1951-1952: 13.37″
6. 1909-1910, 1948-1949: 12.74″
7. 1886-1887: 12.24″
8. 2018-2019: 12.15″
9. 1929-1930: 12.12″
10. 1923-1924: 11.80″
11. 1882-1883: 11.66″
12. 1892-1893: 11.50″
13. 1883-1884: 11.32″
14. 1990-1991: 11.25″
15. 1958-1959, 1978-1979: 11.21″
16. 2011-2012: 11.15″
17. 1912-1913: 11.06″
18. 1880-1881: 10.67″
19. 1915-1916: 10.64″
20. 1964-1965: 10.55″
21. 1879-1880: 10.48″
22. 1950-1951: 10.46″
23. 1890-1891: 10.45″
24. 1902-1903: 9.96″
25. 2003-2004: 9.88″

Top 10 Wettest Winter Days
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Top 25 Winters with the Least Precipitation
1. 1930-1931: 3.22″
2. 1900-1901: 3.30″
3. 1943-1944: 3.46″
4. 1976-1977: 3.52″
5. 1962-1963: 4.16″
6. 1934-1935: 4.19″
7. 1963-1964: 4.35″
8. 1986-1987: 4.54″
9. 1933-1934: 4.79″
10. 1898-1899: 4.88″
11. 1979-1980: 4.90″
12. 1905-1906: 4.93″
13. 1941-1942: 5.13″
14. 1967-1968: 5.15″
15. 1960-1961: 5.17″
16. 1940-1941: 5.41″
17. 1888-1889: 5.54″
18. 1969-1970: 5.58″
19. 1924-1925: 5.60″
20. 1939-1940: 5.62″
21. 1945-1946: 5.65″
22. 1901-1902: 5.68″
23. 1920-1921, 2005-2006: 5.69″
24. 1918-1919, 1932-1933, 1982-1983: 5.78″
25. 1984-1985: 5.82″

Snowfall Records for December-February Only

Top 25 Winters with the Most Snowfall
1. 1909-1910: 64.5″
2. 2009-2010: 49.9″
3. 1977-1978: 46.4″
4. 2013-2014: 46.3″
5. 2002-2003: 45.8″
6. 1984-1985: 41.7″
7. 1917-1918: 41.0″
8. 1995-1996: 40.6″
9. 1960-1961: 38.0″
10. 1978-1979: 35.5″
11. 1916-1917: 32.9″
12. 1935-1936: 31.5″
13. 1969-1970: 31.3″
14. 1963-1964: 30.9″
15. 1998-1999: 30.7″
16. 1910-1911: 30.4″
17. 1947-1948: 29.8″
18. 1976-1977: 29.4″
19. 1892-1893: 29.3″
20. 1962-1963: 28.3″
21. 2012-2013: 28.2″
22. 1894-1895: 27.8″
23. 1913-1914: 27.7″
24. 1993-1994: 26.6″
25. 1999-2000: 26.3″

Top 10 Snowiest Winter Days
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Top 25 Winters with the Least Snowfall
1. 1931-1932: 0.4″
2. 1879-1880: 2.6″
3. 1918-1919: 3.0″
4. 1949-1950: 3.3″
5. 1941-1942: 3.4″
6. 1986-1987: 4.3″
7. 1996-1997: 4.6″
8. 1930-1931: 5.3″
9. 1927-1928: 5.9″
10. 1997-1998: 6.3″
11. 1897-1898: 6.9″
12. 1934-1935: 7.3″
13. 1896-1897: 7.4″
14. 2016-2017: 7.6″
15. 1899-1900: 7.7″
16. 1937-1938: 8.2″
17. 2001-2002: 8.4″
18. 1982-1983 8.6″
19. 1920-1921: 8.8″
20. 1923-1924: 8.9″
21. 1972-1973: 9.0″
22. 1943-1944: 9.1″
23. 1946-1947: 9.2″
24. 1936-1937, 1945-1946, 2005-2006: 9.3″
25. 1932-1933, 1940-1941: 9.7″

Top 10 Winters with the Most 1″+ Snowfall Days
1. 1984-1985: 15
2. 1917-1918, 1995-1996: 14
3. 1880-1881, 1909-1910, 1976-1977, 2002-2003, 2013-2014: 13
4. 1916-1917, 1962-1963, 1963-1964, 2009-2010: 12
5. 1894-1895, 1960-1961, 1969-1970, 1977-1978, 1978-1979: 11
6. 1883-1884, 1911-1912, 1935-1936, 1985-1986, 1998-1999, 1999-2000, 2000-2001: 10
7. 1910-1911, 1939-1940, 1950-1951, 1966-1967, 2004-2005, 2007-2008, 2014-2015, 2015-2016: 9
8. 1886-1887, 1890-1891, 1903-1904, 1919-1920, 1961-1962, 1981-1982, 1994-1995, 2012-2013, 2017-2018: 8
9. 1892-1893, 1902-1903, 1913-1914, 1914-1915, 1928-1929, 1959-1960, 1974-1975, 1975-1976, 1979-1980, 1980-1981, 1983-1984, 2003-2004, 2010-2011: 7
10. 1891-1892, 1904-1905, 1906-1907, 1925-1926, 1933-1934, 1938-1939, 1947-1948, 1951-1952, 1953-1954, 1954-1955, 1958-1959, 1967-1968, 1973-1974, 1989-1990, 2011-2012, 2018-2019: 6

