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May 2022 Climate Summary

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Temperatures through the month of May were around 3 degrees above of normal. Precipitation through the month of May was around half an inch below normal. 

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

 

May 2022 Climate Averages
Climate Site
May Temp (°F)
Average Temp 
Departure from normal
73.5
69.9
3.6
73.9
70.2
3.7
75.3
72.8
2.5
74.3
72.5
1.8
72.0
68.7
0.2
71.8
70.2
1.6
72.1
70.0
2.1
71.7
69.0
2.7
73.4
69.2
4.2
73.7
69.1
4.6

 

 

May 2022 Temperature Climate Statistics

Climate Site

Maximum Temperature

Max T Date

Minimum Temperature
Min T Date
Athens
95
5/19
51
5/10
Atlanta
90
5/19
53
5/9
Columbus
92
5/30
54
5/11
Macon
95
5/19
47
5/10
Cartersville
90
5/22
52
5/10
Dekalb Peachtree Arpt
91
5/19
50
5/10
Fulton Co Arpt
91
5/19
49
5/10
Gainesville
91
5/19
52
5/8
Peachtree City
91
5/19
49
5/10
Rome
92
5/21
53
5/17

 

 

May 2022  Precipitation Climate Statistics

Climate Site

Total Precipitation

Average Precipitation

DFN (Departure

From Normal)
Athens
2.17
3.86
-1.69
Atlanta
2.43
3.73
-1.30
Columbus
3.67
3.77
-0.10
Macon
2.88
3.18
-0.30
Cartersville
3.84
4.15
-0.31
Dekalb Peachtree Arpt
2.57
3.94
-1.37
Fulton County Arpt
3.22
3.77
-0.55
Gainesville
2.72
3.98
-1.26
Peachtree City
2.49
3.18
-0.69
Rome
3.96
4.13
-0.17

 

May 2022  Precipitation Climate Statistics

Climate Site

Maximum Daily Precip (in inches)

Maximum Precip Date

0.81
5/23
1.47
5/23
1.97
5/23
1.71
5/23
0.67
5/23
1.11
5/23
1.41
5/23
1.32
5/23
1.40
5/23
1.56
5/23

 

Data prepared by NWS Peachtree City/Atlanta

Temperature Maps Precipitation Maps
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Temperature Maps 

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

 

May 2022 Climate Records
No Records were broken during the month of May

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

 

May 6: Early Monday, May 6th, 2022, an early morning squall line out ahead a head of an easterly moving cold front brought reports of wind damage from NW Georgia. As the day heated up, much of the forecast area south of the I-85 corridor saw a steady recovery in moisture and instability, prompting the Storm Prediction Center to issue a Tornado Watch 127. As the cold front approached, discrete storms focused primarily in East Central and Southern Georgia resulted in multiple hail and wind damage reports. While multiple Severe Thunderstorms warnings were issued, the tornado threat did not materialize until later in the evening and was focused outside of the CWA.

 

Tornado Watch 127 was issued for portions of the area.

 

Several severe thunderstorms brought a smattering of wind damage and hail reports on May 6th.  

 

 

The June climate outlook is below.

 

June Outlook

 

Based on the Climate Prediction Center’s outlook for June, North Georgia has a  33% chance of above average temperatures while central Georgia has a 40% chance of above average temperatures. For precipitation, Georgia has an equal chance for above, below or near normal precipitation.