Average Weather in Munford Tennessee, United States
In Munford, the summers are hot and muggy; the winters are very cold, wet, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 32°F to 91°F and is rarely below 18°F or above 98°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Munford for warm-weather activities are from early May to early June and from mid August to mid October.
The hot season lasts for 3.8 months, from May 25 to September 20, with an average daily high temperature above 83°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 91°F and low of 73°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 28 to February 26, with an average daily high temperature below 57°F. The coldest day of the year is January 16, with an average low of 32°F and high of 49°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, 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 Munford, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Munford begins around June 14 and lasts for 4.9 months, ending around November 9. On August 15, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 70% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 30% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 9 and lasts for 7.1 months, ending around June 14. On December 27, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 51% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 49% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Munford varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.4 months, from March 16 to July 29, with a greater than 31% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 39% on May 10.
The drier season lasts 7.6 months, from July 29 to March 16. The smallest chance of a wet day is 23% on October 1.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 39% on May 10.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Munford experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Munford. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around April 29, with an average total accumulation of 5.1 inches.
The least rain falls around August 24, with an average total accumulation of 2.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Munford does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Munford varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 46 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 33 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:43 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 39 minutes later at 7:22 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:46 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 32 minutes later at 8:18 PM on June 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Munford during 2018, starting in the spring on March 11, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 4.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Munford experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.6 months, from May 12 to September 30, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 22% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 22, with muggy conditions 87% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 13, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Munford experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.3 months, from October 15 to May 24, with average wind speeds of more than 8.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 2, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.8 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.7 months, from May 24 to October 15. The calmest day of the year is July 28, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Munford varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 2.0 days, from January 9 to January 11; for 1.3 months, from January 16 to February 25; and for 3.0 weeks, from September 11 to October 2, with a peak percentage of 35% on February 19. The wind is most often from the south for 5.0 days, from January 11 to January 16; for 6.5 months, from February 25 to September 11; and for 3.2 months, from October 2 to January 9, with a peak percentage of 46% on May 18.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Munford throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Munford for general outdoor tourist activities are from early May to early June and from mid August to mid October, with a peak score in the third week of September.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Munford for hot-weather activities is from early June to mid September, with a peak score in the second week of August.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
The growing season in Munford typically lasts for 7.6 months (232 days), from around March 22 to around November 9, rarely starting before March 3 or after April 10, and rarely ending before October 21 or after November 29.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Munford should appear around February 18, only rarely appearing before January 31 or after March 9.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from April 16 to August 31, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 12, with an average of 6.8 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from November 10 to February 6, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 2.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Munford are 35.449 deg latitude, -89.815 deg longitude, and 390 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Munford contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 121 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 402 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (279 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (538 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Munford is covered by cropland (65%) and trees (27%), within 10 miles by cropland (76%) and trees (19%), and within 50 miles by cropland (71%) and trees (14%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Munford, 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Munford.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Munford 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 Munford is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Munford and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Millington, Millington Municipal Airport (82%, 12 kilometers, southwest); Blytheville Municipal Airport (9%, 55 kilometers, north); Mc Kellar-Sipes Regional Airport (4.7%, 83 kilometers, east); and Jonesboro Municipal Airport (4.4%, 86 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .