Zip 35986 (Rainsville, AL) 

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Climate in Zip 35986 (Rainsville, AL)

Rainsville (zip 35986), Alabama gets 55 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Rainsville (zip 35986) 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 Rainsville (zip 35986). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Rainsville (zip 35986) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 116 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 30
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 the 35986 zip code 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 the 35986 zip code, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Rainsville, AlabamaUnited States
  54.6 in.38.1 in.
  3.0 in.27.8 in.
  115.8 days106.2 days
  207 days205 days
  88.0°85.8°
  29.6°21.7°
  7.57
  54.3
  1288 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 35986 zip code with an average high temperature of 88.0°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Alabama. In the 35986 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 35986 zip code are May, September and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 35986 zip code with an average of 29.6°. This is colder than most places in Alabama.


In the 35986 zip code, there are 30.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Alabama.


In the 35986 zip code, there are 63.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Alabama.


In the 35986 zip code, there are 0.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Alabama.


July is the wettest month in the 35986 zip code with 5.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 3.2 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 the 35986 zip code means that it is drier than most places in Alabama.


July is the rainiest month in the 35986 zip code with 10.8 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.2 rainy days. There are 115.8 rainy days annually in the 35986 zip code, which is one of the rainiest 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 3.0 inches in the 35986 zip code means that it is one of the snowiest places in Alabama. January is the snowiest month in the 35986 zip code with 1.1 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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