Tuscaloosa, Alabama 

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Climate in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama gets 53 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 214 sunny days per year in Tuscaloosa. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Tuscaloosa gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 107 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 34
Rain: averages 53 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Tuscaloosa is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Alabama.

4.7 / 7.1

Summer   /   Winter
October, May and April are the most pleasant months in Tuscaloosa, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Tuscaloosa, AlabamaUnited States
  52.9 in.38.1 in.
  0.2 in.27.8 in.
  107.4 days106.2 days
  214 days205 days
  220 ft.2443 ft.


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 Tuscaloosa with an average high temperature of 92.0°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Alabama. In Tuscaloosa, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Tuscaloosa are October, April and May.

In Tuscaloosa, there are 70.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Alabama.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Tuscaloosa with an average of 33.8°. This is warmer than most places in Alabama.

In Tuscaloosa, there are 44.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Alabama.

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

Humidity in Tuscaloosa can be uncomfortable during the summer, but comfortable for most of the year. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, August and June. The humid season runs from June-September and the most comfortable months are October-May.

February is the wettest month in Tuscaloosa with 5.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is September with 3.4 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 29% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 52.9 inches in Tuscaloosa means that it is drier than most places in Alabama.

December is the rainiest month in Tuscaloosa with 10.2 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.0 rainy days. There are 107.4 rainy days annually in Tuscaloosa, which is rainier than most places in Alabama. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 0.2 inches in Tuscaloosa means that it is less snowy than most places in Alabama. March is the snowiest month in Tuscaloosa with 0.1 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Tuscaloosa    9 Reviews
    Tuscaloosa: A very pleasant place to live and work - 1/14/2022
    We've lived in Tuscaloosa for several years now. It's a diverse, friendly college town -- home of the University of Alabama and it's lovely campus -- that is relatively... Read More

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    The Most Generic City in America - 9/17/2021
    Tuscaloosa used to have some character. We had a decent live music scene, an up and coming artist community, affordable housing, and there were even several places for... Read More

    A Great Place to live. Lots of conservatives here? - 4/12/2020
    I’ve lived in the city for 40 years. Love the small town feel. The only negative I would mention is being in the Dixie Alley for tornadoes in the Spring and Fall.... Read More

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