North and Central Georgia

Summer 2013 Climate Summary

 

Top 5 Rankings:

Seasonal

  • Wettest summer on record at Columbus
  • 2nd wettest summer on record at Macon
  • 4th wettest summer on record at Atlanta

Monthly

  • Wettest June on record at Macon
  • 4th wettest June on record at Atlanta
  • 2nd wettest August on record at Macon
  • 4th wettest August on record at Columbus

* Complete rankings in tables below

 

Seasonal Avg. Temperature (°F) and Rankings for Jun-Aug

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Site

Avg. Temp. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Previous Records

Athens

77.2 (15th Coolest)

79.3

-2.1

74.5 (1967)

Atlanta

77.5 (56th Coolest)

79.0

-1.5

73.5 (1967)

Columbus

80.2 (26th Coolest)

81.4

-1.2

78.3 (1967)

Macon

78.6 (9th Coolest)

80.5

-1.9

78.0 (1910)

 

Temp. Extremes (°F) for Jun-Aug

Site

Warmest Temp.

Coldest Temp.

Athens

95 on 6/12

59 on 8/26

Atlanta

92 on 6/28, 8/29

61 on 8/17*

Columbus

96 on 8/30

65 on 8/17*, 8/26

Macon

94 on 6/12, 6/28, 7/17, 8/10, 8/12

58 on 8/26*

* Set record for day

 

 

Number of Days with Max Temps at least 90°F for Jun-Aug

Site

2013

2012

2011

Mean from Period of Record

Athens

18 (6th Fewest)

44

85

45

Atlanta

15 (28th Fewest)

46

80

31

Columbus

44 (6th Fewest)

60

86

60

Macon

40 (10th Fewest)

63

88

58

 

 

June Avg. Temperature (°F) and Rankings

Site

Avg. Temp. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Previous Records

Athens

76.9 (50th Coolest)

77.5

-0.6

72.2 (1997)

Atlanta

77.5 (46th Warmest)

77.3

+0.2

82.3 (1952)

Columbus

80.1 (17th Warmest)

79.8

+0.3

84.4 (2011)

Macon

78.0 (34th Coolest)

78.9

-0.9

74.2 (1997)

 

July Avg. Temperature (°F) and Rankings

Site

Avg. Temp. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Previous Records

Athens

77.8 (17th Coolest)

80.6

-2.8

75.2 (1967)

Atlanta

77.5 (30th Coolest)

80.2

-2.7

74.1 (1967)

Columbus

80.1 (12th Coolest)

82.5

-2.4

78.3 (1950)

Macon

79.3 (12th Coolest)

81.8

-2.5

77.9 (1947)

 

August Avg. Temperature (°F) and Rankings

Site

Avg. Temp. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Previous Records

Athens

76.9 (12th Coolest)

79.6

-2.7

75.0 (1967)

Atlanta

77.5 (56th Coolest)

79.4

-1.9

73.9 (1879)

Columbus

80.4 (24th Coolest)

81.9

-1.5

77.9 (1969)

Macon

78.4 (8th Coolest)

80.9

-2.5

76.5 (1967)

 

 

Seasonal Precipitation Totals (in) and Rankings for Jun-Aug

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Site

Total Precip. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Previous Records

Athens

23.08 (7th Wettest)

12.18

+10.90

29.39 (1994)

Atlanta

23.29 (4th Wettest)

13.12

+10.17

25.82 (2005)

Columbus

24.76 (#1 Wettest)

12.25

+12.51

24.68 (2005)

Macon

29.44 (2nd Wettest)

13.11

+16.33

30.41 (1928)

 

Precip. Extremes (in) for Jun-Aug

Site

Highest Daily Amount

Athens

1.52 on 6/9

Atlanta

4.14 on 6/5*

Columbus

5.73 on 8/14*

Macon

2.73 on 6/6*

* Set record for day

 

June Precipitation Totals (in) and Rankings

Site

Total Precip. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Previous Records

Athens

8.21 (11th Wettest)

4.18

+4.03

13.25 (1994)

Atlanta

9.57 (4th Wettest)

3.95

+5.62

11.21 (1912)

Columbus

7.32 (8th Wettest)

3.72

+3.60

10.83 (1967)

Macon

12.25 (#1 Wettest)

4.06

+8.19

9.91 (1923)

 
 July Precipitation Totals (in) and Rankings

Site

Total Precip. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Previous Records

Athens

9.19 (10th Wettest)

4.47

+4.72

14.47 (1887)

Atlanta

8.48 (16th Wettest)

5.27

+3.21

17.71 (1994)

Columbus

8.81 (8th Wettest)

4.76

+4.05

13.24 (1971)

Macon

6.99 (17th Wettest)

4.95

+2.04

18.16 (1994)

 

August Precipitation Totals (in) and Rankings

Site

Total Precip. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Previous Records

Athens

5.68 (33rd Wettest)

3.53

+2.15

18.43 (1908)

Atlanta

5.24 (39th Wettest)

3.90

+1.34

10.02 (1920)

Columbus

8.63 (4th Wettest)

3.77

+4.86

10.11 (1991)

Macon

10.20 (2nd Wettest)

4.10

+6.10

20.52 (1928)

 

 

Records Set this Summer

Athens:

  • Low temperature of 60 on 8/17 (ties old record in 1967)
  • Low maximum temperature of 68 on 8/16 (ties old record in 1967)

Atlanta:

  • Low temperature of 61 on 8/17 (breaks old record of 62 in 1948)
  • Low maximum temperature:
    • 67 on 8/16 (breaks old record of 70 in 1892)
    • 66 on 8/17 (breaks old record of 74 in 1939)
  • Daily precipitation totals:
    • 4.14” on 6/5 (breaks old record of 0.96” in 1895)
    • 2.66” on 8/8 (breaks old record of 1.57” in 1924)

Columbus:

  • Low temperature:
    • 66 on 8/16 (breaks old record of 67 in 1967)
    • 65 on 8/17 (breaks old record of 66 in 1961)
  • Low maximum temperature of 74 on 8/16 (breaks old record of 77 in 1994)
  • Daily precipitation totals:
    • 1.11” on 6/10 (breaks old record of 0.98” in 1981)
    • 1.93” on 7/24 (breaks old record of 1.65” in 1960)
    • 5.73” on 8/14 (breaks old record of 2.04” in 1952)  * Also 2nd wettest day on record falling just short of 5.74” in 1981 *

Macon:

  • Low temperature of 58 on 8/26 (ties old record in 1952)
  • Low maximum temperature of 71 on 8/16 (breaks old record of 75 in 1994)
  • Daily precipitation totals:
    • 2.73” on 6/6 (breaks old record of 2.18” in 1995)
    • 1.63” on 6/24 (breaks old record of 1.29” in 1928)
    • 1.85” on 8/17 (breaks old record of 1.82” in 1973)
    • 2.15” on 8/23 (breaks old record of 2.04” in 1969)

 

Fall Outlook

Based on the Climate Prediction Center’s fall outlook (Sep-Nov), North and Central Georgia has about an equal chance for above, below, or near normal temperatures, and an equal chance for above, below, or near normal precipitation.

 

Winter Outlook

Based on the Climate Prediction Center’s winter outlook (Dec-Feb), North and Central Georgia has about an equal chance for above, below, or near normal temperatures, and about a 34-40% chance for below normal precipitation.

 

 

Data prepared by the Atlanta Forecast Office.


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