Dothan, Alabama 

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Climate in Dothan, Alabama

Dothan, Alabama gets 55 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Dothan averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 227 sunny days per year in Dothan. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Dothan gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 100 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 92 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 38
Rain: averages 55 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Dothan is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Alabama.

7.2 / 10
October, April and May are the most pleasant months in Dothan, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Dothan, AlabamaUnited States
  54.7 in.38.1 in.
  0.1 in.27.8 in.
  99.7 days106.2 days
  227 days205 days
  92.0°85.8°
  37.8°21.7°
  7.27
  5.44.3
  322 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


July is the hottest month for Dothan with an average high temperature of 92.0°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Alabama. In Dothan, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Dothan are April, October and March.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Dothan with an average of 37.8°. This is one of the warmest places in Alabama.


In Dothan, there are 76.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Alabama.


In Dothan, there are 23.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Alabama.


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


July is the wettest month in Dothan with 6.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 3.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 54.7 inches in Dothan means that it is drier than most places in Alabama.


July is the rainiest month in Dothan with 11.9 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 5.6 rainy days. There are 99.7 rainy days annually in Dothan, which is less rainy than most places in Alabama. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 33% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 0.1 inches in Dothan means that it is less snowy than most places in Alabama. December is the snowiest month in Dothan with 0.0 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Dothan    21 Reviews
    I really don't deserve this...ARGGHHH! - 10/19/2018
    I would have given it a zero stars if that were possible. The five years I have lived in this hole are, without a doubt, the five worst and longest I can remember.... Read More

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    Backwoods redneck hell - 6/20/2018
    I have lived in Dothan my whole life with the exception of a few years where I moved North to help out a family member. This town is run by 'Good ol boys' Either you're ... Read More

    Stay away from apartments and trailers! - 5/26/2017
    It's great living in Dothan if you can afford to live in the right neighborhood. Do not live in Midland City. Do not live downtown Dothan. Do not live in the county.... Read More


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