Top 10 Winters with the Most 2.5″+ Snowfall Days
1. 1909-1910: 9
2. 2013-2014: 7
3. 1880-1881, 1917-1918, 1960-1961, 1977-1978, 1984-1985, 2002-2003: 6
4. 1910-1911, 2009-2010: 5
5. 1882-1883, 1883-1884, 1894-1895, 1913-1914, 1916-1917, 1933-1934, 1935-1936, 1947-1948, 1995-1996, 2018-2019: 4
6. 1884-1885, 1892-1893, 1901-1902, 1902-1903, 1903-1904, 1904-1905, 1908-1909, 1911-1912, 1914-1915, 1919-1920,1939-1940, 1942-1943, 1948-1949, 1950-1951, 1961-1962, 1963-1964, 1966-1967, 1969-1970, 1978-1979, 1998-1999, 1999-2000, 2006-2007, 2008-2009, 2012-2013, 2017-2018: 3
7. 1881-1882, 1885-1886, 1890-1891, 1891-1892, 1893-1894, 1905-1906, 1915-1916, 1924-1925, 1925-1926, 1926-1927, 1928-1929, 1929-1930, 1932-1933, 1938-1939, 1943-1944, 1951-1952, 1953-1954, 1958-1959, 1959-1960, 1964-1965, 1965-1966, 1967-1968, 1970-1971, 1974-1975, 1975-1976, 1979-1980, 1980-1981, 1983-1984, 1985-1986, 1989-1990, 1991-1992, 1992-1993, 1993-1994, 1994-1995, 2003-2004, 2007-2008, 2010-2011, 2014-2015: 2
8. 1878-1879, 1886-1887, 1887-1888, 1888-1889, 1889-1890, 1895-1896, 1896-1897, 1897-1898, 1900-1901, 1906-1907, 1912-1913, 1920-1921, 1921-1922, 1922-1923, 1936-1937, 1937-1938, 1940-1941, 1945-1946, 1952-1953, 1954-1955, 1955-1956, 1956-1957, 1957-1958, 1962-1963, 1968-1969, 1971-1972, 1972-1973, 1987-1988, 1988-1989, 1990-1991, 2001-2002, 2004-2005, 2016-2017: 1
9. All Other Years: 0

Top 10 Winters with the Most 5″+ Snowfall Days
1. 1909-1910: 6
2. 1947-1948: 3
3. 1892-1893, 1910-1911, 1913-1914, 1916-1917, 1917-1918, 1951-1952, 1964-1965, 1977-1978, 1978-1979, 1993-1994, 1998-1999, 2009-2010, 2013-2014: 2
4. 1881-1882, 1883-1884, 1890-1891, 1893-1894, 1902-1903, 1903-1904, 1914-1915, 1933-1934, 1940-1941, 1952-1953, 1955-1956, 1957-1958, 1960-1961, 1963-1964, 1965-1966, 1966-1967, 1967-1968, 1970-1971, 1983-1984, 1984-1985, 1995-1996, 2002-2003, 2004-2005, 2006-2007, 2008-2009, 2010-2011, 2012-2013, 2014-2015: 1
5. All Other Years: 0

Top 10 Winter Days with the Greatest Snow Depth
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Top 10 Winter Days with the Most 1″+ Snow Depth
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Top 10 Winters with the Greatest Average Daily Snow Depth
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Snowfall Records for the Cold Season of October 1-May 31

Top 25 Cold Seasons with the Most Snowfall
1. 1909-1910: 67.8″
2. 1880-1881: 62.4″
3. 2013-2014: 56.4″
4. 1977-1978, 1995-1996: 54.1″
4. 2002-2003, 2009-2010: 50.6″
5. 1966-1967: 46.6″
6. 2007-2008: 45.3″
7. 1969-1970: 44.3″
8. 1917-1918: 43.9″
9. 1984-1985: 43.4″
10. 1883-1884: 42.7″
11. 1950-1951: 42.4″
12. 1960-1961: 42.2″
13. 2012-2013: 41.2″
14. 1998-1999: 40.5″
15. 1913-1914: 39.9″
16. 1978-1979: 37.9″
17. 1892-1893, 1916-1917, 1993-1994: 37.7″
18. 1910-1911, 1961-1962: 37.4″
19. 2004-2005: 37.3″
20. 1885-1886: 37.0″
21. 1905-1906: 36.8″
22. 1983-1984: 36.1″
23. 1935-1936: 35.6″
24. 1981-1982: 35.1″
25. 1963-1964: 35.0″

Top 10 Snowiest Cold Season Days
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Top 25 Cold Seasons with the Least Snowfall
1. 1918-1919: 3.2″
2. 1879-1880: 4.3″
3. 1941-1942: 4.9″
4. 1931-1932: 5.2″
5. 1949-1950: 6.5″
6. 1996-1997: 7.2″
7. 1934-1935: 7.8″
8. 1896-1897: 8.6″
9. 2016-2017: 9.3″
10. 1945-1946: 9.9″
11. 1997-1998: 10.0″
12. 2001-2002: 10.1″
13. 1927-1928: 10.2″
14. 1940-1941: 10.6″
15. 1897-1898: 10.7″
16. 1944-1945: 10.8″
17. 1982-1983: 11.5″
18. 1899-1900: 11.6″
19. 1930-1931, 2011-2012: 12.2″
20. 1923-1924: 12.3″
21. 1946-1947: 12.5″
22. 1937-1938: 12.7″
23. 2005-2006: 12.9″
24. 1926-1927, 1932-1933: 13.0″
25. 1943-1944: 13.6″

Top 10 Cold Seasons with the Most 1″+ Snowfall Days
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Top 10 Cold Seasons with the Most 2.5″+ Snowfall Days
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Top 10 Cold Seasons with the Most 5″+ Snowfall Days
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Top 10 Cold Seasons with the Most 1″+ Snow Depth Days
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Top 10 Cold Seasons with the Greatest Average Daily Snow Depth
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