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Chattanooga, TN vs Memphis, TN

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Highlights

On average, there are 218 sunny days per year in Memphis. Chattanooga averages 207 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Memphis, Tennessee gets 54.1 inches of rain, on average, per year. Chattanooga, Tennessee gets 51.1 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Memphis averages 3 inches of snow per year. Chattanooga averages 1.5 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

Memphis, Tennessee
Summer High:
the July high is around 90.9 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 30.3
Rain: averages 54.1 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 3 inches of snow a year

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Summer High:
the July high is around 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 28.9
Rain: averages 51.1 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 1.5 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Memphis

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Memphis is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Tennessee.

7 / 10
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Memphis, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Chattanooga

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Chattanooga is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Tennessee.

7.5 / 10
May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Chattanooga, while January and July are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Chattanooga, TN

5 PM PST

Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms then Partly Cloudy

89°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
TonightSlight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms then Partly Cloudy74° / 94°E 0 to 5 mph
Monday NightSlight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms then Mostly Cloudy74° / 90°SE 0 to 5 mph
Tuesday NightMostly Cloudy72° / 91°SE 0 to 10 mph
Wednesday NightPartly Cloudy70° / 94°E 0 to 5 mph
Thursday NightMostly Clear70° / 91°SE 0 to 5 mph
Friday NightMostly Clear72° / 91°SE 0 to 5 mph
Saturday NightSlight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms then Mostly Clear72° / 93°S 0 to 5 mph

Today's Weather - Memphis, TN

5 PM PST

Partly Cloudy

95°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
TonightPartly Cloudy76° / 90°SSE 5 mph
Monday NightShowers And Thunderstorms Likely then Mostly Cloudy74° / 88°SSE 5 to 10 mph
Tuesday NightSlight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms then Mostly Cloudy74° / 91°ESE 5 mph
Wednesday NightMostly Cloudy72° / 95°E 5 mph
Thursday NightMostly Clear71° / 95°E 0 to 5 mph
Friday NightPartly Cloudy74° / 96°ESE 0 to 5 mph
Saturday NightPartly Cloudy76° / 96°S 0 to 5 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthChattanooga, TNMemphis, TN
January50° / 29°49° / 30°
February54° / 32°54° / 34°
March63° / 39°63° / 42°
April72° / 46°72° / 51°
May79° / 55°81° / 61°
June86° / 64°88° / 69°
July89° / 68°91° / 72°
August89° / 67°91° / 71°
September83° / 60°84° / 63°
October73° / 48°74° / 51°
November62° / 38°62° / 42°
December52° / 31°51° / 33°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Chattanooga / Memphis
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 020 / 189 / 100 / 1
February0 / 015 / 139 / 90 / 1
March0 / 08 / 59 / 110 / 0
April0 / 02 / 18 / 100 / 0
May1 / 20 / 08 / 100 / 0
June8 / 120 / 09 / 90 / 0
July13 / 190 / 09 / 90 / 0
August13 / 170 / 08 / 60 / 0
September4 / 60 / 07 / 70 / 0
October0 / 02 / 06 / 80 / 0
November0 / 09 / 58 / 100 / 0
December0 / 017 / 159 / 100 / 0
July is the hottest month for Chattanooga with an average high temperature of 89.0°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Tennessee. In Chattanooga, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Chattanooga are May, September and October.

July is the hottest month for Memphis with an average high temperature of 90.9°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Tennessee. In Memphis, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Memphis are May, October and April.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Chattanooga with an average of 28.9°. This is one of the warmest places in Tennessee.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Memphis with an average of 30.3°. This is one of the warmest places in Tennessee.



In Chattanooga, there are 39.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Tennessee.

In Memphis, there are 57.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Tennessee.



In Chattanooga, there are 71.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Tennessee.

In Memphis, there are 56.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Tennessee.



In Chattanooga, there are 0.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in Tennessee.

In Memphis, there are 0.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in Tennessee.



December is the wettest month in Chattanooga with 4.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 3.2 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 29% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 51.1 inches in Chattanooga means that it is drier than most places in Tennessee.


December is the wettest month in Memphis with 5.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 3.0 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 29% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 54.1 inches in Memphis means that it is about average compared to other places in Tennessee.


December is the rainiest month in Chattanooga with 9.2 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 6.3 rainy days. There are 99.0 rainy days annually in Chattanooga, which is one of the least rainy places in Tennessee. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.

March is the rainiest month in Memphis with 10.7 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 6.4 rainy days. There are 108.4 rainy days annually in Memphis, which is less rainy than most places in Tennessee. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.



An annual snowfall of 1.5 inches in Chattanooga means that it is one of the least snowy places in Tennessee.

An annual snowfall of 3.0 inches in Memphis means that it is less snowy than most places in Tennessee.



January is the snowiest month in Chattanooga with 0.6 inches of snow, and 1 month of the year have significant snowfall.

January is the snowiest month in Memphis with 1.2 inches of snow, and 2 months of the year have significant snowfall.


DID YOU KNOW?

Many people confuse Weather and Climate, but they are different. Weather refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, while Climate refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a long period of time.

Weather, more specifically, refers to how the atmosphere behaves and its effects on life and human activities. Most people think of Weather in terms of what can be observed: temperature, humidity, precipitation, and cloudy/sunny conditions. Weather conditions constantly change on a minute-to-minute basis.

Climate is a record of the average weather conditions for a given place over a long period of time, often referred to as Climate Normals. A 30-year period of record is a common requirement to be considered a Climate Normal.


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Hi. I'd like to know if you still feel the same way about living in Broomfield. I went there this past July to check it out (along with Lafayette, Boulder (can't  More

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