When were Nashville’s coldest temperatures on record?


Can you imagine temperatures below zero all day long in Middle Tennessee? It has happened before as Nashville has had some incredibly frigid days in the past.   

The coldest recorded temperature Nashville has ever seen was reported January 21, 1985, when temps plummeted to -17 degrees.  

The second coldest day recorded in Nashville was the day before, on Jan. 20, 1985, as temperatures dropped to -16.  

On January 24, 1963, the temperatures in Music City dipped to -15 degrees.  

January 23, 1963, February 2, 1951, and February 13, 1889, are all tied for the fourth coldest temperature ever recorded at -13 degrees.  

The fifth coldest temperature in Nashville was set on January 17, 1982, at -11 degrees.  

In December, temperatures average 40.4 degrees in Nashville, while in the month of January the average dips to 37.7 degrees. 

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