North and Central Georgia

2012 Annual Climate Summary

 

** Warmest on record at Atlanta **

11th Driest on record at Atlanta

 

Temperature

Annual Avg. Temperature (ºF) and Rankings

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Site

Avg. Temp. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Previous Records

Athens

64.1 (4th Warmest)

62.6

+1.5

#1: 65.8 in 1933

Atlanta

65.6 (Warmest)

62.6

+3.0

#2: 65.0 in 1990

Columbus

67.9 (Warmest)

65.7

+2.2

#2: 67.8 in 1998

Macon

66.0 (6th Warmest)

64.6

+1.4

#1: 67.0 in 1990

 

Monthly Avg. Temperature (ºF)

Athens

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Temp.

47.1

49.6

63.6

64.5

72.7

75.4

82.5

77.8

72.6

62.0

51.4

49.8

Normal

43.5

47.2

54.3

61.7

70.0

77.5

80.6

79.6

73.3

63.0

53.8

45.4

Dep. from Normal

+3.6

+2.4

+9.3

+2.8

+2.7

-2.1

+1.9

-1.8

-0.7

-1.0

-2.4

+4.4

Atlanta

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Temp.

49.1

51.3

64.5

65.8

73.9

77.4

83.8

79.0

74.3

63.4

52.8

51.1

Normal

43.3

47.2

54.3

62.0

70.1

77.3

80.2

79.4

73.5

63.3

54.0

45.3

Dep. from Normal

+5.8

+4.1

+10.2

+3.8

+3.8

+0.1

+3.6

-0.4

+0.8

+0.1

-1.2

+5.8

Columbus

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Temp.

51.9

54.9

66.8

67.8

76.1

79.4

84.2

80.6

76.8

66.9

55.7

54.1

Normal

47.2

51.1

57.8

64.6

73.0

79.8

82.5

81.9

76.6

66.5

57.3

49.1

Dep. from Normal

+4.7

+3.8

+9.0

+3.2

+3.1

-0.4

+1.7

-1.3

+0.2

+0.4

-1.6

+5.0

Macon

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Temp.

49.9

52.6

64.3

65.8

74.2

77.1

83.4

79.5

75.3

65.3

52.4

52.2

Normal

46.3

50.0

56.8

63.4

71.9

78.9

81.8

80.9

75.0

64.9

55.9

48.0

Dep. from Normal

+3.6

+2.6

+7.5

+2.4

+2.3

-1.8

+1.6

-1.4

+0.3

+0.4

-3.5

+4.2

 

Temp. Extremes (ºF)

Site

Warmest Temp.

Coldest Temp.

Athens

109* on 6/29

19 on 1/4, 2/12

Atlanta

106* on 6/30

19 on 2/12

Columbus

106* on 6/30

22 on 1/4

Macon

108** on 6/30, 7/1

18 on 1/4, 2/13

 * All time record high maximum temperatures for Athens, Atlanta, and Columbus areas.

** Ties all time record high maximum temperature for Macon area (initially set in 1980).

 

Precipitation

Annual Precipitation Totals (in) and Rankings

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Site

Total Precip. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Records

Athens

37.36 (11th Driest)

46.33

-8.97

#1: 28.61 in 1954

Atlanta

37.03 (11th Driest)

49.71

-12.68

#1: 31.80 in 1954

Columbus

35.21 (4th Driest)

46.75

-11.54

#1: 26.39 in 1999

Macon

32.41 (4th Driest)

45.68

-13.27

#1: 26.05 in 1904

 

Monthly Precipitation Totals (in)

Athens

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

3.32

1.50

3.17

1.36

2.67

2.95

5.53

3.23

4.88

1.93

0.96

5.86

Normal

4.05

4.48

4.43

3.15

3.00

4.18

4.47

3.53

3.94

3.55

3.82

3.73

Dep. from Normal

-0.73

-2.98

-1.26

-1.79

-0.33

-1.23

+1.06

-0.30

+0.94

-1.62

-2.86

+2.13

Atlanta

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

5.14

2.23

3.52

2.23

3.41

2.28

3.53

3.89

1.37

1.83

1.67

5.93

Normal

4.20

4.67

4.81

3.36

3.67

3.95

5.27

3.90

4.47

3.41

4.10

3.90

Dep. from Normal

+0.94

-2.44

-1.29

-1.13

-0.26

-1.67

-1.74

-0.01

-3.10

-1.58

-2.43

+2.03

Columbus

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

5.46

3.64

3.88

0.49

3.34

2.18

2.92

2.30

3.60

1.04

1.13

5.23

Normal

3.85

4.44

5.46

3.55

3.19

3.72

4.76

3.77

3.06

2.58

4.10

4.27

Dep. from Normal

+1.61

-0.80

-1.58

-3.06

+0.15

-1.54

-1.84

-1.47

+0.54

-1.54

-2.97

+0.96

Macon

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

3.20

2.52

1.84

1.03

2.11

3.04

5.68

3.79

2.71

0.25

1.38

4.86

Normal

4.24

4.36

4.55

2.96

2.72

4.06

4.95

4.10

3.59

2.79

3.32

4.04

Dep. from Normal

-1.04

-1.84

-2.71

-1.93

-0.61

-1.02

+0.73

-0.31

-0.88

-2.54

-1.94

+0.82

 

Precip. Extremes (in)

Site

Highest Daily Amount

Athens

2.49 on 7/11

Atlanta

1.97 on 1/21

Columbus

2.10 on 2/18

Macon

2.20 on 7/1

 

Annual Snowfall Totals (in) – (Jan to Dec)

Site

Total

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Records

Athens

0.0

2.9

-2.9

10.6 in 1983

Atlanta

0.0

2.9

-2.9

10.5 in 1936

Columbus

0.0

0.4

-0.4

14.0 in 1973

Macon

0.0

0.7

-0.7

16.5 in 1973

  

Data prepared by the Atlanta Forecast Office.  Normal values provided are from the 1981-2010 period. 


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