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December 2022 Climate Summary

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Temperatures through the month of December within a degree of normal. Precipitation through the month of December was within 2 inches of normal.

Below are the overview stats for December 2022 for our 10 climate sites.

 

December 2022 Monthly Rankings

Climate Site

Temperatures

Precipitation

Athens
38th Coolest
24th Wettest
Atlanta
31st Warmest
45th Driest
Columbus
29th Warmest
2nd Driest
Macon
28th Warmest
15th Driest

 

December 2022 Climate Averages
Climate Site
Month Temp (°F)
Average Temp 
Departure from normal
Athens
44.9
46.5
-1.6
Atlanta
47.5
47.3
0.2
Columbus
51.4
50.6
0.8
Macon
50.5
49.5
1.0
Cartersville
45.9
44.3
1.6
Dekalb Peachtree Arpt
45.2
44.9
0.3
Fulton Co Arpt
46.4
46.0
0.4
Gainesville
44.7
44.9
-0.2
Peachtree City
48.1
47.2
0.9
Rome
45.6
44.7
0.9

 

 

December 2022 Temperature Climate Statistics

Climate Site

Maximum Temperature

Max T Date

Minimum Temperature
Min T Date
Athens
77
12/8
7
12/24
Atlanta
78
12/8
8
12/24
Columbus
80
12/8
13
12/24
Macon
83
13
13
12/24
Cartersville
75
12/8
7
12/24
Dekalb Peachtree Arpt
76
12/8
7
12/24
Fulton Co Arpt
77
12/8
8
12/24
Gainesville
73
12/8
5
12/24
Peachtree City
79
12/8
10
12/24
Rome
73
12/8
9
12/24

 

 

December 2022  Precipitation Climate Statistics

Climate Site

Total Precipitation

Average Precipitation

DFN (Departure

From Normal)
Athens
4.77
4.43
0.34
Atlanta
3.44
4.57
-1.13
Columbus
1.56
4.79
-3.23
Macon
2.08
4.57
-2.49
Cartersville
5.61
4.49
1.12
Dekalb Peachtree Arpt
5.51
4.36
1.15
Fulton County Arpt
5.05
4.21
0.84
Gainesville
3.45
4.71
-1.26
Peachtree City
3.39
4.56
-1.17
Rome
5.14
2.74
2.40

 

December 2022  Precipitation Climate Statistics

Climate Site

Maximum Daily Precip (in inches)

Max P Date

Athens
2.04
12/5
Atlanta
1.37
12/14
Columbus
0.85
12/14
Macon
1.39
12/14
Cartersville
1.91
12/5
Dekalb Peachtree Arpt
1.80
12/5
Fulton Co Arpt
1.99
12/14
Gainesville
1.68
12/14
Peachtree City
1.48
12/14
Rome
2.64
12/5

 

 

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 December.

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.

 

December 2021 Climate Records
Date
Type
Location
Records set over a 24 hour period
12/01
Daily Rainfall
Macon
1.83 Inches of rain fell over 24 hours. This breaks the old record of 1.26 inches set in 1902.

 

December 2022 Climate Records
Date
Type
Location
Records set over a 24 hour period
12/24
Max T
Athens
Athens reached a low MIN temperature of 11°F. This breaks the old record of 13°F set in 1989.
12/08
Max T
Atlanta
Atlanta reached a high MAX temperature of 78°F. This breaks the old record of 76°F set in 1978.
12/07
Max T
Macon
Macon reached a high MAX temperature of 81°F. This breaks the old record of 79°F set in 1951.
12/08
Max T
Macon
Macon reached a high MAX temperature of 83°F. This breaks the old record of 79°F set in 1966.

No significant weather outbreaks occurred across north and central Georgia this past December.

January Outlook

 

Based on the Climate Prediction Center's outlook for January, Georgia has 33-50% chance of above average temperatures.  For precipitation, Georgia has a 33-50% chance of above average precipitation.