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North and Central Georgia

September 2019 Climate Summary

 

For September, the majority of locations experienced temperatures around 6 to 9 degrees warmer than normal and 2 to 4 inches drier than normal

 

Monthly Top 10 Rankings

Athens

6th Warmest September on Record

Atlanta

2nd Warmest September on Record

Columbus

3rd Warmest September on Record

Macon

Driest September on Record (tied)

4th Warmest September on Record

*Complete rankings in tables below

 

Temp. Extremes (ºF) for September

Site

Warmest Temp.

Coldest Temp.

Athens

99 (9/12)

56 (9/20, 9/21)

Atlanta

99 (9/9, 9/12*)

62 (9/20)

Columbus

101 (9/17)

62 (9/22, 9/23)

Macon

103 (9/17)*

50 (9/20)

Cartersville

101 (9/17)* All Time Warmest Temperature in Sept

56 (9/22, 9/25)

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

98 (9/9)* All Time Warmest Temperature in Sept

56 (9/22, 9/23)

Fulton Co. Arpt

99 (9/9)* All Time Warmest Temperature in Sept

56 (9/23)

Gainesville

96 (9/9*, 9/12*, 9/17*)

59 (9/21)

Peachtree City

100 (9/9*, 9/12*, 9/17*) All Time Warmest Temperature in Sept

57 (9/20, 9/21, 9/22, 9/23, 9/25)

Rome

101 (9/13)*

55 (9/21, 9/23, 9/25)

* 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

79.3 (6th Warmest)

73.3

+6.0

84.0 (1925)

Atlanta

82.4 (2nd Warmest)

73.5

+8.9

83.0 (1925)

Columbus

83.3 (3rd Warmest)

76.6

+6.7

84.6 (1925)

Macon

81.1 (4th  Warmest)

75.0

+6.1

84.0 (1925)

Cartersville

80.0

71.3

+8.7

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

78.7

72.9

+5.8

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

79.5

72.8

+6.7

 

Gainesville

78.8

71.7

+7.1

 

Peachtree City

80.5

72.1

+8.4

 

Rome

80.0

72.0

+8.0

 

 

Precip. Extremes (in) for September

Site

Highest Daily Amount

Athens

1.38 (9/13)

Atlanta

0.55 (9/28)

Columbus

0.87 (9/28)

Macon

0.02 (9/10)

Cartersville

0.09 (9/28)*

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

0.68 (9/10)*

Fulton Co. Arpt

0.90 (9/10)*

Gainesville

0.57 (9/13)

Peachtree City

0.95 (9/28)*

Rome

0.20 (9/27)

 

September 2019 Precipitation Totals (in) and Rankings

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Site

Total Precip. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Record

Athens

1.40 (35th Driest)

3.94

-2.54

0.01 (1884)

Atlanta

0.76 (16th Driest)

4.47

-3.71

0.04 (1984)

Columbus

1.29  (30th Driest)

3.06

-1.77

0.03 (1927)

Macon

0.02 (Tied For Driest on Record)

3.59

-3.57

0.02 (2005, 2019)

Cartersville

0.14

3.62

-3.48

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

1.34

3.98

-3.22

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

1.66

3.98

-2.32

 

Gainesville

0.57

4.68

-4.11

 

Peachtree City

1.32

3.84

-2.52

 

Rome

0.31

3.41

-3.10

 


 

Records Set this September

Between our 4 primary climate sites, 25 highest maximum temperature records were set and 7 highest minimum temperature records were set!

 

Some other notable climate stats:

For Atlanta in the month of September, 23 days were 90°F or higher, which ties the record set previously in 1925. In addition, accumulating 16 days at or above 95°F breaks the record set in 1925. In 1925 there were 14 days at or above 95°F, with the next closest year being 1954 with 6 days at or above 95°F. 

For Macon in the month of September, 29 days were 90°F or higher, which breaks the precious record last set in 2018. In addition, accumulating 22 days at or above 95°F breaks the previous record from 1925.

