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August 2021 Climate Summary

Temperatures through the month of August were around a degree above normal. Precipitation through the month of August was around 0 to 5 inches above normal.

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

 

August 2021 Climate Averages
Climate Site
August Temp (°F)(°F)
Average Temp 
Departure from normal
81.5
79.8
+1.7
80.4
80.2
+0.2
81.4
82.4
-1.0
81.5
81.4
+0.1
79.3
78.1
+1.2
79.3
78.6
+0.7
79.5
79.3
+0.2
79.3
77.9
+1.4
80.3
79.8
+0.5
80.7
79.5
+1.2

 

 

August 2021 Temperature Climate Statistics

Climate Site

Maximum Temperature

Max T Date

Minimum Temperature
Min T Date
Athens
97
8/10, 8/13
66
8/5
Atlanta
94
8/14
69
8/5, 8/8
Columbus
95
8/23, 8/24
68
8/6
Macon
97
8/13
66
8/6
Cartersville
93
8/17
66
8/6
Dekalb Peachtree Arpt
95
8/14
65
8/6, 8/8
Fulton Co Arpt
94
8/14
66
8/6, 8/8
Gainesville
94
8/14
66
8/5
Peachtree City
96
8/14
66
8/5, 8/6
Rome
97
8/14
66
8/5

*Indicates a daily record was set

 

 

August 2021 Precipitation Climate Statistics

Climate Site

Total Precipitation

Normal Precipitation

DFN (Departure

From Normal)
6.8
4.55
+2.25
6.96
4.3
+2.66
7.25
4.68
+2.57
5.36
4.38
+0.98
8.23
3.44
+4.79
6.71
4.51
+2.20
4.44
3.98
+0.46
7.30
4.73
+2.57
3.53
3.96
-0.43
9.23
3.77
+5.46

 

August 2021 Precipitation Climate Statistics

Climate Site

Maximum Daily Precip

Max P Date

Athens
3.39
8/16*
Atlanta
3.61
8/16*
Columbus
2.28
8/16
Macon
1.92
8/16
Cartersville
2.84
8/17
Dekalb Peachtree Arpt
2.38
8/16
Fulton Co Arpt
2.24
8/16
Gainesville
2.54
8/16
Peachtree City
2.53
8/16
Rome
3.61
8/30

*Indicates a daily record was set

 

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.

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 2021 Climate Records
Date
Type
Location
Record
8/17
Daily Rainfall
Athens
3.29 Inches of rain fell over 24 hours. This breaks the old record of 2.03 inches set in 2015
8/24
Highest Min Temp
Atlanta
A minimum temperature of 77 degrees was reached. This breaks the previous record of 76 degrees, last set in 1898.

 

 

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

 

 

August 17th: The Remnants of Tropical Storm Fred 

Tropical Storm Fred made landfall near Cape San Blas in the Florida panhandle as a tropical storm with sustained winds of 65 mph on the afternoon of August 16, 2021. The storm quickly weakened as it moved north bringing winds of up to 40 mph to south central Georgia. As the weakening storm moved northward, tropical moisture overspread central and north Georgia bringing widespread heavy rain, localized flash flooding, and seven tropical tornadoes. For more information on Tropical Storm Fred, please visit our event page for it's effects on north and central Georgia.

 

 

Satellite Imagery Storm Path

 

The September climate outlook is below.

September Outlook

 

Based on the Climate Prediction Center's outlook for September, northwest Georgia has a 33% chance of below normal temperatures while the remainder of Georgia has a equal chances for above, below or near normal temperatures.  For precipitation, all of north and central Georgia has a  30% to 40% chance of above normal precipitation.