North and Central Georgia

Winter 2013-2014 Climate Summary

(All sites slightly cooler than normal with a significantly cooler January (most notable in minimum temps) and majority of sites wetter than normal)

 

Top 10 Rankings:

Athens

·         3rd coolest January min. temp

·         5th coolest January avg. temp

Atlanta

·         4th coolest January min. temp

Columbus

·         2nd coolest January min. temp

·         4th coolest January avg. temp

·         6th wettest December

Macon

·         2nd coolest January min. temp

·         3rd coolest January avg. temp

·         3rd wettest December

* Complete rankings in tables below

 

Seasonal Avg. Temperature (°F) and Rankings for Dec-Feb

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Site

Avg. Temp. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Previous Records

Athens

43.9 (29th Coolest)

45.3

-1.4

38.5 (1976-77)

Atlanta

44.1 (51st Coolest)

45.2

-1.1

37.0 (1976-77)

Columbus

47.3 (21st Coolest)

49.0

-1.7

42.8 (1976-77)

Macon

46.3 (27th Coolest)

48.0

-1.7

43.0 (1976-77)

Cartersville

40.8

42.8

-1.9

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

41.6

44.3

-2.7

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

42.7

44.8

-2.1

 

Gainesville

42.1

43.6

-1.6

 

Peachtree City

43.0

44.7

-1.7

 

Rome

40.5

42.7

-2.2

 

 

 Temp. Extremes (°F) for Dec-Feb

Site

Warmest Temp.

Coldest Temp.

Athens

77 on 2/20

7 on 1/7*

Atlanta

76 on 2/20

6 on 1/7*

Columbus

80 on 12/5

11 on 1/7*

Macon

78 on 2/20

11 on 1/7* & 1/30

Cartersville

80 on 1/11

-2 on 1/30

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

75 on 2/20

5 on 1/7

Fulton Co. Arpt

77 on 2/20

5 on 1/30

Gainesville

74 on 12/6

5 on 1/7

Peachtree City

77 on 2/20

2 on 1/30

Rome

77 on 12/6

-1 on 1/30

* Set record for day

 

December Avg. Temperature (°F) and Rankings

Site

Avg. Temp. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Previous Records

Athens

47.6 (24th Warmest)

45.4

+2.2

53.8 (1984)

Atlanta

48.1 (28th Warmest)

45.3

+2.8

57.2 (1889)

Columbus

51.5 (18th Warmest)

49.1

+2.4

57.7 (1971)

Macon

50.4 (36th Warmest)

48.0

+2.4

56.3 (1956)

Cartersville

44.8

42.6

+2.2

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

45.5

44.4

+1.1

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

46.7

44.8

+1.9

 

Gainesville

46.1

43.7

+2.4

 

Peachtree City

47.0

44.5

+2.5

 

Rome

44.5

42.6

+1.9

 

 

January Avg. Temperature (°F) and Rankings

Site

Avg. Temp. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Previous Records

Athens

37.0 (5th Coolest)

43.5

-6.5

31.2 (1977)

Atlanta

37.0 (12th Coolest)

43.3

-6.3

29.3 (1977)

Columbus

39.7 (4th Coolest)

47.2

-7.5

36.6 (1977)

Macon

39.1 (3rd Coolest)

46.3

-7.2

35.2 (1940)

Cartersville

34.0

41.1

-7.1

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

34.6

42.3

-7.7

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

35.8

43.3

-7.5

 

Gainesville

34.9

41.7

-6.8

 

Peachtree City

36.0

42.8

-6.8

 

Rome

33.5

41.2

-7.7

 

 

 January Avg. Minimum Temperature (°F) and Rankings

Site

Avg. Temp. and Current Ranking

Previous Records

Athens

25.6 (3rd Coolest)

21.7 (1940)

Atlanta

25.9 (4th Coolest)

20.0 (1977)

Columbus

28.1 (2nd Coolest)

