2000 Climatological and Significant Weather Summary
Memphis, TN (Airport)


The following is the 2000 year-end climatological summary for the Memphis International Airport:

MONTH

AVGTEMP

DEPART.

PRECIP

DEPART.

RAINDAYS

SNOW

DEPART.

JANUARY

42.6

+2.9

1.37"

-2.36"

9 OF 31

3.0"

+0.4"

FEBRUARY

50.2

+6.0

5.37"

+1.02"

7 OF 29

0.0"

-1.4"

MARCH

56.4

+3.3

4.41"

-1.00"

12 OF 31

0.0"

-0.9"

APRIL

60.6

-2.3

4.41"

-1.05"

11 OF 30

 

 

MAY

73.9

+2.7

4.01"

-0.97"

15 OF 31

 

 

JUNE

78.7

-0.4

3.79"

+0.22"

11 OF 30

 

 

JULY

83.4

+0.8

2.23"

-1.56"

4 OF 31

 

 

AUGUST

86.3

+5.3

0.77"

-2.66"

3 OF 31

 

 

SEPTEMBER

76.7

+2.5

1.08"

-2.45"

5 OF 30

 

 

OCTOBER

68.1

+5.0

0.45"

-2.56"

1 OF 31

 

 

NOVEMBER

50.1

-2.4

6.93"

+1.83"

14 OF 30

0.0"

-0.1"

DECEMBER 

32.7

-11.0

2.46"

-3.28"

9 OF 31

2.5"

+1.8"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YEARLY

63.3

+1.0

37.28"

-14.82"

101 OF 366

5.5"

-0.2"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: RAINDAYS INDICATE NUMBER OF DAYS WITH AT LEAST 0.01" OF PRECIP.

 

MISCELLANEOUS CLIMATOLOGICAL INFORMATION:

 

 

 

 

PARAMETER MEASURED

2000

NORMAL

DEPART.

AVERAGE HIGH

73.0

72.1

+0.9

AVERAGE LOW

53.5

52.4

+1.1

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE

107 ON 08/30

LOWEST TEMPERATURE

12 ON 12/22

DAYS LOW 32 OR LESS

56 DAYS

56 DAYS

0 DAYS

DAYS HIGH 90 OR MORE

89 DAYS

63 DAYS

+26 DAYS

DAYS HIGH 100 OR MORE

10 DAYS

3 DAYS

+ 7 DAYS

LAST FREEZE (SPRING)

4/09

3/24

-16 DAYS

FIRST FREEZE (FALL)

11/15

11/12

+ 3 DAYS

GROWING SEASON

220 DAYS

233 DAYS

-13 DAYS

HEATING DEGREE DAYS

3077

3082

- 5

COOLING DEGREE DAYS

2565

2118 

+447

GREATEST 24 HR RAIN

3.09" ON 02/26

 

 

SNOW

5.5 INCHES

5.7 INCHES

-0.2 INCHES

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE INFORMATION:

NEW TOP 20 MONTHS
FEBRUARY     -- 12TH WARMEST ON RECORD
MAY          -- 15TH WARMEST ON RECORD
AUGUST       --  2ND WARMEST ON RECORD
OCTOBER      --  9TH WARMEST ON RECORD
DECEMBER     --  3RD COLDEST ON RECORD

JANUARY      --  8TH DRIEST ON RECORD
AUGUST       -- 15TH DRIEST ON RECORD
OCTOBER      --  9TH DRIEST ON RECORD (TIE)
DECEMBER     -- 20TH DRIEST ON RECORD
ANNUAL       -- 10TH DRIEST ON RECORD

SEVERE WEATHER INFORMATION:

SEVERE WEATHER WAS VIRTUALLY NON-EXISTENT IN THE MEMPHIS METRO AREA DURING 2000.

