Oak Ridge, Tennessee 

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Climate in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Oak Ridge, Tennessee gets 53 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 208 sunny days per year in Oak Ridge. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Oak Ridge gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 125 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 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 28
Rain: averages 53 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 6 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Oak Ridge is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Tennessee.

7.3 / 10
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Oak Ridge, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Oak Ridge, TennesseeUnited States
  52.7 in.38.1 in.
  6.2 in.27.8 in.
  124.8 days106.2 days
  208 days205 days
  88.5°85.8°
  28.3°21.7°
  7.37
  4.44.3
  850 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 Oak Ridge with an average high temperature of 88.5°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Tennessee. In Oak Ridge, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Oak Ridge are May, September and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Oak Ridge with an average of 28.3°. This is warmer than most places in Tennessee.


In Oak Ridge, there are 33.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Tennessee.


In Oak Ridge, there are 74.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Tennessee.


In Oak Ridge, 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 Oak Ridge with 5.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 3.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 28% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 52.7 inches in Oak Ridge means that it is drier than most places in Tennessee.


July is the rainiest month in Oak Ridge with 12.3 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 8.2 rainy days. There are 124.8 rainy days annually in Oak Ridge, 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 6.2 inches in Oak Ridge means that it is snowier than most places in Tennessee. January is the snowiest month in Oak Ridge with 2.5 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Oak Ridge    8 Reviews
    It's on the positive side.. Kinda homey but boring - 5/11/2021
    Overall it's on the positive side. It's pretty boring but it can feel like a real home at times. It could stand to be a hair closer to Western Knoxville.. Melton lake... Read More

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    Safe place to live - 1/3/2020
    Oak Ridge is located in beautiful East TN, has excellent public schools, is very safe for families, and is only 15-30 min away from Knoxville.... Read More

    general educational/business preparedness - 7/13/2014
    Marginal, at best. Lack of social and business skills to perform anything but menial tasks. No clue about customer service, business etiquette or basic business... Read More


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