2010 Weather Year in Review

2010 Central Alabama Headlines

 

**Note: All of the following data should be considered preliminary. Not all of the data has been quality controlled.**

 

Drought Conditions 

After a fairly normal winter and spring rainfall pattern, conditions changed during the summer as below normal rainfall occurred across portions of Central Alabama, especially in the east and southeast sections. This was followed by below normal rainfall in September, and by mid September moderate to severe drought conditions developed in the eastern sections of Central Alabama. By late September, the drought conditions worsened and spread westward, encompassing most of Central Alabama by mid October.
 
The drought was most severe in east-central and southeast sections, where Severe to Extreme Drought Conditions prevailed. Drought conditions persisted through the remainder of October into November as only sporadic rainfall occurred. Some easing of the drought finally began in late November as periodic and more substantial rainfall gradually returned to the area, with this pattern continuing into December. By mid and late December, drought conditions receded into the eastern sections of Central Alabama.
 
In contrast to the 2007 drought, when impacts were far reaching, affecting municipal water supplies, crops, recreational interests, etc., the 2010 drought’s main impact appears to have been to farm crops. Many crop yields were diminished due to the drought, and impacts were also felt by cattle farmers as winter forage was affected. However, no major impacts to municipal water supplies and area reservoirs have been reported at this time.
 
In comparison to the 2007 Drought, when yearly rainfall deficits averaged 20 to 30 inches over much of Central Alabama, yearly deficits in 2010 were generally from 5 to 15 inches in most places, with some locations even receiving near normal rainfall for the year.
 
Drought data was taken from several sources. Additional Drought Information can be found at the following links;

 

2010 Flooding

Fairly normal rainfall in the winter and spring months produced periodic river flooding in Central Alabama. A weather pattern that generated periodic storm systems brought frequent rainfall to the area during the first half of the year, with some minor river flooding occurring each month from January through May.   The most widespread flooding occurred during the first half of March, when a storm system produced from three to five inches of rain, with local totals to eight inches, across much of Central Alabama. Minor flooding occurred on all major area rivers following this rainfall, with the main impacts to low-lying farm and pasture lands, as well as some camps and cabins.
 
A more significant impact from the March rainfall was severe flash flooding that occurred on the 10th.   From four to eight inches of rainfall in less than six hours produced widespread severe flash flooding across portions of Shelby, Jefferson and Talladega counties, with numerous roads and highways flooded as small creeks and streams overflowed their banks. As many as ten roads were still closed from this flooding in Shelby County as late as the 12th of the month.
 
Severe flash flooding also occurred on June 4th in Roanoke in southern Randolph County. Over five inches of rain fell in Roanoke in around two hours as afternoon thunderstorms moved through the area. This produced brief but widespread street flooding in Roanoke, with water two to three feet deep in some buildings in the downtown area and at least five homes flooded in the area. Only a few locations received over a quarter inch of rain on this day. 
 
Data supplied by the NWS BMX. Additional Flood Information can be found at the following links;

 

Severe Weather

Preliminary severe weather numbers for Central Alabama in 2010:

Tornadoes in 2010

EF0

 6

EF1

 11

EF2

 0

EF3

 2

EF4

 0

EF5

 0

Total # of Tornadoes

 19

 10 Year Average # of Tornadoes (2001-2010)

 32 (318)

 20 Year Average # of Tornadoes (1991-2010)

 22 (447)

 30 Year Average # of Tornadoes (1981-2010)

 19 (579)

 Maximum # of Tornadoes in Any Year

 57 in 2008 & 2005

 Minimum # of Tornadoes in Any Year

 4 in 1993 & 1991

 

Days with Severe Weather in 2010
Days with Tornadoes  6
Days with Wind Damage or Wind Speeds 58 mph or greater  44
Days with Hail 1.00 inch in diameter or larger  18
Days with Flash Floods  22

 

Average Severe Weather Days Expected in a Year (2001-2010)
Days with Tornadoes  9
Days with Wind Damage or Wind Speeds 58 mph or greater  42
Days with Severe Hail   28
Days with Flash Floods  15

 

