February 28, 2021

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January 2021 Climate Report for Memphis, TN

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Memphis International Airport, Memphis, TN


Average temperature: 43.8 degrees (2.6 degrees above average) 

Average high temperature: 51.4 degrees (1.6 degrees above average) 

Average low temperature: 36.2 degrees (3.6 degrees above average) 

Warmest temperature: 72 degrees (25th) 

Coolest temperature: 21 degrees (12th) 

Heating Degrees Days: 649 (89 below average)

Cooling Degree Days: 0 (1 below average) 

Records set or tied: None

Comments: Eight dates recorded low temperatures at or below freezing versus an average of 14.5. The average temperature for the month ended 39th warmest in the 147 year historical record.


Monthly total: 3.55″ (0.43″ below average) 

Days with measurable precipitation: 10 (0.5 days above average) 

Wettest 24-hour period: 2.00″ (12/31 to 1/1) 

Snowfall: 0.3″ (occurred on the 11th)

Records set or tied: None

Comments: Snow fell on 5 days during the month, all but one recorded only a trace (7th, 8th, 16th, and 27th.


Peak wind: West-northwest/42 mph (25th) 

Average wind: 8.7 mph 

Average relative humidity: 67% 

Average sky cover: 67% 

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

Cirrus Weather Solutions / MemphisWeather.net, Bartlett, TN


Average temperature: 42.4 degrees 

Average high temperature: 50.9 degrees 

Average low temperature: 34.2 degrees 

Warmest temperature: 71.7 degrees (25th) 

Coolest temperature: 20.9 degrees (12th) 

Comments: None 


Monthly total: 2.68″ (automated rain gauge), 2.90″(manual CoCoRaHS rain gauge) 

Days with measurable precipitation: 10

Wettest date: 0.64″ (1st) (via automated gauge) 

Snowfall: 0.2″ (occurred on the 11th)

Comments: Snow flurries were also recorded on the 7th and 15th.


Peak wind: West/28 mph (15th)

Average relative humidity: 76% 

Average barometric pressure: 30.08in. Hg

Comments: None

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


MWN Forecast Accuracy

MWN average temperature error: 2.74 degrees 

MWN forecast temperatures within 2 degrees of actual: 53% 

MWN average dewpoint error: 2.32 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 – February 2021

The February climate outlook for the United States from the Climate Prediction Center is shown below. Below average temperatures are forecast for a large section of the United States, particularly in the north and west, with highest probabilities in the northern Plains. Odds favor near average temperatures for Memphis. The average temperature for February is 45.5 degrees, four degrees warmer than January.

Precipitation is expected to be above normal across much of the northern and eastern U.S., particularly the Ohio Valley into the Mid-Atlantic and southern New England. Below average precipitation is forecast along the Pacific coast and coastal southeast in February. For Memphis, odds favor above average rainfall (a 40% chance) versus only a 27% chance of below average rainfall. Precipitation historically averages 4.39 inches.


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