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Climate Summary for North and Central Georgia
July 1-7, 2012

For the period July 1st through July 7th, 2012, the average temperature across north and central Georgia ranged from 78°F in Blairsville to 85°F in Columbus and Macon. Overall, the temperatures were four degrees warmer than seasonal.

The high temperatures for July 1st continued the record temperatures from June 29th and 30th. Temperatures peaked on June 30th. Here is a summary of the July 1st temperatures:

 HighPrevious Record
Atlanta105°F99°F in 1954
Athens108°F103°F in 1927
Macon108°F103°F in 1954
Columbus105°F99°F in 2008

In addition, Atlanta had a record high of 100°F on the 5th, the old record was 99°F set in 1948. Atlanta tied the record high on the 6th with 98°F degrees, previously set in 1980.

Rainfall for the period was deceptively close to normal. Average rainfall was 1.14 inches and that was 0.06 inches above normal. Most of the rainfall was brief, heavy rain from thunderstorms. Macon had two thunderstorms which produced four inches of rain over the period.

Archived Climate Summaries
August 2010 - Present

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