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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Jacksonville FL
814 PM EDT Thu Jun 3 2021



Spring 2021 (March/April/May) rainfall at Alma, Georgia (AMG)
measured 15.15 inches, which was 5.35 inches above normal, and
ranks as the 12th wettest spring on record. Half of the spring
rainfall was recorded on April 24th when 7.66 inches fell, which
set a new 24 hour rainfall record. The average temperature was
65.9 degrees, which was 1 degree below normal, and ranks as the
34th coolest spring on record. There were 6 days with temperatures
of 90 degrees or more, which is 4 below normal. There were 3 days
with sub-freezing temperatures, which is one above normal.

May 2021 weather at Alma Georgia featured a high pressure ridge
over the region for much of the month, which led to below normal
rainfall, cooler than normal temperatures and several daily high
sea level pressure records. The 0.92 inches of rainfall was the
8th driest May on record, which was 1.86 inches below normal, and
the driest since 0.85 inches fell in May 2011.

The May average temperature was 71.2 degrees, which was 3 degrees
below normal and ranks as the 11th coolest May on record. A daily
record Low Maximum temperature of 71 degrees was set on the 13th.
A daily record Low Minimum temperature of 47 degrees set on 15th.
There were a few periods of hot temperatures this month with 6
days reaching 90 degrees or more, which was 3 days below normal.

The average dew point temperature for the month was 57.8 degrees
which is 2.8 degrees below normal. EIGHT daily record Low dew
point temperatures were set, 29 degrees on the 30th (ranked 3rd
lowest all-time for May), 32 degrees on the 7th and 25th, 35
degrees on the 8th, 39 degrees on the 15th, 42 degrees on the 27th
and 29th, 43 degrees on the 28th.

There were 3 days with thunderstorms reported in May, which is 4
days below normal. There was no dense fog reported, which is 4
days below normal. The average wind speed for May was 4.9 mph,
which is 0.2 mph below normal. The peak wind gust for the month
was 53 mph from the West on May 4th and this was the SECOND
highest wind gust on record for the month of May.

The ridge of high pressure over much of the Southeast U.S. last
month, blocked or weakened many of the fronts pushing into the
region and also set SIX daily high sea level pressure records.

30.39"/1029.3 mb on May 21st (3rd highest all-time in May)
30.38"/1028.9 mb on May 22nd (4th highest all-time in May)
30.34"/1027.6 mb on May 20th (6th highest all-time in May)
30.29"/1025.9 mb on May 16th
30.28"/1025.5 mb on May 31st
30.27"/1025.2 mb on May 19th


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