Weather

Location
Memphis, TN
Undergrads
1,899
Tuition
$38,092
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Senior

Weather: Memphis weather has a mind of it's own. One day it will be sunny and 75, the next rainy and 35.

4 College Freshman

Weather: There are ALMOST four seasons! That's really amazing when coming from a region where it isn't so common to have distinctions between times of year, but at the same time, winter doesn't last as long as I hoped it would.

College Freshman

Weather: Weather is rather extreme; hot hot in summer and cold cold in winter. City sucks so there's not much to do- weather doesn't matter. Not really a fall season. More like 80s in November.

3 College Freshman

Weather: There are four seasons here and summer was pretty nice and sunny, but not ridiculously hot. Fall is gorgeous on campus with all of the trees. I've heard it snows like once or twice a year and it's never too much. Overall, the weather is very tolerable.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: In the fall here, the weather is fantastic. The winter make get quite cold, but not unbearable at all if you dress appropriately.

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  • 56th
    Hottest Summers
  • 361st
    Coldest Winters

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Julia Fawal
Hometown
Birmingham, Alabama
Major
English
Grad Year
2014
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Memphis weather is practically bipolar. In the same week, it can be both a windy 50 degrees and a humid 80 degrees. It's unpredictable, particularly in the fall and spring, but you'll get at least a hint of all four seasons. Expect snow a few times a year, but if you are from the North, you will think it is crazy when all of the Southerners freak out after waking up to just a few inches of white on the ground. Luckily, the beautiful campus remains beautiful even on the dreariest days, and spring is typically particularly rainy. It's definitely a good idea to bring an umbrella and rain boots because the campus tends to flood after even the smallest of downpours.

The best advice is to just be prepared. Don’t think you are entirely safe taking all your sweaters, coats, and sweatpants back home during spring break because it's not surprising to suddenly get hit with a random cold day or two in the middle of April. Same goes for the fall—warm summery days will probably pop up in October. Just keep at least a few tank tops and sweatshirts in your closet all year long, and you will be fine. The good news is that, for the most part, the climate is very pleasant, and there is not a shortage of ways to spend your days outside enjoying the great weather. On particularly warm days, students can be found reading by the pool, listening to music and doing homework on the lawn, going to Mud Island, playing ultimate Frisbee or football with friends, or walking around Beale Street.

Facts & Statistics

Temperature Averages
Spring - High: 73 °F
Spring - Low: 53 °F
Summer - High: 91 °F
Summer - Low: 72 °F
Fall - High: 74 °F
Fall - Low: 54 °F
Winter - High: 52 °F
Winter - Low: 38 °F
Precipitation Averages
Spring: 5.30 in./month
Summer: 3.70 in./month
Fall: 4.18 in./month
Winter: 4.76 in./month
What to Pack
  • Rain boots
  • Umbrella
Did You Know?
Campus Safety sends frequent weather updates to the student body, updating everyone about everything from sunny days to tornado warnings.

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