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Abbeville County

30 Year Climate Normals (Calhoun Falls)
Max Temp. Mean Temp. Min Temp. Precip CDD HDD
1971-2000 73.4 F 60.9 F 48.6 F 44 Inches 1685 3157
1981-2010 73.6 F 61.6 F 49.7 F 44.44 Inches 1814 3048

Temperature Records (1917-2016) Calhoun Falls


Highest Maximum: 111 F, September 8, 1925; Calhoun Falls
Lowest Minimum: -2 F, January 26, 1940, -2 January 21,22, 1985; Calhoun Falls

Precipitation Records (1899-2016)


Highest Daily Rainfall: 7.8 Inches, July 17, 1991
Annual Average Rainfall: 47.41 Inches
Wettest Year: 1964, 71.76 Inches
Driest Year: 2016, 28.39 Inches
Highest Daily Snowfall 7.00 Inches February 10, 1973

Severe Weather Events

Tornado
17 Tornadoes (1950-2016)
Tornado damage: $29.63 million
65 tornado related injuries
7 tornado related fatalities

Thunderstorm Winds
101 Wind events (winds exceeding 50 knots or 58 miles per hour, 1955-2016)

Hail (>1.0 inch)
35 Hail events (1955-2016)

Lightning
7 Lightning events (1993-2016)
Lightning damage: $410,000
1 Lightning related fatality

Flood
14 Flood Events (1993-2016)

Snow and Ice
16 Winter frozen precipitation events (1993-2016)

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