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Memphis is most beautiful in the spring, which arrives early with a riot of flowers and blooming trees and bushes. Summers can be miserably hot and humid. Winters tend to be brief and mild; snow is a relatively rare occurrence, but the cold winter rains can create some dreary days. The following are the normal daily temperature ranges for Memphis: January 31-48°F (-1 to 9°C); February 35-53°F (2-12°C); March 43-63°F (6-17°C); April 52-73°F (11-23°C); May 61-81°F (16-27°C); June 69-89°F (21-32°C); July 73-92°F (23-33°C); August 71-91°F (22-33°C); September 64-84°F (18-29°C); October 52-74°F (11-23°C); November 43-62°F (6-17°C); December 35-52°F (2-11°C).
Major national holidays include New Year's Day (Jan. 1); Martin Luther King, Jr., Day (3rd Mon. in Jan.); President's Day (3rd Mon. in Feb.); Memorial Day (last Mon. in May); Independence Day (July 4); Labor Day (1st Mon. in Sept.); Thanksgiving Day (4th Thurs. in Nov.); Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (Dec. 24 and 25); and New Year's Eve (Dec. 31).