What is in this article?:
- Georgia‚Äôs hot streak continues
- New record in Savannah
• Hot temperatures have plagued the whole state of Georgia.
• For the sixth straight month, temperatures across Georgia were above normal.
New record in Savannah
Savannah set a new record streak of 56 consecutive days of 90 degrees or greater in July. The streak began May 20 and ended July 14. The old record was 44 days set in 1993.‚Ä®‚Ä®
Rain was very scattered. In contrast to June, the wettest parts of the state were in south Georgia, reducing the drought conditions there.
The northern part of the state experienced less rain, and drought conditions expanded in the region.‚Ä®‚Ä®
The highest monthly total precipitation from NWS reporting stations was 6.73 inches in Alma (0.72 inche above normal). The lowest was in Athens at 1.46 inches (2.95 inches below normal).
Valdosta received 6.31 inches (0.12 inches below normal), Augusta 3.46 inches (0.47 inches below normal), Savannah 4 inches (2.04 inches below normal), Columbus 3.99 inches (1.05 inches below normal), Macon 4.16 inches (0.16 inche below normal), Brunswick 4.88 inches (0.07 inches above normal) and Atlanta 2.67 inches (2.45 inches below normal).‚Ä®‚Ä®
The highest single-day rainfall from Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network stations was 6.04 inches in Chatham County on Skidaway Island July 15.
Two nearby observers reported 5.41 and 5.04 inches on the same day.
An observer in Wheeler County reported 4.89 inches July 16. An observer in Wayne County reported 4.81 inches July 7.
The highest monthly amount was 10.14 inches in Warm in Springs in Meriwether County, followed by 9.40 inches in Wheeler County.‚Ä®‚Ä®
Severe weather was reported somewhere in Georgia every day in the first half of the month and on five days in the second half of the month. Most of the reports were for widely scattered and localized strong winds or small hail.‚Ä®‚Ä®
Stream flows across the state continued to be low in many places, causing stress to endangered species and decreasing recreation and tourism income.
Low flows on some rivers have caused fish kills due to lack of water and low oxygen levels, including Radium Springs in Albany where hundreds of fish died.
Lake Lanier in northern Georgia hit its lowest level since September 20, 2009 due to evaporation and lack of runoff into the lake.