Morristown, Tennessee 

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Climate in Morristown, Tennessee

Morristown, Tennessee gets 45 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Morristown averages 10 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

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

Morristown 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 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 26
Rain: averages 45 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 10 inches of snow a year


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

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September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Morristown, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Morristown, TennesseeUnited States
  44.9 in.38.1 in.
  9.8 in.27.8 in.
  127.0 days106.2 days
  205 days205 days
  1302 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 Morristown with an average high temperature of 86.4°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Tennessee. In Morristown, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Morristown are May, September and June.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Morristown with an average of 25.7°. This is colder than most places in Tennessee.

In Morristown, there are 17.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Tennessee.

In Morristown, there are 90.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Tennessee.

In Morristown, there are 0.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Tennessee.

July is the wettest month in Morristown with 4.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 2.3 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 27% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 44.9 inches in Morristown means that it is one of the driest places in Tennessee.

March is the rainiest month in Morristown with 12.1 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 8.1 rainy days. There are 127.0 rainy days annually in Morristown, 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 9.8 inches in Morristown means that it is one of the snowiest places in Tennessee. February is the snowiest month in Morristown with 3.3 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Morristown    7 Reviews
    Not for the 20-35 set - 7/27/2012
    I've lived here for about 22 yrs, the best of those being from age 5 to 18. Morristown is a great place to raise a family or retire to but if one is to "get... Read More

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    Would not recommend Morristown - 1/25/2012
    I have lived in Morristown for over 40 years. I am currently trying to sell my home and leave. Morristown has a huge illegal immigration problem. The city looks like... Read More

    Morristown, TN - Climate - 4/7/2009
    Compared to TX, the weather in East TN is pretty nice during the summer months. That has to be one of my most favorite things about living here. Because of the... Read More

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