The National Weather Service forecasts sunny skies here in Cobb County on Wednesday June 22 with a high near 98 degrees.
We are under a heat advisory which is likely to get worse over the next few days as both temperature and humidity rise, and also a Code Orange air quality alert.
This forecast is centered on Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta.
Sunny and hot, with a high near 98. Light northwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 73. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Heat index values as high as 102. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 72. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 91.
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
May 2022 climate summary for Atlanta area
In an article entitled What is the Difference between Climate and Weather?, the National Ocean Service describes the difference as follows:
Weather is what you see outside on any particular day. So, for example, it may be 75° degrees and sunny or it could be 20° degrees with heavy snow. That’s the weather.
Climate is the average of that weather. For example, you can expect snow in the Northeast in January or for it to be hot and humid in the Southeast in July. This is climate. The climate record also includes extreme values such as record high temperatures or record amounts of rainfall. If you’ve ever heard your local weather person say “today we hit a record high for this day,” she is talking about climate records.
So when we are talking about climate change, we are talking about changes in long-term averages of daily weather. In most places, weather can change from minute-to-minute, hour-to-hour, day-to-day, and season-to-season. Climate, however, is the average of weather over time and space.
The climate report for the Atlanta area for the previous month shows how much departure from the average temperatures that month represents. The average temperature for a date is the average over a 30-year period.
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For much more information on the climate in our area, visit the NWS Climate FAQ for the Atlanta area.
About the National Weather Service
The National Weather Service (NWS) is a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The NWS describes its role as follows:
The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, water, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. These services include Forecasts and Observations, Warnings, Impact-based Decision Support Services, and Education in an effort to build a Weather-Ready Nation. The ultimate goal is to have a society that is prepared for and responds to weather, water and climate events.
Read all the Cobb County Courier climate and weather coverage by following this link.