Gainesville Normals By Month (1981-2010)   top
Month High Low Avg Heating
Deg Days
Cooling
Deg Days
Pcpn Snow <=32F
Days
Tstm
Days
Rain
Days
>=90F
Days
PM
% RH
Wind
Dir
Wind
Spd
JAN 66.2 42.3 54.3 345 12 3.31 0 5.6 1.5 8.9 0 61 NW 6.6
FEB 69.6 45.3 57.5 232 20 3.20 0 3.0 2.0 7.2 0 56 NW 7.0
MAR 74.6 50.0 62.3 137 54 4.33 0 0.9 3.3 7.9 0 53 W 7.3
APR 80.3 54.9 67.6 43 121 2.67 0 0 2.6 5.8 0.8 51 W 6.9
MAY 86.9 62.4 74.7 4 303 2.48 0 0 4.9 6.5 8.5 50 E 6.6
JUN 90.0 69.3 79.7 0 439 7.12 0 0 13.8 14.7 16.1 59 W 5.7
JUL 90.9 71.5 81.2 0 502 6.07 0 0 16.8 15.4 20.5 63 W 5.1
AUG 90.2 71.6 80.9 0 493 6.39 0 0 14.6 16.1 17.9 64 W 5.1
SEP 87.4 69.0 78.2 0 396 4.42 0 0 6.8 11.6 8.0 64 E 5.7
OCT 81.3 60.5 70.9 27 210 2.88 0 0 2.5 7.3 0.8 62 NE 5.9
NOV 74.4 51.1 62.8 134 66 2.06 0 0.7 1.2 6.1 0 61 N 5.9
DEC 67.9 44.4 56.1 296 22 2.48 0 4.2 0.9 6.9 0 62 NW 5.9
Year 80.0 57.8 68.9 1218 2639 47.41 0 14.4 70.9 114.4 72.7 59 NE 6.1

 Gainesville Extremes By Month (1890-2013)   top
Month High Year Low Year Max
Pcpn
Year Min
Pcpn
Year Max Daily
Pcpn
Year Max
Snow
Year
JAN 89 1943 10 1985 11.79 1904 0.11 1950 4.78 1904 Trace 1996
FEB 88 1971 6 1899 11.58 1998 0.12 1943 6.25 1970 Trace 1988
MAR 96 1907 22 1980 11.13 1996 Trace 1945 3.75 1901 Trace 1991
APR 96 2011 32 1962 8.95 1949 0.08 1998 4.90 1944 Trace 1997
MAY 101 1945 42 1992 9.25 1959 0.16 1914 4.06 1920 0 --
JUN 104 1952 50 1984 16.34 2012 1.53 1931 6.95 2012 Trace 1994
JUL 102 1942 60 1897 16.65 2013 1.44 1977 5.71 1909 0 --
AUG 103 1915 60 1930 15.84 1985 1.45 1950 5.77 1937 Trace 1989
SEP 99 1925 48 1967 19.91 1894 0.25 1978 6.81 1894 0 --
OCT 96 1941 32 2008 10.00 1944 Trace 2010 7.42 1938 0 --
NOV 90 1936 20 1970 7.27 1972 Trace 1978 4.08 1921 Trace 1911
DEC 87 1951 13 1962 9.60 1997 0.03 1956 4.62 2005 Trace 1989
Year 104 1952 6 1899 73.30 1953 32.79 1917 7.42 1938 Trace 1997

 Gainesville Climate Narrative   top
     Gainesville lies in the north central part of the Florida peninsula, almost midway between the coasts of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. The terrain is fairly level with several nearby lakes to the east and south. Due to its centralized location, maritime influences are somewhat less than they would be along coastlines at the same latitude.
     Maximum temperatures in summer average slightly more than 90 degrees. From June to September, the number of days when temperatures exceed 89 degrees is 84 on average. Record high temperatures are in excess of 100 degrees. Minimum temperatures in winter average a little more than 44 degrees. The average number of days per year when temperatures are freezing or below is close to 15. Record lows occur in the teens. Low temperatures are a consequence of cold winds from the north or nighttime radiational cooling of the ground in contact with rather calm air.
     Rainfall is appreciable in every month but is most abundant from showers and thunderstorms in summer. The average number of thunderstorm hours yearly is approximately 160. In winter, large-scale cyclone and frontal activity is responsible for some of the precipitation. Monthly average values range from about 2 inches in November to about 7 inches in June. Snowfall is practically unknown.
     Because of its inland location, Gainesville does not have serious problems with hurricanes. An occasional hurricane will cross the Gulf or Atlantic coast and head toward Gainesville, but before it arrives it is weakened by surface friction and a depletion of water vapor.

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