Record Setting Average Temperatures for March 2012

Although spring began officially on March 20th, it seems like summer is already well under way across north and central Georgia! The warm temperatures throughout March were reflected at all of our four climate stations, with three of the climate stations (Athens, Atlanta, and Columbus) all reporting the warmest average temperature on record for the month of March. These above average temperatures can, for the most part, be attributed to the ridge of high pressure that dominated across the area during the month. More information can be found in the table below on the average temperature in 2012 compared to previous years.

 

  Atlanta Athens Columbus Macon
Rank Year Average
Temp °F
Departure
from Normal
Year Average
Temp °F
Departure
from Normal
Year Average
Temp °F
Departure
from Normal
Year Average
Temp °F
Departure
from Normal
1 2012 64.5 +11.3 2012 63.6 +10.0 2012 66.8 +9.8 1907 65.3 +8.5
2 1945 61.8 +8.6 1921 62.7 +9.1 1997 63.5 +6.5 1945 65.0 +8.2
3 1907 61.5 +8.3 1945 61.4 +7.8 2007 62.3 +5.3 1921 64.7 +7.9
4 1921 61.1 +7.9 1907 60.0 +6.4 2004 61.7 +4.7 1908 64.6 +7.8
5 1910 60.6 +7.4 1938 59.7 +6.1 1973 61.5 +4.5 2012 64.3 +7.5

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