Decatur, Alabama 

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Climate in Decatur, Alabama

Decatur, Alabama gets 54 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Decatur averages 2 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 204 sunny days per year in Decatur. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Decatur gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 118 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 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 30
Rain: averages 54 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 2 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Decatur is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Alabama.

7.3 / 10
May, October and September are the most pleasant months in Decatur, while July and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Decatur, AlabamaUnited States
  53.6 in.38.1 in.
  1.5 in.27.8 in.
  118.0 days106.2 days
  204 days205 days
  89.4°85.8°
  30.2°21.7°
  7.37
  54.3
  561 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.


August is the hottest month for Decatur with an average high temperature of 89.7°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Alabama. In Decatur, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Decatur are May, October and April.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Decatur with an average of 30.2°. This is colder than most places in Alabama.


In Decatur, there are 43.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Alabama.


In Decatur, there are 63.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Alabama.


In Decatur, there are 0.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Alabama.


December is the wettest month in Decatur with 5.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 3.5 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 29% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 53.6 inches in Decatur means that it is drier than most places in Alabama.


December is the rainiest month in Decatur with 11.0 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 7.5 rainy days. There are 118.0 rainy days annually in Decatur, which is one of the rainiest places in Alabama. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 1.5 inches in Decatur means that it is snowier than most places in Alabama. January is the snowiest month in Decatur with 0.7 inches of snow, and 1 month of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Decatur    10 Reviews
    Decatur is Decatur - 6/25/2019
    I moved to Decatur from Huntsville a little over a year ago. I'm just not a big fan for a few reasons. #1 Brownsferry Nuclear Power Plant is exactly 10.43 miles from my... Read More

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    I wouldn't even visit but my family is still there - 6/24/2019
    People are church associated, fun and cordial. I don't know why Best places have them listed as 56 for Comfort Zone but no way! And my high electric bill for at least 4... Read More

    Decatur, Alabama housing - 6/27/2010
    Houses are quite nice and quite affordable and property taxes are low. What more could one ask... Read More


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