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North and Central Georgia

April 2020 Climate Summary

 

For April, the majority of locations experienced temperatures near to just slightly below average and were 1 to 3 inches wetter than normal.

 

Monthly Top 10 Rankings

Athens

None

Atlanta

None

Columbus

5th Wettest April on Record

Columbus

Wettest April on Record

*Complete rankings in tables below

 

April Observed Temperatures and Precipitation

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April Avg. Temperature (°F) and Rankings

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Site

Avg. Temp. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Record

Athens

62.2 (54th Warmest)

61.7

+0.5

67.3 (1981)

Atlanta

61.6 (70th Warmest)

62.0

-0.4

67.8 (2017)

Columbus

64.9 (64th Warmest)

64.6

+0.3

70.8 (1927)

Macon

63.7 (47th Coolest)

63.4

+0.3

69.2 (1954)

Cartersville

59.1

59.2

-0.1

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

58.4

61.6

-3.2

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

59.5

61.0

-1.5

 

Gainesville

59.4

60.4

-1.0

 

Peachtree City

61.6

60.5

+1.1

 

Rome

59.6

59.8

-0.2

 

 

Temp. Extremes (°F) for April

Site

Warmest Temp.

Date

Coldest Temp.

Date

Athens

85

4/6

36

4/11

Atlanta

83

4/6

40

4/2,4/11

Columbus

86

4/9

41

4/11

Macon

86

4/9

35

4/11

Cartersville

85

4/6

31

4/16

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

81

4/6

35

4/2*,4/11*,4/16

Fulton Co. Arpt

82

4/6

35

4/16

Gainesville

81

4/6

37

4/2*

Peachtree City

85

4/6

37

4/11

Rome

85

4/6

34

4/11,4/16

* Set record for day

 

April Precipitation Totals (in) and Rankings

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Site

Avg. Temp. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Record

Athens

4.52 (46th Wettest)

3.15

+1.37

11.60 (1936)

Atlanta

5.36 (36th Wettest)

3.36

+2.00

11.86 (1979)

Columbus

10.57 (5th Wettest)

3.55

+7.02

11.67 (1953)

Macon

11.90 (Wettest on Record)

2.96

+8.94

2020

Cartersville

7.16

3.91

+3.25

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

4.87

3.65

+1.22

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

5.05

3.74

+1.31

 

Gainesville

5.29

3.56

+1.73

 

Peachtree City

3.72

3.92

-0.20

 

Rome

6.72

4.05

+2.67

 

 

Precip. Extremes (in) for April

Site

Highest Daily Amount

Date

Athens

1.22

4/19

Atlanta

2.46

4/19

Columbus

5.92

4/19*

Macon

4.41

4/19*

Cartersville

2.36

4/13*

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

1.28

4/19

Fulton Co. Arpt

1.66

4/19

Gainesville

1.53

4/13*

Peachtree City

0.98

4/19

Rome

2.54

4/12

* Set record for day; BOLD= Highest April Daily Record

 

Records Set This April:

Athens

  • None

Atlanta

  • None

Columbus

  • Daily Precipitation Record
    • 5.92 inches of rain fell on 4/19. This breaks the old record of 2.12 last set in 1944. This record is also the all-time daily precipitation record for the month of April.

Macon

  • Daily Precipitation Record
    • 4.41 inches of rain fell on 4/19. This breaks the old record of 1.73 inches last set in 1940.
    • 2.14 inches of rain fell on 4/23. This breaks the old record of 2.08 inches last set in 1945.
    • 3.67 inches of rain fell on 4/29. This breaks the old record of 3.27 inches last set in 1937.

 

May Outlook

Based on the Climate Prediction Center's May outlook, all of north and central Georgia has equal chances of above normal, below normal, or equal to normal temperatures and precipitation.

 

 

Data prepared by the Atlanta Forecast Office.