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North and Central Georgia

September 2018 Climate Summary

(Majority of locations were 6 to 8 degrees warmer than normal

and 2 to 3 inches drier than normal)

Monthly Top 10 Rankings:

Athens

·         5th warmest on record

Atlanta

·         2nd warmest on record

Columbus 

·         3rd warmest on record

·         5th wettest on record

Macon

·         2nd warmest on record

*Complete rankings in tables below

 

Temp. Extremes (°F) for September

Site

Warmest Temp.

Coldest Temp.

Athens

96 (9/9, 9/14)

65 (9/21, 9/22, 9/23, 9/24)

Atlanta

95 (9/14, 9/15)

69 (9/17, 9/23)

Columbus

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

68 (9/23)

Macon

100 (*9/18)

64 (9/23)

Cartersville

95 (*9/19, 9/20)

63 (9/19)

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

95 (*9/14)

65 (9/23)

Fulton Co. Arpt

95 (*9/20)

65 (9/23)

Gainesville

94 (*9/14)

66 (9/29)

Peachtree City

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

64 (9/23)

Rome

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

65 (9/23)

* Set record for day

 

September Avg. Temperature (°F) and Rankings

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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

 

 

Precip. Extremes (in) for September

Site

Highest Daily Amount

Athens

0.65 (9/27)

Atlanta

0.74 (9/9)

Columbus

3.13 (*9/25)

Macon

0.77 (9/26)

Cartersville

1.67 (*9/24)

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

0.48 (9/26)

Fulton Co. Arpt

0.32 (9/12)

Gainesville

0.92 (*9/11)

Peachtree City

0.40 (9/27)

Rome

3.14 (*9/24)

* Set record for day

 

September Precipitation Totals (in) and Rankings

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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

 

 

Records Set this September

Athens:

  • High Minimum Temperature
    • 70 on 9/25 (ties record of 70 in 1980)

Atlanta:

  • 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)

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)
  • Daily Precipitation Total
    • 3.13” on 9/25 (breaks old record of 2.88” in 1956)

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)
  • 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)

 

October Outlook

Based on the Climate Prediction Center’s fall outlook (October), all of Georgia has a 60% to 70% chance of above normal temperatures and near equal chances for above, below, or near normal precipitation.

Data prepared by the Atlanta Forecast Office.