Knoxville has an incredibly mild climate with 4 beautiful and distinct seasons. In winter it can snow here, but rarely does. It occasionally gets below freezing, usually occuring only at night. The coldest months are January and February where the coldest it usually gets hovers around freezing. Knoxville gets alot of rain in the winter and occasionally it ices up. If it does snow here, it usually is just a few flakes and doesn't accumulate. Knoxville has had some big snow storms in the past, but I have lived here for 5 years and I have yet to see a significant snowfall.
With the exit of winter comes my favorite season in Knoxville - SPRING!!! At the end of March it starts warming up and the lush vegetation and beautiful flowering plants start to come to life. By the end of April, Knoxville is at the heighth of beauty. Simply leaving the house to drive to work is a pleasure as the beauty of the colorful spring here is breathtaking.
By May it starts to warm up and get more humid. Our summers, however, are just as mild as our winters. It rarely hits a hundred degrees in the summer and I have been surprised at how nice and mild our summers are as I anticipated much hotter and humid weather. The hottest and most humid months would be August and September.
Starting in October comes another breathtaking season - Fall! The leaves slowly change colors, the humidity drops and the temperature is perfect. This lasts all the way until the middle of November. Tourists flock to the Smoky Mountains to see the changing colors and the hills in Knoxville are just filled with the deepest shades of red, yellow and orange.
If you can't tell, I really like it here in Knoxville. It truly is a hidden gem of the USA and a great place to live.