Rutherford County, Tennessee 

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Climate in Rutherford County, Tennessee

Rutherford County, Tennessee gets 54 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Rutherford County averages 4 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 Rutherford County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Rutherford County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 117 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 26
Rain: averages 54 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 4 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

Climate Averages
  Rutherford, TennesseeUnited States
  53.9 in.38.1 in.
  3.8 in.27.8 in.
  116.6 days106.2 days
  208 days205 days
  89.2°85.8°
  25.6°21.7°
  7.37
  4.54.3
  683 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 Rutherford County with an average high temperature of 89.5°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Tennessee. In Rutherford County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Rutherford County are May, September and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Rutherford County with an average of 25.6°. This is colder than most places in Tennessee.


In Rutherford County, there are 41.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Tennessee.


In Rutherford County, there are 92.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Tennessee.


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


May is the wettest month in Rutherford County with 5.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 3.3 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 28% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 53.9 inches in Rutherford County means that it is about average compared to other places in Tennessee.


May is the rainiest month in Rutherford County with 11.3 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 7.6 rainy days. There are 116.6 rainy days annually in Rutherford County, which is about average compared to other places in Tennessee. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 3.8 inches in Rutherford County means that it is about average compared to other places in Tennessee. January is the snowiest month in Rutherford County with 1.6 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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