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January 2022 Climate Summary

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Temperatures through the month of January were within 2 degrees of normal. Precipitation through the month of January was around 2 inches below normal.

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

 

January 2022 Climate Averages
Climate Site
January Temp (°F)
Average Temp 
Departure from normal
43.8
 
44.3
-0.5
44.5
44.8
-0.3
47.0
48.5
-1.5
47.2
47.6
-0.4
41.9
42.3
-0.4
42.6
42.3
0.3
42.7
43.6
-0.9
42.0
42.4
-0.4
44.4
44.9
-0.5
41.9
42.3
-0.4

 

 

January 2022 Temperature Climate Statistics

Climate Site

Maximum Temperature

Max T Date

Minimum Temperature
Min T Date
Athens
77
1/1
21
1/30
Atlanta
78
1/1
26
1/29, 30
Columbus
82
1/1
22
1/30
Macon
82
1/1
21
1/30
Cartersville
81
1/1
20
1/23, 30
Dekalb Peachtree Arpt
78
1/1
22
1/30
Fulton Co Arpt
78
1/1
22
1/30
Gainesville
75
1/1
23
1/30
Peachtree City
80
1/1
20
1/30
Rome
81
1/1
20
1/23, 30

 

 

January 2022  Precipitation Climate Statistics

Climate Site

Total Precipitation

Average Precipitation

DFN (Departure

From Normal)
3.14
4.36
-1.22
3.37
4.59
-1.22
3.01
4.24
-1.23
3.25
4.32
-1.07
3.68
4.99
-1.31
3.66
4.57
-0.91
1.89
4.25
-2.36
3.68
4.95
-1.27
3.54
4.29
-0.75
3.68
4.99
-1.31

 

January 2022  Precipitation Climate Statistics

Climate Site

Maximum Daily Precip (in inches)

Max P Date

Athens
1.60
1/2
Atlanta
1.33
1/2
Columbus
1.35
1/2
Macon
1.32
1/2
Cartersville
1.34
1/2
Dekalb Peachtree Arpt
1.52
1/2
Fulton Co Arpt
0.75
1/2
Gainesville
1.32
1/2
Peachtree City
1.30
1/2
Rome
1.34
1/2

 

 

January 2021 Snowfall
Climate Site Snowfall Amount Snowfall Date
Athens
2.0
1/16
Atlanta
0.5
1/16
Columbus
T
1/16
Macon
0.0
N/A

 

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 January.

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.

January 2022 Climate Records
Date
Type
Location
Records set over a 24 hour period
1/1
High T
Athens
A record high Temperature of 77° breaks the old record set in 1952. 
1/1
High T
Atlanta
A record high Temperature of 78° breaks the old record set in 1952. 
1/1
High T
Columbus
A record high Temperature of 82° breaks the old record set in 1952. 
1/1
High T
Macon
A record high Temperature of 82° breaks the old record set in 1985. 

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

 

January 1-3 Severe Weather: 

This year started out with a few days of severe weather including multiple tornadoes across south and central Georgia as unseasonably warm temperatures were finally overrun by cold winter air. For more information on this event, please see our event page for January for more information on the sever weather outbreak that ended 2021 and ushered in 2022.

 

 

January 15-16 Winter Storm:

A wedge of cold air was in place across portions of north Georgia from the night of January 15th into the day on January 16th as a low pressure system pushed into the area. The result was an initial wintry mix transitioning to snow across much of north Georgia. Snowfall totals were highest in northeast Georgia where temperatures were coldest. Localized snow totals over six inches were recorded in these areas with lesser amounts farther west and south. For more information about this Winter Storm, please see our event page for more information.

 

 

The February climate outlook is below.

February Outlook

 

Based on the Climate Prediction Center's outlook for December, all of north and central Georgia has a 50% to 60% chance of above normal temperatures.  For precipitation, all of north and central Georgia has an equal chance for above, below, or near normal precipitation.