Oglethorpe County, Georgia
National Weather Service
Co-Op Weather Station LXTG1

 
in Downtown Lexington, Georgia
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National Weather Service Temperature in Lexington @ 11:19am on 9/30/16

66.7°F

the direction from which the wind is blowing
speed in miles per hourThe outside air temperature 71 inches above the soil in a solar shielded, vented, day time aspirated enclosure.heat indexSolar radiation is measured in Watts per square meter.Ultra Violet radiation - index is scaled from 0 to 16.Evapotransporation is measured in inches.Barometric presssure corrected to sea level
Rain rate meter in inches per hourToday's rain accumulation in inches per hour
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Conditions Now
Comfort level Comfortable
   
   
   
Barometer 30.00 in.
and Steady
Wind Direction NNW 
Wind Speed 1
UV Index 3.1
Solar Radiation 162 Watts/Sq M
Rain Today 0.00 in.
 ET  0.01 in.
2016 Rainfall 29.87 in
Today's Extremes
High Temperature 66.7°F at 11:19am
Low Temperature 47.0°F at 7:20am
High Heat Index    68.1°F
Peak Wind Gust 4mph at 10:18am 
Yesterday's Data
Temp 24 hrs ago 76.9 °F
Yesterday's high 85.8 °F
Lexington's highest recorded temperature
 High Temp 109.8 °F on 7/1/2012
   

This weather station is maintained by an experienced weather equipment technician.   The Oglethorpe County weather station is a Cooperative weather station set up by the Observation Program Manager, National Weather Service Forecast Office at Peachtree City, Ga.
  The station reports rain and temperature observations to NWS for official weather data archive.
The Lexington station, number LXTG1, was set up in January 1952 and has been recording rainfall. It was modified in April 2004 to add the Nimbus max/min temperature system (MMTS) for recording daily temperature data.
Monthly official Lexington rain and temperature data is available free from NWS online.

36 HOUR GRAPHS

wind speed data for the past 36 hours wind speed data for the past 36 hours wind run data for the past 36 hourstemperature graph for the past 36 hours rain rate graph for the past 36 hours accumulated rain graph for the past 36 hours UV Index graph for the past 36 hours. UV Index uses a scale of 0 - 16.solar radiation graph for the past 36 hours. Solar radiation is measured in Watts per square meter. barometric graph (corrected to sea level) for the past 36 hours

LEXINGTON MONTHLY RAIN ACCUMULATION
YEAR Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec TOTAL
2012 3.61 2.45 2.43 1.07 2.50 3.49 7.44 3.14 2.53 2.77 0.98 6.65 39.06
2013 4.70 6.64 4.10 3.87 4.02 6.30 10.18 7.67 2.11 0.84 2.86 10.10 63.39
2014 3.38 3.88 4.02 4.91 3.48 2.44 1.91 1.74 3.17 2.47 3.11 5.75 40.26
2015 3.87 4.97 3.52 7.62 1.99 3.59 6.00 6.22 5.04 5.38 7.98 15.32 71.5
2016 3.74 3.94 1.63 2.25 2.55 4.30 3.03 6.90 1.43 0.00 0.00 0.00 29.78
AVERAGE 4.38 4.38 5.04 3.57 3.63 3.81 4.11 4.03 3.43 2.98 3.25 4.02 46.36 AVERAGE
rain chart data 2016 Sep 19

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 Lexington/Oglethorpe County average rainfall is 46.50 inches.  The highest annual rainfall was 66.43 inches in 1964 until 2015 broke that record.

2015 Set our Lexington/Oglethorpe County record annual rainfall of 71.5 inches with 15.32 inches in December alone

2015 end of year rain CoCoRaHS comments

December 24, 2015 - Rained all day from obs time to midnight. Then 0.04" from 1am to 3am. Cloudy and misting at 7 am obs time. 62° was yesterdays high at noon 12/23. The 24 hour high temp occurred from 5am to 7am 12/24.

December 25, 2015 - Ground is saturated with standing water in low level areas. Thunder heard a few times once close in Lexington. Heavy rain 12:55 to 1:15pm. Temperature varied from a high of 69° at 3 pm to a low of 62° at 7am.

December 27, 2015 - Fog. Walkways and lawns are wet but I'm calling it fog and dew.

December 28, 2015 - Yesterdays fog/dew turned out to be measurable precip just after obs time. Dense fog at 7am obs time. Todays dense fog may contribute to measurable a rain gauge amount.

December 29, 2015 - Severe clear this morning with stars visible. 0.98" accumulation in the past 24 hours brings Lexington within 0.08" of being the wettest year on record. The current record for rainfall was 1964 with 66.43".

December 30, 2015 - Light rain began at 4:50am and continues at obs time. This 0.08" rain amount brings the 2015 total accumulation equal to the 1964 rain record of 66.43".

December 31, 2015 - An unusual storm event. Rain changed from light to heavy at 8:30am and occasional very heavy downpours. Some distant thunder with close strikes at 9:20am and 10:15am. No wind or lightning damage noticed. Water was standing everywhere. Street ditches overflowed onto streets. At 10:50am breaks began to occur allowing reading of rain gauges. Occasional light rain at 7am obs time 12/31. This record breaking rain event gives Lexington a new annual rain accumulation of 71.36" with more rain expected today. This amount breaks the 66.43" record set in 1964.

January 1, 2016 - One final spurt following the tail of the storm added another 0.33" in December. This amount doesn't add to the already 15.32" December total.

January 4, 2016 - Some dew was in the rain gauge but I don't count that as precip.

Note:   obs  = observation
Rain accumulation during the previous 24 hours is measured in 2 manual rain gauges at 7 am every day.   Rain occuring during the day is reported the next day.
This station has manual rain gauges, electronic tipping bucket gauges and a weighing rain gauge.  Electronic gauge data provides online real time rain amounts and graphs.  Electronic gauge data is adjusted to agree with manual rain gauge measurements.

2015 broke the rainfall record that was previously set in 1964.  Lexington rain records began January 1952.

2015 Lexington/Oglethorpe County Record Rainfall Year
month
 rain 2015 accumulation
Jan 3.87" 3.87"
Feb 4.97" 8.84"
Mar 3.52" 12.36"
Apr 7.62" 19.98"
May 1.99" 21.97"
Jun 3.59" 25.56"
Jul 6.00" 31.56"
Aug 6.22" 37.78"
Sep 5.04" 42.82"
Oct 5.38" 48.20"
Nov 7.98" 56.18"
Dec 2 0.02" 56.20"
Dec 3 0.06" 56.26"
Dec 14 0.09" 56.35"
Dec 15 0.23" 56.58"
Dec 17 1.88" 58.46"
Dec 18 1.26" 59.72"
Dec 22 2.34" 62.06"
Dec 23 0.15" 62.21"
Dec 24 2.09" 64.30"
Dec 25 1.05" 65.35"
Dec 26 0.04" 65.39"
Dec 28 0.04" 65.43"
Dec 29 0.98" 66.41"
Dec 30 0.08" 66.49"
Dec 31 5.01" 71.50"
2015 total Dec total 15.32" 2015 total 71.50"

Lexington rain records since 1952.

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