Zip 36804 (Opelika, AL) 

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Climate in Zip 36804 (Opelika, AL)

Opelika (zip 36804), Alabama gets 54 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Opelika (zip 36804) averages 1 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 214 sunny days per year in Opelika (zip 36804). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Opelika (zip 36804) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 108 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 33
Rain: averages 54 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 1 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 36804 zip code is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Alabama.

7.5 / 10
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in the 36804 zip code, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Opelika, AlabamaUnited States
  53.6 in.38.1 in.
  0.5 in.27.8 in.
  107.9 days106.2 days
  214 days205 days
  90.3°85.8°
  33.0°21.7°
  7.57
  3.74.3
  666 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 36804 zip code with an average high temperature of 90.3°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Alabama. In the 36804 zip code, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 36804 zip code are October, April and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 36804 zip code with an average of 33.0°. This is about average compared to other places in Alabama.


In the 36804 zip code, there are 49.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Alabama.


In the 36804 zip code, there are 46.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Alabama.


In the 36804 zip code, there are 0.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Alabama.


March is the wettest month in the 36804 zip code with 6.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is May with 3.5 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 27% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 53.6 inches in the 36804 zip code means that it is drier than most places in Alabama.


July is the rainiest month in the 36804 zip code with 11.4 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 6.5 rainy days. There are 107.9 rainy days annually in the 36804 zip code, which is rainier than most places in Alabama. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 0.5 inches in the 36804 zip code means that it is about average compared to other places in Alabama. January is the snowiest month in the 36804 zip code with 0.3 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.





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