North Georgia Mountains Weather & Climate Conditions
The weather in Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains is almost as great as the scenery! The Georgia Mountains area of the Chattahoochee National Forest has summers with warm to mild days and comfortably cool nights. Winters in the area can be quite cold with occasional snow and ice at the higher elevations. Precipitation varies but usually stays between 50 and 80 inches a year, most of this in the form of winter rain. Below is a climate breakdown by season to help you pack appropriately for your trip.
SPRING (MARCH - MAY): Spring weather varies greatly. April is typically our rainiest/wettest month of the year. Early spring is normally chilly during the day with an average high in the low 60's. However, weather in the region can be very unpredictable. It's been well known to be in the 70's and as low as the 30's-40's. March is usually a windy month, April showers bring May flowers. April and May daytime temperatures can get up to the 70's. Evening temperatures during this time average around 40°.
SUMMER (JUNE - AUGUST): We enjoy warm days and cool nights during the summer, which is a great escape from the city heat, usually about 8-10 degree difference from Atlanta temperatures. Occasional thunderstorms provide most of our precipitation ranging from 4.5'' to 5.5'' during these months. June is usually in the high 70's to low 80's by the end of the month with humidity starting to set in. July & August temperatures usually stay in the high 80's - 90's with humidity. Summer nights are cooler and a little more comfortable, however humidity is still a factor, though not as extreme as Southern Georgia, Alabama and Florida typically experience.
AUTUMN (SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER): October is typically our driest month and with mild temperatures, it is a very comfortable climate. September and October qualify as "Indian Summer" weather with mid 70s to low 80s during the daytime and mid 40s to 50s at night. November cools down significantly with an average high of 62° and low of 36°.
WINTER (DECEMBER-FEBRUARY): December through February is the most consistent in terms of temperature with January being our coldest month of the year. Daytime highs around 50° with below freezing temperatures overnight. Snow may blanket the mountains about once or twice a year; however there are seasons when we get no snow accumulation.