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North and Central Georgia

2018 Annual Climate Summary

 

Overall, 2018 was both warmer and wetter for all of North and Central Georgia.

 

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Average Temperatures Precipitation Totals Snowfall Totals

 

 

Annual Top 10 Rankings:

Athens

  • 3rd wettest year on record at Athens

Atlanta

  • 5th warmest year on record at Atlanta
  • 2nd wettest year on record at Atlanta

Columbus

  • 6th wettest year on record at Columbus

Macon

  • 8th warmest year on record at Macon

 

Temperatures

Annual Avg. Temperature (ºF) and Rankings

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Site

Avg. Temp. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Previous Records

Athens

63.7 (16th Warmest)

62.5

+1.2

65.6 (1933)

Atlanta

64.5 (5th Warmest)

62.5

+2.0

65.8 (2016)

Columbus

67.4 (12th Warmest)

65.6

+1.8

69.3 (1927)

Macon

66.1 (8th Warmest)

64.5

+1.6

67.0 (1990)

Cartersville

61.7

60.1

+1.6

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

62.5

61.7

+0.8

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

63.2

61.8

+1.4

 

Gainesville

62.0

60.9

+1.1

 

Peachtree City

64.0

61.4

+2.6

 

Rome

63.0

60.5

+2.5

 

 

Monthly Avg. Temperature (ºF)

DFN = Departure from normal

Athens

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Temp.

40.9

57.4

52.5

58.8

73.5

79.3

79.7

78.9

79.9

66.3

49.4

47.4

Normal

43.5

47.2

54.3

61.7

70.0

77.5

80.6

79.6

73.3

63.0

53.8

45.4

DFN

-2.6

+10.2

-1.8

-2.9

+3.5

+1.8

-0.9

-0.7

+6.6

+3.3

-4.4

+2.0

 

Atlanta

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Temp.

40.4

57.3

53.5

59.8

74.8

79.8

80.8

79.7

81.0

67.4

50.3

48.6

Normal

43.3

47.2

54.3

62.0

70.1

77.3

80.2

79.4

73.5

63.3

54.0

45.3

DFN

-2.9

+10.1

-0.8

-2.2

+4.7

+2.5

+0.6

+0.3

+7.5

+4.1

-3.7

+3.3

 

Columbus

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Temp.

44.7

62.3

57.5

63.3

77.1

81.5

82.4

81.2

82.6

70.3

54.0

51.9

Normal

47.2

51.1

57.8

64.6

73.0

79.8

82.5

81.9

76.6

66.5

57.3

49.1

DFN

-2.5

+11.2

-0.3

-1.3

+4.1

+1.7

-0.1

-0.7

+6.0

+3.8

-3.3

+2.8

 

Macon

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Temp.

43.4

60.3

55.8

61.2

74.9

80.5

81.3

81.1

82.1

68.9

53.1

50.8

Normal

46.3

50.0

56.8

63.4

71.9

78.9

81.8

80.9

75.0

64.9

55.9

48.0

DFN

-2.9

+10.3

-1.0

-2.2

+3.0

+1.6

-0.5

+0.2

+7.1

+4.0

-2.8

+2.8

 

Cartersville

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Temp.

37.0

54.5

50.4

56.9

72.8

77.4

78.6

77.9

78.6

64.2

47.2

45.0

Normal

41.1

44.6

51.7

59.2

67.6

74.8

78.3

78.2

71.3

60.6

51.3

42.6

DFN

-4.1

+9.9

-1.3

-2.3

+5.2

+2.6

+0.3

-0.3

+7.3

+3.6

-4.1

+2.4

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Temp.

38.1

55.0

51.1

57.4

73.3

78.4

79.4

78.3

79.3

65.7

48.0

45.6

Normal

42.2

46.1

53.3

61.6

69.4

76.8

79.8

79

72.9

61.9

52.7

44.3

DFN

-4.1

+8.9

-2.2

-4.2

+3.9

+1.6

-0.4

-0.7

+6.4

+3.8

-4.7

+1.3

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Temp.

39.1

56.3

52.3

58.7

73.6

78.8

79.8

78.6

79.5

65.5

48.7

47.0

Normal

43.1

46.3

53.6

61.0

69.3

76.7

79.8

78.8

72.8

62.5

53.0

44.8

DFN

-4.0

+10.0

-1.3

-2.3

+4.3

+2.1

0.0

-0.2

+6.7

+3.0

-4.3

+2.2

 

Gainesville

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Temp.