Previous Years Days with Severe Weather
  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
Tornado  13  17 9 9 9 5 8 6 7
Damaging Wind  39  40 42 43 36 34 46 50 43
Hail  29  33 20 35 32 26 29 33 23
Flash Flood  32  6 3 11 20 14 22 11 9

 

Data supplied by the NWS BMX. Additional information on severe weather and storm surveys can be found at the following links; 

 

Tropical Weather

Tropical Cyclone Activity in the Atlantic Basin was well above average during  the 2010 season. A total of 19 named storms formed, of which12 became hurricanes and 5 became major hurricanes. The long term averages are 11 named storms, 6 hurricanes and 2 major hurricanes. There were also two tropical depressions that did not reach tropical storm strength. In terms of accumulated cyclone energy (ACE) which measures the combined strength and duration of tropical storms and hurricanes, 2010 was much above average, at 190 percent of the long-term median value. 

The number of named storms and hurricanes during 2010 was the highest since the record-setting 2005 season.  The number of storms also tied with 1887 and 1995 for third highest on record. Of those, 12 became hurricanes. Therefore, 2010 tied with 1969 for second highest on record. Five of those reached major hurricane status of Category 3 or higher. The ACE value for 2010 was also the highest since 2005 and the eleventh highest in the basin since 1944. 

Tropical Depression #5 formed on August 10 in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. The system weakened and the remnants moved onshore in Louisiana on Aug 12. The remnants of TD #5 then moved slowly northeastward across Central Alabama over the next several days. The system brought 1-3 inches of rainfall to much of Central Alabama, with locally higher amounts reported. Here is a map of rainfall totals with the remnants of TD #5. This was the only tropical system having any effect Central Alabama in 2010.

Data provided by the NWS BMX and NHC.

The end of the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season
National Hurricane Center 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Seasonal Summary


 

Winter Weather & Cold

A surface low in the northern Gulf of Mexico along with an upper level disturbance moving southeastward from the Great Plains contributed to an observation of heavy snowfall on Christmas Day, 2010.  The snowfall blanketed much of northern and central Alabama.  Some locations saw the first white Christmas on record, while others just missed out on a White Christmas. A band of 2 to 4 inches of snow fell near and north of a line from Hamilton, to Oneonta, to Talladega to Wedowee. 

Some light freezing rain, sleet and snow occurred across Central Alabama on December 15. A light glaze of ice developed on many elevated and exposed surfaces. Numerous morning rush hour accidents occurred. The icing only lasted for a few hours as surface temperatures warmed above freezing during the day. The light freezing rain was reported from Hamilton and Tuscaloosa, to Birmingham and even Troy.

A low pressure system moving across the northern Gulf of Mexico brought a swath of snow to a large portion of Central Alabama on February 12 . The highest snowfall amounts were in the eastern and southern sections of Central Alabama, with 3 to as much as 7 inches of snow reported in these areas. The snow caused numerous businesses and schools to close, and created hazardous travel across a large portion of the area.

A light mixture of snow, sleet, and freezing rain also occurred on January 7 and on March 2.

The first 15 days of January were the coldest beginning of the year on record for Central Alabama.

Data provided by the NWS BMX and NCDC.

Birmingham Cold Weather Facts...Here.
Montgomery Cold Weather Facts...
Here.
Cold Beginning of 2010...Here.

 
Additional Winter Information can be found at the following links;

Coldest Average Temperatures Jan 1- Jan 15

Location Average Temp Prev Record Prev Record
Birmingham 29.7 - 2010** 32.0 - 1918 32.3 - 1977
Montgomery 32.4 - 2010** 34.2 - 1970 38.3 - 1977
Tuscaloosa 31.7 - 2010** 33.8 - 1970 33.9 - 1978
Anniston 29.6 - 2010** 31.1 - 1970 34.6 - 1977

 

Sizzling Summer Heat

High pressure and high moisture values dominated the weather pattern here in Central Alabama for much of the summer.  This lead to above normal temperatures both during the day and at night, along with very high heat index values.  The heat wave began in June and then intensified in late July and early August when afternoon highs climbed above 100 degrees in most locations.  It was so warm in fact, that numerous climatological top ten measurements occurred.

Data provided by the NWS BMX and NCDC.



