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Washington D.C. Weather Records

Washington D.C., District of Columbia weather averages and records from 1851–2022 based on data made available by the NOAA.
All-Time Recorded High
The highest temperature ever recorded in Washington D.C., District of Columbia was 105 °F which occurred on July 7, 2012.
Highest Temperatures: All-Time By Year
All-Time Recorded Low
The lowest temperature ever recorded in Washington D.C., District of Columbia was -14 °F which occurred on January 1, 1881.
Lowest Temperatures: All-Time By Year
Washington D.C. Weather by Month
Averages based on the years 1991–2020
Month Average (°F) Record (°F) Average (inches)
High ☀️ Low 🌙 High ☀️ Low 🌙 Precipitation 💧 Snow ❄️
January 44.5 29.7 79 -14 2.9 4.9
February 47.8 31.4 80 -2 2.6 5.0
March 56.2 38.2 89 10 3.5 2.0
April 67.5 47.8 95 24 3.2 0.0
May 76.0 57.6 99 29 3.9 0.0
June 84.7 67.0 102 45 4.2 0.0
July 89.1 72.0 105 53 4.3 0.0
August 87.3 70.5 105 49 3.3 0.0
September 80.3 63.7 104 38 3.9 0.0
October 68.9 51.7 96 28 3.7 0.0
November 57.8 41.3 86 13 2.9 0.1
December 48.3 34.0 79 -13 3.4 1.7
Entire year 67.5 50.5 105 -14 41.8 13.7
More Washington D.C. Weather Records
1851–2022
Highest daily low 84 °F July 24, 2011
Lowest daily high 8 °F January 19, 1994
Greatest daily range
(Difference of high and low)
48 °F January 9, 1978
Difference in high temperature
over two conscutive days
39 °F Jan 9–10, 1978
Most daily precipitation 10.7 inches June 21, 1972
Most monthly precipitation 14.3 inches August 1955
Most yearly precipitation 66.3 inches 2018
Earliest freeze October 16 1887
Latest freeze May 2 1889
Earliest snow in season October 10 1979
Latest snow in season April 13 1957
Most daily snow 22.5 inches February 11, 1983
Most monthly snow 32.1 inches February 2010
Most yearly snow 44.6 inches 1996
Most days in a year ≥ 80 °F 136 2018
Most days in a year ≥ 90 °F 67 2010
Most days in a year ≥ 100 °F 8 2012
Washington D.C. Weather Streaks
Most consecutive days...
With precipitation 15 days Apr 27 – May 11, 2016
Without precipitation 34 days Sep 15 – Oct 18, 2007
With snow 4 days Feb 16–19, 2015
Freezing temperatures
High temperature ≤ 32 °F
10 days Dec 16–25, 1989
High temperature ≥ 80 °F 75 days Jun 10 – Aug 23, 2010
High temperature ≥ 90 °F 21 days Jul 29 – Aug 18, 1988
High temperature ≥ 100 °F 4 days Jul 5–8, 2012
Washington D.C. Weather by Year
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Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1945–2022 Washington Reagan Airport location
1851–1945 Washington D.C. location