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Atlanta Weather | Rain Little Help For The Drought
Atlanta Weather | Rain Little Help For The Drought

Recent rains have been slowly improving the severe to exceptional drought across our area. Rainfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches occurred during the past 14 days.

Here the latest numbers from the Drought Monitor:

 

LOCATION   TOTAL RAINFALL    NORMAL    DEPARTURE     PERCENT

                             LAST 365 DAYS    VALUE     FROM NORMAL   OF NORMAL

 

ATLANTA                36.95                    49.75                    -12.80               74%

 

 

CURRENT LAKE LEVELS AT THE USACE PROJECTS WERE MAINLY FROM 2 TO 12

FEET BELOW WINTER POOL LEVELS. THE EXCEPTION WAS LAKES ALLATOONA AND

CARTERS WHICH WERE NEARLY 4 FEET ABOVE THE WINTER POOL LEVEL. ALL OF

THE LAKE LEVELS ARE PROJECTED TO SLOWLY RISE OR REMAIN NEARLY STEADY

DURING THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS.

 

LAKE         WINTER POOL  CURRENT LEVEL   DEPARTURE

                                                                                         IN FEET

ALLATOONA       823                           826.79               +3.79

CARTERS        1072                           1075.68             +3.68

HARTWELL        656                            645.89             -10.11

LANIER              1070                         1057.50             -12.50

THURMOND        326                            314.52            -11.48

WEST POINT      628                             626.04              -1.96

 

AVERAGE STREAM LEVELS FOR THE PAST 7 DAYS RANGED FROM AS LOW AS 1

PERCENT ON LOWER PORTIONS OF THE FLINT...OCMULGEE AND OCONEE RIVERS

IN CENTRAL GEORGIA...TO AS HIGH AS 78 PERCENT ON THE CONASAUGA RIVER

IN NORTHWEST GEORGIA AND THE BIG CREEK NORTH OF ATLANTA DUE TO

RECENT RAINFALL OR LACK THEREOF.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT CREEKS AND SMALLER RIVERS CAN CHANGE QUICKLY DUE TO

RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAIN IF IT OCCURS.

 

 

THE OUTLOOK FOR JANUARY...

EQUAL CHANCES OF ABOVE OR BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES EXPECTED.

NO TREND INDICATED.

 

NORTH GEORGIA...ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION EXPECTED.

THIS IS DUE TO AN ACTIVE STORM TRACK THROUGH THE TENNESSEE VALLEY.

CENTRAL GEORGIA...EQUAL CHANCES OF ABOVE OR BELOW NORMAL

PRECIPITATION. NO TREND INDICATED.

 

 

 

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