Huntsville, Alabama 

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Climate in Huntsville, Alabama

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

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

On average, there are 199 sunny days per year in Huntsville. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Huntsville gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 120 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 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 30
Rain: averages 55 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 2 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Huntsville 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 Huntsville, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Huntsville, AlabamaUnited States
  54.7 in.38.1 in.
  1.6 in.27.8 in.
  120.3 days106.2 days
  199 days205 days
  90.1°85.8°
  29.6°21.7°
  7.37
  4.94.3
  633 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 Huntsville with an average high temperature of 90.5°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Alabama. In Huntsville, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Huntsville are May, October and April.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Huntsville with an average of 29.6°. This is colder than most places in Alabama.


In Huntsville, there are 52.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Alabama.


In Huntsville, there are 66.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Alabama.


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


December is the wettest month in Huntsville with 5.8 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 Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 54.7 inches in Huntsville means that it is drier than most places in Alabama.


December is the rainiest month in Huntsville with 11.2 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 7.7 rainy days. There are 120.3 rainy days annually in Huntsville, 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 1.6 inches in Huntsville means that it is snowier than most places in Alabama. January is the snowiest month in Huntsville with 0.7 inches of snow, and 1 month of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Huntsville    49 Reviews
    Good for employment but not to live. - 11/25/2020
    This used to be a decent place, but it has rapidly declined. With the employment boon came the usual problems of increased crime and influx of homeless. Just look at... Read More

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    Serious review-- 20 years in Huntsville. - 10/25/2020
    OK, I have read all the reviews for this place, I think. Most have a grain of truth. I have lived here for 20 years. I grew up in Italy, France, and Germany. I have... Read More

    SWEET HOME HUNTSVILLE. - 1/23/2020
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