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North and Central Georgia

May 2019 and Spring 2019 Climate Summary

 

For May, the majority of locations were about 4 to 6 degrees warmer than normal and 0 to 2 inches drier than normal. 

For the Spring 2019 Season, the majority of locations were about 2 to 4 degrees warmer than normal and 0 to 3 inches drier than normal.

 

May Monthly Top 10 Rankings

Spring Seasonal Top 10 Rankings

Athens

2nd Warmest May on record

Athens

None

Atlanta

Warmest May on record

Atlanta

3rd Warmest Spring on record

Columbus

3rd Warmest May on record

Columbus

None

Macon

2nd Warmest May on record

Macon

None

 

*Complete rankings in tables below

 

Seasonal Avg. Temperature (°F) and Rankings for March-May 

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Site

Avg. Temp. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Previous Records

Athens

64.3 (12th Warmest)

62.0

+2.3

66.9 (2012)

Atlanta

65.7 (3rd Warmest)

62.1

+3.6

68.1 (2012)

Columbus

67.3 (19th Warmest)

65.1

+2.2

70.2 (2012)

Macon

66.3 (16th Warmest)

64.0

+2.3

68.8 (1908)

Cartersville

61.9

59.5

+2.4

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

62.8

61.4

+1.4

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

63.7

61.3

+2.4

 

Gainesville

62.7

60.4

+2.2

 

Peachtree City

64.8

60.9

+4.0

 

Rome

63.2

60.0

+3.2

 

 

Temp. Extremes (ºF) for Mar-May

Site

Warmest Temp.

Coldest Temp.

Athens

98 (5/29)

27 (3/6)

Atlanta

95 (5/26)*

27 (3/5,3/6)

Columbus

97 (5/25,5/26)

28 (3/6)

Macon

100 (5/26*,5/28*)

26 (3/7)

Cartersville

94 (5/26)*

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

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

94 (5/26*,5/28*)

25 (3/5,3/6*,3/7*)

Fulton Co. Arpt

94 (5/26*,5/27*,5/29*)

26 (3/5,3/6)

Gainesville

93 (5/26)*

25 (3/6)*

Peachtree City

96 (5/26)*

26 (3/7)

Rome

96 (5/26)*

24 (3/7)*

* Set record for day

 

May Avg. Temperature (°F) and Rankings

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Site

Avg. Temp. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Record

Athens

75.5 (2nd Warmest)

70.0

+5.5

76.3 (1933)

Atlanta

76.4 (Warmest on Record)

70.1

+6.3

2019

Columbus

77.8 (3rd Warmest)

73.0

+4.8

79.4 (1933)

Macon

77.1 (2nd Warmest)

71.9

+5.2

 78.2 (1962)

Cartersville

72.5

67.6

+4.9

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

73.9

69.4

+4.5

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

74.2

69.3

+4.9

 

Gainesville

73.6

68.2

+5.4

 

Peachtree City

75.2

68.9

+6.3

 

Rome

74.1

68.2

+5.9

 

 

May Daily Avg. Temperature (°F) 

Athens Atlanta

Columbus Macon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Temp. Extremes (ºF) for May

Site

Warmest Temp.

Record May Temp (Year)

Coldest Temp.

Athens

98 (5/29)

100 (1926,1918)

48 (5/14)

Atlanta

95 (5/26)*

97 (1941,1914)

51 (5/14)

Columbus

97 (5/25,5/26)

100 (1937,1916)

53 (5/15)

Macon

100 (5/26*,5/28*)

Warmest on Record (2019) 

48 (5/15)

Cartersville

94 (5/26)*

 

46 (5/14,5/15)

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

94 (5/26*,5/28*)

 

48 (5/15)

Fulton Co. Arpt

94 (5/26*,5/27*,5/29*)

 

48 (5/15)

Gainesville

93 (5/26)*

 

48 (5/14)

Peachtree City

96 (5/26)*

 

48 (5/15)

Rome

96 (5/26)*

 

48 (5/15)

* Set record for day

 

Seasonal Precipitation Totals (in) and Rankings for Mar-May

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Site

Total Precip. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Previous Records

Athens

7.09 (19th Driest)

10.58

-3.49

0.61 (1897)*

Atlanta

10.79 (50th Driest)

11.84

-1.05

5.13 (1887)

Columbus

10.41 (41st Driest)

12.20

-1.79

5.05 (1927)

Macon

5.89 (17th Driest)

10.23

-4.34

3.16 (1914)

Cartersville

9.29

12.66

-3.37

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

12.74

12.68

+0.06

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

10.54

12.32

-1.78

 

Gainesville

12.27

13.02

-0.75

 

Peachtree City

12.00

12.42

-0.42

 

Rome

11.32

13.18

-1.86

 

