March 8, 2021

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December 2020 Climate Report for Memphis, TN

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Memphis International Airport, Memphis, TN


Average temperature: 44.3 degrees (0.7 degrees above average) 

Average high temperature: 53.5 degrees (1.4 degrees above average) 

Average low temperature: 35.0 degrees (0.1 degrees below average) 

Warmest temperature: 73 degrees (10th) 

Coolest temperature: 21 degrees (25th) 

Heating Degrees Days: 634 (31 below average)

Cooling Degree Days: 0 (2 below average) 

Records set or tied: None

Comments: Nine dates recorded low temperatures at or below freezing versus an average of 12.4.


Monthly total: 6.39″ (0.65″ above average) 

Days with measurable precipitation: 9 (0.7 days below average) 

Wettest 24-hour period: 2.66″ (30th-31st) 

Snowfall: Trace 

Records set or tied: None

Comments: None


Peak wind: West/38 mph (23rd) 

Average wind: 8.0 mph 

Average relative humidity: 68% 

Average sky cover: 51% 

 Click here for a daily statistical recap for Memphis International Airport.

Cirrus Weather Solutions /, Bartlett, TN


Average temperature: 42.9 degrees 

Average high temperature: 53.1 degrees 

Average low temperature: 33.1 degrees 

Warmest temperature: 73.3 degrees (10th) 

Coolest temperature: 20.2 degrees (25th) 

Comments: None 


Monthly total: 6.83″ (automated rain gauge), 7.48″(manual CoCoRaHS rain gauge) 

Days with measurable precipitation: 9

Wettest date: 1.42″ (13th) (via automated gauge) 

Snowfall: Trace 

Comments: Snow flurries were recorded on the evening of December 15


Peak wind: West/50 mph (23rd)

Average relative humidity: 77% 

Average barometric pressure: 30.10 in. Hg

Comments: None

Click here for a daily statistical recap for Bartlett, TN.


MWN Forecast Accuracy

MWN average temperature error: 2.61 degrees 

MWN forecast temperatures within 2 degrees of actual: 56% 

MWN average dewpoint error: 2.34 degrees 

MWN forecast dewpoints within 2 degrees of actual: 64% 

MWN’s forecasts extend out five periods (2.5 days, or roughly 60 hours). Historical accuracy statistics can be found here.

Climate Outlook – January 2021

The January climate outlook for the United States from the Climate Prediction Center is shown below. Above average temperatures are forecast for much of the United States, with highest probabilities in the Great Lakes and northeast. Odds favor above average temperatures for Memphis, with a 44% chance of this occurring, against a 23% chance of below normal temperatures. The average temperature for December is 41.2 degrees, a couple degrees cooler than December.

Precipitation is expected to be above normal across much of the eastern U.S. and well above average along the Pacific coast in January. Near average precipitation is forecast for the Rocky Mountains and interior western U.S. For Memphis, odds favor above average rainfall (a 47% chance) versus only an 20% chance of above average rainfall. Precipitation historically averages 3.98 inches.


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