2001 Weather Year in Review

Rainfall

Several locations across the area recorded above normal rainfall for the year. This table is a comparison of this year's monthly rainfall to year 2000. The column labeled Departure, is the departure of the total rainfall for the year or so far this year, from the 30 year average (1961-1990) rainfall for the year. Rainfall amounts are in inches.

Site Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total Departure
ANB 2000 5.76 2.57 4.13 5.80 2.90 3.01 3.64 1.94 1.43 1.78 7.21 1.29 41.46 -11.42
  2001 4.14 2.98 9.23 5.21 4.92 6.39 4.29 3.26 4.30 2.37 2.60 3.56 53.25 0.37
  30 year average 5.08 5.07 6.34 5.25 4.23 3.71 4.46 3.9 3.57 2.74 3.72 4.81 52.88  
 
BHM 2000 5.72 2.17 10.67 8.19 0.88 2.89 4.62 2.20 1.66 1.26 8.14 1.84 50.24 -4.34
  2001 5.23 4.35 8.43 7.30 5.25 7.54 4.12 7.40 6.27 2.43 3.30 4.79 66.73 11.80
  30 year average 5.10 4.72 6.19 4.96 4.85 3.73 5.25 3.59 3.93 2.81 4.33 5.12 54.58  
 
HSV 2000 4.24 2.61 5.76 8.40 1.29 5.04 1.31 1.16 1.81 0.01 7.63 3.63 42.89 -14.29
  2001 5.60 4.57 6.43 3.52 7.31 7.03 8.14 4.45 3.50 3.77 3.53 6.31 64.16 6.98
  30 year average 5.17 4.87 6.62 4.93 5.08 4.13 4.85 3.47 4.08 3.25 4.86 5.87 57.18  
 
MGM 2000 4.04 1.88 3.22 1.64 0.78 2.13 1.69 2.39 7.50 0.79 6.88 5.01 37.95 -15.48
  2001 3.86 3.99 12.14 3.00 4.69 1.87 2.88 4.86 1.99 2.19 2.96 3.08 47.51 -5.92
  30 year average 4.68 5.48 6.26 4.49 3.92 3.90 5.19 3.69 4.09 2.45 4.08 5.20 53.43  
 
MSL 2000 4.40 2.17 3.93 8.06 1.81 3.70 4.91 0.43 0.80 t 6.54 4.10 40.85 -13.00
  2001 5.31 6.52 4.25 4.85 5.45 6.62 8.80 4.86 3.68 4.60 3.02 5.15 63.11 +9.26
  30 year average 4.48 4.45 5.9 4.41 5.1 4.07 4.58 3.29 4.08 3.20 4.52 5.77 53.85  
 
TCL 2000 5.61 2.83 7.70 8.65 0.44 1.81 2.97 0.76 2.01 1.75 10.04 4.68 49.25 -5.65
  2001 5.82 3.73 6.36 2.32 3.53 4.37 2.37 6.46 8.88 4.95 5.35 6.02 60.16 5.26
  30 year average 5.25 5.13 6.28 5.40 4.21 3.83 5.41 3.86 3.25 3.02 4.13 5.13 54.90  


Top five greatest 24 hour rainfall total (inches) for 2001:
Location 24 Hour Amount Month/Date
Eufaula Wildlife Refuge 7.74 November 25
Haleyville 5.50 April 4
Troy 5.15 March 4
Centreville 5.11 February 17
Aliceville 5.04 September 3


Top five greatest MONTH total (inches) precipitation for 2001:
Location Amount Month
Opelika 17.98 March
Troy 15.35 March
Union Spring 15.25 March
Auburn 15.07 March

 


Temperatures

 

The highest temperature across parts of the area was 98 degrees at several locations,
Location Temperature Month/Date
Saint Bernard 98 July 28
Fayette 98 July 21
Tuscaloosa AC 98 July 20
Greensboro 98 July 20

The lowest temperature,
Location Temperature Month/Date
Hamilton 4 January 3-4
Camp Hill 7 January 3-4
Valley Head 7 January 3-4

The following table shows the number of days the high or low temperature was equal or above/below a given temperature.
Location # of days greater than
or equal to 90oF
# of days greater than
or equal to 95oF
# of days less than
or equal to 32oF
# of days less than
or equal to 20oF
Anniston 33 0 48 8
Birmingham 30 1 45 7
Decatur 26 0 60 9
Huntsville 30 1 59 10
Montgomery 55 4 38 4
Muscle Shoals 29 0 57 7
Shelby County 30 0 40 3
Troy 44 1 42 3
Tuscaloosa 56 4 44 5

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