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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60 years of Lexington rain data

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Monthly Rain
  • Jan  = 3.87"
  • Feb  = 0.37"
  • 2015 = 8.96"
  • Jan 2014   = 3.38"
  • Feb 2014   = 3.87"
  • Mar 2014   = 4.02"
  • Apr 2014   = 4.91"
  • May 2014   = 3.48"
  • Jun 2014   = 2.42"
  • Jul 2014   = 1.91"
  • Aug 2014 = 1.74"
  • Sep 2014 = 3.17"
  • Oct 2014 = 2.47"
  • Nov 2014 =3.11"
  • Dec 2014 = 5.75"
  • Total 2014   = 40.24"
  • lowest annual rainfall
    1954 = 26.55"
  • highest annual rainfall
    1964 = 66.43"
  • Average annual rainfall (1952-2012) = 46.50 in. 
  • source NWS daily obs form B-91
National Weather Service Temperature in Lexington @ 3:00am on 3/5/15

the direction from which the wind is blowing
The outside air temperature 71 inches above the soil in a solar shielded, vented, day time aspirated enclosure. Wind Chill - the effects of wind and temperature on the human body.
Describes the average loss of body heat and how the temperature feels. average speed in miles per hour The temperature to which air must be cooled for saturation (100% relative humidity) to occur. refers to the amount of water vapor in the air, the amount of water vapor that the air can contain varies with air temperature and pressure Evapotranspiration is the sum of evaporation from the land surface plus transpiration from plants. Evapotransporation is measured in inches. Real UV intensity is measured in Lexington, Ga.  This is not a forecast or a calculated value.
UV index values range from 0 to 16.
0-2 being outside is safe
3-7 seek shade, a hat, shirt, sunscreen
8-11 avoid sun exposure, protection is necessary
11+ extreme danger Solar radiaiton is measured Watts per square meter. Barometric presssure corrected to sea level
Rain rate meter in inches rainfall per hour Today's rain accumulation
Comfort level Comfortable
Wind Chill 62.8 °F
Dew Point 60.1 °F.
Humidity 91 %
Barometer 29.86 in.
and Steady
Wind Direction SSW
Wind Speed 4
Solar Radiation 0 Watts/sq Meter
UV Index 0.0
Degrees Heating (65) 0.2 °F
Degrees Cooling (75) 0.0 °F
Today's rain 0.04 in.
Evapotranspiration 0.00 in.
2015 Rainfall 8.96 in
Average Annual Rainfall 46.50 in
Today's Extremes
High Temperature 64.9°F at 12:04am
Low Temperature 62.7°F at 2:00am
Low Wind Chill 60.0°F at 1:09am
Peak Wind Gust 31 mph at 1:09am 
Yesterday's Data
Temp 24 hrs ago 45.3 °F
Yesterday's high 76.6 °F at 3:11pm
Yesterday's low 45.1 °F at 12:09am
rain yesterday  
Yesterday's Evapotranspiration 0.07 in.
2015 Extremes
2015 High Temp 76.6°F on 3/4/15
2015 High Wind Speed 39 mph on 2/18/15
2015 Low Temp 10.1 on 1/8/15
all time high temp 109.5F 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.

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.


Lexington LXTG1

3/5/15      3:00am


base of clouds 665 ft
Athens KAHN 03/05/2015 02:51am    64.4F Scattered Clouds 29.89
Gwinette Co Briscoe Field KLZU 03/04/2015 08:45pmUTC    66.2F Clear 29.92
Greensboro Regional K3J7 03/05/2015 02:55amUTC    64.4F Broken Clouds 29.89
Washington-Wilkes Aprt KIIY 03/05/2015 02:55amUTC    66.2F Broken Clouds 29.91
Thomson-McDuffie Aprt KHQU 03/05/2015 02:35amUTC    69.8F Overcast 29.98
Augusta KAGS 03/05/2015 02:53amUTC    66.2F Broken Clouds 29.96
Greenville Spartanburg KGSP 03/05/2015 02:53amUTC    64.4F Overcast 29.85
Charlotte KCLT 03/05/2015 02:52amUTC    60.8F Overcast 29.87
Dobbins Air Reserve Base KMGE 03/05/2015 02:58amUTC    66.2F Overcast 29.87
Atlanta KATL 03/05/2015 02:52amUTC    66.2F Overcast 29.88




temperature graph for the past 36 hours temperature graph for past hour temperature graph for past 15 minutes temperature rate of change
wind chill graph for the past 36 hours humidity graph for the past 24 hours dew point graph for the past 24 hours

wind direction graph for the past 24 hours wind speed data for the past 24 hours wind gust data for the past 24 hours Wind run is the product of time and wind speed, quantitatively how windy is was for the day. cloud height for the past 24 hours rain rate graph for the past 24 hours The annual rain accumulation increase during the past 24 hours. barometric graph (corrected to sea level) for the past 24 hours solar radiation graph for the past 24 hours UV Index graph for the past 24 hours evapotranspiration graph for the past 24 hours


sea level barometric data for the past 7 days daily rain accumulations graph for the past 7 days temperature data for the past 7 days wind run data for the past 7 days

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.

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  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.
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National Weather Service Co-op Station LXTG1 in Downtown Lexington
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