DeKalb County, Alabama 

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Climate in DeKalb County, Alabama

DeKalb County, Alabama gets 55 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

DeKalb County averages 3 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 207 sunny days per year in DeKalb County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

DeKalb County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 114 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 29
Rain: averages 55 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 3 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for DeKalb County is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Alabama.

7.5 / 10
May, September and October are the most pleasant months in DeKalb County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  DeKalb, AlabamaUnited States
  54.6 in.38.1 in.
  2.9 in.27.8 in.
  113.9 days106.2 days
  207 days205 days
  88.1°85.8°
  29.0°21.7°
  7.57
  54.3
  1212 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 DeKalb County with an average high temperature of 88.1°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Alabama. In DeKalb County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for DeKalb County are May, September and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for DeKalb County with an average of 29.0°. This is colder than most places in Alabama.


In DeKalb County, there are 29.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Alabama.


In DeKalb County, there are 69.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Alabama.


In DeKalb County, there are 0.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Alabama.


July is the wettest month in DeKalb County with 5.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 3.3 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 54.6 inches in DeKalb County means that it is drier than most places in Alabama.


July is the rainiest month in DeKalb County with 10.7 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.1 rainy days. There are 113.9 rainy days annually in DeKalb County, which is rainier than most places in Alabama. The rainiest season is Spring 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 2.9 inches in DeKalb County means that it is one of the snowiest places in Alabama. January is the snowiest month in DeKalb County with 1.0 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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