Ever wonder what the seasons are like in the grand ole state of Tennessee?
Tennessee’s climate varies from east to west, but it is generally considered to be moderate with four distinct seasons. The budding of wildflowers and dogwoods occurs in spring and honeysuckles welcome summer. Fall foliage and crisp air make Tennessee autumns memorable and the wintry weather brings mild flurries of snowfall.
The driest time of the year is the fall and most precipitation occurs in winter and early spring. Northeastern Tennessee tends to experience more snowfall in the winter, due to its lower temperatures and mountain terrain. Winters are mild with the average temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The summer months are a prime time for outdoor recreation, with an average temperature of 83 degrees Fahrenheit.
I lifted most of that text straight off the Tennessee Tourisms website. Being a native Tennessean, I agree with most of it. Since the gist is to entice you to live here in the state they leave out most of what I am about to tell you.
The winters in Tennessee are GREY, DREARY and WET! Most of the average 50 inches of precipitation occurs from the beginning of winter to the early spring. Christmas here is usually wet and mushy. NOAA the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is a federal agency focused on the condition of the oceans and the atmosphere. According to them we get, on average, 10 inches of snowfall per year. I can tell you it’s RARELY that much and we are super lucky if we get more than 2 or 3 inches of snow in a winter.
Don’t get me wrong I love Living in TN it’s a marvelous state with a lot to offer in terms of the people and sights but man oh man, if you are easily depressed stay away from here in the winter!