*61 days missing from POR

 

Precip. Extremes (in) for Mar-May

Site

Highest Daily Amount

Athens

2.14 (4/19)*

Atlanta

3.37 (4/19)*

Columbus

1.44 (4/14)

Macon

0.91 (4/8)

Cartersville

2.20 (4/19)*

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

3.26 (4/19)*

Fulton Co. Arpt

2.56 (4/19)*

Gainesville

3.01 (4/19)*

Peachtree City

4.37 (4/19)*

Rome

1.41 (3/3)

* Set record for day

 

May 2018 Precipitation Totals (in) and Rankings

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Site

Total Precip. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Record

Athens

1.62 (21st Driest)

3.00

-1.38

0.11 (1914)

Atlanta

2.28 (43rd Driest)

3.67

-1.39

0.30 (1914)

Columbus

3.59 (53rd Wettest)

3.19

+0.40

0.10 (1914)

Macon

1.47 (26th Driest)

2.72

-1.25

T (2007)

Cartersville

1.89

4.03

-2.14

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

2.79

4.05

-1.26

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

1.71

3.77

-2.06

 

Gainesville

3.17

4.04

-0.87

 

Peachtree City

2.48

3.39

-0.91

 

Rome

2.43

4.18

-1.75

 


 

Precip. Extremes (in) for May

Site

Highest Daily Amount

Athens

0.89 (5/11)

Atlanta

0.86 (5/1)

Columbus

1.15 (5/12)

Macon

0.73 (5/12)

Cartersville

0.47 (5/4,5/9)

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

1.30 (5/12)

Fulton Co. Arpt

0.76 (5/12)

Gainesville

2.16 (5/4)

Peachtree City

0.89 (5/9)

Rome

1.04 (5/11)

* Set record for day

 

Records Set this May

Athens:

  • High Maximum Temperature Record
    • 97 on 5/28 (ties record of 97 last set in 1914)
  • High Minimum Temperature Record
    • 71 on 5/25 (ties record of 71 last set in 2004)
    • 70 on 5/29 (ties record of 70 last set in 2018)
    • 71 on 5/30 (ties record of 71 last set in 2018)

Atlanta:

  • High Maximum Temperature Record
    • 94 on 5/25 (breaks old record of 93 last set in 1960)
    • 95 on 5/26 (breaks old record of 94 last set in 1936)
    • 94 on 5/28 (ties record of 94 last set in 1941)
  • High Minimum Temperature Record
    • 71 on 5/20 (breaks old record of 70 last set in 1996)
    • 73 on 5/22 (breaks old record of 70 last set in 1996)
    • 72 on 5/23 (breaks old record of 71 last set in 1941)
    • 74 on 5/25 (breaks old record of 72 last set in 2004)
    • 74 on 5/26 (breaks old record of 73 last set in 1989)
    • 75 on 5/28 (breaks old record of 72 last set in 1991) - All-Time May Temperature Record Tied
    • 74 on 5/30 (ties record of 74 last set in 1941)

Columbus:

  • High Minimum Temperature Record
    • 71 on 5/20 (ties record of 71 last set in 2017)
    • 74 on 5/23 (breaks old record of 73 last set in 1983)

Macon:

  • High Maximum Temperature Record
    • 97 on 5/22 (ties record of 97 last set in 1962)
    • 97 on 5/24 (ties record of 97 last set in 1960)
    • 99 on 5/25 (breaks old record of 97 last set in 2000)
    • 100 on 5/26 (breaks old record of 98 last set in 1962) - All-Time May Temperature Record Broken
    • 99 on 5/27 (ties record of 99 last set in 1953)
    • 100 on 5/28 (breaks old record of 99 last set in 1967) - All-Time May Temperature Record Tied
    • 99 on 5/29 (breaks old record of 98 last set in 2011)
    • 99 on 5/30 (breaks old record of 98 last set in 1898)
  • High Minimum Temperature Record
    • 72 on 5/23 (ties record of 72 last set in 1938) 

 

NOAA’s 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

For this upcoming hurricane season, NOAA is predicting a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season with 9 to 15 named storms, 4 to 8 hurricanes, and 2 to 4 major hurricanes. For more information on the outlook click here.

 

June and Summer Outlook

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

 

Based on the Climate Prediction Center’s summer outlook (June, July, August), northwestern Georgia has a 33 to 40% chance of above normal temperatures while the rest of the area has a 40 to 50% chance of above normal temperatures. For precipitation, all of north and central Georgia has equal chances for near normal precipitation.  

 

June Drought Outlook

Based on the U.S. Monthly Drought Outlook for June, drought conditions are expected to persist across much of the area with drought development across much of central Georgia.

 

Data prepared by the Atlanta Forecast Office.