National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

           Birmingham, Alabama Climate Summary for 2009 

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The average temperature at Birmingham during 2009 was 62.9

degrees. Dating back to the mid 1890s, the normal temperature

is expected to be around 63.1 degrees. The year 2009 was the

48th coolest year on record with complete annual records

beginning in 1896.

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Rainfall at Birmingham by far exceeded the normal value with

an amazing 71.66 inches measured at the Birmingham

Airport. This made 2009 the 5th wettest year in recorded

history. The graph to the left shows how 2009 compared

to normal (red), the wettest year ever recorded (green) and

the driest year (tan).