Maximum Heat Indices This Summer

Location June July August
Birmingham 103 - 6/13 107 - 7/25 111 - 8/4
Montgomery 104 - 6/14 111 - 7/30 111 - 8/2
Tuscaloosa 106 - 6/14 109 - 7/30 116 - 8/3
Anniston 102 - 6/13 109 - 7/24 111 - 8/4
Calera 103 - 6/15 106 - 7/25 109 - 8/4
Gadsden 103 - 6/13 107 - 7/23,24,25 111 - 8/3,4
Troy 103 - 6/25,27 109 - 7/23 111 - 8/2
Alexander City 106 - 6/14,24 108 - 7/15 110 - 8/2,4

 

Consecutive Days where the High Temperature was 90 degrees or higher.

Location # of Days Historical Rank Previous Record
Birmingham 50 1st* 37 - 1932 & 2007
Montgomery 56 1st* 52 - 1986
Tuscaloosa 46 2nd 69 - 1954
Anniston 27 6th 38 - 1960
Pinson 55 1st* 38 - 2007

Here is a list of 'Calendar Day' temperature records that were broken for selected sites in Central Alabama (* indicates new record)...

Record High Temperatures measured in August 2010

Location Date Temperature Previous Record
Birmingham Aug 1st 101 Tied 101 - 1921/1987
Montgomery Aug 1st 101 Tied 101 - 1897
Tuscaloosa Aug 1st 102 100 - 1987
Birmingham Aug 2nd 101 99 - 1897
Montgomery Aug 2nd 100 Tied 100 - 1897
Tuscaloosa Aug 2nd 100 Tied 100 - 1957
Birmingham Aug 3rd 101 100 - 1947
Tuscaloosa Aug 3rd 101 99 - 1957
Tuscaloosa Aug 4th 102 100 - 2006/2007
Birmingham Aug 12th 102 Tied 102 - 2007
Montgomery Aug 23rd 100 Tied 100 - 1968/1983/1987

 

Record Highest Low Temperatures measured in August 2010

Location Date Temperature Previous Record
Birmingham Aug 1st 78 77 - 2007
Tuscaloosa Aug 1st 76 Tied 76 - 1987
Anniston Aug 1st 75 74 - 2004
Birmingham Aug 2nd 80 78 - 2006
Tuscaloosa Aug 2nd 77 75 - 1980/1987
Anniston Aug 2nd 78 75 - 1999
Birmingham Aug 3rd 78 Tied 78 - 2007
Tuscaloosa Aug 3rd 78 77 - 1970
Anniston Aug 3rd 78 76 - 1995
Birmingham Aug 4th 81 78 - 1947
Tuscaloosa Aug 4th 76 75 - 1970/1981/1991
Anniston Aug 4th 78 77 - 1995
Anniston Aug 5th 75 Tied 75 - 1995
Tuscaloosa Aug 10th 77 76 - 1979/1987
Anniston Aug 10th 76 75 - 1903
Birmingham Aug 12th 78 Tied 78 - 1999
Birmingham Aug 13th 78 Tied 78 - 1999
Tuscaloosa Aug 13th 78 76 - 1962/1987/2006
Tuscaloosa Aug 14th 76 Tied 76 - 1982
Anniston Aug 14th 75 74 - 1993/1995
Tuscaloosa Aug 15th 76 Tied 76 - 1980
Anniston Aug 15th 77 75 - 1995
Tuscaloosa Aug 16th 76 Tied 76 - 1949/1980
Anniston Aug 16th 77 76 - 2007
Tuscaloosa Aug 17th 76 Tied 76 - 1949/1952/2007
Anniston Aug 17th 78 77 - 2007
Birmingham Aug 18th 78 76 - 1902/1969/2006
Tuscaloosa Aug 18th 78 Tied 78 - 1980
Montgomery Aug 19th 78 Tied 78 - 1878/2000
Tuscaloosa Aug 19th 78 Tied 78 - 1969
Anniston Aug 19th 77 Tied 77 - 1969
Tuscaloosa Aug 20th 77 76 - 1980
Tuscaloosa Aug 22nd 76 Tied 76 - 1983

 