 

The daily records are listed below: 

Athens:

  • Highest Maximum Temperature
    • 97 degrees was reached on 9/27. This breaks the old record of 94 degrees, last set in 1954.
    • 95 degrees was reached on 9/29. This ties the old record of 95 degrees, last set in 1933.
    • 97 degrees was reached on 9/30. This breaks the old record of 96 degrees, last set in 1933.

‚ÄčAtlanta:

  • Highest Maximum Temperature
    • 98 degrees was reached on 9/10. This breaks the old record of 97 degrees, last set in 1925.
    • 96 degrees was reached on 9/11. This ties the old record of 96 degrees, last set in 2010.
    • 99 degrees was reached on 9/12. This breaks the old record of 94 degrees, last set in 1900.
    • 98 degrees was reached on 9/13. This breaks the old record of 95 degrees, last set in 1991.
    • 98 degrees was reached on 9/17. This breaks the old record of 97 degrees, last set in 1927.
    • 93 degrees was reached on 9/25. This ties the old record of 93 degrees, last set in 2010.
    • 95 degrees was reached on 9/26. This breaks the old record of 90 degrees, last set in 1986.
    • 97 degrees was reached on 9/27. This breaks the old record of 93 degrees, last set in 1954.
    • 93 degrees was reached on 9/29. This breaks the old record of 92 degrees, last set in 1941.
    • 96 degrees was reached on 9/30. This breaks the old record of 91 degrees, last set in 1941.
  • Highest Minimum Temperature
    • 73 degrees was reached on 9/24. This ties the old record of 73 degrees, last set in 1980.
    • 73 degrees was reached on 9/26. This breaks the old record of 72 degrees, last set in 2018.
    • 76 degrees was reached on 9/27. This breaks the old record of 73 degrees, last set in 1911.
    • 73 degrees was reached on 9/29. This breaks the old record of 72 degrees, last set in 1904.
    • 74 degrees was reached on 9/30. This ties the old record of 74 degrees, last set in 1904.

Columbus:

  • Highest Maximum Temperature
    • 100 degrees was reached on 9/26. This breaks the old record of 99 degrees, last set in 1921.
    • 99 degrees was reached on 9/27. This breaks the old record of 97 degrees, last set in 1904.
  • Highest Minimum Temperature
    • 77 degrees was reached on 9/5. This breaks the old record of 76 degrees, last set in 1935. - All Time Record Warmest Low Temperature for September
    • 75 degrees was reached on 9/9. This ties the old record of 75 degrees, last set in 1925.

Macon:

  • Highest Maximum Temperature
    • 98 degrees was reached on 9/12. This breaks the old record of 97 degrees, last set in 1962.
    • 97 degrees was reached on 9/13. This breaks the old record of 96 degrees, last set in 1991.
    • 103 degrees was reached on 9/17. This breaks the old record of 98 degrees, last set in 2018.
    • 98 degrees was reached on 9/24. This breaks the old record of 96 degrees, last set in 1993.
    • 99 degrees was reached on 9/25. This breaks the old record of 96 degrees, last set in 1993.
    • 102 degrees was reached on 9/26. This breaks the old record of 96 degrees, last set in 2018.
    • 102 degrees was reached on 9/27. This breaks the old record of 94 degrees, last set in 1986.
    • 98 degrees was reached on 9/28. This breaks the old record of 96 degrees, last set in 1986.
    • 97 degrees was reached on 9/29. This breaks the old record of 95 degrees, last set in 1941.
    • 100 degrees was reached on 9/30. This breaks the old record of 95 degrees, last set in 1954.

October Outlook

Based on the Climate Prediction Center’s October outlook, all of north and central Georgia has a 40 to 50% chance of above normal temperatures. For precipitation, eastern central Georgia has near a 33 to 40% chance of above average precipitation. The rest of the area has near equal chances of above, below, or normal precipitation.

 

October Drought Outlook

Based on the U.S. Monthly Drought Outlook for October, drought development is expected to continue to expand and persist across the entire local forecast area. The previous Drought Information Statement was issued on September 26th, 2019 and will be issued again on October 10th, 2019. 

Data prepared by the Atlanta Forecast Office.