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December 2020 Climate Summary

Temperatures through the month of December were around seasonal norms. Precipitation through the month of December was around 0 to 2 inches below normal.

 

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

 

Top 10 Records At Our 4 Main Climate Sites

No sites recorded top 10 records for the month of December.

 

December 2020 Temperature Climate Statistics
Climate Site Average Temperature
Normal Temperature
DFN (Departure
From Normal)
46.1
45.4
+0.7
46.1
45.3
+0.8
48.2
49.1
-0.9
47.3
48.0
-0.7
44.3
42.6
+1.7
43.5
44.3
-0.8
44.6
44.8
-0.2
44.3
43.7
+0.6
44.7
44.4
+0.3
43.5
42.6
+0.9

 

December 2020 Temperature Climate Statistics
Climate Site Maximum Temperature Max T Date
Minimum Temperature
Min T Date
Athens
71
12/13
21
12/26
Atlanta
69
12/10
22
12/26
Columbus
70
12/10, 12/12
25
12/26, 12/27
Macon
74
12/12
22
12/26, 12/27
Cartersville
69
12/10
19
12/26*
Dekalb Peachtree Arpt
68
12/10
21
12/26*
Fulton Co Arpt
68
12/10, 12/12, 12/13
21
12/26*
Gainesville
66
12/10
20
12/26*
Peachtree City
69
12/10
23
12/26, 12/27
Rome
69
12/10
18
12/26

*Indicates a daily record was set

 

December 2020 Precipitation Climate Statistics
Climate Site Total Precipitation
Normal Precipitation
DFN (Departure
From Normal)
3.04
3.73
-0.69
2.29
3.90
-1.61
3.08
4.27
-1.19
2.44
4.04
-1.60
3.50
4.24
-0.74
2.59
4.16
-1.57
2.51
3.99
-1.48
3.39
4.50
-1.11
2.58
4.14
-1.56
4.10
4.38
-0.28

 

December 2020 Precipitation Climate Statistics
Climate Site Maximum Daily Precip Max P Date
Athens
1.63
12/24
Atlanta
1.31
12/24
Columbus
1.69
12/24
Macon
1.40
12/24
Cartersville
1.38
12/24
Dekalb Peachtree Arpt
1.25
12/24
Fulton Co Arpt
1.43
12/24
Gainesville
1.50
12/24
Peachtree City
1.45
12/24
Rome
1.56
12/24

*Indicates a daily record was set

 

December 2020 Snowfall
Climate Site Snowfall Amount Snowfall Date
Athens
0.0
N/A
Atlanta
T
12/1*, 12/24*
Columbus
0.0
N/A
Macon
0.0
N/A

*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 November 2020.

Temperature Maps

Precipitation Maps 

 

Temperature Graphs

 

Precipitation Graphs

 

Temperature Maps

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Precipitation Maps

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Precipitation Graphs

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

 

December 2020 Climate Records
Date
Type
Location
Record
12/1
Snowfall
Atlanta
A Trace of snow fell on 12/1. This ties the previous record of a Trace, last set in 1974.
12/24
Snowfall
Atlanta
A Trace of snow fell on 12/24. This ties the previous record of a Trace, last set in 1960.

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

There were no major weather events in the month of December. However, light snow fell across portions of northern Georgia on Christmas Eve, bringing snow to portions of the northeast Georgia mountains. Accumulations of a dusting up to 3 inches were recorded!

Here is a visual summary of all the local storm reports issued across portions of northern and central Georgia in December 2020. No Severe Thunderstorm, Tornado, or Flood warnings were issued in the month of December, only a few reports of snowfall. 

December 2020 Warnings and Local Storm Reports

The January climate outlook is below.

January Outlook

Based on the Climate Prediction Center's outlook for January, all of north and central Georgia has a 40% to 50% 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.