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2020 Compare Climate & Weather:
Memphis, TN vs Atlanta, GA

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Highlights

On average, there are 217 sunny days per year in Atlanta. Memphis averages 218 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Atlanta, Georgia gets 51.5 inches of rain, on average, per year. Memphis, Tennessee gets 54.1 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Atlanta averages 1.4 inches of snow per year. Memphis averages 3 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

Atlanta, Georgia
Summer High:
the July high is around 88.3 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 32.6
Rain: averages 51.5 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 1.4 inches of snow a year

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


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Atlanta

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Atlanta is 7.6 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Georgia.

7.6 / 10
May, October and September are the most pleasant months in Atlanta, while July and January are the least comfortable months.

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.


Today's Weather - Memphis, TN

4 AM PST

Mostly Clear

59°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
OvernightMostly Clear59° / 81°ENE 5 mph
Sunday NightPartly Cloudy60° / 79°E 5 to 10 mph
Monday NightMostly Cloudy59° / 74°ESE 5 mph
Tuesday NightChance Rain Showers62° / 73°E 5 mph
Wednesday NightChance Showers And Thunderstorms62° / 76°ESE 5 mph
Thursday NightChance Showers And Thunderstorms63° / 80°E 5 mph
Friday NightChance Showers And Thunderstorms65° / 82°ESE 5 mph

Today's Weather - Atlanta, GA

4 AM PST

Partly Cloudy

59°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
OvernightPartly Cloudy54° / 71°E 10 mph
Sunday NightMostly Clear53° / 71°E 10 to 15 mph
Monday NightPartly Cloudy52° / 71°E 5 to 10 mph
Tuesday NightMostly Cloudy55° / 76°E 0 to 5 mph
Wednesday NightSlight Chance Rain Showers57° / 73°SE 0 to 5 mph
Thursday NightChance Rain Showers61° / 78°E 0 to 5 mph
Friday NightChance Showers And Thunderstorms63° / 80°E 5 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthMemphis, TNAtlanta, GA
January49° / 30°52° / 33°
February54° / 34°57° / 36°
March63° / 42°65° / 42°
April72° / 51°73° / 49°
May81° / 61°79° / 58°
June88° / 69°86° / 67°
July91° / 72°88° / 70°
August91° / 71°87° / 69°
September84° / 63°82° / 63°
October74° / 51°73° / 52°
November62° / 42°64° / 42°
December51° / 33°54° / 35°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Memphis / Atlanta
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 018 / 1510 / 101 / 0
February0 / 013 / 109 / 91 / 0
March0 / 05 / 411 / 100 / 0
April0 / 01 / 110 / 80 / 0
May2 / 10 / 010 / 90 / 0
June12 / 70 / 09 / 100 / 0
July19 / 110 / 09 / 110 / 0
August17 / 90 / 06 / 100 / 0
September6 / 30 / 07 / 70 / 0
October0 / 00 / 18 / 70 / 0
November0 / 05 / 410 / 80 / 0
December0 / 015 / 1310 / 100 / 0
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.

July is the hottest month for Atlanta with an average high temperature of 88.3°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Georgia. In Atlanta, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Atlanta are May, September and April.


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

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Atlanta with an average of 32.6°. This is about average compared to other places in Georgia.



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 Atlanta, there are 31.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Georgia.



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 Atlanta, there are 46.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Georgia.



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.

In Atlanta, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Georgia.



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.


July is the wettest month in Atlanta with 5.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 3.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 51.5 inches in Atlanta means that it is wetter than most places in Georgia.


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.

July is the rainiest month in Atlanta with 11.2 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.0 rainy days. There are 109.3 rainy days annually in Atlanta, which is rainier than most places in Georgia. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.



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

An annual snowfall of 1.4 inches in Atlanta means that it is snowier than most places in Georgia.



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

January is the snowiest month in Atlanta with 0.6 inches of snow, and 1 month 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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ZIPS IN MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
38016, 38128, 38127, 38134, 38109, 38111, 38115, 38116, 38118, 38018, 30 total
ZIPS IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA
30331, 30318, 30311, 30315, 30316, 30310, 30324, 30314, 30305, 30309, 24 total

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