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Aiken County

30 Year Climate Normals (Aiken)
Max Temp. Mean Temp. Min Temp. Precip CDD HDD
1971-2000 77.2 F 64.1 F 50.9 F 52.4 Inches 2089 2413
1981-2010 75.0 F 63.5 F 52.1 F 51.15 Inches 2105 2642

Temperature Summary (1945-2016)


Highest Maximum: 109 F August 22, 1983; Aiken 5 SE*
Lowest Minimum: -4 January 21, 1985; Aiken 5 SE
*Note: Aiken 5 SE stopped reporting 11/01/2008

Precipitation Summary (1945-2016)


Highest Daily Rainfall: 9.68 inches April 16, 1969 Aiken 5 SE
Annual Average Rainfall: 47.01 inches Aiken 5 SE
Wettest Year: 71.38 inches, 1964 Aiken 5 SE
Driest Year: 24.65 inches, 1933 Aiken 5 SE
Highest Daily Snowfall: 15.0 inches, February 10, 1973 Aiken 5 SE

Severe Weather Events

Tornado
35 Tornadoes (1950-2016)
Tornado damage: $6.558 million
22 tornado related injuries
0 tornado related fatalities

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

Hail (>1.0 inch)
72 Hail events (1955-2013)

Lightning
6 Lightning events (1996-2016)
Lightning damage: $639,500
1 Lightning related fatality

Flood
9 Flood Events (1993-2016)

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

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