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North and Central Georgia

November and Fall 2018 Climate Summary

 

For November, the majority of locations were about 2 to 5 degrees cooler than normal and 2 to 4 inches wetter than normal.

For the Fall Season, the majority of locations were about 1 to 3 degrees warmer than normal with well above average rainfall.

 

Monthly Top 10 Rankings

Seasonal Top 10 Rankings

Athens

  • 5th Warmest September on record
  • 10th Warmest October on record
  • 8th Wettest November on record

Athens

Atlanta

  • 2nd Warmest September on record
  • 6th Warmest October on record
  • 8th Wettest November on record

Atlanta

  • 5th Warmest Fall on record

Columbus

  • 3rd Warmest September on record
  • 5th Wettest September on record

Columbus

  • 7th Wettest Fall on record

Macon

  • 2nd Warmest September on record
  • 10th Warmest October on record

Macon

*Complete rankings in tables below

 

Seasonal Avg. Temperature (°F) and Rankings for Sept-Nov

* Click on site name below to view a graph with additional data

Site

Avg. Temp. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Previous Records

Athens

65.2 (13th Warmest)

63.4

+1.8

73.7 (1919)

Atlanta

66.2 (5th Warmest)

63.6

+2.6

69.1 (2016)

Columbus

69.0 (13th Warmest)

66.8

+2.2

72.1 (1919)

Macon

68.0 (13th Warmest)

65.3

+2.8

70.1 (1897)

Cartersville

63.3

61.1

+2.3

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

64.3

62.5

+1.8

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

64.6

62.8

+1.8

 

Gainesville

63.6

62.0

+1.6

 

Peachtree City

65.5

62.1

+3.4

 

Rome

64.4

61.3

+3.0

 

 

 

Temp. Extremes (°F) for Sept-Nov

Site

Warmest Temp.

Coldest Temp.

Athens

96 (9/14)

27 (11/28)

Atlanta

95 (9/14,9/15)

27 (11/28)

Columbus

97 (9/14, 9/15, 9/17, 9/19, 9/20)

29 (11/28)

Macon

100 (9/18)*

26 (11/28)

Cartersville

95 (9/19*, 9/20)

23 (11/29)

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

95 (9/14)*

24 (11/29)

Fulton Co. Arpt

95 (9/20)*

26 (11/28)

Gainesville

94 (9/14)*

25 (11/28)

Peachtree City

96 (9/14*, 9/19*, 9/20*)

26 (11/29)

Rome

95 (9/7, 9/14, 9/20)

22 (11/28)

* Set record for day

 

September Avg. Temperature (°F) and Rankings

Site

Avg. Temp. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Record

Athens

79.9 (5th Warmest)

73.3

+6.6

84.0 (1925)

Atlanta

81.0 (2nd Warmest)

73.5

+7.5

83.0 (1925)

Columbus

82.6 (3rd Warmest)

76.6

+6.0

84.6 (1925)

Macon

82.1 (2nd Warmest)

75.0

+7.1

84.0 (1925)

Cartersville

78.6

71.3

+7.3

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

79.3

72.9

+6.4

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

79.5

72.8

+6.7

 

Gainesville

78.2

71.7

+6.5

 

Peachtree City

79.9

72.1

+7.8

 

Rome

79.5

72.0

+7.5

 

 

 

October Avg. Temperature (°F) and Rankings

Site

Avg. Temp. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Record

Athens

66.3 (10th Warmest)

63.0

+3.3

73.0 (1919)

Atlanta

67.4 (6th Warmest)

63.3

+4.1

70.8 (1919)

Columbus

70.3 (11th Warmest)

66.5

+3.8

77.5 (1919)

Macon

68.9 (10th Warmest)

64.9

+4.0

74.4 (1919)

Cartersville

64.2

60.6

+3.6

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

65.7

61.9

+3.8

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

65.5

62.5

+3.0

 

Gainesville

64.8

61.7

+3.1

 

Peachtree City

66.3

61.4

+4.9

 

Rome

65.6

61.1

+4.5

 

 

 

November Avg. Temperature (°F) and Rankings

Site

Avg. Temp. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Previous Records

Athens

49.4 (17th Coldest)

53.8

-4.4

46.4 (1951)

