Mobile Weather Record Highs, Lows and Extremes

Mobile Weather Record Highs, Lows and Extremes

When it comes to weather we usually just remember the last week or two. Go way back and you'll find extremes in the Mobile area that may surprise you. This is information compiled from the Southeast Regional Climate Center, the Mobile National Weather Service, and the National Climatic Data Center. Keep in mind that extremes that occur away from populated areas are often not documented so this list is only for reports that have been verified by the National Weather Service. The temperature and precipitation extremes are only for Mobile.

Coldest Mornings
February 13th, 1899 = -1 F Read article from USA archives here.
January 21st, 1985 = 3 F

January 6th, 1883, coldest afternoon in Mobile

Hottest Days
August 29th, 2000 = 105 F
July 25th, 1952 = 104 F
July 14th, 1980 = 103 F

Wettest Months
June 1900 = 26.67"
September 1998 = 24.12"
June 2003 = 20.66" 

Driest Months
October 1874 = 0.00"
October 1978 = 0.01"
October 1987 = 0.02" 

Wettest Years
1881 = 92.32"
1900 = 91.18"
1947 = 90.53"

Driest Years
1938 = 37.15"
1904 = 39.50"
1954 = 42.35"

Top 10 Snowfalls
Feb. 14th & 15th, 1895 = 6.0"
Jan. 23rd & 24th, 1881 = 5.0"
Feb. 9th, 1973 = 3.6"
Jan. 23rd, 1955 = 3.5"
March 12th & 13th, 1993 = 2.7"
Feb. 12th, 1899 = 2.0"
Feb. 5th, 1988 = 1.7"
March 6th, 1954 = 1.6"
Jan. 31st, 1977 & Feb. 12th, 1958 = 1.4"

For area tornadoes (and past hurricanes and snowstorms) check the Event Page of the Mobile National Weather Service Office and then go to their Tornado Museum. You can also plot confirmed tornadoes and get more information on them anywhere in the US using this Storm Prediction Center online tool


The first freeze of the fall season is defined as when the temperature hits 32 degrees for the first time. When this occurs depends entirely on where the temperature is measured in any given city and it is influenced by elevation, land cover, proximity to buildings, amount of land and building development, and proximity to water. In the News 5 area our inland areas freeze earlier since they are farther away from the moderating waters of the coastline.

This list of earliest, latest, and average freezes is compiled and provided by the Mobile Office of the National Weather Service.The average first and last freeze dates here come from a 1971-2000 database. The first and last freeze dates are from the entire length of the database record.

Location

Record First Freeze

Average First Freeze

Average Last Freeze

Record Last Freeze 

MOBILE (MOB)

10-28-1957

NOV 29

FEB 28

04-05-1987

ATMORE

10-27-1957

NOV 21

MAR 11

04-13-1940

BAY MINETTE

10-20-1989

NOV 23

MAR 4

04-05-1987

BREWTON

09-30-1967

NOV 2

MAR 30

04-30-1992

CHATOM

10-03-1984

NOV 9

MAR 27

04-27-1976

CODEN

10-27-1982

NOV 24

MAR 8

04-10-2000

DAUPHIN ISLAND

11-30-1979

DEC 27

FEB 6

03-10-1996

EVERGREEN

10-20-1989

NOV 17

MAR 17

04-26-1910

FAIRHOPE

10-24-1937

DEC 1

FEB 22

04-13-1940

FRISCO CITY

10-20-1989

NOV 19

MAR 12

04-11-1973

JACKSON

10-20-1989

NOV 13

MAR 10

04-05-1987

ROBERTSDALE

10-21-1989

NOV 25

MAR 4

04-13-1940

THOMASVILLE

10-17-1977

NOV 14

MAR 16

04-26-1910

WHATLEY

10-08-1991

NOV 6

MAR 31

04-21-1983

PENSACOLA, FL

10-31-1993

DEC 10

FEB 22

03-27-1955

JAY, FL

10-20-1989

NOV 21

MAR 7

04-11-1973

NICEVILLE

10-20-1989

NOV 17

MAR 13

04-21-1953

CRESTVIEW, FL

10-20-1989

NOV 12

MAR 20

04-23-1993

RICHTON, MS

10-08-1987

NOV 1

MAR 28

04-18-1997

MERRILL, MS

10-01-1984

OCT 30

MAR 18

04-11-1989

WAYNESBORO, MS

09-30-1967

OCT 27

MAR 28

04-18-2001

WIGGINS, MS

10-20-1964

NOV 21

MAR 10

04-11-1973

 

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