Average Weather in July in Dothan Alabama, United States
In Dothan, the month of July is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 90°F throughout the month, rarely exceeding 96°F or dropping below 84°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 91°F on July 23.
Daily low temperatures are around 73°F, rarely falling below 70°F or exceeding 77°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 74°F on July 24.
For reference, on July 22, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Dothan typically range from 74°F to 91°F, while on January 17, the coldest day of the year, they range from 42°F to 60°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in July
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on July. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in July
The month of July in Dothan experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 54% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 56% on July 12.
The clearest day of the month is July 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 48% of the time.
For reference, on July 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 56%, while on October 27, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 67%.
Cloud Cover Categories in July
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Dothan, the chance of a wet day over the course of July is gradually increasing, starting the month at 51% and ending it at 55%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 55% on July 30, and its lowest chance is 18% on October 15.
Probability of Precipitation in July
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during July in Dothan is decreasing, starting the month at 4.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 7.9 inches or falls below 2.1 inches, and ending the month at 4.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.6 inches or falls below 2.3 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 4.8 inches on July 3.
Average Monthly Rainfall in July
Over the course of July in Dothan, the length of the day is gradually decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 29 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 58 seconds, and weekly decrease of 6 minutes, 43 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is July 31, with 13 hours, 40 minutes of daylight and the longest day is July 1, with 14 hours, 8 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in July
The earliest sunrise of the month in Dothan is 5:41 AM on July 1 and the latest sunrise is 17 minutes later at 5:57 AM on July 31.
The latest sunset is 7:49 PM on July 1 and the earliest sunset is 12 minutes earlier at 7:37 PM on July 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Dothan during 2017, but it neither starts nor ends during July, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:38 AM and sets 14 hours, 11 minutes later, at 7:48 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:36 AM and sets 10 hours, 7 minutes later, at 4:43 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in July
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Dothan is increasing during July, rising from 90% to 97% over the course of the month.
The highest chance of a muggy day during July is 97% on July 25.
For reference, on July 25, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 97% of the time, while on January 24, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in July
The average hourly wind speed in Dothan is essentially constant during July, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 4.9 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 7, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.4 miles per hour, while on August 6, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in July
Wind Direction in July
Dothan is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Dothan is essentially constant during July, remaining within 1°F of 84°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in July
The growing season in Dothan typically lasts for 9.5 months (286 days), from around February 21 to around December 4, rarely starting before January 27 or after March 18, and rarely ending before November 9 or after December 27.
The month of July in Dothan is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in July
The average accumulated growing degree days in Dothan is rapidly increasing during July, increasing by 893°F, from 2,783°F to 3,676°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in July
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Dothan is essentially constant during July, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 5.9 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in July
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Dothan are 31.223 deg latitude, -85.390 deg longitude, and 292 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Dothan contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 138 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 308 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (256 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (673 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Dothan is covered by artificial surfaces (90%), within 10 miles by cropland (75%) and trees (13%), and within 50 miles by trees (51%) and cropland (42%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Dothan year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Dothan.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Dothan according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Dothan is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Dothan and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Dothan Regional Airport (80%, 12 kilometers, northwest); Marianna Municipal Airport (10%, 47 kilometers, southeast); and Early County Airport (9%, 51 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .