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North and Central Georgia

December 2018 Climate Summary

For December, the majority of locations were about 2 to 4 degrees warmer than normal and 2 to 8 inches wetter than normal.

Monthly Top 10 Rankings:

Athens

·         3rd wettest on record

Atlanta

·         4th wettest on record

*Complete rankings in tables below

 

Temp. Extremes (°F) for December

Site

Warmest Temp.

Coldest Temp.

Athens

75 (12/2)*

 

25 (12/6)

Atlanta

74 (12/2)*

28 (12/6)

Columbus

76 (12/2)

27 (12/6)

Macon

76 (12/2)

25 (12/6, 12/12)

Cartersville

73 (12/2)*

21 (12/6)*

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

71 (12/2)

24 (12/6)*

Fulton Co. Arpt

73 (12/2)

25 (12/6)

Gainesville

69 (12/2)

25 (12/6)*

Peachtree City

74 (12/2)

23 (12/6)

Rome

74 (12/2)*

21 (12/6)

* Set record for day

 

December Avg. Temperature (°F) and Rankings

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Site

Avg. Temp. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Record

Athens

47.4 (34th Warmest)

45.4

+2.0

56.4 (2015)

Atlanta

48.6 (26th Warmest)

45.3

+3.3

57.6 (2015)

Columbus

51.9 (32nd Warmest)

49.1

+2.8

59.1 (2015)

Macon

50.8 (35th Warmest)

48.0

+2.8

 58.6 (2015)

Cartersville

45.0

42.6

+2.4

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

45.6

44.3

+1.3

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

47.0

44.8

+2.2

 

Gainesville

45.3

43.7

+1.6

 

Peachtree City

48.3

44.4

+3.9

 

Rome

46.2

42.6

+3.6

 

 

Precip. Extremes (in) for December

Site

Highest Daily Amount

Athens

2.17 (12/1)*

Atlanta

3.47 (12/28)

Columbus

1.54 (12/20)

Macon

1.06 (12/14)

Cartersville

2.10 (12/8)*

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

3.12 (12/28)*

Fulton Co. Arpt

2.88 (12/28)*

Gainesville

2.65 (12/28)*

Peachtree City

2.21 (12/28)*

Rome

2.61 (12/8)*

* Set record for day

 

December Precipitation Totals (in) and Rankings

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Site

Total Precip. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Record

Athens

10.89 (3rd Wettest)

3.73

+7.16

12.37 (2015)

Atlanta

11.83 (4th Wettest)

3.90

+7.93

12.94 (2015)

Columbus

7.93 (16th Wettest)

4.27

+3.66

17.38 (2015)

Macon

6.26 (22nd Wettest)

4.04

+2.22

12.62 (2015)

Cartersville

9.73

4.24

+5.49

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

12.02

4.16

+7.86

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

11.14

3.99

+7.15

 

Gainesville

12.24

4.50

+7.74

 

Peachtree City

10.66

4.14

+6.52

 

Rome

10.33

4.38

+5.95

 

 

Records Set this December

Athens:

  • High Maximum Temperature
    • 75 on 12/2 (ties record of 75 set in 1991, 1970, and 1922)
  • Daily Precipitation Total
    • 2.17 on 12/1 (breaks old record of 1.71“ set in 1996)

Atlanta:

  • High Maximum Temperature
    • 74 on 12/2 (ties record of 74 in 1998, 1991,1970)
  • Daily Precipitation Total
    • 1.61 on 12/1 (breaks old record of 1.60“ set in 1996)

 

January Outlook

Based on the Climate Prediction Center’s January outlook, there are equal chances for above, below, or near normal temperatures across both North and Central Georgia. Both North and Central Georgia have a 40% to 50% chance for above normal precipitation.

 

Data prepared by the Atlanta Forecast Office.