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North and Central Georgia

January 2019 Climate Summary

For January, the majority of locations were about 1 to 3 degrees warmer than normal and 0 to 2 inches wetter than normal.

Monthly Top 10 Rankings:

None

 

*Complete rankings in tables below

 

Temp. Extremes (°F) for January 

Site

Warmest Temp.

Coldest Temp.

Athens

70 (1/6)

23 (1/30)

Atlanta

69 (1/6,1/7)

22 (1/21)

Columbus

73 (1/23)

24 (1/30)

Macon

74 (1/1,1/23)

22 (1/31)

Cartersville

68 (1/7)

18 (1/30)

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

69 (1/6)

20 (1/21,1/30)

Fulton Co. Arpt

69 (1/6,1/7)

21 (1/21)

Gainesville

68 (1/6)*

21 (1/21)

Peachtree City

72 (1/6)

21 (1/30,1/31)

Rome

72 (1/7)*

18 (1/30)

* Set record for day

 

January Avg. Temperature (°F) and Rankings

* Click on site name below to view a graph with additional data

Site

Avg. Temp. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Record

Athens

45.0 (44th Warmest)

43.5

+1.5

54.4 (1950)

Atlanta

45.9 (38th Warmest)

43.3

+2.6

55.4 (1950)

Columbus

49.7 (40th Warmest)

47.2

+2.5

60.4 (1950)

Macon

48.8 (43rd Warmest)

46.3

+2.5

 60.5 (1950)

Cartersville

42.5

41.1

+1.4

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

43.4

42.2

+1.2

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

44.8

43.1

+1.7

 

Gainesville

42.9

41.7

+1.2

 

Peachtree City

46.1

42.8

+3.3

 

Rome

43.5

41.1

+2.4

 

 

Precip. Extremes (in) for January

Site

Highest Daily Amount

Athens

1.46 (1/4)

Atlanta

 1.71 (1/28)

Columbus

2.33 (1/4)*

Macon

1.92 (1/4)

Cartersville

1.83 (1/23)*

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

 1.55 (1/23)

Fulton Co. Arpt

 1.66 (1/23)*

Gainesville

 1.11 (1/4)

Peachtree City

1.74 (1/23)

Rome

2.31 (1/19)*

* Set record for day

 

January Precipitation Totals (in) and Rankings

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Site

Total Precip. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Record

Athens

5.34 (42nd Wettest)

4.05

+1.29

12.83 (1936)

Atlanta

6.23 (25th Wettest)

4.20

+2.03

15.82 (1883)

Columbus

5.65 (29th Wettest)

3.85

+1.80

13.76 (1925)

Macon

6.15 (18th Wettest)

4.24

+1.91

13.22 (1925)

Cartersville

4.71

4.60

+0.11

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

5.37

4.80

+0.57

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

5.32

4.27

+1.05

 

Gainesville

5.29

5.03

+0.26

 

Peachtree City

6.40

4.20

+2.20

 

Rome

6.82

4.82

+2.00

 

 

 

Records Set this January

Columbus:

  • Daily Precipitation Total
    • 2.33 on 1/4 (breaks old record of 1.75“ set in 1971)

 

February Outlook

Based on the Climate Prediction Center’s February outlook, North Georgia has a 33 to 40% chance of above normal temperatures while Central Georgia has a 40 to 50% chance of above normal temperatures. For precipitation, far North Georgia has a 50 to 60% chance of above normal precipitation and Central Georgia has a 40% to 50% chance for above normal precipitation.

 

Data prepared by the Atlanta Forecast Office.