Tropical Storm Irma sets records in Macon

As Irma exits the area, clouds will stick around with a few showers possible. However, wind will be much calmer going through the rest of the week, with sunshine returning by Thursday.

MACON – Tropical Storm Irma moved through the area on Monday, setting a new record for the coolest high temperature on September 11 ever.

The high Monday was 69 degrees in Macon, one degree lower than the previous record of 70 set way back in 1935.

Irma also shattered the daily rainfall record for September 11, with 3.74 inches falling. The previous record was set last year but was only 0.91 inches.

The storm caused high winds across Central Georgia, toppling trees and ripping off building siding and one church steeple.

Across the state, more than 1 million people lost power, with about 150,000 of them in Central Georgia.

Late Monday night, Irma was downgraded to a tropical depression.


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