38.8

54.1

50.2

58.0

72.8

77.8

78.7

77.4

78.2

64.8

47.7

45.3

Normal

41.7

45.5

52.7

60.4

68.2

75.6

78.8

78.1

71.7

61.7

52.6

43.7

DFN

-2.9

+8.6

-2.5

-2.4

+4.6

+2.2

-0.1

-0.7

+6.5

+3.1

-4.9

+1.6

 

Peachtree City

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Temp.

40.4

57.9

53.3

59.2

74.0

79.3

80.2

79.1

79.9

66.3

50.3

48.0

Normal

42.8

46.7

53.2

60.5

68.9

75.9

79.3

78.6

72.1

61.4

52.7

44.4

DFN

-2.4

+11.2

+0.1

-1.3

+5.1

+3.4

+0.9

+0.5

+7.8

+4.9

-2.4

+3.6

 

Rome

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Temp.

37.8

55.4

52.0

58.0

74.1

79.0

80.5

79.4

79.5

65.6

48.0

46.2

Normal

41.1

44.3

52.1

59.8

68.2

75.9

79.4

78.6

72.0

61.1

50.9

42.6

DFN

-3.3

+11.1

-0.1

-1.8

+5.9

+3.1

+1.1

+0.8

+7.5

+4.5

-2.9

+3.6

 

Temp. Extremes (ºF)

Site

Warmest Temp.

Coldest Temp.

Athens

96 (6/19, 6/20, 9/9, 9/14)

11 (1/2)*

Atlanta

95 (9/14, 9/15)

13 (1/2)

Columbus

97 (6/20, 7/11, 8/6, 9/14, 9/15, 9/17, 9/19, 9/20)

18 (1/18)

Macon

100 (9/18)*

16 (1/2)

Cartersville

95 (9/19*, 9/20)

9 (1/2)*

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

95 (9/14)*

11 (1/2)*

Fulton Co. Arpt

95 (9/20)*

12 (1/2)*

Gainesville

94 (9/14)*

12 (1/2)*

Peachtree City

96 (9/14*, 9/19*, 9/20*)

14 (1/2)*

Rome

95 (6/16, 6/17, 7/11, 7/18, 8/6, 8/7, 9/7, 9/14, 9/20)

13 (1/2, 1/5, 1/17)

* Set record for day

 

Precipitation

Annual Precipitation Totals (inches) and Rankings

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Site

Total Precip. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Previous Records

Athens

69.26 (3rd Wettest)

46.33

+22.93

72.37 (1929)

Atlanta

70.03 (2nd Wettest)

49.71

+20.32

71.45 (1948)

Columbus

66.43 (6th Wettest)

46.75

+19.68

80.20 (2009)

Macon

49.06 (35th Wettest)

45.68

+3.38

72.67 (2013)

Cartersville

59.51

49.93

+9.58

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

67.22

52.97

+14.25

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

68.35

51.17

+17.18

 

Gainesville

68.82

53.98

+14.84

 

Peachtree City

61.86

49.99

+11.87

 

Rome

67.07

51.92

+15.15

 

 

Monthly Precipitation Totals (inches)

DFN = Departure from normal

Athens

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

4.63

5.78

3.18

5.49

9.31

7.28

4.98

4.36

1.75

4.26

7.35

10.89

Normal

4.05

4.48

4.43

3.15

3.00

4.18

4.47

3.53

3.94

3.55

3.82

3.73

DFN

+0.58

+1.30

-1.25

+2.34

+6.31

+3.10

+0.51

+0.83

-2.19

+0.71

+3.53

+7.16

 

Atlanta

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

3.26

6.11

4.86

6.53

4.45

3.86

8.04

7.59

1.48

4.75

7.27

11.83

Normal

4.20

4.67

4.81

3.36

3.67

3.95

5.27

3.90

4.47

3.41

4.10

3.90

DFN

-0.94

+1.44

+0.05

+3.17

+0.78

-0.09

+2.77

+3.69

-2.99

+1.34

+3.17

+7.93

 

