CLIMATE PROJECTIONS 

FOR 

THE STATE OF GEORGIA

The data in Table 1 and Table 2 below were extracted from the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center.  Details on models, methods, and other relevant discussion can be found on their website.

Mean temperature is defined as the average between of maximum and minimum temperature.

The 50% confidence interval can best be described by an example. Suppose the mean temperature is 55.5, and the 50% confidence interval is 48.2 to 58.6. There would be a 50% probability the mean temperature will be in the range from 48.2 to 58.6. The best estimate within this range is the mean (55.5).

The Tables will be updated at the beginning of each month when these data become available from the Climate Prediction Center.

Table 1 Expected Temperature (Degrees F), and Precipitation (Inches) by Georgia Forestry Commission Districts for the period December of 2019, January of 2020 and February of 2020.

Temperature (December 2019 – February 2020)

GFCAreas

1,2,3,4,5

6W, 9W

6E, 7, 8 9E,10

Expected mean

45.82

51.57

53.31

Last 30 year mean

45.57

51.04

52.80

50% confidence interval

44.54-47.11

50.39-52.74

52.16-54.47

Summary

Above Normal

Above Normal

Above Normal

 

Precipitation (December 2019– February 2020)

GFCAreas

1,2,3,4,5

6W, 9W

6E, 7, 8 9E,10

Expected median

13.13

15.04

11.09

Last 30 year median

13.13

15.04

11.09

50% confidence interval

10.90-15.44

12.05-18.22

8.45-13.94

Summary

Climatology

Climatology

Climatology

 

 

Table 2 Expected Temperature (Degrees F), and Precipitation (Inches) by Georgia Forestry Commission District for the Period March, April and May of 2020.

Temperature (March – May 2020)

GFCAreas

1,2,3,4,5

6W, 9W

6E, 7, 8 9E,10

Expected mean

62.12

66.40

67.40

Last 30 year mean

61.61

65.60

66.56

50% confidence interval

61.24-63.01

65.49-67.32

66.50-68.31

Summary

Above Normal

Above Normal

Above Normal

 

Precipitation (March – May 2020)

GFCAreas

1,2,3,4,5

6W, 9W

6E, 7, 8 9E,10

Expected median

11.57

13.93

10.05

Last 30 year median

11.57

13.93

10.05

50% confidence interval

9.12-14.13

10.82-17.54

7.42-13.12

Summary

Climatology

Climatology

Climatology

 

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