The following tables show monthly temperature and rainfall extremes for the 4 main climate locations across Central Alabama. Temperatures listed are are the highest and lowest maximums and minimums recorded during each month. Rainfall totals are the highest and lowest monthly totals on record. For more Central Alabama climate information, please visit the following website: www.nws.noaa.gov/climate/index.php

Please keep in mind that the period of record differs among each city. Records date back to the late 1800s for the Birmingham and Montgomery areas, while records for Tuscaloosa and Anniston began in the early to mid 1900s. Due to periods of missing data at some climate locations, the information below may not accurately respresent all records for each location.

Birmingham

Birmingham

Month Record Maximum Temperature Record Lowest Maximum Temperature Record Minimum Temperature Record Highest Minimum Temperature Record Highest Monthly Rainfall Record Lowest Monthly Rainfall
Jan 81 1/10/1949 14 1/12/1918 -6 1/21/1985 68 1/17/1943 13.37 1937 1.09 1981
Feb
  2/23/1996
83 2/13/1962
  2/8/1918
16 2/13/1899 -10 2/13/1899 69 2/22/1897 17.67 1961 1.13 1968
Mar 90 3/21/1907 24 3/2/1980 2 3/14/1993
  3/20/1948
70 3/16/1945
  3/22/1904
15.80 1980 0.32 1918
Apr 92 4/21/1987
41 4/10/1918
  4/25/1910
26 4/11/1973 73 4/29/1970 13.75 1979 0.42 1986
May
99 5/28/1962
  5/29/1898
52 5/3/1921 36 5/4/1971
75 5/30/2004
  5/29/1905
17.22 2003 0.11 1898
Jun 106 6/29/1931 60 6/2/1907 42 6/1/1966
  6/19/2011
  6/10/1981
79 6/18/1902
  6/23/1901
  6/23/1897
12.09 1900 0.47 1931
Jul 107 7/29/1930 69 7/6/1940 51 7/15/1967
  7/12/2010
80 7/25/1897
  7/2/1897
20.12 1916 0.30 1983
Aug
105 8/23/2007
  8/15/2007
67 8/30/1986 51 8/31/1946
  8/4/2010
81 8/21/2007
  8/16/2007
13.83 1901 0.38 1989
Sep
106 9/6/1925
  9/5/1925
58 9/25/1975 37 9/30/1967
  9/6/2002
77 9/17/1931
  9/6/1925
13.19 1906 0.00 1955
Oct
  10/6/1954
94 10/6/1941
  10/5/1927
  10/1/1919
42 10/31/1993
  10/28/1957
27 10/29/1952
  10/29/1910
74 10/1/1977
  10/6/1927
11.90 1995 0.00 1924
Nov
  11/2/2003
85 11/1/2000
  11/1/1998
25 11/25/1950 5 11/25/1950 72 11/8/1986 15.25 1948 0.01 1924
Dec 80 12/7/1951 13 12/12/1962
1 12/23/1989
  12/13/1962
69 12/1/1991 13.98 1961 0.81 1980
 

Montgomery

Montgomery

Month Record Maximum Temperature Record Lowest Maximum Temperature Record Minimum Temperature Record Highest Minimum Temperature Record Highest Monthly Rainfall Record Lowest Monthly Rainfall
Jan
83 1/10/2005
  1/11/1949
18 1/9/1886 0 1/21/1985
67 1/7/1946
  1/16/1882
17.78 1892 0.49 1927
Feb 85 2/13/1962 19 2/13/1899 -5 2/13/1899
  2/22/1962
68 2/17/1889
  2/24/1875
13.38 1961 1.11 1999
Mar
90 3/24/1929
  3/21/1907
33 3/3/1943 17 3/14/1993 72 3/25/1936 16.51 1909 0.72 1887
Apr 94 4/30/2007
  4/11/1918
45 4/25/1910
  4/5/1891
28 4/1/1987
  4/17/1967
72 4/24/1958
  4/20/1920
15.94 1912 0.38 1915
May 99 5/27/1916 56 5/22/1883 40 5/4/1971
76 5/26/1878
  5/25/1878
12.01 1978 0.22 2007
Jun 106 6/27/1881 61 6/10/1913 48 6/1/1889
  6/23/1944
80 6/22/1930
  6/26/1914
  6/25/1914
15.59 1928 0.33 1979
Jul 107 7/7/1881 72 7/6/1940 59 7/20/2009
  7/11/1930
81 7/9/1881
  7/20/1878
13.42 1899 0.43 1902
Aug
  8/14/2007
106 8/12/2007
  8/11/2007
  8/10/2007
66 8/30/1986 56 8/29/1992
  8/7/1930
80 8/20/1925
  8/16/1902
  8/11/1874
15.58 1939 0.44 1925
Sep 106 9/5/1925 60 9/26/1940 39 9/30/1967 79 9/5/1925 12.00 1917 0.12 1923
Oct 100 10/6/1954 42 10/31/1993 26 10/30/1952 76 10/2/1883 10.29 1879 0.00 1904
Nov
  11/1/2004
87 11/8/1986
  11/5/1975
30 11/25/1950 13 11/25/1950 72 11/3/2004 21.32 1948 0.19 1924
Dec 85 12/2/1982 21 12/23/1989
5 12/25/1983
  12/13/1962
69 12/8/1978 13.35 1961 0.49 1889
 

Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa

Month Record Maximum Temperature Record Lowest Maximum Temperature Record Minimum Temperature Record Highest Minimum Temperature Record Highest Monthly Rainfall Record Lowest Monthly Rainfall
Jan 82 1/10/1949 18 1/10/1962
-1 1/21/1985
  1/19/1977
67 1/12/2013 10.18 1979
1.22 1986
  1961
Feb 86 2/13/1962 23 2/2/1951 -1 2/8/1989 67 2/5/2008 14.79 1961 1.60 1968
Mar 88 3/19/1982 31 3/2/1980 12 3/14/1993 72 3/16/1982 19.99 1976 1.12 1986
Apr 94 4/21/1987
49 4/3/1987
  4/6/1971
29 4/4/1987
  4/1/1987
  4/29/1970
74 4/28/1970
  4/24/1958
14.41 1979 0.30 1987
May 98 5/31/1951 58 5/5/2013 36 5/4/1976
  5/31/2013
  5/10/2003
74 5/9/2003
  5/27/1991
  5/26/1989
11.13 1976 0.06 2007
Jun
  6/29/2012
105 6/27/1954
  6/28/1952
63 6/17/1961
45 6/1/1984
  6/3/1956
80 6/29/1978 11.98 1989 0.84 1954*
Jul
  7/29/1952
107 7/28/1952
  7/24/1952
72 7/31/1975 54 7/1/1950
79 7/16/1980
  7/24/1979
10.06 1973 0.72 1970
Aug
107 8/10/2007
  8/29/2000
66 8/7/1950 53 8/22/1956 80 8/8/1991 8.84 1970 0.41 2006
Sep
104 9/4/1954
  9/1/1951
60 9/28/1967 37 9/30/1967 79 9/2/2008 9.74 2011 0.00 1955
Oct 98 10/4/1954 44 10/31/1993 23 10/30/1952 76 10/26/2010 8.59 1956 0.00 1963
Nov 88 11/9/2005 29 11/25/1950 10 11/25/1950 72 11/8/1986 14.25 1948 0.67 1949
Dec 82 12/3/1978 18 12/22/1989 2 12/23/1989
71 12/1/1991
  12/3/1982
11.05 1983 0.69 1980

 * Only months with no missing data was used for rainfall totals. 

Anniston

Anniston

Month Record Maximum Temperature Record Lowest Maximum Temperature Record Minimum Temperature Record Highest Minimum Temperature Record Highest Monthly Rainfall Record Lowest Monthly Rainfall
Jan
  1/25/1950
80 1/11/1949
  1/10/1949
18 1/26/1905 -5 1/21/1985 65 1/25/1950 12.69 1972 0.95 1986
Feb
  2/23/1996
84 2/26/1977
  2/13/1962
14 2/14/1905 -4 2/14/1905 64 2/17/1956 15.90 1961 1.19 1978
Mar
89 3/9/1974
  3/31/1981
26 3/2/1980 12 3/14/1993 70 3/15/1973 18.09 1977 1.38 1985
Apr 93 4/17/1955 42 4/3/1987
26 4/8/2007
  4/17/1905
70 4/24/1958
  4/12/1948
17.30 1979 0.17 1986
May 98 5/16/1962 55 5/7/1992 34 5/13/1960
  5/30/2011
73 5/6/1984
  5/12/1967
11.49 2003 0.14 2007
Jun
104 6/30/2012
  6/28/1931
65 6/2/1967 42 6/1/1972
  6/20/2011
75 6/17/1990
  6/14/1958
9.28 2003 0.00 1988
Jul 105 7/13/1980 71 7/30/1984 50 7/15/1967
  7/24/1983
78 7/15/1980
  7/12/1980
13.90 1950 0.79 1983
Aug 106 8/21/1983
67 8/31/1986
  8/30/1986
50 8/28/1952
  8/17/2010
  8/4/2010
78 8/3/2010
  8/2/2010
  8/8/2007
12.73 1967 0.27 1957
Sep
  9/1/1957
101 9/6/1954
  9/4/1954
  9/20/1931
58 9/25/1989 34 9/30/1967 77 9/11/1904 8.97 1957 0.09 1947
Oct 99 10/5/1954 43 10/31/1993 22 10/30/1952 73 10/26/2010 9.35 1995 0.00 1963
Nov 88 11/2/1974 25 11/25/1950 5 11/25/1950 70 11/5/2003 15.10 1948 0.61 1949
Dec 80 12/7/1951 15 12/12/1962 1 12/13/1962 70 12/1/1991 12.17 1961 0.71 1980*

 * Only months with no missing data was used for rainfall totals. 


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