Spring 2013 Climate Summary

North and Central Georgia

Spring 2013 Climate Summary

 

Top 10 Rankings:

Seasonal

* Coolest Spring on record at Macon *

6th Coolest Spring on record at Athens

Monthly

4th Coolest May on record at Macon

7th Coolest March on record at Macon

10th Coolest March on record at Columbus

 

Seasonal Avg. Temperature (°F) and Rankings for Mar-May

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Site

Avg. Temp. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Previous Records

Athens

59.2 (6th Coolest)

61.7

-2.5

57.1 (1960)

Atlanta

59.7 (24th Coolest)

62.0

-2.3

57.6 (1931)

Columbus

63.6 (15th Coolest)

64.6

-1.0

60.2 (1960)

Macon

60.3 (#1 Coolest)

63.4

-3.1

60.7 (1926)

 

Temp. Extremes (°F) for Mar-May

Site

Warmest Temp.

Coldest Temp.

Athens

89 on 5/21

26 on 3/3

Atlanta

89 on 5/21

28 on 3/4

Columbus

91 on 5/21

29 on 3/4

Macon

90 on 5/21, 5/30, 5/31

24 on 3/4

 

March Avg. Temperature (°F) and Rankings

Site

Avg. Temp. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Previous Records

Athens

48.9 (12th Coolest)

54.3

-5.4

40.7 (1960)

Atlanta

49.1 (18th Coolest)

54.3

-5.2

41.8 (1960)

Columbus

53.7 (10th Coolest)

57.8

-4.1

46.6 (1960)

Macon

50.7 (7th Coolest)

56.8

-6.1

46.5 (1960)

 

April Avg. Temperature (°F) and Rankings

Site

Avg. Temp. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Previous Records

Athens

61.2 (49th Coolest)

61.7

-0.5

55.7 (1961)

Atlanta

62.1 (54th Warmest)

62.0

+0.1

67.7 (1981)

Columbus

65.6 (23rd Warmest)

64.6

+1.0

69.8 (1967)

Macon

61.9 (15th Coolest)

63.4

-1.5

57.6 (1901)

 

May Avg. Temperature (°F) and Rankings

Site

Avg. Temp. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Previous Records

Athens

67.4 (17th Coolest)

70.0

-2.6

65.0 (1997)

Atlanta

68.1 (38th Coolest)

70.1

-3.0

64.0 (1917)

Columbus

71.5 (21st Coolest)

73.0

-1.5

66.7 (1954)

Macon

68.4 (4th Coolest)

71.9

-3.5

67.0 (1917)

 

Seasonal Precipitation Totals (in) and Rankings for Mar-May

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Site

Total Precip. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Previous Records

Athens

11.75 (53rd Driest)

10.58

+1.17

3.24 (2004)

Atlanta

15.35 (39th Wettest)

11.84

+3.51

25.54 (1929)

Columbus

9.92 (21st Driest)

12.20

-2.28

5.51 (1995)

Macon

13.77 (37th Wettest)

10.23

+3.54

21.31 (1923)

 

 

Precip. Extremes (in) for Mar-May

Site

Highest Daily Amount

Athens

1.63 on 5/5

Atlanta

3.40 on 5/4*

Columbus

1.19 on 5/4

Macon

1.77 on 5/4

* Set record for day

 

March Precipitation Totals (in) and Rankings

Site

Total Precip. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Previous Records

Athens

4.35 (61st Driest)

4.43

-0.08

0.99 (1905)

Atlanta

4.58 (66th Driest)

4.81

-0.23

0.88 (1905)

Columbus

3.34 (15th Driest)

5.46

-2.12

0.56 (2004)

Macon

3.79 (50th Driest)

4.55

-0.76

0.32 (1910)

 

April Precipitation Totals (in) and Rankings

Site

Total Precip. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Previous Records

Athens

3.77 (56th Wettest)

3.15

+0.62

11.60 (1936)

Atlanta

5.51 (29th Wettest)

3.36

+2.15

11.86 (1979)

Columbus

3.72 (30th Wettest)

3.55

+0.17

11.67 (1953)

Macon

6.03 (15th Wettest)

2.96

+3.07

10.25 (1938)

 

May Precipitation Totals (in) and Rankings

Site

Total Precip. and Current Ranking

Normal

Dep. from Normal

Previous Records

Athens

3.63 (61st Wettest)

3.00

+0.63

11.34 (1959)

Atlanta

5.26 (30th Wettest)

3.67

+1.59

9.94 (2003)

Columbus

2.86 (26th Driest)

3.19

-0.33

0.22 (1962)

Macon

3.95 (35th Wettest)

2.72

+1.23

11.77 (1957)

 

Records Set this Spring

Athens:

  • Low temperatures of 27 on 3/28 and 46 on 5/25
  • Low maximum temperature of 47 on 4/4

Atlanta:

  • Low maximum temperature of 47 on 4/4 and 59 on 5/6
  • Daily precipitation totals of 1.73” on 4/28 and 3.40” on 5/4
  • Snowfall of trace on 3/3, 3/25, 3/26

Columbus:

  • Low maximum temperature of 52 on 4/4 and 66 on 5/6

Macon:

  • Low temperature of 30 on 3/28, 42 on 5/14, and 49 on 5/25
  • Low maximum temperature of 50 on 4/4

 

Summer Outlook

Based on the Climate Prediction Center’s summer outlook (Jun-Aug), North and Central Georgia has about a 35% 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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