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Climate in Petersburg, Tennessee

Petersburg, Tennessee gets 56 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Petersburg averages 2 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 Petersburg. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Petersburg gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 119 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 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 27
Rain: averages 56 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 2 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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

Climate Averages
  Petersburg, TennesseeUnited States
  55.5 in.38.1 in.
  2.2 in.27.8 in.
  118.6 days106.2 days
  205 days205 days
  89.6°85.8°
  27.0°21.7°
  7.37
  4.94.3
  755 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.


August is the hottest month for Petersburg with an average high temperature of 89.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Tennessee. In Petersburg, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Petersburg are May, October and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Petersburg with an average of 27.0°. This is warmer than most places in Tennessee.


In Petersburg, there are 45.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Tennessee.


In Petersburg, there are 86.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Tennessee.


In Petersburg, 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 Petersburg with 5.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 3.5 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 27% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 55.5 inches in Petersburg means that it is wetter than most places in Tennessee.


July is the rainiest month in Petersburg with 11.5 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 7.6 rainy days. There are 118.6 rainy days annually in Petersburg, which is about average compared to other 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 2.2 inches in Petersburg means that it is less snowy than most places in Tennessee. January is the snowiest month in Petersburg with 1.0 inches of snow, and 2 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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