Record Highest Low Temperatures measured in July 2010

Location Date Temperature Previous Record
Birmingham Jul 12th 80 77 - 1962
Birmingham Jul 21st 77 76 - 1898/2006
Tuscaloosa Jul 21st 75 Tied 75 - 1965/1979/1986/1993
Anniston Jul 21st 75 Tied 75 - 1954/1997
Anniston Jul 25th 76 75 - 1983/1993
Anniston Jul 26th 74 Tied 74 - 1977/1993/2005
Tuscaloosa Jul 30th 75 Tied 75 - 1982/1989/2001/2004

 

Record Highest Low Temperatures measured in June 2010

Location Date Temperature Previous Record
Tuscaloosa June 4th 73 Tied 73 - 1958/1981/1986
Anniston Jun 10th 73 Tied 73 - 1945/1981/1985
Tuscaloosa Jun 11th 75 74 - 1964/1981
Tuscaloosa Jun 12th 74 Tied 74 - 1978/1981
Anniston Jun 12th 73 72 - 1977/1981
Anniston Jun 15th 73 Tied 73 - 1958/2004
Tuscaloosa Jun 19th 73 Tied 73 - 1952/2004
Anniston Jun 28th 73 Tied 73 - 1945/1997

 

Here are some climatological standings for monthly temperatures in June, July, and August (* indicates new record)...

 

The Average Temperature for August 2010 

Location Average Temperature Historical Rank Previous Record
Birmingham 84.7 3rd 86.9 - 2007
Montgomery 85.1 3rd 87.0 - 2007
Tuscaloosa 85.3 2nd  86.0 - 2007
Anniston 83.1 2nd 85.2 - 2007

 

 

The Average Temperature for July 2010

Location Average Temperature Historical Rank Previous Record
Birmingham 84.6 1st* 84.4 - 1980
Montgomery 84.6 Tied 4th 86.1 - 1875
Tuscaloosa 84.3 Tied 3rd 85.0 - 1981
Anniston 82.9 3rd 83.8 - 1980

 

The Average Temperature for June through August 2010

Location Average Temperature Historical Rank Previous Record
Birmingham 83.7 1st* 82.7 - 1902
Montgomery 84.2 1st 84.3 - 1954
Tuscaloosa 84.0 1st* 84.0 - 1981
Anniston 82.3 1st* 81.5 - 1954/1980

  

The Average High Temperature for August 2010

 

Location Average Temperature Historical Rank Previous Record
Birmingham 94.1 8th 98.4 - 2007
Montgomery 95.7 5th 99.2 - 2007
Tuscaloosa 95.9 Tied 4th 99.5 - 2007
Anniston 92.9 11th 98.2 - 2007

 

The Average High Temperature for July 2010

Location Average Temperature Historical Rank Previous Record
Birmingham 94.9 9th 96.2 - 1930
Montgomery 95.5 6th 97.6 - 2000
Tuscaloosa 95.1 8th 98.3 - 1952
Anniston 93.7 7th 95.9 - 1980

 

The Average High Temperature for June 2010

Location Average Temperature Historical Rank Previous Record
Birmingham 91.3 18th 94.6 - 1930
Montgomery 94.4 Tied 6th 95.2 - 2000
Tuscaloosa 93.2 6th 98.1 - 1952
Anniston 91.5 Tied 7th 94.0 - 1952

 

The Average High Temperature for June thorugh August 2010

Location Average Temperature Historical Rank Previous Record
Birmingham 93.5 4th 94.3 - 1954
Montgomery 95.2 Tied 2nd  96.0 - 1954
Tuscaloosa 94.8 4th 96.7 - 1954
Anniston 92.7 5th 94.4 - 1954

  

The Average Low Temperature for August 2010

Location Average Temperature Historical Rank Previous Record
Birmingham 75.2 2nd 75.4 - 2007
Montgomery 74.5 3rd 75.4 - 1878
Tuscaloosa 74.6 1st* 73.5 - 1980
Anniston 73.4 1st* 73.0 - 1995

 

The Average Low Temperature for July 2010

Location Average Temperature Historical Rank Previous Record
Birmingham 74.4 1st* 73.6 - 2006
Montgomery 73.8 13th 76.6 - 1875
Tuscaloosa 73.6 5th 74.9 - 1979
Anniston 72.1 1st* 71.7 - 2005

 

