Morristown, TN Area Seasonal Climate Summary

Winter 2015-2016 (December, January, and February)

 

All normals are based on 30 year climate period from 1981 - 2010.

Chattanooga's period of record is from 1879 - 2015.

Knoxville's period of record is from 1871 - 2015.

Tri-Cities' period of record is from 1937 - 2015.

 

Seasonal Averages/Totals and Normals

 

Chattanooga Seasonal Averages/Totals and Normals

Temperature and Precip

Average/Total Value  Value Ranking Records (Year)   Normal Value  Departure from normal

 Average Temperature

46.1° 14th warmest 53.8° (1889-1890) 42.5° +3.6

Total Precipitation 

21.15 in 8th wettest 30.94 in (1961-1962)  14.65 in  +6.5

Total Snowfall

0.5 in 96th highest 22.2 in (1917-1918) 2.6 in  -2.1

 

Knoxville Seasonal Averages/Totals and Normals

Temperature and Precip

Average/Total Value  Value Ranking Records (Year) Normal Value Departure from normal

Average Temperature

43.6° 18th warmest 51.6° (1889-1890) 40.5° +3.1

Total Precipitation 

17.72 in 24th wettest 28.40 in (1881-1882)  13.08 in +4.64

Total Snowfall 

5.2 in 67th highest 41.6 in (1894-1895) 5.1 in +0.1

 

Tri-Cities Seasonal Averages/Totals and Normals

Temperature and Precip 

Average/Total Value

Value Ranking

Records (Year)

Normal Value

Departure from normal

Average Temperature

40.8°

11th warmest

45.0° (1949-1950)

37.3°

+3.5

Total Precipitation

12.67 in

11th wettest

19.19 in (1956-1957)

10.19 in

+2.48

Total Snowfall

18.4 in 18th highest 32.8 in (1963-1964) 10.5 in +7.9

 

 

 

December Averages/Totals and Normals

 

Chattanooga December Averages/Totals and Normals

Temperature and Precip

Average/Total Value

Value Ranking

 Records (Year)

Normal Value

Departure from normal

Average Termperature

54.2°

2nd warmest

57.2° (1889)

42.6°

+11.6

Total Precipitation

10.41 in

6th wettest

13.68 in (1961)

4.90 in

+5.51

Total Snowfall

0.0 in 106th highest 14.8 in (1886) 0.3 in -0.3

 

Knoxville December Averages/Totals and Normals

Temperature and Precip

Average/Total Value

Value Ranking

 Records (Year)

Normal Value

Departure from normal

Average Temperature

52.5°

2nd warmest

54.1° (1889)

40.8°

+11.7

Total Precipitation

7.84 in

15th wettest

12.34 in (1901)

4.50 in

+3.34

Total Snowfall

T in 65th highest 25.4 in (1886) 0.8 in -0.8

 

Tri-Cities December Averages/Totals and Normals

Temperature and Precip

Average/Total Value

Value Ranking

 Records (Year)

Normal Value

Departure from normal

Average Temperature

50.5°

1st warmest

50.5° (2015)

37.8°

+12.7

Total Precipitation

5.27 in

11th wettest

6.75 in (1961)

3.37 in

+1.90
Total Snowfall T in 53rd highest 12.9 in (1963) 2.4 in -2.4

 

 

January Averages/Totals and Normals  

 

Chattanooga January Averages/Totals and Normals

Temperature and Precip

Average/Total Value

Value Ranking

Records (Year)

Normal Value

Departure from normal

Average Temperature

38.6°

45th coldest

28.5° (1977)

40.5° -1.9

Total Precipitation

3.67 in

44th driest

0.90 in (1986)

4.91 in

-1.24

Total Snowfall

0.2 in 68th highest 15.8 in (1893) 1.7 in -1.5

 

Knoxville January Averages/Totals and Normals

Temperature and Precip

Average/Total Value

Value ranking

Records (Year)

Normal Value

Departure from normal

Average Temperature

35.9°

41st coldest

26.7° (1940)

38.2°

-2.3

Total Precipitation

2.77 in

32nd driest

0.95 in (1986)

4.32 in

-1.55

Total Snowfall

 2.6 in 50th highest 15.1 in (1962) 2.7 in -0.1

 

Tri-Cities January Averages/Totals and Normals

Temperature and Precip

Average/Total Value

Value Ranking

Records (Year)

Normal Value

Departure from normal

Average Temperature

32.4°

20th coldest

22.1° (1977)

35.2°

-2.8

Total Precipitation

2.92 in

35th driest

1.06 in (1940)

3.37 in

-0.45

Total Snowfall

9.8 in  14th highest 22.1 in (1966) 4.7 in +5.1

 

 

Februrary Averages/Totals and Normals

 

Chattanooga February Averages/Totals and Normals

Temperature and Precip

Average/Total Value

Value Ranking

Records (Year)

Normal Value

Departure from normal

Average Temperature

45.6°

50th warmest

53.9° (1890)

44.4°

 +1.2

Total Precipitation

7.07 in

26th wettest

12.30 in (1939)

4.84 in

+2.23

Total Snowfall

0.3 in 60th highest 15.5 in (1895) 0.6 in  -0.3

 

Knoxville February Averages/Totals and Normals

Temperature and Precip

Average/Total Value

Value Ranking

Records (Year)

Normal Value

Departure from normal

Average Temperature

42.5°

66th warmest

51.9° (1890)

42.4°

+0.1

Total Precipitation

7.12 in

18th wettest

12.52 in (1873)

4.26 in

+2.86

Total Snowfall

2.6 in 49th highest 25.7 in (1895) 1.6 in  +1.0

 

Tri-Cities February Averages/Totals and Normals

Temperature and Precip

Average/Total Value

Value Ranking

Records (Year)

Normal Value

Departure from normal

Average Temperature

39.5°

39th warmest

47.7° (1938)

39.0°

+0.5

 Total Preciptiation 

4.48 in 20th wettest 7.75 in (1994) 3.45 in +1.03

Total Snowfall

8.6 in 11th highest 20.4 in (1979) 3.4 in +5.2

 

 

 RECORDS:

Chattanooga:

December 1, 2015: Record highest rainfall of 2.32 inches breaks the old record of 2.14 inches set in 1982.

December 12, 2015: Record high temperature of 73 degrees breaks the old record of 72 degrees set in 1931.

December 13, 2015: Record high temperature of 73 degrees breaks the old record of 72 degrees set in 2007.

December 23, 2015: Record highest low temperature of 61 degrees breaks the old record of 57 degrees set in 1879.

December 25, 2015: Record highest rainfall of 2.85 inches breaks the old record of 2.01 inches set in 1973.

December 26, 2015: Record high temperature of 73 degrees ties the old record of 73 degrees set in 1889.

December 27, 2015: Record high temperature of 76 degrees breaks the old record of 72 degrees set in 1982.

December 28, 2015: Record high temperature of 73 degrees ties the old record of 73 degrees set in 1889.

February 2, 2016: Record high temperature of 76 degrees breaks the old record of 74 degrees set in 1989.

 

 Knoxville:

December 14, 2015: Record high temperature of 72 degrees breaks the old record of 70 degrees set in 1984.

December 24, 2015: Record highest low temperature of 63 degrees breaks the old record of 60 degrees set in 1879.

December 25, 2015: Record highest rainfall of 1.95 inches breaks the old record of 1.61 inches set in 1875.

December 26, 2015: Record high temperature of 74 degrees breaks the old record of 72 degrees set in 1889.

December 27, 2015: Record high temperature of 77 degrees breaks the old record of 74 degrees set in 1982.

December 28, 2015: Record high temperature of 76 degrees breaks the old record of 75 degrees set in 1874.

February 2, 2016: Record high temperature of 75 degrees breaks the old record of 74 degrees set in 1989.

 

Tri-Cities:

December 2, 2015: Record highest rainfall of 0.8 inches breaks the old record of 0.73 inches set in 1983.

December 13, 2015: Record high temperature of 72 degrees breaks the old record of 67 degrees set in 1984.

December 14, 2015: Record high temperature of 71 degrees breaks the old record of 70 degrees set in 2001.

December 16, 2015: Record high temperature of 72 degrees breaks the old record of 68 degrees set in 1971.

December 24, 2015: Record highest rainfall of 1.42 inches breaks the old record of 0.9 inches set in 1986.

December 26, 2015: Record high temperature of 73 degrees breaks the old record of 72 degrees set in 1942.

December 27, 2015: Record high temperature of 77 degrees breaks the old record of 73 degrees set in 2008.

December 28, 2015: Record high temperature of 73 degrees breaks the old record of 69 degrees set in 1984.

December 29, 2015: Record highest low temperature of 49 degrees breaks the old record of 48 degrees set in 1942.

December 31, 2015: Record high monthly average temperature of 50.5 degrees breaks the old record of 47.5 degrees set in 1971.

February 3, 2016: Record highest rainfall of 1.17 inches ties the old record of 1.17 inches set in 2014.

February 10, 2016: Record lowest high temperature of 25 degrees breaks the old record of 26 degrees set in 1979.

February 21, 2016: Record highest low temperature of 50 degrees breaks the old record of 48 degrees set in 1994.


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