Athens Weather Records

Athens, Tennessee weather averages and records from 1962–2024 based on data made available by the NOAA.
All-Time Recorded High
The highest temperature ever recorded in Athens, Tennessee was 105 °F which occurred on July 18, 1980.
Highest Temperatures: All-Time By Year
All-Time Recorded Low
The lowest temperature ever recorded in Athens, Tennessee was -16 °F which occurred on January 22, 1985.
Lowest Temperatures: All-Time By Year
Athens Weather by Month
Averages based on the years 1991–2020
Month Average (°F) Record (°F) Average (inches)
High ☀️ Low 🌙 High ☀️ Low 🌙 Precipitation 💧 Snow ❄️
January 48.4 28.2 77 -16 5.6 1.0
February 52.8 30.8 81 -14 5.1 1.2
March 61.5 37.3 85 2 5.5 0.8
April 71.2 45.3 91 22 5.5 0.0
May 78.6 54.8 95 29 4.6 0.0
June 85.3 63.4 103 36 5.0 0.0
July 88.2 67.3 105 48 5.4 0.0
August 87.9 66.2 103 48 4.0 0.0
September 82.9 59.8 99 29 5.2 0.0
October 72.4 47.2 98 23 3.6 0.0
November 60.7 36.1 86 9 4.9 0.1
December 51.5 31.3 77 -4 5.9 0.4
Entire year 70.1 47.3 105 -16 60.1 3.5
More Athens Weather Records
1962–2024
Highest daily low 77 °F July 23, 2017
Lowest daily high 8 °F January 11, 1982
Greatest daily range
(Difference of high and low)
52 °F January 19, 1996
Greatest difference in daily high
over two conscutive days
47 °F Jan 19–20, 1996
Most daily precipitation 8.9 inches September 6, 2011
Most monthly precipitation 16.1 inches May 2003
Most yearly precipitation 86.6 inches 2018
Most yearly days with precipitation 172 2020
Earliest snow in season November 9 1991
Latest snow in season April 7 1989
Most daily snow 11.5 inches March 13, 1993
Most monthly snow 20.0 inches January 1977
Most yearly snow 24.0 inches 1993
Most snow in a winter 23.0 inches 1992–1993
Greatest snow accumulation 14.0 inches March 15, 1993
Earliest freeze September 30 1967
Earliest day ≥ 90 °F April 24 1980
Earliest day ≥ 100 °F June 25 1988
Latest freeze May 4 1971
Latest day ≥ 90 °F October 9 2007
Latest day ≥ 100 °F August 25 2007
Most days in a year < 0 °F 5 1970
Most days in a year < 32 °F 112 1968
Most days in a year ≥ 80 °F 170 2016
Most days in a year ≥ 90 °F 82 2016
Most days in a year ≥ 100 °F 13 1980
Athens Weather Streaks
Most consecutive days...
With precipitation 12 days Sep 16–27, 2009
Without precipitation 39 days Sep 27 – Nov 4, 2000
With snow 4 days Jan 3–6, 1977
High temperature at or
below freezing
6 days Feb 16–21, 2015
High temperature ≥ 80 °F 128 days May 25 – Sep 29, 2016
High temperature ≥ 90 °F 31 days Jul 30 – Aug 29, 1980
High temperature ≥ 100 °F 7 days Jul 12–18, 1980
Plant Hardiness Zone
7B
Athens is in plant hardiness zone 7B
based on average yearly minimum temperature from 1991–2020
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1962–2024 Athens location