Altamont, Tennessee 

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Climate in Altamont, Tennessee

Altamont, Tennessee gets 59 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Altamont averages 4 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 207 sunny days per year in Altamont. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Altamont gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 117 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 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 26
Rain: averages 59 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 4 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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

Climate Averages
  Altamont, TennesseeUnited States
  59.1 in.38.1 in.
  4.3 in.27.8 in.
  116.7 days106.2 days
  207 days205 days
  85.0°85.8°
  25.6°21.7°
  7.47
  4.74.3
  1854 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 Altamont with an average high temperature of 85.0°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Tennessee. In Altamont, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Altamont are September, June and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Altamont with an average of 25.6°. This is colder than most places in Tennessee.


In Altamont, there are 10.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Tennessee.


In Altamont, there are 88.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Tennessee.


In Altamont, there are 0.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Tennessee.


December is the wettest month in Altamont with 5.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 3.7 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 27% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 59.1 inches in Altamont means that it is one of the wettest places in Tennessee.


July is the rainiest month in Altamont with 11.1 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 7.6 rainy days. There are 116.7 rainy days annually in Altamont, which is about average compared to other places in Tennessee. The rainiest season is Summer 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 4.3 inches in Altamont means that it is about average compared to other places in Tennessee. January is the snowiest month in Altamont with 1.4 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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