The Average Low Temperature for June 2010

Location Average Temperature Historical Rank Previous Record
Birmingham 72.1 1st* 72.0 - 1943
Montgomery 70.8 31st 73.7 - 1981
Tuscaloosa 71.7 2nd 73.0 - 1981
Anniston 69.9 1st* 69.8 - 1981

 

The Average Low Temperature for June through August 2010

Location Average Temperature Historical Rank Previous Record
Birmingham 73.9 1st* 72.1 - 2007
Montgomery 73.1 7th 74.0 - 1878
Tuscaloosa 73.3 2nd 73.4 - 1981
Anniston 71.8 1st* 70.4 - 2005

 

Climatology

Here are some selected cities data for Central Alabama 2010. All data are considered preliminary. Data source NCDC.

 

Location
Weather Elements Birmingham Montgomery Anniston Tuscaloosa Calera Troy
Hottest Day 102 Aug 12th 102 Jul 8th & Jul 23rd 100 Jul 8th 103 Aug 12th 99 Jul 8th & Jul 24th 103 Aug 1st
Coldest Day 14 Jan 5, Jan 11th & Dec 14th 14 Jan 1st 12 Jan 11th 13 Jan 11th 13 Jan 11th 13 Jan 11th
Wettest Day 3.14" Mar 10th 2.75" May 3rd 4.21" Mar 10th 2.20" Mar 10th 4.89" Mar 10th 4.21" May 3rd
Wettest Month 8.82" May 7.29" Jan 7.12" May 6.21" Jun 8.16" Aug 8.23" Jan

 

City Mean Temperature for 2010 30 Year Avg Mean Temp Mean Temperature Departure from Normal Total Rainfall for 2010 30 Year Avg Rainfall Total Rainfall Departure from Normal

Birmingham
Records since 1930

63.2 62.4 + 0.8 47.89" 53.97" -6.08"
Montgomery Records since 1948 64.7 65.1 -0.4 38.35" 54.76" -16.41"
Tuscaloosa Records since 1949 64.0 64.6 -0.6 44.74" 57.76" -11.93"
Anniston Records since 1963 62.0 62.3 -0.3 41.40" 52.37" -10.97"
Troy 63.6 NA NA 50.54" NA NA
Calera 62.9 NA NA 50.23" NA NA

 

Here are the top 5 yearly records for selected cities:

Birmingham (records Since 1930)
Warmest Coldest Wettest Driest
65.6 in 1933 60.3 in 1976 76.48" in 1961 28.86" in 2007
65.5 in 2007 60.5 in 1966 75.36" in 1932 36.14" in 1931
65.2 in 1938 60.8 in 1969 71.66" in 2009 36.94" in 1943
65.1 in 1931 60.8 in 1968 69.70" in 1979 39.20" in 1993
64.9 in 1998 61.0 in 1967 67.27" in 1998 40.26" in 1960
Montgomery (records Since 1948)
Warmest Coldest Wettest Driest
67.1 in 1990 62.5 in 1976 75.66" in 1983 25.28" in 1954
67.0 in 2007 63.6 in 1983 75.49" in 1989 35.42" in 1968
67.0 in 2004 63.6 in 1996 72.98" in 1975 37.88" in 2007
67.0 in 1998 63.6 in 1969 67.60" in 1991 37.95" in 2000
66.6 in 1982 63.8 in 1968 67.04" in 1982 38.12" in 2002

 

This table compares average precipitation from previous years with the current year.
The current year's data has a green background.
The averages are shown just below the current year's precipitation with a yellow background.

 

    Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total Departure
Anniston 2006 5.63 7.48 4.67 3.48 3.91 1.22 2.51 3.18 3.73 3.58 3.81 2.99 46.19 -6.18
  2007 3.24 2.10 2.13 1.25 0.14 0.94 2.59 1.71 0.41 1.69 2.88 3.31 22.39 -29.98
  2008 4.20 6.10 4.75 2.22 5.52 0.15 6.89 8.03 0.80 2.68 2.33 5.55 49.22 -3.15
  2009 4.25 4.64 5.69 4.21 7.56 4.10 3.77 6.72 4.29 9.29 5.69 6.68 66.89 +14.52
  2010 4.05 3.92 6.05 2.40 7.12 0.76 5.92 2.71 1.10 3.27 3.07 1.03 41.40 -10.97
1971-2000 30 yr avg 5.31 4.87 6.28 4.87 4.16 4.13 4.41 3.36 3.37 2.92 4.23 4.17 52.37
 
