Zip 37917 (Knoxville, TN) 

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Climate in Zip 37917 (Knoxville, TN)

Knoxville (zip 37917), Tennessee gets 50 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Knoxville (zip 37917) averages 5 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 204 sunny days per year in Knoxville (zip 37917). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Knoxville (zip 37917) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 127 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 28
Rain: averages 50 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 5 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 37917 zip code is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Tennessee.

7.4 / 10
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in the 37917 zip code, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Knoxville, TennesseeUnited States
  50.2 in.38.1 in.
  5.1 in.27.8 in.
  127.4 days106.2 days
  204 days205 days
  88.1°85.8°
  28.4°21.7°
  7.47
  4.64.3
  984 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 37917 zip code with an average high temperature of 88.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Tennessee. In the 37917 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 37917 zip code are May, September and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 37917 zip code with an average of 28.4°. This is warmer than most places in Tennessee.


In the 37917 zip code, there are 30.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Tennessee.


In the 37917 zip code, there are 74.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Tennessee.


In the 37917 zip code, there are 0.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Tennessee.


July is the wettest month in the 37917 zip code with 5.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 2.7 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 28% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 50.2 inches in the 37917 zip code means that it is drier than most places in Tennessee.


July is the rainiest month in the 37917 zip code with 12.1 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 8.1 rainy days. There are 127.4 rainy days annually in the 37917 zip code, which is rainier than most places in Tennessee. The rainiest season is Summer 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 5.1 inches in the 37917 zip code means that it is snowier than most places in Tennessee. January is the snowiest month in the 37917 zip code with 2.2 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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