Knoxville, Tennessee 

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Climate in Knoxville, Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee gets 50 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Knoxville averages 6 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 204 sunny days per year in Knoxville. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Knoxville gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 127 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 28
Rain: averages 50 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 6 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

Climate Averages
  Knoxville, TennesseeUnited States
  50.3 in.38.1 in.
  5.8 in.27.8 in.
  127.3 days106.2 days
  204 days205 days
  88.1°85.8°
  27.9°21.7°
  7.47
  4.64.3
  906 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 Knoxville with an average high temperature of 88.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Tennessee. In Knoxville, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Knoxville are May, September and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Knoxville with an average of 27.9°. This is warmer than most places in Tennessee.


In Knoxville, there are 29.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Tennessee.


In Knoxville, there are 78.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Tennessee.


In Knoxville, there are 0.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Tennessee.


July is the wettest month in Knoxville with 5.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 2.7 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 28% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 50.3 inches in Knoxville means that it is drier than most places in Tennessee.


March is the rainiest month in Knoxville with 12.0 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 8.1 rainy days. There are 127.3 rainy days annually in Knoxville, 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 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 5.8 inches in Knoxville means that it is snowier than most places in Tennessee. January is the snowiest month in Knoxville with 2.4 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    I moved from that hell hole in January of 2020. 28 years there was enough of the high crime, low wages and rainy cold weather from October till May. I now live at the... Read More
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