Columbus - Temperature Averages by Decade





Summarized here are the temperatures extending over seven decades at Columbus, Ohio. Listed for every decade from the 1950s to the 2010s are averages for maximum and minimum daily temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. That's followed with information on the number of hot and cold days.

Each decade covers a standard 10-year range. For instance the 1990s includes weather measurements from Jan 1, 1990 to Dec 31, 1999. All the temperature data were collected at John Glenn Columbus International Airport.

High Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily maximum temperature at Columbus
High °F Decade High °C
63.5 2010s 17.5
62.5 2000s 17.0
63.0 1990s 17.2
61.6 1980s 16.5
60.9 1970s 16.1
61.1 1960s 16.2
63.2 1950s 17.3

Low Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily minimum temperature at Columbus
Low °F Decade Low °C
45.1 2010s 7.3
44.4 2000s 6.9
43.7 1990s 6.5
42.1 1980s 5.6
42.0 1970s 5.6
40.9 1960s 5.0
42.3 1950s 5.7

Hot Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Columbus reached at least 70 or 90 °F
Decade 70 °F
21 °C
90 °F
32 °C
2010s 167 24
2000s 162 16
1990s 157 21
1980s 157 16
1970s 156 11
1960s 157 17
1950s 165 28

Cold Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Columbus dropped to 0 or 32 °F or lower
Decade 0 °F
-18 °C
32 °F
0 °C
2010s 2 104
2000s 2 101
1990s 2 105
1980s 5 115
1970s 7 118
1960s 5 125
1950s 3 120
Reference

Jay Lawrimore, Ron Ray, Scott Applequist, Bryant Korzeniewski, Matthew Menne. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information.

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