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North and Central Georgia

August 2019 Climate Summary

 

For August, the majority of locations experienced temperatures around 0.5 to 3 degrees above average with varying precipitation. 

 

August Monthly Top 10 Rankings

Atlanta

6th Warmest August on Record

*Complete rankings in tables below

 

Temp. Extremes (ºF) for August

Site

Warmest Temp.

Coldest Temp.

Athens

97 (8/13,8/14,8/18)

60 (8/29)

Atlanta

100* (8/13)

66 (8/29)

Columbus

101 (8/17)

64 (8/30)

Macon

100 (8/17)

60 (8/30)

Cartersville

100 (8/13)

57 (8/30)

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

97 (8/13)

59 (8/30)

Fulton Co. Arpt

98 (8/13)

59 (8/30)

Gainesville

95 (8/13)

61(8/29)

Peachtree City

99 (8/12,8/13,8/17)

60 (8/30)

Rome

99 (8/13)

57 (8/30)

* Set record for day

 

August Avg. Temperature (°F) and Rankings

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Site

Avg. Temp. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Record

Athens

80.3 (26th Warmest)

79.6

+0.7

85.2 (2007)

Atlanta

82.5 (6th Warmest)

76.4

+3.1

85.6 (2007)

Columbus

83.7 (11th Warmest)

81.9

+1.8

85.5 (2011)

Macon

82.8 (13th  Warmest)

80.9

+1.9

84.6 (2007, 1980, 1954)

Cartersville

80.5

78.2

+2.3

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

79.8

79.0

+0.8

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

80.8

78.8

+2.0

 

Gainesville

78.8

78.1

+0.7

 

Peachtree City

82.2

78.6

+3.6

 

Rome

80.5

78.6

+1.9

 

 

Precip. Extremes (in) for August

Site

Highest Daily Amount

Athens

3.73 (8/4)

Atlanta

0.92 (8/26)

Columbus

0.85 (8/31)

Macon

2.23 (8/1)

Cartersville

0.55 (8/4,8/14)

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

2.65 (8/1)

Fulton Co. Arpt

0.67 (8/1)

Gainesville

0.78 (8/4)

Peachtree City

0.49 (8/24)

Rome

1.18 (8/24)

 

August 2019 Precipitation Totals (in) and Rankings

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Site

Total Precip. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Record

Athens

8.78 (5th Wettest)

3.53

+5.25

18.43 (1908)

Atlanta

1.89 (32nd Driest)

3.90

-2.01

0.09 (1951)

Columbus

3.54 (51st Drist)

3.77

-0.23

0.80 (1988)

Macon

6.19 (22nd Wettest)

4.10

+2.09

20.52 (1928)

Cartersville

3.01

3.93

-0.92

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

4.24

4.31

-0.07

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

1.63

4.74

-3.11

 

Gainesville

2.47

4.43

-1.96

 

Peachtree City

1.43

4.32

-2.89

 

Rome

5.69

4.13

+1.56

 


 

Records Set this August

Athens:

  • No records were set in Athens in August.

Atlanta:

  • High Temperature Record
    • 100 on 8/13 (ties old record of 100 last set in 2007)
  • Highest Minimum Temperature
    • 78 on 8/10 (ties old record of 78 last set in 2007)
    • 76 on 8/23 (ties old record of 76 last set in 1989)

Columbus:

  • Highest Minimum Temperature
    • 78 on 8/12 (breaks old record of 77 set in 2013 & 2010)

Macon:

  • Highest Minimum Temperature
    • ‚Äč77 on 8/14 (ties old record of 77 last set in 2010) 

 

September Outlook

Based on the Climate Prediction Center’s September outlook, north Georgia has a 33% to 40% chance of above normal temperatures and central Georgia has a 40 to 50% chance of above normal temperatures. For precipitation, north Georgia has a an equal chance of above, normal, or below normal precipitation and central Georgia has a 33 to 50% chance of above normal precipitation.

 

September Drought Outlook

Based on the U.S. Monthly Drought Outlook for September, drought is expected to persist across middle Georgia.

 

Data prepared by the Atlanta Forecast Office.