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 North and Central Georgia

October 2018 Climate Summary

(Majority of locations were 3 to 4 degrees warmer than normal

and ~1 inch wetter than normal)

Monthly Top 10 Rankings:

Athens

·         10th warmest on record

Atlanta

·         6th warmest on record

Macon

·         10th warmest on record

*Complete rankings in tables below

 

Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael entered Georgia on 10/10 – 10/11 bringing 50 to 76+ mph wind gusts to portions of central GA. Listed below are a few of the highest measured gusts in our area. A map of the highest gusts across the state has also been included below. For more information on Hurricane Michael and the impacts in Georgia click here.

 

Site

Highest Gusts (mph)

Arabi – Crisp County

76

Cordele – Crisp County

69

Eastman – Dodge County

63

Hatley – Crisp County

63

Dublin – Laurens County

61

Louisville – Jefferson County

60

McRae – Telfair County

59

Unadilla – Dooly County

58

Byromville – Dooly County

58

*Note: Data gathered from multiple sources including (ASOS/AWOS/GDOT/USFS/AEMN). Data slightly incomplete due to the failure of some observing sites.

 

 

Temp. Extremes (°F) for October

Site

Warmest Temp.

Coldest Temp.

Athens

95 (10/5)

37 (10/22)

Atlanta

93 (10/6)

43 (10/21)

Columbus

92 (10/5,10/6)

44 (10/22,10/28)

Macon

95 (10/5)

36 (10/22)

Cartersville

92 (10/5)*

32 (10/22)*

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

92 (10/5)*

37 (10/22)

Fulton Co. Arpt

91 (10/5*,10/6*)

36 (10/22)*

Gainesville

90 (10/5)*

40 (10/22)*

Peachtree City

92 (10/5*,10/6*)

35 (10/22)

Rome

93 (10/5,10/6*)

35 (10/22)

* Set record for day

 

October Avg. Temperature (°F) and Rankings

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

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

 

 


Precip. Extremes (in) for October

Site

Highest Daily Amount

Athens

1.87 (10/11)

Atlanta

3.42 (10/10)*

Columbus

3.26 (10/10)*

Macon

3.22 (10/10)*

Cartersville

2.90 (10/10)*

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

2.12 (10/10)*

Fulton Co. Arpt

4.34 (10/10)*

Gainesville

2.29 (10/10)*

Peachtree City

3.09 (10/10)*

Rome

1.02 (10/10)

* Set record for day

 

October Precipitation Totals (in) and Rankings

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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

 


 

Records Set this October

Athens:

  • High Minimum Temperature
    • 71 on 10/10 (ties record of 71 in 2017)
    • 66 on 10/16 (breaks old record of 65 set in 1985)

Atlanta:

  • High Maximum Temperature
    • 91 on 10/4 (ties record of 91 in 1954)
  • High Minimum Temperature
    • 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
    • 74 on 10/10 (ties record of 74 in 1919)
  • Daily Precipitation Total
    • 3.26 on 10/10 (breaks old record of 1.11“ set in 1999)

Macon:

  • High Maximum Temperature
    • 92 on 10/16 (breaks old record of 88 set in 2015 and 1971)
  • High Minimum Temperature 
    • 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)

 

November Outlook

Based on the Climate Prediction Center’s outlook for November, all of Georgia has a 33% to 40% chance of above normal temperatures and most of Georgia has a 40% to 50% chance of seeing above normal precipitation. For more information on the Climate Prediction Center’s seasonal outlook for winter 2018-2018 click here.

Data prepared by the Atlanta Forecast Office.