THE MOST SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ACTUALLY CAME IN THE FORM OF WINTER WEATHER --
BOTH EARLY IN THE YEAR, AND AGAIN LATE IN THE YEAR.  A THREE-INCH SNOWFALL
IN JANUARY CAUSED SLIGHT PROBLEMS; WHILE SEVERAL FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW
EVENTS IN LATE NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER CAUSED MORE SIGNIFICANT PROBLEMS. WHILE
IMPACTS IN THE IMMEDIATE MEMPHIS AREA WERE NOT AS SIGNIFICANT AS THEY WERE
TO THE WEST, A NUMBER OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND POWER OUTAGES WERE ATTRIBUTED
TO THE WINTRY WEATHER.

RECORD HIGHS OR LOWS SET OR TIED IN 2000: (PREVIOUS RECORDS INDICATE ONLY MOST RECENT YEAR SET) 

JAN 02...NEW RECORD HIGH...75 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 73 SET IN 1907 
JAN 03...TIE RECORD HIGH...73 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 73 SET IN 1880 
MAR 09...TIE HIGHEST MIN...62 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 62 SET IN 1974 
APR 09...TIE RECORD LOW....32 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 32 SET IN 1957 
MAY 24...NEW HIGHEST MIN...75 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 74 SET IN 1998 
MAY 26...TIE HIGHEST MIN...74 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 74 SET IN 1962 
JUL 19...TIE HIGHEST MIN...81 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 81 SET IN 1982 
AUG 17...TIE RECORD HIGH..103 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 103 SET IN 1956 
AUG 22...NEW RECORD HIGH..100 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 98 SET IN 1983 
AUG 27...TIE HIGHEST MIN...80 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 80 SET IN 1938 
AUG 28...NEW RECORD HIGH..104 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 101 SET IN 1954 
AUG 29...NEW RECORD HIGH..106 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 101 SET IN 1990 
AUG 30...NEW RECORD HIGH..107 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 102 SET IN 1951 
AUG 30...TIE HIGHEST MIN...79 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 79 SET IN 1972 
AUG 31...TIE RECORD HIGH..103 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 103 SET IN 1951 
AUG 31...NEW HIGHEST MIN...81 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 80 SET IN 1982 
AUGUST...TIE HIGHEST AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE...97.2 DEGREES...OLD 1980 
SEP 01...TIE RECORD HIGH..102 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 102 SET IN 1951 
SEP 02...NEW RECORD HIGH..101 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 99 SET IN 1990 
SEP 03...NEW RECORD HIGH..101 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 100 SET IN 1990 
SEP 04...TIE RECORD HIGH..102 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 102 SET IN 1954 
SEP 11...TIE HIGHEST MIN...76 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 76 SET IN 1920 
SEP 26...TIE RECORD LOW....46 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 46 SET IN 1942 
OCT 07...NEW LOWEST MAX....53 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 55 SET IN 1952 
OCT 08...NEW RECORD LOW....36 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 39 SET IN 1889 
OCT 09...TIE RECORD LOW....37 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 37 SET IN 1951 
OCT 10...NEW RECORD LOW....36 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 37 SET IN 1964 
OCT 22...NEW HIGHEST MIN...68 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 66 SET IN 1920 
OCT 24...NEW RECORD HIGH...85 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 84 SET IN 1992 
OCT 25...TIE RECORD HIGH...86 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 86 SET IN 1927 
OCT 26...TIE RECORD HIGH...86 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 86 SET IN 1931 
OCT 27...TIE RECORD HIGH...85 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 85 SET IN 1963 
OCT 29...TIE RECORD HIGH...85 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 85 SET IN 1971 
NOV 01...NEW RECORD HIGH...86 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 84 SET IN 1987 
NOV 06...TIE HIGHEST MIN...64 DEGREES...PREVIOUS RECORD 64 SET IN 1977 
DECEMBER...THIRD COLDEST ON RECORD...32.7 DEGREES...RECORD 31.5 IN 1963 
(SECOND COLDEST 32.4 DEGREES IN 1876)