Dayton, Tennessee 

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Climate in Dayton, Tennessee

Dayton, Tennessee gets 55 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 212 sunny days per year in Dayton. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Dayton gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 122 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 88 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 27
Rain: averages 55 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 4 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Dayton 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 Dayton, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Dayton, TennesseeUnited States
  55.2 in.38.1 in.
  3.7 in.27.8 in.
  121.5 days106.2 days
  212 days205 days
  87.9°85.8°
  26.7°21.7°
  7.47
  4.74.3
  696 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 Dayton with an average high temperature of 87.9°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Tennessee. In Dayton, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Dayton are May, September and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Dayton with an average of 26.7°. This is about average compared to other places in Tennessee.


In Dayton, there are 27.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Tennessee.


In Dayton, there are 84.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Tennessee.


In Dayton, there are 0.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Tennessee.


December is the wettest month in Dayton with 5.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 3.2 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 55.2 inches in Dayton means that it is wetter than most places in Tennessee.


July is the rainiest month in Dayton with 12.3 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.5 rainy days. There are 121.5 rainy days annually in Dayton, which is rainier than most 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 3.7 inches in Dayton means that it is about average compared to other places in Tennessee. February is the snowiest month in Dayton with 1.3 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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