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Cherokee County

30 Year Climate Normals (Ninety Nine Islands)
Max Temp. Mean Temp. Min Temp. Precip CDD HDD
1971-2000 70.2 F 58.1 F 45.9 F 48.37 Inches 1223 3737
1981-2010 71.3 F 58.4 F 45.5 F 46.01 Inches 1306 3716

Temperature Summary (1960-2016)


Highest Maximum: 106 F, August 21, 1983; Ninety Nine Islands
Lowest Minimum: -4 F,Dec 1962, January 21, 1985; Ninety Nine Islands

Precipitation Summary (1941-2016)


Highest Daily Rainfall: 8.39 Inches, October 16, 1971; Gaffney 6 E
Annual Average Rainfall: 47.23 Inches
Wettest Year: 73.10 Inches, 1936
Driest Year: 24.93 Inches, 2007
Highest Daily Snowfall: 17.0 Inches, February 15, 1902

Severe Weather Events

Tornado
15 Tornadoes (1950-2016)
Tornado damage: $6.516 million
5 tornado related injuries
0 tornado related fatalities

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

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

Lightning
12 Lightning events (1993-2016)
Lightning damage: $1.2 million
0 Lightning related fatalities

Flood
11 Flood Events (1993-2016)

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

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