Columbus

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

1.60

3.56

3.15

5.02

9.93

5.74

5.00

7.69

6.50

4.14

6.17

7.93

Normal

3.85

4.44

5.46

3.55

3.19

3.72

4.76

3.77

3.06

2.58

4.10

4.27

DFN

-2.25

-0.88

-2.31

+1.47

+6.74

+2.02

+0.24

+3.92

+3.44

+1.56

+2.07

+3.66

 

Macon

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

2.14

3.49

2.65

4.99

6.99

3.32

6.37

1.63

1.02

4.62

5.58

6.26

Normal

4.24

4.36

4.55

2.96

2.72

4.06

4.95

4.10

3.59

2.79

3.32

4.04

DFN

-2.10

-0.87

-1.90

+2.03

+4.27

-0.74

+1.42

-2.47

-2.57

+1.83

+2.26

+2.22

 

Cartersville

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

1.68

8.34

5.30

4.55

2.51

4.03

3.29

3.62

3.40

4.80

8.26

9.73

Normal

4.60

4.90

4.72

3.91

4.03

3.84

4.66

3.93

3.62

3.40

4.08

4.24

DFN

-2.92

+3.44

+0.58

+0.64

-1.52

+0.19

-1.37

-0.31

-0.22

+1.40

+4.18

+5.49

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

2.41

5.05

5.48

4.18

5.79

6.91

7.49

5.18

1.19

3.99

7.53

12.02

Normal

4.80

5.01

4.98

3.65

4.05

4.76

5.02

4.31

4.56

3.45

4.22

4.16

DFN

-2.39

+0.04

+0.50

+0.53

+1.74

+2.15

+2.47

+0.87

-3.37

+0.54

+3.31

+7.86

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

2.32

5.06

4.42

4.24

6.55

6.53

7.50

5.19

1.18

7.19

7.03

11.14

Normal

4.27

4.90

4.81

3.74

3.77

4.13

5.06

4.74

3.98

3.61

4.17

3.99

DFN

-1.95

+0.16

-0.39

+0.50

+2.78

+2.40

+2.44

+0.45

-2.80

+3.58

+2.86

+7.15

 

Gainesville

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

2.40

6.48

3.48

5.74

9.01

4.64

2.72

7.52

1.87

4.56

8.16

12.24

Normal

5.03

4.87

5.42

3.56

4.04

4.39

4.51

4.43

4.68

4.08

4.47

4.50

DFN

-2.63

+1.61

-1.94

+2.18

+4.97

+0.25

-1.79

+3.09

-2.81

+0.48

+3.69

+7.74

 

Peachtree City

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

4.09

4.69

4.23

5.01

4.61

5.87

6.37

4.70

1.31

4.79

5.53

10.66

Normal

4.20

4.90

5.11

3.92

3.39

3.63

5.26

4.32

3.84

3.41

3.87

4.14

DFN

-0.11

-0.21

-0.88

+1.09

+1.22

+2.24

+1.11

+0.38

-2.53

+1.38

+1.66

+6.52

 

Rome

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

1.22

7.61

3.74

4.50

2.80

4.71

3.22

7.66

9.08

3.60

8.60

10.33

Normal

4.82

4.87

4.95

4.05

4.18

4.1

4.32

4.13

3.41

3.86

4.85

4.38

DFN

-3.60

+2.74

-1.21

+0.45

-1.38

+0.39

-0.91

+4.25

+5.22

-1.25

+4.22

+5.95

 

Annual Precip. Extremes (in)

Site

Highest Daily Amount

Athens

2.83 (6/26)

Atlanta

4.16 (4/23)

Columbus

3.70 (5/23)

Macon

3.22 (10/10)

Cartersville

3.52 (11/12)

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

3.12 (12/28)

Fulton Co. Arpt

4.34 (10/10)

Gainesville

3.44 (11/12)

Peachtree City

3.09 (10/10)

Rome

4.02 (8/1)

 

Annual Snowfall Totals (inches) – (Jan to Dec)

Site

Total

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Records

Athens

1.1

2.9

-1.80

10.6 (1983)

Atlanta

2.4

2.9

-0.50

10.5 (1936)

Columbus

2.0

0.4

+1.60

14.0 (1973)

Macon

1.0

0.7

+0.30

16.5 (1973)

 

Data prepared by the Atlanta Forecast Office.  Normal values provided are from the 1981-2010 period. Narrative summary comming soon!