Bristol, Tennessee 

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Climate in Bristol, Tennessee

Bristol, Tennessee gets 44 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Bristol averages 12 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 201 sunny days per year in Bristol. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Bristol gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 134 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 24
Rain: averages 44 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 12 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.4 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Bristol, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Bristol, TennesseeUnited States
  43.8 in.38.1 in.
  12.3 in.27.8 in.
  134.3 days106.2 days
  201 days205 days
  85.1°85.8°
  24.3°21.7°
  7.47
  4.44.3
  1676 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 Bristol with an average high temperature of 85.1°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Tennessee. In Bristol, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Bristol are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Bristol with an average of 24.3°. This is one of the coldest places in Tennessee.


In Bristol, there are 12.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Tennessee.


In Bristol, there are 101.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Tennessee.


In Bristol, there are 0.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Tennessee.


July is the wettest month in Bristol with 5.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 2.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 43.8 inches in Bristol means that it is one of the driest places in Tennessee.


May is the rainiest month in Bristol with 12.5 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.4 rainy days. There are 134.3 rainy days annually in Bristol, which is one of the rainiest places in Tennessee. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 12.3 inches in Bristol means that it is one of the snowiest places in Tennessee. January is the snowiest month in Bristol with 4.7 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Bristol    4 Reviews
    Application "Black List" AKA Black Hole - 10/23/2019
    Update from 2006 - Current is October 2019 - I was born and raised in the Bristol, VA-TN area. Although the crime rate is low compared to many places - the jobs are very... Read More

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    If you don't have a job ... don't come to Bristol - 6/25/2006
    Struggled with keeping a decent job in Brisol. If a medical professional - only a one horse town with no... Read More

    Bristol is a good place to live....if you can find - 3/16/2006
    I was born and raised in Bristol. It's a good place to live. Safe, low cost of living. But the job market is very scarce. The economy is having a rough... Read More


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