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Beaufort County

30 Year Climate Normals (Beaufort WWTP)
Max Temp. Mean Temp. Min Temp. Precip CDD HDD
1971-2000 74.8 F 65.6 F 56.4 F 49.8 Inches 2256 2024
1981-2010 76.7 F 67.3 F 57.8 F 47.8 Inches 2587 1758

Temperature Summary (1899-2016)


Highest Maximum: 106 F, July 20, 1986; Beaufort MCAS
Lowest Minimum: 4 F, January 21, 1985; Hilton Head

Precipitation Summary (1899-2016)


Highest Daily Rainfall: 10.84 inches, August 11, 1940; Beaufort WWTP*
Annual Average Rainfall: 48.82 inches; Beaufort WWTP
Wettest Year: 81.53 inches, 1964; Beaufort WWTP
Driest Year: 22.27 inches, 1934; Beaufort WWTP
Highest Daily Snowfall: 5 inches, December 24, 1989; Beaufort WWTP
*Note: Beaufort WWTP stopped reporting 8/31/2006.

Severe Weather Events

Tornado
26 Tornadoes (1950-2016)
Tornado damage: $1.31 million
5 tornado related injuries
1 tornado related fatality

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

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

Lightning
34 Lightning events (1993-2016)
Lightning damage: $2.289 million
3 Lightning related fatalities

Flood
31 Flood Events (1993-2016)

Snow and Ice
0 Winter storm events (1993-2016)

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