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total Departure
Birmingham 2006 5.97 8.70 4.72 7.81 2.53 4.77 5.03 2.69 3.74 4.97 2.60 3.03 56.56 +2.59
  2007 3.00 2.56 1.02 2.62 1.08 1.63 3.43 4.88 3.30 1.71 1.69 1.94 28.86 -25.11
  2008 4.47 4.66 4.59 5.24 7.98 3.97 5.05 7.90 0.40 1.94 2.49 6.40 55.09 +1.12
  2009 6.28 5.07 6.82 2.12 6.26 3.03 7.59 4.49 10.69 7.88 5.33 6.10 71.66 +17.69
  2010 4.01 3.14 6.91 5.30 8.82 3.29 1.31 4.79 0.43 3.70 4.82 1.37 47.89 -6.08
1971-2000 30 yr avg 5.43 4.21 6.11 4.67 4.83 3.78 5.09 3.48 4.05 3.23 4.63 4.47 53.97
 
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total Departure
Montgomery 2006 4.51 5.15  3.42 2.50 2.70 4.39 1.82 4.06 3.46 4.00 4.97 3.73 44.71 -10.05
  2007 4.68 3.30 2.07 2.53 0.22 2.02 5.19 4.22 4.52 3.35 1.91 2.74 36.75 -18.01
  2008 5.67 2.37 4.20 3.06 3.42 2.20 7.95 9.58 1.16 3.53 4.24 4.39 51.77 -2.99
  2009 2.67 2.88 10.10 2.98 6.67 1.75 5.66 2.31 6.65 5.22 4.08 10.44 61.41 +6.65
  2010 7.29 3.76 4.08 1.19 3.72 1.30 3.77 4.09 2.19 2.57 3.36 1.03 38.35 -16.41
1971-2000 30 yr avg 5.04 5.45 6.39 4.38 4.14 4.13 5.31 3.63 4.22 2.58 4.53 4.97 54.76
 
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total Departure
Tuscaloosa 2006 5.34 5.35 4.15 3.46 3.65 1.14 3.17 0.41 6.04 7.21 4.83 4.58 49.33 -7.34
  2007 2.03 3.00 1.16 2.23 0.06 1.16 4.14 2.31 2.72 2.35 2.34 2.55 26.05 -30.62
  2008 4.07 5.26 4.14 3.96 5.63 1.97 2.34 5.88 0.60 1.42 2.52 4.91 42.70 -13.97
  2009 4.66 5.92 7.17 2.81 5.10 1.71 3.90 5.90 9.17 6.63 3.97 6.09 63.03 +6.36
  2010 4.93 3.05 5.58 2.82 5.40 6.21 2.73 3.08 1.01 2.12 6.19 1.62 44.74 -11.93
1971-2000 30 yr avg 5.32 5.12 6.52 5.11 4.99 3.88 5.13 3.65 3.69 3.14 4.82 4.84 56.67
 
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total Departure
Calera 2006 5.45 5.28 4.91 4.45 4.90 1.72 3.32 3.08 6.45 4.73 3.80 4.20 52.29  
  2007 3.38 2.84 0.15 1.51 1.13 2.79 2.98 7.59 3.60 2.09 1.69 2.57 32.32  
  2008 4.12 5.82 5.13 7.17 5.39 3.18 4.50 10.98 1.94 1.78 2.11 5.08 57.20  
  2009 5.82 5.24 4.17 1.83 6.52 1.71 5.67 3.66 8.06 6.39 5.55 5.65 60.27  
  2010 4.81 4.29 8.10 3.20 7.81 2.33 1.38 8.16 0.97 2.96 4.91 1.31 50.23  
                             
 
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total Departure
Troy 2006 4.75 3.65 2.37 2.95 5.09 2.50 1.37 3.78 3.28 2.88 3.23 1.13 36.98  
  2007 3.36 2.15 1.56 6.09 0.34 3.32 6.26 4.01 1.09 5.24 3.97 5.57 42.96  
  2008 8.52 4.28 2.87 3.58 0.86 1.82 3.44 10.99 0.02 4.00 3.92 5.69 49.99  
  2009 3.36 1.61 11.20 3.71 8.04 2.45 5.95 4.55 4.76 3.21 5.90 13.47 68.21  
  2010 8.23 3.69 5.77 1.75 5.08 5.02 1.59 5.44 4.90 1.76 6.22 1.09 50.54  
                             
 



This table compares average temperatures from previous years with the current year.
The current year's data has a green background.
The averages are shown just below the current year's temperatures with a yellow background.

    Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Yearly Departure
Anniston 2006 50.3 44.7 55.3 66.8 71.6 77.0 81.6 82.7 72.0 61.0 52.6 48.8 63.7 +1.5
  2007 45.6 43.8 59.4 59.0 71.6 79.3 79.0 85.2 76.2

67.0

52.2 50.6 64.1 +1.9
  2008 42.5 48.1 54.3 62.8 69.5 78.6 79.7 78.1 74.0 61.1 49.4 49.0 62.3 +0.1
  2009 44.1 46.6 55.7 60.6 70.4 78.5 77.2 78.4 74.2 61.8 52.4 43.5 61.9 -0.3
  2010 39.0 39.3 50.0 63.7 72.3 80.7 82.9 83.1 76.6 63.4 54.0 38.5 62.0 -0.2
1971-2000 30 yr avg 43.0 47.0 54.7 61.7 69.6 76.6 80.1 79.4 73.5 62.6 53.2 45.9 62.2
 
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Yearly Departure
Birmingham 2006 50.7 44.9 56.1 67.8 71.1 79.2 83.4 83.7 73.4 62.5 53.9 49.9 64.7 +2.3
  2007 45.9 44.6 61.4 60.5 73.0 81.0 80.2 86.9 77.3 67.8 53.9 51.6 65.3 +2.9
  2008 43.1 49.1 56.0 63.5 70.3 79.1 81.6 79.7 75.3 63.0 51.2 49.1 63.4 +1.0
  2009 44.7 48.1 57.5 62.3 71.1 79.3 78.5 78.6 74.7 61.8 53.6 44.2 62.9 +0.5
  2010 38.9 39.9 51.0 65.3 73.4 81.7 84.6 84.7 78.1 65.2 55.7 40.1 63.2 +0.8
1971-2000 30 yr avg 42.8 47.1 54.7 61.5 69.6 76.7 80.4 79.8 74.0 63.0 53.3 45.8 62.4
 
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Yearly Departure
Montgomery 2006 53.4 48.4

58.4

68.6 72.1 79.7 83.3 84.0 75.1 64.4 54.8 51.2 66.1 +1.0
  2007 48.8 48.9 62.9 63.2 72.2 82.0 81.8 87.0 78.3 68.9 55.6 53.1 66.9 +1.8
  2008 45.0 51.8 57.4 65.2 72.9 81.1 82.1 80.6 77.3 64.3 53.8 53.3 65.4 +0.3
  2009 48.6 51.0 59.9 64.4 73.8 81.6 80.2 80.3 77.0 65.5 53.8 46.2 65.2 +0.1
  2010 41.7 42.6 52.7 65.2 75.1 82.6 84.6 85.1 80.2 66.7 57.1 43.0 64.7 -0.4
1971-2000 30 yr avg 46.8 50.6 57.8 64.1 72.1 78.8 81.8 81.2 76.5 65.7 56.4 49.3 65.1
 
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Yearly Departure
Tuscaloosa 2006 51.5 45.9 57.0 67.9 69.9 78.7 83.8 84.0 73.7 62.0 53.3 48.9 64.7 +1.1
  2007 46.1 45.2 60.5 60.2 71.8 80.5 79.9 86.0 76.8 66.9 53.2 51.3 64.9 +1.3
  2008 43.7 49.8 57.7 63.7 71.6 79.7 82.2 79.7 75.8 62.7 50.9 49.6 63.9 +0.3
  2009 45.3 48.5 58.2 62.4 72.3 80.0 79.5 79.1 76.0 62.8 54.4 45.6 63.7 +0.1
  2010 40.2 41.8 52.5 65.6 74.7 82.4 84.3 85.3 77.5 65.0 56.1 42.3 64.0 +0.4
1971-2000 30 yr avg 45.2 49.8 57.5 63.9 71.9 78.6 82.0 81.3 76.2 65.1 55.3 46.9 63.6
 
