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May 2020 Climate Summary

Temperatures through the month of May were around 0 to 3 degrees cooler than normal. Precipitation was mostly below average across the area ranging from 2 inches below normal up to an inch above normal. 

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

 

May 2020 Temperature Climate Statistics
Climate Site Average Temperature
Normal Temperature
DFN (Departure
From Normal)
68.5
70.0
-1.5
68.9
70.1
-1.2
71.7
73.0
-1.3
70.8
71.9
-1.1
67.2
67.6
-0.4
66.4
69.4
-3.0
67.2
69.3
-2.1
65.8
68.2
-2.4
68.8
68.9
-0.1
67.3
68.2
-0.9

 

May 2020 Temperature Climate Statistics
Climate Site Maximum Temperature Max T Date
Minimum Temperature
Min T Date
Athens
92
5/24
40
5/10
Atlanta
88
5/24
42
5/10
Columbus
91
5/30
44
5/10
Macon
94
5/24
42
5/10*,5/12
Cartersville
90
5/24
34
5/10*
Dekalb Peachtree Arpt
88
5/24
37
5/10
Fulton Co Arpt
88
5/24
37
5/10
Gainesville
88
5/24
38
5/9
Peactree City
90
5/23
38
5/10*
Rome
90
5/24
36
5/10*

*Indicates a daily record was set

 

May 2020 Precipitation Climate Statistics
Climate Site Total Precipitation
Normal Precipitation
DFN (Departure
From Normal)
3.75
3.00
+0.75
4.19
3.67
+0.52
1.37
3.19
-1.82
1.31
2.72
-1.41
2.45
4.03
-1.58
3.24
4.05
-0.81
1.71
3.77
-2.06
4.94
4.04
+0.90
2.55
3.39
-0.84
2.65
4.18
-1.53

 

May 2020 Precipitation Climate Statistics
Climate Site Maximum Daily Precip Max P Date
Athens
1.37
5/20
Atlanta
1.41
5/27
Columbus
0.63
5/27
Macon
0.67
5/18
Cartersville
0.69
5/27
Dekalb Peachtree Arpt
0.70
5/18
Fulton Co Arpt
0.41
5/27
Gainesville
1.46
5/18
Peactree City
0.45
5/27
Rome
0.72
5/18

*Indicates a daily record was set

Click the links below to explore the temperature and precipitation data across north and central Georgia for the month of May 2020.

Temperature Maps

Precipitation Maps 
Temperature Graphs

Precipitation Graphs

 

Temperature Maps

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  • DFN Avg Temp.png
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Precipitation Maps 

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Temperature Graphs

  • Athens May 2020 Temperatures
  • Atlanta May 2020 Temperatures
  • Columbus May 2020 Temperatures
  • Macon May 2020 Temperatures
  • Cartersville May 2020 Temperatures
  • Peachtree Dekalb Arpt May 2020 Temperatures
  • Fulton Co Arpt May 2020 Temperatures
  • Gainesville May 2020 Temperatures
  • Peachtree City May 2020 Temperatures
  • Rome May 2020 Temperatures

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Precipitation Graphs

  • Athens May 2020 Precipitation
  • Atlanta May 2020 Precipitation
  • Columbus May 2020 Precipitation
  • Macon May 2020 Precipitation
  • Cartersville May 2020 Precipitation
  • Peachtree Dekalb Arpt May 2020 Precipitation
  • Fulton Co Arpt May 2020 Precipitation
  • Gainesville May 2020 Precipitation
  • Peachtree City May 2020 Precipitation
  • Rome May 2020 Precipitation

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

 

May 2020 Climate Records
Date
Type
Location
Record
5/10
Lowest Min Temp
Macon
A minimum temperature of 42 degrees was reached. This broke the previous record of 43 degrees, last set in 1906.
5/20
Lowest Max Temp
Athens
A maximum temperature of 59 degrees was reached. This broke the previous record of 60 degrees, last set in 1991.

 

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

Although there were no large weather outbreaks in the month of May, numerous thunderstorm warnings were issued on May 22, May 24th, and May 28th. These storms knocked down multiple trees and powerlines in addition to several reports of hail.

 

Here is a visual summary of all of the warnings and local storm reports issued across portions of northern and central Georgia in May 2020. 

May 2020 Warnings and Local Storm Reports

 

 

The June climate outlook is below.

 

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