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Calhoun County

30 Year Climate Normals (Orangeburg 2*, Sandy Run )
Max Temp. Mean Temp. Min Temp. Precip CDD HDD
1971-2000* 75.6 F 63.5 F 51.4 F 47.37 Inches 2022 2552
1981-2010 75.9 F 64.1 F 52.4 F 49.45 Inches 2106 2425

*Note: No Calhoun County Stations were included the 1971-2000 Normals. Orangeburg 2 in neighboring Orangeburg County is the closest Normals station to Calhoun County.

Temperature Summary (1898-2016)


Highest Maximum: 105 F, July 27, 1914; St Matthews
Lowest Minimum: 0 F, February 14, 15, 1899; St Matthews

Precipitation Summary (1898-2016)


Highest Daily Rainfall: 4.93 Inches, October 11, 1911; St Matthews
Annual Average Rainfall: 44.85 Inches; Sandy Run 3 ENE
Wettest Year: 67.89 Inches, 1903; St Matthews
Driest Year: 35.02 Inches, 1916; St Matthews
Highest Daily Snowfall: 7.0 Inches, February 26, 1914

Severe Weather Events

Tornado
15 Tornadoes (1950-2016)
Tornado damage: $1.917 million
8 tornado related injuries
1 tornado related fatality

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

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

Lightning
1 Lightning event (1993-2016)
Lightning damage: $305,000
1 Lightning related injury

Flood
9 Flood Events (1993-2016)

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

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