26.4 (1977)

Macon

26.3 (2nd Coolest)

25.7 (1940)

 

February Avg. Temperature (°F) and Rankings

Site

Avg. Temp. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Previous Records

Athens

47.0 (47th Coolest)

47.2

-0.2

35.7 (1905)

Atlanta

47.3 (56th Warmest)

47.2

+0.1

54.9 (1927)

Columbus

50.8 (35th Coolest)

51.1

-0.3

40.8 (1958)

Macon

49.4 (60th Coolest)

50.0

-0.6

40.8 (1968)

Cartersville

43.7

44.6

-0.9

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

44.8

46.2

-1.4

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

45.7

46.3

-0.6

 

Gainesville

45.2

45.5

-0.3

 

Peachtree City

46.1

46.8

-0.7

 

Rome

43.6

44.4

-0.8

 

 

 

Seasonal Precipitation Totals (in) and Rankings for Dec-Feb

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Site

Total Precip. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Previous Records

Athens

16.26 (33rd Wettest)

12.26

+4.00

23.20 (1935-36)

Atlanta

14.96 (45th Wettest)

12.77

+2.19

26.30 (1919-20)

Columbus

17.19 (15th Wettest)

12.56

+4.63

22.52 (2009-10)

Macon

16.87 (19th Wettest)

12.64

+4.23

23.34 (1924-25)

Cartersville

15.74

13.74

+2.00

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

13.67

13.97

-0.30

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

13.40

13.16

+0.24

 

Gainesville

15.47

14.40

+1.07

 

Peachtree City

13.75

13.24

+0.51

 

Rome

16.58

14.07

+2.51

 

 

Precip. Extremes (in) for Dec-Feb

Site

Highest Daily Amount

Athens

2.75 on 1/11

Atlanta

3.12 on 12/22*

Columbus

3.10 on 12/22*

Macon

2.34 on 12/22

Cartersville

4.10 on 12/22

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

2.74 on 12/22

Fulton Co. Arpt

2.16 on 12/22

Gainesville

3.65 on 12/22

Peachtree City

3.39 on 12/22

Rome

2.09 on 12/22

* Set record for day

 

December Precipitation Totals (in) and Rankings

Site

Total Precip. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Previous Records

Athens

7.62 (14th Wettest)

3.73

+3.89

11.31 (1931)

Atlanta

7.80 (15th Wettest)

3.90

+3.90

12.94 (1919)

Columbus

8.87 (6th Wettest)

4.27

+4.60

13.62 (2009)

Macon

9.04 (3rd Wettest)

4.04

+5.00

10.39 (1972)

Cartersville

10.02

4.24

+5.78

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

7.31

4.16

+3.15

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

7.73

3.99

+3.74

 

Gainesville

9.48

4.50

+4.98

 

Peachtree City

7.41

4.14

+3.27

 

Rome

8.90

4.38

+4.52

 

 

 January Precipitation Totals (in) and Rankings

Site

Total Precip. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Previous Records

Athens

4.68 (55th Wettest)

4.05

+0.63

12.83 (1936)

Atlanta

3.35 (41st Driest)

4.20

-0.85

0.84 (1981)

Columbus

2.91 (19th Driest)

3.85

-0.94

0.72 (1989)

Macon

3.23 (53rd Driest)

4.24

-1.01

0.59 (1928)

Cartersville

2.33

4.60

-2.27

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

2.97

4.80

-1.83

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

2.60

4.27

-1.67

 

Gainesville

2.96

5.03

-2.07

 

Peachtree City

2.38

4.20

-1.82

 

Rome

3.29

4.82

-1.53

 

 

 February Precipitation Totals (in) and Rankings

Site

Total Precip. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Previous Records

Athens

3.96 (50th Driest)

4.48

-0.52

0.66 (1898)

Atlanta

3.81 (56th Driest)

4.67

-0.86

0.56 (1906)