Atlanta

50.3 (35th Coldest)

54.0

-3.7

44.2 (1976)

Columbus

54.0 (30th Coldest)

57.3

-3.3

47.7 (1901)

Macon

53.1 (32nd Coldest)

55.9

-2.8

49.2 (2014)

Cartersville

47.2

51.3

-4.1

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

48.0

52.7

-4.7

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

48.7

53.0

-4.3

 

Gainesville

47.7

52.6

-4.9

 

Peachtree City

50.3

52.7

-2.4

 

Rome

48.0

50.9

-2.9

 

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Temp. Extremes (°F) for November

Site

Warmest Temp.

Coldest Temp.

Athens

75 (11/1, 11/7)

27 (11/28)

Atlanta

74 (11/7)

27 (11/28)

Columbus

82 (11/6)

29 (11/28)

Macon

83 (11/6)

26 (11/28)

Cartersville

71 (11/7)

23 (11/28,11/29)

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

74 (11/7)

24 (11/29)

Fulton Co. Arpt

74 (11/7)

26 (11/28)

Gainesville

73 (11/7)

25 (11/28)

Peachtree City

74 (11/7,11/30)

26 (11/29)

Rome

73 (11/6)

22 (11/28)

* Set record for day

 

Seasonal Precipitation Totals (in) and Rankings for Sept-Nov

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Site

Total Precip. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Previous Records

Athens

13.36 (27th Wettest)

11.31

+2.05

24.17 (2009)

Atlanta

13.50 (23rd Wettest)

11.98

+1.52

23.40 (2009)

Columbus

16.81 (7th Wettest)

9.74

+7.07

19.50 (1906)

Macon

11.22 (23rd Wettest)

9.70

+1.52

20.94 (2009)

Cartersville

16.46

11.10

+5.36

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

12.71

12.23

+0.48

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

15.40

11.76

+3.64

 

Gainesville

14.59

13.23

+1.36

 

Peachtree City

11.63

11.12

+0.51

 

Rome

21.28

12.12

+9.16

 

 

 

Precip. Extremes (in) for Sept-Nov

Site

Highest Daily Amount

Athens

2.37 (11/12)*

Atlanta

3.42 (10/10)*

Columbus

3.26 (10/10)*

Macon

3.22 (10/10)*

Cartersville

3.52 (11/12)*

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

2.66 (11/12)*

Fulton Co. Arpt

4.34 (10/10)*

Gainesville

3.44 (11/12)*

Peachtree City

3.09 (10/10)*

Rome

3.14 (9/24)*

* Set record for day

 

 

September Precipitation Totals (in) and Rankings

Site

Total Precip. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Records

Athens

1.75 (43rd Driest)

3.94

-2.19

11.84 (2004)

Atlanta

1.48 (36th Driest)

4.47

-2.99

14.26 (1888)

Columbus

6.50 (5th Wettest)

3.06

+3.44

9.47 (2004)

Macon

1.02 (16th Driest)

3.59

-2.57

12.66 (2004)

Cartersville

3.40

3.62

-0.22

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

1.19

4.56

-3.37

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

1.18

3.98

-2.80

 

Gainesville

1.87

4.68

-2.81

 

Peachtree City

1.31

3.84

-2.53

 

Rome

9.08

3.41

+5.67

 

 

 

October Precipitation Totals (in) and Rankings

Site

Total Precip. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Records

Athens

4.26 (39th Wettest)

3.55

+0.71

11.23 (1937)

Atlanta

4.75 (27th Wettest)

3.41

+1.34

11.04 (1995)

Columbus

4.14 (28th Wettest)

2.58

+1.56

8.41 (1995)

Macon

4.62 (19th Wettest)

2.79

+1.83

9.39 (1959)

Cartersville

4.80

3.40

+1.40

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

3.99

3.45

+0.54

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

7.19

3.61

+3.58

 

Gainesville

4.56

4.08

+0.48

 

Peachtree City

4.79

3.41

+1.38

 

Rome

3.60

3.86

-0.26

 

 

 

November Precipitation Totals (in) and Rankings

Site

Total Precip. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Previous Records

Athens

7.35 (8th Wettest)

3.82

+3.53

14.98 (1948)

