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April 2021 Climate Summary

Temperatures through the month of April were around normal.

Precipitation through the month of April was around 0 to 2 inches below normal. 

Below are the overview stats for April 2021 for our 10 climate sites.

See below for a list of daily records set for April

 

 

April 2021 Climate Averages
Climate Site April Temp (°F)
Average Temp 
Departure from normal
62.6
61.7
+0.9
62.9
62.0
+0.9
63.6
64.6
-1.0
62.9
63.5
-0.6
60.0
59.2
+0.8
59.9
61.6
-1.7
60.7
61.1
-0.4
60.5
60.5
0.0
60.7
60.6
+0.1
60.6
59.8
+0.8

 

 

April 2021 Temperature Climate Statistics
Climate Site Maximum Temperature Max T Date
Minimum Temperature
Min T Date
Athens
88
4/13
32
4/2, 4/3
Atlanta
86
4/13
33
4/2
Columbus
88
4/13
34
4/3
Macon
89*
4/13
30*
4/2, 4/3
Cartersville
84
4/13, 4/28
28
4/3
Dekalb Peachtree Arpt
84
4/13
30
4/3
Fulton Co Arpt
86
4/13
30
4/3
Gainesville
83
4/13
32
4/2, 4/3
Peachtree City
87
4/13
29
4/3
Rome
86
4/13, 4/28
29
4/3

*Indicates that a daily record was broken

 

 

April 2021 Precipitation Climate Statistics
Climate Site

Total Precipitation

(inches)

Normal Precipitation
DFN (Departure
From Normal)
2.81
3.15
-0.34
3.74
3.36
+0.38
2.86
3.55
-0.69
1.86
2.96
-1.10
1.64
3.91
-2.27
2.26
3.65
-1.39
1.87
3.74
-1.87
2.80
3.56
-0.76
2.21
3.92
-1.71
1.32
4.05
-2.73

 

 

April 2021 Precipitation Climate Statistics
Climate Site Maximum Daily Precip Max P Date
Athens
1.96
4/24
Atlanta
3.18*
4/24
Columbus
1.72*
4/24
Macon
1.70*
4/24
Cartersville
1.38
4/24
Dekalb Peachtree Arpt
1.93
4/24
Fulton Co Arpt
1.67
4/24
Gainesville
1.86
4/24
Peachtree City
1.77
4/24
Rome
0.72
4/24

*Indicates a daily record was set

Click the links below to explore the temperature and precipitation data across north and central Georgia for the month of April 2021.

Temperature Maps

Precipitation Maps 

 

Temperature Graphs

 

Precipitation Graphs

 

Temperature Maps

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Precipitation Maps

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Temperature Graphs

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Precipitation Graphs

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Temperature and precipitation records at our 4 main climate sites are located below.

 

April 2021 Climate Records
Date
Type
Location
Record
4/03
Lowest Min Temp
Macon
A minimum temperature of 30 degrees was reached. This breaks the previous record of 31 degrees, last set in 1971.
4/22
Lowest Min Temp
Macon
A minimum temperature of 32 degrees was reached. This breaks the previous record of 38 degrees, last set in 1938.
4/13
 Max Temp
Macon
A maximum temperature of 89 degrees was reached. This breaks the previous record of 88 degrees, last set in 1922.
4/24
Record daily Rainfall
Columbus
1.71 inches of rain fell during a 24 hour time period. This breaks the previous record of 1.04 inches, set in 2010.
4/24
Record daily Rainfall
Macon
1.69 inches of rain fell during a 24 hour time period. This breaks the previous record of 0.70 inches, set in 1937.
4/25
Record daily Rainfall
Atlanta
3.18 inches of rain fell during a 24 hour time period. This breaks the previous record of 2.74 inches, set in 1945.

Larger events that occurred across north and central Georgia this past April can be found here.

 

April 24th: Multiple rounds of severe thunderstorms moved through south and central Georgia during throughout the 24th. Severe Thunderstorm Watch number 109 and 110 were issued by the Storm Prediction Center. These storms brought large hail and damaging winds to a wide area of western Georgia. Hail the size of golf balls was reported in DeKalb county while the Atlanta International Airport measured a wind gust of 76 mph. The storms began to lose their intensity during the overnight hours as they approached the Carolinas. 

 

April 2021 Warnings and Local Storm Reports

 

The May climate outlook is below.

 

May Outlook

Based on the Climate Prediction Center's outlook for May, far northern Georgia has a 30% to 40% chance of above normal temperatures while the rest of  Georgia has a 40% to 50% chance of above normal temperatures. For precipitation, north and central Georgia have a 30% to 40% chance of above normal precipitation, while southeast Georgia has an Equal Chance for above, below or near normal temperatures.