The National Weather Service forecasts likely afternoon showers and thunderstorms here in Cobb County on Wednesday July 13, although the morning and afternoon should bring partly sunny skies with a high near 86.
The NWS has issued a hazardous weather alert due to the prospect of strong storms.
This forecast is centered on Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta.
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then a slight chance of showers between midnight and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
A slight chance of thunderstorms, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Northwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86.
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85.
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86.
The NWS climate summary for metro Atlanta has now been updated with June figures.
In an article entitled What is the Difference between Climate and Weather?, NOAA’s 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.
|Date||Max temperature||Min Temperature||Averate Temperature||Departure from normal||Precipitation|
|Observations for each day cover the 24 hours ending at the time given below (Local Standard Time).|
|Max Temperature : midnight|
|Min Temperature : midnight|
|Precipitation : midnight|
|Spring 2022 Temperature Climate Statistics|
|Climate Site||Average Temperature (deg)||Normal Temperature (deg)||DFN (Departure From Normal)|
|Dekalb Peachtree Arpt||62.7||61.4||+1.3|
|Fulton County Arpt||63.1||61.3||+1.8|
For much more information on the climate in our area, visit the NWS Climate FAQ for the Atlanta area.
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.