Columbus

5.41 (22nd Wettest)

4.44

+0.97

12.47 (2013)

Macon

4.60 (50th Wettest)

4.36

+0.24

12.87 (2013)

Cartersville

3.39

4.90

-1.51

 

DeKalb Peachtree Arpt

3.39

5.01

-1.62

 

Fulton Co. Arpt

3.07

4.90

-1.83

 

Gainesville

3.03

4.87

-1.84

 

Peachtree City

3.96

4.90

-0.94

 

Rome

4.39

4.87

-0.48

 

 

Seasonal Snowfall Totals (in) and Records for Dec-Feb

Site

Total Snowfall

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Records

Athens

1.0

2.1

-1.1

13.6 (2010-11)

Atlanta

4.6

2.1

+2.5

10.9 (1935-36)

Columbus

1.2

0.3

-0.9

14.0 (1972-73)

Macon

2.1

0.5

+1.6

16.5 (1972-73)

 

Records Set this Winter

Athens:

  • Low minimum temperature of 7 on 1/7 (breaks old record of 12 in 1970)
  • Low maximum temperature of 29 on 1/7 (breaks old record of 30 in 1905)
  • High minimum temperature:
    • 62 on 12/5 (breaks old record of 59 in 1912)
    • 63 on 12/6 (breaks old record of 59 in 1912)
    • 54 on 2/19 (ties old record from 1986, 1961, and 1938)
  • High maximum temperature of 71 on 12/22 (breaks old record of 70 in 1918)

Atlanta:

  • Low minimum temperature of 6 on 1/7 (breaks old record of 10 in 1970)
  • High minimum temperature:
    • 65 on 12/5 (breaks old record of 60 in 1998)
    • 59 on 12/6 (breaks old record of 57 in 2011, 1998, and 1912)
    • 59 on 2/19 (breaks old record of 57 in 1890)
  • High maximum temperature:
    • 75 on 12/6 (ties old record of 75 in 2001)
    • 71 on 12/22 (breaks old record of 70 in 1889)
    • 74 on 2/2 (breaks old record of 73 in 1986)
  • Daily snowfall total:
    • 2.6” on 1/28 (breaks old record of Trace in 2005)
    • Trace on 2/12 (ties old record of Trace in 2006)
    • 0.6” on 2/13 (breaks old record of Trace in 2012)
  • Daily precipitation total of 3.12” on 12/22 (breaks old record of 1.78” in 1907)

Columbus:

  • Low minimum temperature of 11 on 1/7 (breaks old record of 17 in 1970)
  • Low maximum temperature:
    • 29 on 1/7 (breaks old record of 34 in 1970)
    • 30 on 1/29 (breaks old record of 35 in 2005)
  • High minimum temperature:
    • 66 on 12/5 (breaks old record of 63 in 1994)
    • 65 on 12/6 (breaks old record of 63 in 2011)
  • Daily snowfall total of 1.2” on 1/28 (breaks old record of Trace in 2005)
  • Daily precipitation total of 3.10” on 12/22 (breaks old record of 2.54” in 1956)

Macon:

  • Low minimum temperature:
    • 11 on 1/7 (breaks old record of 14 in 1924)
    • 12 on 1/8 (breaks old record of 13 in 1970)
    • 13 on 1/25 (breaks old record of 16 in 1963)
  • Low maximum temperature:
    • 29 on 1/7 (breaks old record of 35 in 1988)
    • 27 on 1/29 (breaks old record of 34 in 2000)
  • Daily snowfall total:
    • 2.1” on 1/28 (breaks old record of Trace in 2005)
    • Trace on 2/13 (ties old record of Trace in 1971)

 

Spring Outlook

Based on the Climate Prediction Center’s spring outlook (Mar-May), North and Central Georgia has a 33-37% chance for above normal temperatures and an equal chance for above, below, or near normal precipitation.

 

 

Data prepared by the Atlanta Forecast Office.


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