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North and Central Georgia

March 2019 Climate Summary

 

For March, the majority of locations were about 0 to 1 degrees cooler than normal and 2 to 3 inches drier than normal.

 

Monthly Top 10 Rankings

Athens

8th Driest March on Record

Atlanta

None

Columbus

None

Macon

None

*Complete rankings in tables below

 

March Avg. Temperature (°F) and Rankings

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Site

Avg. Temp. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Record

Athens

53.5 (59th Warmest)

54.3

-0.8

63.6 (2012)

Atlanta

55.4 (45th Warmest)

54.3

1.1

64.5 (2012)

Columbus

57.7 (57th Warmest)

57.8

-0.1

68.1 (1907)

Macon

56.5 (65th Warmest)

56.8

-0.3

65.3 (1907)

Cartersville

51.2

51.7

-0.5

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

52.1

53.3

-1.2

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

53.6

53.6

0.0

 

Gainesville

51.7

52.7

-1.0

 

Peachtree City

55.2

53.2

2.0

 

Rome

52.2

52.1

0.1

 

 

Temp. Extremes (°F) for March

Site

Warmest Temp.

Coldest Temp.

Athens

77 (3/30)

27 (3/6)

Atlanta

77 (3/30)

27 (3/5,3/6)

Columbus

80 (3/30)

28 (3/6)

Macon

80 (3/30)

26 (3/7)

Cartersville

76 (3/14,3/30)

24 (3/5,3/6,3/7*)

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

75 (3/14,3/30)

25 (3/5,3/6*,3/7*)

Fulton Co. Arpt

78 (3/30)

26 (3/5,3/6)

Gainesville

75 (3/30)

25 (3/6)*

Peachtree City

80 (3/30)

26 (3/7)

Rome

79 (3/30)

24 (3/7)*

* Set record for day

 

March Precipitation Totals (in) and Rankings

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Site

Avg. Temp. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Record

Athens

2.09 (10th Driest)

4.43

-2.34

0.99 (1905)

Atlanta

2.17 (13th Driest)

4.81

-2.64

0.88 (1905)

Columbus

2.46 (18th Driest)

5.46

-3.00

0.56 (2004)

Macon

1.52 (16th Driest)

4.55

-3.03

0.32 (1910)

Cartersville

2.82

4.72

-1.90

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

2.85

4.98

-2.13

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

2.82

4.81

-1.99

 

Gainesville

2.79

5.42

-2.63

 

Peachtree City

2.50

5.11

-2.61

 

Rome

5.18

4.95

0.23

 

 

Precip. Extremes (in) for March

Site

Highest Daily Amount

Athens

1.23 (3/3)

Atlanta

1.13 (3/3)

Columbus

0.79 (3/11)

Macon

0.37 (3/1)

Cartersville

0.98 (3/3)

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

1.04 (3/3)

Fulton Co. Arpt

1.06 (3/3)

Gainesville

1.21 (3/3)

Peachtree City

1.16 (3/3)

Rome

1.41 (3/3)

* Set record for day

 

No Records Were Set This March at the Following Sites:

Athens, Atlanta, Columbus, Macon 

 

April Outlook

Based on the Climate Prediction Center’s April outlook, all of north and central Georgia has a 50 to 60% chance of above normal temperatures. For precipitation, all of north Georgia has equal chances of above, below, or normal precipitation and central Georgia has a 33 to 40% chance of above normal precipitation.

 

Spring Flood Outlook

The Spring flood risk is above normal for north and central Georgia.

For the spring of 2019, the Southeast River Forecast Center is calling for an above normal river flood potential for north and central Georgia. Given that spring is a characteristically active period for river flooding, this outlook indicates that north and central Georgia can expect to see the number and magnitude of river floods to be higher than typical.

For more information, please refer to our ESF.

Data prepared by the Atlanta Forecast Office.