Zip 35401 (Tuscaloosa, AL) 

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Climate in Zip 35401 (Tuscaloosa, AL)

Tuscaloosa (zip 35401), Alabama gets 53 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Tuscaloosa (zip 35401) 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 (zip 35401). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Tuscaloosa (zip 35401) 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 92 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 34
Rain: averages 53 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 35401 zip code is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Alabama.

4.6 / 7.1

Summer   /   Winter
October, May and April are the most pleasant months in the 35401 zip code, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Tuscaloosa, AlabamaUnited States
  53.1 in.38.1 in.
  0.3 in.27.8 in.
  107.7 days106.2 days
  210 days205 days
  92.0°85.8°
  33.8°21.7°
  7.17
  5.34.3
  207 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 35401 zip code with an average high temperature of 92.0°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Alabama. In the 35401 zip code, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 35401 zip code are October, April and May.


In the 35401 zip code, there are 71.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Alabama.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 35401 zip code with an average of 33.8°. This is warmer than most places in Alabama.


In the 35401 zip code, there are 44.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Alabama.


In the 35401 zip code, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Alabama.


Humidity in the 35401 zip code can be uncomfortable during the summer, but comfortable for most of the year. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, August and June. The humid season runs from June-September and the most comfortable months are October-May.


February is the wettest month in the 35401 zip code with 5.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is September with 3.4 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 53.1 inches in the 35401 zip code means that it is drier than most places in Alabama.


December is the rainiest month in the 35401 zip code with 10.2 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 7.2 rainy days. There are 107.7 rainy days annually in the 35401 zip code, which is rainier than most places in Alabama. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 0.3 inches in the 35401 zip code means that it is about average compared to other places in Alabama. March is the snowiest month in the 35401 zip code with 0.1 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.





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