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Seasonal Climate Summary for Winter 2021

(December 2020 through February 2021)

 

Winter 2020-21 Temperature Climate Statistics
Climate Site Average Temperature (deg)
Normal Temperature (deg)
DFN (Departure
From Normal)
47.1
45.4
+1.7
47.0
45.3
+1.7
49.4
49.1
+0.3
49.0
48.1
+0.9
45.1
42.8
+2.3
44.2
44.2
+0.0
45.4
44.7
+0.7
44.7
43.6
+1.1
45.6
44.6
+1.0
44.7
42.7
+2.0

 

Winter 2020-21 Average Temperature Ranking & Records
Climate Site Avg Temp Rank Highest Avg Temp Record (deg) (year) Lowest Avg Temp Record (deg) (year)
Athens
29th Warmest
54.2 (1931-32)
38.5 (1976-77)
Atlanta
35th Warmest
54.3 (1989-90)
37.0 (1976-77)
Columbus
58th Coldest
57.5 (1926-27)
42.8 (1976-77)
Macon
53rd Warmest (tied)
56.2 (1931-32)
43.0 (1976-77)

 

Winter 2020-21 Temperature Climate Statistics
Climate Site Maximum Temperature (deg) Max T Date
Minimum Temperature (deg)
Min T Date
Athens
81*
2/28
21
12/26
Atlanta
79*
2/28
22
12/26
Columbus
80
2/25
22
12/26
Macon
83
2/28
22
12/26
Cartersville
81
2/28
19
12/26
Dekalb Peachtree Arpt
78
2/18
21
12/26
Fulton Co Arpt
80
2/28
21
2/16
Gainesville
77
2/28
20
12/26
Peactree City
78
2/28
22
2/17
Rome
82
2/28
18
12/26

*Indicates a daily record was set

Winter 2020-21 Average Temperature Climate Statistics
Climate Site Average Maximum Temperature (deg)
Average Minimum Temperature (deg)
Athens
57.6
36.6
Atlanta
56.1
37.9
Columbus
79.4
39.0
Macon
60.9
56.7
Cartersville
76.3
37.1
Dekalb Peachtree Arpt
54.1
34.4
Fulton Co Arpt
55.6
35.3
Gainesville
53.5
35.9
Peactree City
56.5
34.6
Rome
55.5
33.9

 

Winter 2020-21 Average Maximum Temperature Ranking & Records
Climate Site Avg Max Temp Rank Highest Avg Max Temp Record (deg) (Year) Lowest Avg Max Temp Record (deg) (Year)
Athens
2nd Warmest
83.0 (2017-18)
65.0 (1904-05)
Atlanta
4th Warmest
80.0 (2018-19)
65.0 (1891-92)
Columbus
28th Warmest
84.0 (2017-18)
63.0 (1896-97)
Macon
4th Warmest
85.0 (1988-89)
68.0 (1963-64)

 

Winter 2020-21 Average Minimum Temperature Ranking & Records
Climate Site Avg Min Temp Rank Highest Avg Min Temp Record (deg) (Year) Lowest Avg Min Temp Record (deg) (Year)
Athens
12th Warmest
27.0 (1931-32)
-4.0 (1984-85)
Atlanta
9th Warmest
27.0 (1889-90)
-9.0 (1898-99)
Columbus
12th Warmest
34.0 (1892-93)
-3 (1898-99)
Macon
15th Warmest
29.0 (1931-32)
-6 (1984-85)

 

Winter 2020-21 Precipitation Climate Statistics
Climate Site Total Precipitation (in)
Normal Precipitation (in)
DFN (Departure
From Normal)
10.45
12.26
-1.81
9.62
12.77
-3.15
11.86
12.56
-0.07
6.40
12.64
-6.24
8.05
13.74
-5.69
6.49
13.97
-7.48
5.93
13.16
-7.23
7.15
14.40
-7.25
5.90
13.24
-7.34
8.34
14.07
-5.73

 

Winter 2020-21 Precipitation Ranking & Records
Climate Site Total Precipitation Ranking Minimum Total Precip Record (in) (Year) Maximum Total Precip Record (in) (Year)
Athens
36th Driest
3.80 (1985-86)
24.28 (2019-20)
Atlanta
26th Driest
4.53 (1937-38)
26.30 (1919-20)
Columbus
44th Driest
6.14 (1937-38)
29.07 (1935-36)
Macon
49th Driest (tied)
4.59 (1934-35)
23.34 (2024-25)

 

Winter 2020-21 Precipitation Climate Statistics
Climate Site Maximum Daily Precip (in) Max P Date
Athens
1.63
12/24
Atlanta
1.31
12/24
Columbus
2.19
1/01
Macon
1.40
12/24
Cartersville
1.97
1/01
Dekalb Peachtree Arpt
1.25
12/24
Fulton Co Arpt
1.43
12/24
Gainesville
1.50
12/24
Peachtree City
1.45
12/24
Rome
1.59
12/24

*Indicates a daily record was set

 

Data prepared by NWS Peachtree City/Atlanta.