Selma, Alabama 

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Climate in Selma, Alabama

Selma, Alabama gets 40 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 215 sunny days per year in Selma. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Selma gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 97 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 91 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 34
Rain: averages 40 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.3 / 10
October, May and April are the most pleasant months in Selma, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Selma, AlabamaUnited States
  39.7 in.38.1 in.
  0.1 in.27.8 in.
  96.5 days106.2 days
  215 days205 days
  91.3°85.8°
  34.0°21.7°
  7.37
  5.34.3
  135 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 Selma with an average high temperature of 91.3°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Alabama. In Selma, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Selma are October, April and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Selma with an average of 34.0°. This is warmer than most places in Alabama.


In Selma, there are 64.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Alabama.


In Selma, there are 41.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Alabama.


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


March is the wettest month in Selma with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 2.1 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 27% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 39.7 inches in Selma means that it is one of the driest places in Alabama.


July is the rainiest month in Selma with 9.8 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 5.6 rainy days. There are 96.5 rainy days annually in Selma, which is one of the least rainy places in Alabama. The rainiest season is Spring 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 0.1 inches in Selma means that it is less snowy than most places in Alabama. January is the snowiest month in Selma with 0.1 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.





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