Atlanta

7.27 (8th Wettest)

4.10

+3.17

15.72 (1948)

Columbus

6.17 (11th Wettest)

4.10

+2.07

12.45 (1948)

Macon

5.58 (12th Wettest)

3.32

+2.26

10.27 (1992)

Cartersville

8.26

4.08

+4.18

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

7.53

4.22

+3.31

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

7.03

4.17

+2.86

 

Gainesville

8.16

4.47

+3.69

 

Peachtree City

5.53

3.87

+1.66

 

Rome

8.60

4.85

+3.75

 

 

 

Precip. Extremes (in) for November

Site

Highest Daily Amount (in)

Athens

2.37 (11/12)*

Atlanta

2.33 (11/12)

Columbus

2.04 (11/12)*

Macon

1.81 (11/12)

Cartersville

3.52 (11/12)*

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

2.66 (11/12)*

Fulton Co. Arpt

2.76 (11/12)*

Gainesville

3.44 (11/12)*

Peachtree City

2.15 (11/12)*

Rome

2.91 (11/12)*

* Set record for day

 

Records Set this Fall/November

Athens:

  • High Minimum Temperature
    • 70 on 9/25 (ties record of 70 in 1980)
    • 71 on 10/10 (ties record of 71 in 2017)
    • 66 on 10/16 (breaks old record of 65 set in 1985)
  • Daily Precipitation Total
    • 2.37 on 11/12 (breaks old record of 1.58“ set in 1992)

Atlanta:

  • High Maximum Temperature
    • 91 on 10/4 (ties record of 91 in 1954)
  • High Minimum Temperature
    • 75 on 9/13 (breaks old record of 74 in 1991)
    • 74 on 9/25 (breaks old record of 73 in 1993)
    • 72 on 9/26 (breaks old record of 71 in 2016)
    • 71 on 10/7 (ties record of 71 in 2017)
    • 72 on 10/10 (ties record of 72 in 2017)
  • Daily Precipitation Total
    • 3.42 on 10/10 (breaks old record of 1.59“ set in 1990)

Columbus:

  • High Minimum Temperature
    • 75 on 9/13 (ties record of 75 in 1973)
    • 76 on 9/14 (breaks old record of 74 in 1990)
    • 76 on 9/15 (breaks old record of 74 in 1978)
    • 75 on 9/16 (ties record of 75 in 2004)
    • 74 on 10/10 (ties record of 74 in 1919)
  • Daily Precipitation Total
    • 3.13” on 9/25 (breaks old record of 2.88” in 1956)
    • 3.26 on 10/10 (breaks old record of 1.11“ set in 1999)
    • 2.04 on 11/12 (breaks old record of 1.24“ set in 1940)

Macon:

  • High Maximum Temperature
    • 99 on 9/14 (breaks old record of 97 in 1980)
    • 98 on 9/17 (ties record of 98 in 1972)
    • 100 on 9/18 (breaks old record of 99 in 1931)
    • 96 on 9/26 (ties record of 96 in 1970)
    • 92 on 10/16 (breaks old record of 88 set in 2015 and 1971)
  • High Minimum Temperature 
    • 75 on 9/15 (ties record of 75 in 1911)
    • 73 on 9/25 (ties record of 73 in 1988)
    • 72 on 9/26 (ties record of 72 in 2005)
    • 74 on 10/10 (breaks old record of 72 set in 2017)
  • Daily Precipitation Total
    • 3.22 on 10/10 (breaks old record of 1.18“ set in 1994)

 

December and Winter Outlook

Based on the Climate Prediction Center’s outlook for November, all of north and central Georgia has a 40% to 50% chance of above normal temperatures. Much of northern Georgia has about a 40% to 50% of above normal precipitation, with a 50% to 60% chance of seeing above normal precipitation.

 

Based on the Climate Prediction Center’s fall outlook (Dec-Feb), there are equal chances for above, below, or near normal temperatures across both North and Central Georgia. Much of northern Georgia has about a 33% to 40% chance for above normal precipitation, with a 40% to 50% chance for above normal precipitation across central Georgia.

 

 

For more information on the Climate Prediction Center’s seasonal outlook for winter 2018-2018 click here

Data prepared by the Atlanta Forecast Office.