Climate in Alabama

Climate in Alabama is comprised of many factors that impact our communities, schools, and businesses over time. Get data on how different regions and populations experience temperature, precipitation, and extreme weather events historically. Get the facts here, including data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Data Updated Aug 2

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Alabama

Temperatures in Alabama over time

August
2021

Where in Alabama are temperatures hitting monthly extremes?

In August 2021, 0% of counties in Alabama experienced temperatures above the 20th century normal. During the same time period, 0% of counties in Alabama experienced lower than normal monthly temperatures. 0% of counties experienced temperatures normal for the 20th century.

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Temperature and population over time

How many people in Alabama experience temperatures above or below average?

0
Warmer
2020 Population
0
Cooler
2020 Population

In August 2021, zero people in Alabama lived in counties experiencing higher temperatures than the 20th century normal. During the same period, zero people lived in counties experiencing lower than normal monthly temperatures. zero people lived in counties experiencing temperatures normal for the 20th century.

Population by difference from average temperature in August 2021

 

Population numbers are calculated by grouping county-level populations experiencing similar differences. Population figures correspond to data from the closest year available.

 
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Which demographics experience temperature extremes?

The charts below show the population of each racial or ethnic group in Alabama lived in counties with cooler, average or warmer than normal monthly temperatures for August 2021.

Hispanic/Latino
White
American Indian/Alaska Native
Black
Asian
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
 

Population numbers are calculated by grouping county-level populations experiencing similar differences excluding the Hispanic/Latino category, all racial groups include non-Hispanic populations only.

 
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Precipitation in Alabama over time

August
2021

Where in Alabama is precipitation hitting monthly extremes?

In August 20210 counties in Alabama experienced precipitation above the 20th century normal. During the same time period, 0 counties in Alabama experienced precipitation below normal monthly levels. 0 counties experienced precipitation normal for the 20th century.

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Precipitation and population over time

How many people in Alabama experience precipitation above or below average?

0
Wetter
2020 Population
0
Drier
2020 Population

In August 2021, zero people in Alabama experienced monthly precipitation higher than the 20th century normal. During the same time period, zero people in Alabama experienced monthly precipitation below normal levels. Additionally, zero people experienced precipitation normal for the 20th century.

Population by difference from average precipitation in August 2021

 

Population numbers are calculated by grouping county-level populations experiencing similar differences. Population figures correspond to data from the closest year available.

 
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Which demographics experience precipitation extremes?

The charts below show the population of each racial or ethnic group in Alabama lived in counties with wetter, average or drier than normal monthly precipitation for August 2021.

Hispanic/Latino
White
American Indian/Alaska Native
Black
Asian
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
 

Population numbers are calculated by grouping county-level populations experiencing similar differences excluding the Hispanic/Latino category, all racial groups include non-Hispanic populations only.

 
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Where are climates hitting extremes?

Temperature and precipitation are two of the main ways people experience climate. Explore where these weather factors are staying average and when the monthly average hit a 20-year anomaly. Use this map to understand where, county by county, monthly averages are significantly below or above historical average.

August
2021
 

These labels denote extremes based on 20th-century weather data averages. About 90% of 20th-century data falls into the average category.

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Cold

Hot/Dry
Hot
Hot/Wet
Wet
Average
Dry
Cold/Dry
Cold
Cold/Wet
 

Dry

 

Wet

How many people experience extreme temperature and precipitation?


In August 2021, 0 lived in counties where temperature, precipitation, or both temperature and precipitation was different than the 20th century average for August.

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