Average Weather at Northeast Alabama Regional Airport Alabama, United States
At Northeast Alabama Regional Airport, the summers are long, hot, and muggy; the winters are short, very cold, and wet; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 32°F to 90°F and is rarely below 19°F or above 96°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Northeast Alabama Regional Airport for warm-weather activities are from early May to late June and from mid August to early October.
The hot season lasts for 3.9 months, from May 25 to September 22, with an average daily high temperature above 82°F. The hottest day of the year is July 22, with an average high of 90°F and low of 70°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 29 to February 24, with an average daily high temperature below 60°F. The coldest day of the year is January 26, with an average low of 32°F and high of 53°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
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At Northeast Alabama Regional Airport, 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 at Northeast Alabama Regional Airport begins around June 1 and lasts for 5.7 months, ending around November 23. On October 8, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 67% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 33% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 23 and lasts for 6.3 months, ending around June 1. On January 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 55% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 45% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Northeast Alabama Regional Airport varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.8 months, from March 28 to August 22, with a greater than 32% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 43% on July 9.
The drier season lasts 7.2 months, from August 22 to March 28. The smallest chance of a wet day is 21% on October 15.
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 43% on July 9.
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. Northeast Alabama Regional Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year at Northeast Alabama Regional Airport. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around March 8, with an average total accumulation of 4.9 inches.
The least rain falls around August 22, with an average total accumulation of 2.8 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall at Northeast Alabama Regional Airport 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 at Northeast Alabama Regional Airport varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 53 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 25 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:32 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 33 minutes later at 7:05 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:34 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 25 minutes later at 7:59 PM on June 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Northeast Alabama Regional Airport 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
Northeast Alabama Regional Airport experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from May 20 to September 26, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 21% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 23, with muggy conditions 86% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 15, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed at Northeast Alabama Regional Airport experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.0 months, from October 13 to May 13, with average wind speeds of more than 4.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.6 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.0 months, from May 13 to October 13. The calmest day of the year is August 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Northeast Alabama Regional Airport varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 4.0 days, from February 28 to March 4; for 3.5 months, from March 9 to June 24; and for 1.2 months, from November 12 to December 19, with a peak percentage of 41% on May 4. The wind is most often from the north for 5.0 days, from March 4 to March 9; for 6.0 days, from August 8 to August 14; for 3.0 weeks, from October 22 to November 12; and for 2.3 months, from December 19 to February 28, with a peak percentage of 30% on October 29. The wind is most often from the east for 2.3 months, from August 14 to October 22, with a peak percentage of 38% on September 9.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Northeast Alabama Regional Airport 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 Northeast Alabama Regional Airport for general outdoor tourist activities are from early May to late June and from mid August to early 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 Northeast Alabama Regional Airport for hot-weather activities is from mid June to early 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 at Northeast Alabama Regional Airport typically lasts for 7.0 months (216 days), from around April 1 to around November 3, rarely starting before March 10 or after April 21, and rarely ending before October 14 or after November 21.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Northeast Alabama Regional Airport should appear around February 15, only rarely appearing before January 28 or after March 4.
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 4.7 months, from April 10 to September 1, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 6, with an average of 6.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from November 13 to February 5, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 25, with an average of 2.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Northeast Alabama Regional Airport are 33.973 deg latitude, -86.089 deg longitude, and 541 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Northeast Alabama Regional Airport is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 59 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 546 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (1,001 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,113 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Northeast Alabama Regional Airport is covered by trees (50%), artificial surfaces (32%), and cropland (15%), within 10 miles by trees (62%) and cropland (16%), and within 50 miles by trees (60%) and cropland (30%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Northeast Alabama Regional Airport, 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
Northeast Alabama Regional Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.
In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.
The stations on which we may fall back include but are not limited to Albertville, Albertville Municipal Airport; Anniston Metropolitan Airport; Isbell Field; Scottsboro Municipal Airport Word Field; Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport; Cullman Regional Airport-Folsom Field; Huntsville International Airport-Carl T Jones Field; and West Georgia Regional Airport - O V Gray Field.
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