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North and Central Georgia

October 2019 Climate Summary

 

For October, the majority of locations experienced temperatures around 3 to 6 degrees warmer than normal and 0 to 1 inches wetter than normal

 

Monthly Top 10 Rankings

Athens

5th Warmest October on Record

Atlanta

5th Warmest October on Record

Columbus

7th Warmest October on Record

Macon

4th Warmest October on Record

*Complete rankings in tables below

 

Temp. Extremes (ºF) for October

Site

Warmest Temp.

Coldest Temp.

Athens

100 (10/3)*

39 (10/31)

Atlanta

98 (10/3)*

38 (10/31)

Columbus

101 (10/4)*

40 (10/31)

Macon

103 (10/4)*

41 (10/24)

Cartersville

100 (10/3)* 

38 (10/18, 10/24)

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

97 (10/3*, 10/4*) 

37 (10/31)

Fulton Co. Arpt

97 (10/3)* 

37 (10/31)

Gainesville

96 (10/3*, 10/4*)

36 (10/31)

Peachtree City

100 (10/3)* 

40 (10/31)

Rome

101 (10/3)*

38 (10/18, 10/24)

* Set record for day; Bold = All Time Warmest October Temperature

 

Data displayed in maps are from the NRCC hi-res data set through the NOAA Regional Climate Center. 

 

October Avg. Temperature (°F) and Rankings

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Site

Avg. Temp. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Record

Athens

67.4 (5th Warmest)

63.0

+4.4

73.0 (1919)

Atlanta

68.4 (5th Warmest)

63.3

+5.1

70.8 (1919)

Columbus

71.9 (7th Warmest)

66.5

+5.4

77.5 (1919)

Macon

71.1 (4th  Warmest)

64.9

+6.2

74.4 (1919)

Cartersville

66.8

60.6

+6.2

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

65.6

61.9

+3.7

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

66.6

62.5

+4.1

 

Gainesville

65.6

61.7

+3.9

 

Peachtree City

68.8

61.4

+7.4

 

Rome

66.4

61.1

+5.3

 

 

Observed Maximum Temperature Departure from Normal (Deg F)

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Precip. Extremes (in) for October

Site

Highest Daily Amount

Athens

1.42 (10/19)

Atlanta

1.31 (10/19)

Columbus

1.60 (10/29)

Macon

2.20 (10/19)*

Cartersville

2.09 (10/30)*

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

1.26 (10/19)*

Fulton Co. Arpt

1.52 (10/30)*

Gainesville

0.98 (10/30)*

Peachtree City

1.59 (10/19)

Rome

2.93 (10/25)

 

October 2019 Precipitation Totals (in) and Rankings

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Site

Total Precip. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Record

Athens

3.81 (68th Driest)

3.55

+0.26

11.23 (1937)

Atlanta

3.59 (47th Wettest)

3.41

+0.18

11.04 (1995)

Columbus

4.34  (28th Wettest)

2.58

+1.76

8.41 (1995)

Macon

5.59 (12th Wettest)

2.79

+2.80

9.39 (1959)

Cartersville

6.58

3.40

+3.18

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

4.30

3.45

+0.85

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

4.85

3.61

+1.24

 

Gainesville

4.22

4.08

+0.14

 

Peachtree City

3.23

3.41

-0.18

 

Rome

7.84

3.86

+3.98

 

 

Data displayed in maps are from the NRCC hi-res data set through the NOAA Regional Climate Center. 

 

Records Set this October

The daily records are listed below: 

Athens:

  • Highest Maximum Temperature
    • 98 degrees was reached on 10/2. This breaks the old record of 94 degrees, last set in 1911.
    • 100 degrees was reached on 10/3. This breaks the old record of 91 degrees, last set in 1986. All-time Record Warmest October Temperature
    • 99 degrees was reached on 10/4. This breaks the old record of 96 degrees, last set in 1954.
  • Highest Minimum Temperature
    • 70 degrees was reached on 10/1. This breaks the old record of 69 degrees, last set in 1933.
    • 70 degrees was reached on 10/2. This ties the old record of 70 degrees, last set in 1926.

Atlanta:

  • Highest Maximum Temperature
    • 93 degrees was reached on 10/1. This breaks the old record of 89 degrees, last set in 1954.
    • 96 degrees was reached on 10/2. This breaks the old record of 89 degrees, last set in 1986.
    • 98 degrees was reached on 10/3. This breaks the old record of 94 degrees, last set in 1911. All-time Record Warmest October Temperature
    • 97 degrees was reached on 10/4. This breaks the old record of 91 degrees, last set in 2018.
  • Highest Minimum Temperature
    • 74 degrees was reached on 10/1. This breaks the old record of 73 degrees, last set in 1926.
    • 74 degrees was reached on 10/2. This breaks the old record of 72 degrees, last set in 1910.
    • 75 degrees was reached on 10/3. This breaks the old record of 70 degrees, last set in 2007.
    • 75 degrees was reached on 10/4. This breaks the old record of 71 degrees, last set in 1941.

Columbus:

  • Highest Maximum Temperature
    • 100 degrees was reached on 10/3. This breaks the old record of 96 degrees, last set in 1904.
    • 101 degrees was reached on 10/4. This breaks the old record of 98 degrees, last set in 1911. All-time Record Warmest October Temperature
  • Highest Minimum Temperature
    • 73 degrees was reached on 10/1. This ties the old record of 73 degrees, last set in 1977.
    • 72 degrees was reached on 10/3. This ties the old record of 72 degrees, last set in 1921.
    • 73 degrees was reached on 10/4. This ties the old record of 73 degrees, last set in 2007.

Macon:

  • Highest Maximum Temperature
    • 98 degrees was reached on 10/1. This breaks the old record of 94 degrees, last set in 1954.
    • 98 degrees was reached on 10/2. This breaks the old record of 94 degrees, last set in 1971.
    • 102 degrees was reached on 10/3. This breaks the old record of 95 degrees, last set in 1911.
    • 103 degrees was reached on 10/4. This breaks the old record of 95 degrees, last set in 1954. All-time Record Warmest October Temperature
  • Daily Precipitation Record
    • 2.20 inches of precipitation fell on 10/19. This breaks the old daily record of 1.74 inches, last set in 1950.

 

November Outlook

Based on the Climate Prediction Center’s November outlook, all of north and central Georgia has equal chances of above, normal, or below normal temperatures. For precipitation, portions of northern Georgia have a 33 to 40% chance of above average precipitation and portions of central Georgia have a 40 to 50% chance of above average precipitation.

 

November Drought Outlook

Based on the U.S. Monthly Drought Outlook for November, portions of north and central Georgia may experience an improvement in drought conditions, and in some locations drought removal may be likely.  A new Drought Information Statement will be posted to our webpage on November 7th and on November 21st.   

Data prepared by the Atlanta Forecast Office.