Lexington, Georgia National Weather Service Co-Operative Weather Station
This site provides you with the official National Weather Service temperature and rain observations for Lexington and Oglethorpe County, Georgia.
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The official National Weather Service temperature in Lexington, Georgia at 10:24am on 10/5/15 is a Comfortable 61.0°F
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National Weather Service Temperature in Lexington @
10:24am on 10/5/15
During no winds, the direction vane remains in last position for the period of no wind or the entire night
29.91 in. and Steady
134 Watts/sq Meter
Degrees Heating (65)
Degrees Cooling (75)
Average Annual Rainfall
High Heat Index
Peak Wind Gust
Temp 24 hrs ago
2015 High Temp
98.5°F on 8/4/15
2015 High Wind Speed
54 mph on 6/3/15
2015 Low Temp
10.1 on 1/8/15
all time high temp
109.5°F on July 1, 2012
This is National Weather Service Co-Operative Station LXTG1 in Lexington, Georgia. It provides official rain accumulation and the daily maximum and minimum temperature data.
Definition of a Cooperative Station. A National Weather Service (NWS) cooperative
weather observing station, under the direction of the NWS, is a location at which weather
observations are taken or other services rendered by private citizens, institutions or by other
government agencies. Services rendered usually consist of taking instrumental or visual
observations, recording data and transmitting reports. The equipment is usually owned by the
NWS, but may be owned by an individual company, another government agency (Local,
Territorial, State, Federal), or privately owned by the cooperative observer. http://www.nws.noaa.gov/directives/sym/pd01013015curr.pdf
Official rainfall measurements
began in Lexington by Mr. Sidney Stephens in January 1952.
Then Mr. Joe Carey measured the Lexington rain for 33 years. National Weather Service Augusta office installed the first
standard rain gauge and the universal type recording rain gauge. Later the Fischer-Porter digital punched paper tape recording rain gauge was installed. The lowest annual rainfall on record in Lexington was 26.55 inches in 1954.
The highest anual rainfall on record in Lexington was 66.43 inches in 1964.
The average annual rainfall from 1952 through 2012 is 46.50 inches.
Source: NWS daily observation forms B-91 for station LXTG1 available online.
Lexington official NWS temperature measurements began on April 15, 2004. The Nimbus Maximum/Minimum Temperature System (MMTS) was installed in Lexington by the NWS Peachtree City Cooperative Program Manager.
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THE LATEST UPDATE WAS: 10:24am on 10/5/15 .
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base of clouds 660 ft
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Lexington wx station location
longitude 83 degrees 6 minutes North
lattitude 35 degrees 54 minutes West
elevation 726 feet
Lexington record high temperature
The highest temperature measured in Lexington, Georgia was 109.5° F at 3:45 PM on July 1, 2012.
This is the official National Weather Service Temperature measured by a Nimbus maximum/minimum temperature system.
The Nimbus MMTS system was installed by NWS and it is inspected and calibrated annually by the Cooperative Program Manager of the
Weather Forecast Office, Peachtree City, Ga.
The temperature measured with a Davis Vantage Pro 2 Plus system at the same site was 109.8° F. at 3:45 PM on July 1, 2012.
The temperature measured with an AcuRite 1015 5-in-1 Weather Center at the same site was 110° F. at 3:45 PM on July 1, 2012.
The wind speed measured at this station may not be as high as if it were installed
in a more open area.
The anemometer is shielded by tall trees in Downtown Lexington.
The online web portion of this station uses a Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2 Plus weather
station. It was refurbished by the manufacturer in August 2012. It was tested and calibrated to provide accurate
reliable weather information. Weather data is disseminated to National Weather Service, CoCoRaHS, Citizens Weather Observers Program,
Weather Underground, Weatherbug, and other users.