Tuscaloosa Metro Area, Alabama 

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Climate in Tuscaloosa Metro Area, Alabama

Tuscaloosa Metro Area, Alabama gets 54 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Tuscaloosa Metro Area averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 210 sunny days per year in Tuscaloosa Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Tuscaloosa Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 105 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 92 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 34
Rain: averages 54 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Tuscaloosa metro area is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Alabama.

7.2 / 10
October, May and April are the most pleasant months in the Tuscaloosa metro area, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Tuscaloosa, AlabamaUnited States
  54.0 in.38.1 in.
  0.2 in.27.8 in.
  105.0 days106.2 days
  210 days205 days
  92.0°85.8°
  33.5°21.7°
  7.27
  5.24.3
  243 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 the Tuscaloosa metro area with an average high temperature of 92.0°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Alabama. In the Tuscaloosa metro area, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Tuscaloosa metro area are October, April and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Tuscaloosa metro area with an average of 33.5°. This is warmer than most places in Alabama.


In the Tuscaloosa metro area, there are 70.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Alabama.


In the Tuscaloosa metro area, there are 46.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Alabama.


In the Tuscaloosa metro area, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Alabama.


February is the wettest month in the Tuscaloosa metro area with 5.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is September with 3.5 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 29% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 54.0 inches in the Tuscaloosa metro area means that it is drier than most places in Alabama.


January is the rainiest month in the Tuscaloosa metro area with 10.0 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 6.8 rainy days. There are 105.0 rainy days annually in the Tuscaloosa metro area, which is about average compared to other places in Alabama. The rainiest season is Spring 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 0.2 inches in the Tuscaloosa metro area means that it is less snowy than most places in Alabama. March is the snowiest month in the Tuscaloosa metro area with 0.1 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.





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