Mississippi Annual Temperatures and Extremes

City

Avg High Temp

Avg Low Temp 

Avg Annual Temp

Avg # days > 90F Avg # days < 32F  Record High Temp Record Low Temp
Jackson 76.0 53.2 64.6 82 47 107 / 2000 2 / 1985
Meridian 76.4 52.2 64.3 85 52 107 / 1980 0 / 1962
Tupelo 73.3 50.1 61.7 68 65 105 / 1980 -12 / 1966
  • Mississippi annual average temperature - 63.35 degrees, 6th warmest state in the U.S.
  • Record Hottest year in Mississippi - 1921 / Avg temperature 66.80 degrees
  • Record Coldest year in Mississippi - 1895 / Avg temperature 61.48 degrees
  • Mississippi average Summer temperature (June, July, August) 79.5 F degrees, 5th warmest U.S. summer state
  • Mississippi average Winter temperature (December, January, February) 46.7 F degrees, 45th coldest U.S. winter state

Mississippi's Temperature Records

  • Hottest temperature ever recorded: 115 F, Holly Springs, northern Mississippi, 7/29/1930
  • Coldest temperature ever recorded: -19 F, Corinth. northeast Mississippi, 1/30/1966
  • Hottest location ranked by highest average annual temperature: Biloxi, southern Mississippi, 68.3 F
  • Coldest location ranked by lowest average annual temperature: Ripley, northern Mississippi, 59.7 F

The normal annual temperature in Mississippi ranges from 60 F in the northern border counties to 67 in the coastal counties. Daily highs in January average about 48 in the north to about 61 F along the coast. Daily minimum temperatures in January average 27 and 43 F in the north and along the coast, respectively. The area experiencing the maximum number of days with temperatures at or above 90 F occurs about 50 miles inland due to the affects of the coast. Over 100 days annually may top 90 F in this region. Temperatures at or below freezing occur decrease from 82 such days along the Tennessee border to less than 10 along the coast.

Temperatures exceed 100 F at one or more station every year, and 115 F has been recorded at Holly Springs in the north. Subzero temperatures occur somewhere in Mississippi an average of one in five winters and to 32 F or lower every winter as far south as the Gulf Coast. Average last freeze dates are quite variable, averaging from April 3 in the north to February 20 along the coast. However, one site in east-central Mississippi has a last freeze date that has varied from February 8th to April 21st.

 

Mississippi precipitation averages and extremes, precipitation and temperature data for all U.S. states and Top 10 U.S. climate extremes
Data source: National Climatic Data Center