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Yearly Departure
Calera 2006 51.4 45.4 56.8 67.6 70.7 78.8 82.5 82.7 73.3 61.7 53.5 50.0 64.5  
  2007 46.3 45.4 61.0 60.5 72.7 79.8 79.3 85.4 76.3 66.7 53.3 51.3 64.8  
  2008 43.3 49.4 55.7 63.9 70.8 79.1 80.7 79.1 75.2 62.8 51.6 49.6 63.4  
  2009 44.9 47.8 57.4 61.9 71.1 79.2 78.2 78.0 74.6 61.5 53.5 44.3 62.7  
  2010 39.3 40.3 51.0 64.8 73.7 81.3 83.6 83.3 77.1 64.7 54.7 41.2 62.9  
                             
 
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Yearly Departure
Troy 2006 53.2 48.7 58.2 68.2 71.5 78.9 82.5 83.2 74.0 63.8 54.9 52.5 65.8  
  2007 49.7 48.2 61.3 61.5 71.2 79.5 81.0 84.9 77.1 67.7 54.6 52.7 65.8  
  2008 45.0 50.9 56.1 63.4 71.6 79.4 80.7 79.1 76.2 62.7 56.3 53.4 64.6  
  2009 48.3 49.4 58.9 63.0 72.9 80.3 78.7 79.0 76.6 66.3 53.7 47.1 64.5  
  2010 42.5 42.6 51.9 64.3 74.5 81.3 82.9 83.3 77.8 64.9 55.6 41.3 63.6  
                             
 



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 95oF
# of days greater than
or equal to 100 oF
# of days less than
or equal to 32oF
# of days less than
or equal to 20oF
Anniston 42 1 75 16
Birmingham 49 10 73 14
Montgomery 76 11 68 9
Tuscaloosa 67 11 68 11
Calera 33 0 66 12
Troy 50 6 77 13

 

 

Selected locations Extremes & Precipitation for 2010.

2010
Location Highest Temp/Date Lowest Temp/Date Precipitation
Alexander City  101 Aug 1st & Aug 2nd 14 Jan 11th & Jan 12th   44.75
Aliceville  101 Aug 5th 12 Jan 9th & Jan 11th  NA
Ashland  100 Jul 9th  12 Jan 9th & Dec 14th  54.01
Childersburg  103 Aug 3rd  10 Jan 11th  45.68
Clanton  101 Jul 9th  13 Dec 14th  56.56
Clayton  102 Aug 2nd  16 Jan 11th  39.56
Demopolis  99 Jun 27th & Aug 11th  7 Feb 16th  53.19
Eufaula  103 Jul 27th  15 Dec 15th 44.05
Fayette 102 Aug 4th 12 Several in Jan  44.31
Hamilton  103 Aug 5th  6 Jan 10th & Jan 11th  52.97
Haleyville  102 Aug 4th  8 Jan 8th  NA
Heflin  99 Sep 11th & Sep 12th  12 Jan 11th & Dec 14th  54.40
Jasper  101 Aug 5th  11 Jan 12th & Jan 13th  56.60
Lafayette  99 Aug 2nd  8 Jan 11th & Jan 13th  46.76
Livingston  99 Jul 12th 12 Jan 11th & Jan 12th  NA
Oneonta  99 Aug 5th & Aug 16th 11 Jan 13th  NA
Pinson  102 Aug 4th & Aug 12th  8 Jan 11th  53.36
Rockford  98 Jul 23rd & Aug 1st  13 Jan 11th  NA
Selma  100 Aug 4th & Aug 10th  15 Jan 10th  44.75
Sylacauga  100 Aug 2nd & Aug 4th  9 Jan 11th  47.03
Talladega  100 Aug 12th & Aug 13th  8 Jan 11th  49.55
Union Springs  99 Aug 2nd  12 Jan 11th & Jan 12th  NA
Vernon  105 Aug 3rd  10 Jan 6th  45.61
Wetumpka   101 Jul 25th  12 Jan 11th  NA

 

 

 


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