For Athens, with 108 years of data, 2011 was the warmest summer on record, with an average mean temperature of 82.2 F (4.1 F above average). The previous record was 1931 with an average of 82 F. Based on the average high temperature, 2011 was the second-warmest summer with an average high temperature of 94.7 F (6.1 F above average) with 1925 being the warmest on record at 95.8 F.

The summer rainfall for Athens was 6.34 inches (5.79 inches below average) making it the 8th driest summer on record.

For Atlanta, with 133 years of data, 2011 was the third-warmest summer on record, with an average mean temperature of 82.3 F (3.6 F above average). Only the summers of 1980 and 1993 were warmer with average mean temperatures of 82.7 F and 82.3 F, respectively. The 1993 average mean temperature was 0.01 warmer than 2011. Based on the average high temperature, it was also the third-warmest summer on record with an average high temperature of 92.5 F (4.5 F above average) with 1980 (92.9 F) and 1993 (92.5 F) being warmer. The average high temperature in 1993 was 0.02 F warmer than 2011.

The summer rainfall for Atlanta was 6.38 inches (6.04 inches below average), making it the 9th driest summer on record.

For Augusta, with 138 years of data, 2011 was the warmest summer on record, with an average mean temperature of 83.7 F (4.5 F above average). The previous record was 1993 (83.4 F) followed by 2010 (82.9 F). Based on the average high temperature, 2011 was the warmest summer on record with an average high temperature of 97.1 F (6.5 F above average) with the previous record being 1993 (96.5 F) followed by 2010 (94.7 F).

The summer rainfall for Augusta was 7.22 inches (5.52 inches below average) making it the 11th driest summer on record.

For Columbus, with 64 years of data, 2011 was the warmest summer on record, with an average mean temperature of 84.6 F (3.8 F above average). The previous warmest summer was 2010 with an average mean of 84.4 F. Based on the average high temperature, it was also the warmest summer on record with an average high temperature of 95.2 F (4.5 F above average), beating the old record set in 2010 of 94.3 F. The average low temperature was 74.0 F (3.2 F above average) just behind the 2010 record of 74.1 F.

The summer rainfall for Columbus was 11.68 inches (0.65 inches below average), making it the 26th driest summer on record. Columbus was the only major city in the state to have near-normal summer rainfall.