Average Weather in Cedar Bluff Alabama, United States
In Cedar Bluff, the summers are long, hot, and muggy; the winters are short, cold, and wet; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 34°F to 89°F and is rarely below 21°F or above 96°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.9 months, from May 25 to September 21, with an average daily high temperature above 82°F. The hottest day of the year is July 23, with an average high of 89°F and low of 70°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 28 to February 25, with an average daily high temperature below 60°F. The coldest day of the year is January 26, with an average low of 34°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
In Cedar Bluff, 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 Cedar Bluff begins around June 7 and lasts for 5.5 months, ending around November 22. On September 20, 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 22 and lasts for 6.5 months, ending around June 7. 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.
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Cedar Bluff varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.7 months, from March 29 to August 21, with a greater than 32% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 42% on July 9.
The drier season lasts 7.3 months, from August 21 to March 29. 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 42% 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. Cedar Bluff experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Cedar Bluff. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around March 8, with an average total accumulation of 4.8 inches.
The least rain falls around August 22, with an average total accumulation of 2.7 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Cedar Bluff varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 52 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 27 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:30 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 35 minutes later at 7:05 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 4:32 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 26 minutes later at 7:58 PM on June 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Cedar Bluff during 2017, starting in the spring on March 12, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 5.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Cedar Bluff experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from May 21 to September 27, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 23% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 24, with muggy conditions 88% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 5, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Cedar Bluff experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.8 months, from October 19 to May 14, with average wind speeds of more than 2.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 2.9 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.2 months, from May 14 to October 19. The calmest day of the year is August 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 1.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Cedar Bluff varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 3.1 months, from March 12 to June 14 and for 1.1 months, from November 13 to December 15, with a peak percentage of 38% on May 4. The wind is most often from the east for 2.4 months, from August 11 to October 22, with a peak percentage of 38% on September 8. The wind is most often from the north for 3.1 weeks, from October 22 to November 13 and for 2.9 months, from December 15 to March 12, with a peak percentage of 30% on October 30.
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 11 to September 2, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 5, with an average of 6.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.8 months, from November 13 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 25, with an average of 2.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Cedar Bluff are 34.220 deg latitude, -85.608 deg longitude, and 561 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Cedar Bluff is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 75 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 568 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (1,122 feet). Within 50 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,870 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Cedar Bluff is covered by water (65%) and trees (16%), within 10 miles by trees (44%) and cropland (35%), and within 50 miles by trees (62%) and cropland (30%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Cedar Bluff, 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Cedar Bluff.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Cedar Bluff 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 Cedar Bluff is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Cedar Bluff and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Isbell Field (37%, 30 kilometers, north); Richard B Russell Airport (23%, 43 kilometers, east); Northeast Alabama Regional Airport (17%, 52 kilometers, southwest); Albertville, Albertville Municipal Airport (14%, 60 kilometers, west); and West Georgia Regional Airport - O V Gray Field (9%, 78 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .