10 All-Time Coldest Weather Temperature Days in NYC HistoryFitness Gear & Equipment
These are the ten all-time coldest weather days in New York City history. The weather data is from Central Park in Manhattan, New York City, and dates back to 1871. All the dates on this list are below zero readings, and 11 dates are actually listed due to ties.
The all-time coldest day in New York City history occurred on February 9, 1934 when the temperature reached -15 degrees.
I live in the New York City area, and it can get pretty cold in the winter months in the NYC area. Generally though, days when the temperature goes below zero are very rare. On average, even during the coldest month of the year, January, the average daily high is 39.1 degrees. In every other month of the year the average daily high temperature in NYC is over 40 degrees.
10 All-Time Coldest Weather Temperature Days in NYC History
1. -15 degrees on February 9, 1934
2. -13 degrees on December 17, 1930
3. -8 February 15, 1943
T-4. -7 February 8, 1934
T-4. -7 December 31, 1917
T-6. -6 December 30, 1933
T-6. -6 February 5, 1918
T-6. -6 December 29, 1917
T-6. -6 February 10, 1899
T-6. -6 January 24, 1882
T-6. -6 December 30, 1880
As you can see from the weather data, only one of the all-time coldest weather days in New York City occurred in the month of January. Despite that fact, the coldest month of the year in NYC is January, which has an average daily temperature of 33 degrees.
Five of the ten all-time coldest weather temperature days in NYC history occurred in both February and December. February is the second coldest month of the year in NYC with an average daily temperature of 35.7 degrees. December is the third coldest month at 37.9 degrees, followed by March at 42.9, and then April at 48.1.
For more see: Earliest Snowfall in New York City