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Washington D.C. Weather Records

Washington D.C., District of Columbia weather data and records from 1951–2022 based on data compiled by the NOAA.
All data displayed in U.S. customary units.
All data displayed in metric units.
All-Time Recorded High
The highest temperature ever recorded in Washington D.C., District of Columbia was 105.1 °F40.6 °C which occurred on July 22, 2011.
Highest Temperatures: All-Time By Year
All-Time Recorded Low
The lowest temperature ever recorded in Washington D.C., District of Columbia was -18.0 °F-27.8 °C which occurred on January 22, 1984.
Lowest Temperatures: All-Time By Year
Washington D.C. Weather by Month
Averages based on the years 1991–2020
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
☀️ Average high (°F°C) 42.86.0 46.37.9 55.012.8 66.919.4 75.124.0 83.428.5 87.831.0 86.530.3 79.426.3 68.020.0 56.613.7 46.78.2 66.319.0
🌙 Average low (°F°C) 25.0-3.9 26.6-3.0 33.40.8 43.06.1 52.711.5 61.716.5 66.619.2 65.018.3 57.814.3 45.27.3 35.31.9 28.7-1.8 45.27.3
☀️ Record high (°F°C) 75.023.9 80.126.7 89.131.7 96.135.6 97.036.1 102.038.9 105.140.6 104.040.0 102.038.9 96.135.6 84.028.9 79.026.1 105.140.6
🌙 Record low (°F°C) -18.0-27.8 -14.1-25.6 -0.9-18.3 17.1-8.3 28.0-2.2 36.02.2 41.05.0 37.93.3 30.0-1.1 15.1-9.4 9.0-12.8 -4.0-20.0 -18.0-27.8
💧 Average precipitation (inchescm) 2.97.5 2.66.6 3.58.9 3.58.8 4.712.0 4.310.9 4.210.5 3.59.0 3.910.0 3.69.3 3.17.9 3.38.4 43.2109.8
💧 Daily % chance precipitation 33.1 32.0 35.4 36.7 40.9 36.0 35.5 30.0 29.9 26.2 28.7 32.8 33.1
❄️ Average snow (inchescm) 6.917.4 7.017.8 3.99.9 0.10.2 0.00.0 0.00.0 0.00.0 0.00.0 0.00.0 0.00.1 0.30.8 2.87.2 21.053.4
❄️ Daily % chance snow 10.1 10.3 5.7 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.7 5.2 2.7
More Washington D.C. Weather Records
1951–2022
Highest daily low 82.0 °F27.8 °C June 27, 1952
Lowest daily high 6.1 °F-14.4 °C January 19, 1994
Most daily precipitation 10.7 inches27.1 cm June 21, 1972
Most monthly precipitation 18.2 inches46.2 cm June 1972
Most yearly precipitation 66.8 inches169.6 cm 2018
Earliest freeze September 24 1974
Latest freeze May 22 2002
Earliest snow October 10 1979
Latest snow April 12 1973
Most daily snow 22.5 inches57.2 cm February 11, 1983
Most monthly snow 46.1 inches117.1 cm February 2010
Most yearly snow 58.4 inches148.4 cm 1996
Washington D.C. Weather Streaks
Most consecutive days...
With precipitation 9 days Dec 22–30, 2015
Without precipitation 30 days Aug 10 – Sep 8, 1995
With snow 4 days Feb 16–19, 2015
High temperature ≤ 32 °F0 °C
freezing temperatures
12 days Dec 27, 2017 – Jan 7, 2018
High temperature ≥ 80 °F27 °C 70 days Jun 10 – Aug 18, 1957
High temperature ≥ 90 °F32 °C 16 days Jul 18 – Aug 2, 2011
High temperature ≥ 100 °F38 °C 5 days Aug 29 – Sep 2, 1953
Washington D.C. Weather by Year
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Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1966–2022 Dulles Airport location
1951–1965 Washington D.C. location