Clay County, Tennessee 

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Climate in Clay County, Tennessee

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

Clay County averages 7 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 Clay County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Clay County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 102 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 25
Rain: averages 53 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 7 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

Climate Averages
  Clay, TennesseeUnited States
  52.5 in.38.1 in.
  6.5 in.27.8 in.
  101.8 days106.2 days
  208 days205 days
  88.6°85.8°
  25.2°21.7°
  7.47
  4.74.3
  784 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 Clay County with an average high temperature of 88.6°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Tennessee. In Clay County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Clay County are May, September and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Clay County with an average of 25.2°. This is colder than most places in Tennessee.


In Clay County, there are 33.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Tennessee.


In Clay County, there are 92.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Tennessee.


In Clay County, there are 1.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Tennessee.


May is the wettest month in Clay County with 5.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 3.6 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 27% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 52.5 inches in Clay County means that it is drier than most places in Tennessee.


May is the rainiest month in Clay County with 10.1 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 6.6 rainy days. There are 101.8 rainy days annually in Clay County, which is one of the least rainy places in Tennessee. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 6.5 inches in Clay County means that it is snowier than most places in Tennessee. January is the snowiest month in Clay County with 2.8 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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