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August 2020 Climate Summary

Temperatures through the month of August were around 0 to 2 degrees warmer than normal. Precipitation through the month of August was around 1 to 4 inches above normal. 

Below are the overview stats from August 2020 for our 10 climate sites.

 

August 2020 Temperature Climate Statistics
Climate Site Average Temperature
Normal Temperature
DFN (Departure
From Normal)
81.3
79.6
+1.7
80.9
79.4
+1.5
83.0
81.9
+1.1
82.6
80.9
+1.7
80.6
78.2
+2.4
79.1
79.0
+0.1
79.8
78.8
+1.0
78.2
78.1
+0.1
79.6
78.6
+1.0
80.9
78.6
+2.3

 

August 2020 Temperature Climate Statistics
Climate Site Maximum Temperature Max T Date
Minimum Temperature
Min T Date
Athens
98
8/2
66
8/4
Atlanta
96
8/9
68
8/4
Columbus
97
8/12
70
8/20, 8/22
Macon
100
8/2
67
8/20
Cartersville
96
8/8
63
8/18
Dekalb Peachtree Arpt
94
8/10
64
8/18*
Fulton Co Arpt
95
8/9
64
8/18*
Gainesville
93
8/12
65
8/4*
Peactree City
95
8/9
63
8/18
Rome
98
8/12
66
8/18

*Indicates a daily record was set

 

August 2020 Precipitation Climate Statistics
Climate Site Total Precipitation
Normal Precipitation
DFN (Departure
From Normal)
9.27
3.53
+5.74
7.04
3.90
+3.14
6.93
3.77
+3.16
5.34
4.10
+1.24
5.49
3.93
+1.56
7.59
4.31
+3.28
8.29
4.74
+3.55
5.59
4.43
+1.16
8.56
4.32
+4.24
4.62
4.13
+0.49

 

August 2020 Precipitation Climate Statistics
Climate Site Maximum Daily Precip Max P Date
Athens
2.37
8/21
Atlanta
2.70
8/30
Columbus
2.51
8/3
Macon
1.68
8/24
Cartersville
1.06
8/25*
Dekalb Peachtree Arpt
2.13
8/13*
Fulton Co Arpt
1.72
8/21*
Gainesville
0.85
8/13
Peachtree City
3.27
8/25*
Rome
1.07
8/23*

*Indicates a daily record was set; BOLD indicates an all time August record

 

Data prepared by NWS Peachtree City/Atlanta. 

Click the links below to explore the temperature and precipitation data across north and central Georgia for the month of August 2020.

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.

 

August 2020 Climate Records
Date
Type
Location
Record
8/1
Highest Min Temp
Athens
A minimum temperature of 75 degrees was reached. This ties the previous record of 75 degrees, last set in 1947.
8/26
Highest Min Temp
Columbus
A minimum temperature of 77 degrees was reached. This ties the previous record of 77 degrees, last set in 1983.
8/26
Highest Min Temp
Macon
A minimum temperature of 76 degrees was reached. This ties the previous record of 76 degrees, last set in 1983.
8/28
Highest Min Temp
Columbus
A minimum temperature of 76 degrees was reached. This ties the previous record of 76 degrees, last set in 1983.
8/29
Highest Min Temp
Atlanta
A minimum temperature of 76 degrees was reached. This ties the previous record of 76 degrees, last set in 1932.
8/29
Highest Min Temp
Macon
A minimum temperature of 76 degrees was reached. This ties the previous record of 76 degrees, last set in 2005.
8/30
Highest Min Temp
Athens
A minimum temperature of 74 degrees was reached. This ties the previous record of 74 degrees, last set in 2005.

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

Although there were no large severe outbreaks in the month of August, 13 warnings were issued on August 3rd. Lots of heavy rain fell this day in addition to many trees and power lines that were downed. We also had several reports of tennis ball sized hail that day! Aside from the 3rd, numerous Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were issued throughout the month during typical summertime afternoon and evening storms, resulting in minor wind damage.

Here is a visual summary of all the warnings and local storm reports issued across portions of northern and central Georgia in August 2020. 

August 2020 Warnings and Local Storm Reports

 

 

The September climate outlook is below.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data prepared by NWS Peachtree City/Atlanta.