Georgia mountains occupy the northern quarter of the state, with
elevations ranging from around 1000 ft to 4784 ft at Brasstown Bald.
The climate in the mountains is variable, with some of the variation
depending on elevation. Yearly average temperatures are in the 50s
with average summer temperatures in the mid-80s. However, days in
the 90s are not unusual in summer and days with temperatures well
below freezing occur regularly during the winter. This is the region
of the state which receives the most snow, and it also receives
the most rain. The northeastern corner of the state receives nearly
5 inches of rain annually.
a complete description of Georgia's mountain
climate see the brochure put out by the State Climatologist's
Office. You will need the Adobe
Acrobat Reader to open this file. It can be downloaded
free from Adobe.