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September 2020 Climate Summary

Temperatures through the month of September temperatures were just around seasonal norms. Precipitation through the month of September was around 2 to 4 inches above normal.

 

Below are the overview stats from September 2020 for our 10 climate sites.

 

September 2020 Temperature Climate Statistics
Climate Site Average Temperature
Normal Temperature
DFN (Departure
From Normal)
73.8
73.3
+0.5
73.8
73.5
+0.3
76.8
76.6
+0.2
75.2
75.0
+0.2
73.3
71.3
+2.0
72.2
72.9
-0.7
72.7
72.8
-0.1
71.2
71.7
-0.5
72.4
72.1
+0.3
73.6
72.0
+1.6

 

September 2020 Temperature Climate Statistics
Climate Site Maximum Temperature Max T Date
Minimum Temperature
Min T Date
Athens
94
9/1
49
9/22
Atlanta
92
9/4
50
9/30
Columbus
98
9/4
50
9/30
Macon
97
9/4
48
9/30
Cartersville
93
9/3, 9/4, 9/11
47
9/30
Dekalb Peachtree Arpt
92
9/3, 9/4
47
9/30
Fulton Co Arpt
92
9/3
49
9/30
Gainesville
90
9/1, 9/4
48
9/30
Peactree City
92
9/4, 9/11
47
9/30
Rome
95
9/4
46
9/22, 9/30

*Indicates a daily record was set

 

September 2020 Precipitation Climate Statistics
Climate Site Total Precipitation
Normal Precipitation
DFN (Departure
From Normal)
6.08
3.94
+2.14
5.67
4.47
+1.20
7.52
3.06
+4.46
7.97
3.59
+4.38
6.02
3.62
+2.40
7.06
4.56
+2.50
6.11
3.98
+2.13
7.19
4.68
+2.51
6.43
3.84
+2.59
4.02
3.41
+0.61

 

September 2020 Precipitation Climate Statistics
Climate Site Maximum Daily Precip Max P Date
Athens
3.60
9/17*
Atlanta
2.79
9/17*
Columbus
3.72
9/16*
Macon
4.25
9/17*
Cartersville
2.03
9/17*
Dekalb Peachtree Arpt
3.42
9/17*
Fulton Co Arpt
3.53
9/17*
Gainesville
3.49
9/17*
Peachtree City
2.24
9/17*
Rome
2.06
9/24

*Indicates a daily record was set

 

Data prepared by NWS Peachtree City/Atlanta. 

Click the links below to explore the temperature and precipitation data across north and central Georgia for the month of September 2020.

Temperature Maps

Precipitation Maps 

 

Temperature Graphs

 

Precipitation Graphs

 

Temperature Maps

  • Average Temperature
  • Average Temperature - Departure From Normal
  • Average Max Temperature
  • Average Max Temperature - Departure From Normal
  • Average Min Temperature
  • Average Min Temperature - Departure From Normal
 

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Precipitation Maps 

  • Total Precipitation
  • Total Precipitation - Departure From Normal
  • Total Precipitation - Percent of Normal

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Temperature Graphs

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Precipitation Graphs

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Temperature and precipitation records at our 4 main climate sites are located below.

 

September 2020 Climate Records
Date
Type
Location
Record
9/16
Precipitation
Columbus
3.72 inches of precipitation fell on 9/16. This breaks the previous record of 2.74 inches, last set in 2004. 
9/16
Precipitation
Macon
2.90 inches of precipitation fell on 9/16. This breaks the previous record of 2.14 inches, last set in 1946. 
9/17
Precipitation 
Athens
3.60 inches of precipitation fell on 9/17. This breaks the previous record of 2.38 inches, last set in 1975. 
9/17
Precipitation 
Atlanta
2.79 inches of precipitation fell on 9/17. This breaks the previous record of 2.74 inches, last set in 1971. 
9/17
Precipitation
Macon
4.25 inches of precipitation fell on 9/17. This breaks the previous record of 2.88 inches, last set in 2009. 

Larger events that occurred across north and central Georgia this past September can be found here.

No severe thunderstorm warnings were issued through the month of September, but there were many Flash Flood Warnings, Flood Warnings, and River Flood Warnings issued. The biggest event that occurred across the area was on September 16th through September 17th when the remnants of Hurricane Sally passed through the area. More information on the impacts across north and central Georgia from the remnants of Hurricane Sally can be found here

Here is a visual summary of all the warnings and local storm reports issued across portions of northern and central Georgia in September 2020. 

September 2020 Warnings and Local Storm Reports

 

 

The October climate outlook and Fall climate outlook is below.

October Outlook

Based on the Climate Prediction Center's outlook for October, much of north and central Georgia has a 40% to 50% chance of below normal temperatures. For precipitation, north Georgia has a 40% to 50% chance of below normal precipitation and central Georgia has a 33% to 40% chance of below normal precipitation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Outlook

Based on the Climate Prediction Center's outlook for Fall (October, November, and December), all of north and central Georgia has a 40% to 50% chance of above normal temperatures. For precipitation, western Georgia has a 33% to 40% chance of below normal precipitation and eastern Georgia has equal changes of above normal, normal, or below normal precipitation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data prepared by NWS Peachtree City/Atlanta.