Fort Payne, Alabama 

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Climate in Fort Payne, Alabama

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

Fort Payne averages 3 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 Fort Payne. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Fort Payne gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 115 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 88 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 29
Rain: averages 55 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 3 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Fort Payne is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Alabama.

7.4 / 10
May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Fort Payne, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Fort Payne, AlabamaUnited States
  54.6 in.38.1 in.
  3.3 in.27.8 in.
  115.4 days106.2 days
  204 days205 days
  88.4°85.8°
  28.6°21.7°
  7.47
  54.3
  902 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 Fort Payne with an average high temperature of 88.4°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Alabama. In Fort Payne, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Fort Payne are May, September and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Fort Payne with an average of 28.6°. This is one of the coldest places in Alabama.


In Fort Payne, there are 32.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Alabama.


In Fort Payne, there are 73.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Alabama.


In Fort Payne, there are 0.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Alabama.


July is the wettest month in Fort Payne with 5.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 3.2 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 28% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 54.6 inches in Fort Payne means that it is drier than most places in Alabama.


July is the rainiest month in Fort Payne with 10.8 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.2 rainy days. There are 115.4 rainy days annually in Fort Payne, which is rainier than most 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 3.3 inches in Fort Payne means that it is one of the snowiest places in Alabama. January is the snowiest month in Fort Payne with 1.1 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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