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Chesterfield County

30 Year Climate Normals (Cheraw)
Max Temp. Mean Temp. Min Temp. Precip CDD HDD
1971-2000 72.6 F 61.0 F 49.2 F 47.84 Inches 1682 3140
1981-2010 73.0 F 61.5 F 50.0 F 45.73 Inches 1787 3065

Temperature Summary (1972-2016)


Highest Maximum: 108 F, July 19, 1986, August 22, 1983: Cheraw
Lowest Minimum: 0 F, January 21, 1985; Cheraw

Precipitation Summary (1893-2016)


Highest Daily Rainfall: 11.0 Inches, October 10, 1990; Pageland
Annual Average Rainfall: 47.34 Inches
Wettest Year: 67.92 Inches, 1929
Driest Year: 29.27 Inches, 2001
Highest Daily Snowfall: 16.0 Inches February 26, 1914: Cheraw

Severe Weather Events

Tornado
21 Tornadoes (1950-2016)
Tornado damage: $26.733 million
55 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)
42 Hail events (1955-2016)

Lightning
2 Lightning events (1993-2016)
Lightning damage: $50,000
1 Lightning related fatality

Flood
19 Flood Events (1993-2016)

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

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