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Horry County

30 Year Climate Normals (Conway)
Max Temp. Mean Temp. Min Temp. Precip CDD HDD
1971-2000 75.1 F 63.8 F 52.4 F 53.27 Inches 1995 2415
1981-2010 75.4 F 64.4 F 53.4 F 52.07 Inches 2136 2352

Temperature Summary (1945-2016)


Highest Maximum: 107 F, June 27,28, 1952; Loris
Lowest Minimum: 2 F, January 21, 1985, February 12, 1973; Loris

Precipitation Summary (1893-2016)


Highest Daily Rainfall: 14.80 Inches September 16, 1999; Myrtle Beach
Annual Average Rainfall: 51.20 Inches; Conway
Wettest Year: 77.36 Inches, 1999; Loris 2 S (July 1999 data missing)
Driest Year: 29.74 Inches, 2007: Myrtle Beach COOP
Highest Daily Snowfall: 12.0 Inches, December 24, 1989

Severe Weather Events

Tornado
40 Tornadoes (1950-2016)
Tornado damage: $20.716 million
104 tornado related injuries
0 tornado related fatalities

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

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

Lightning
30 Lightning events (1996-2016)
Lightning damage: $1.402 million
1 Lightning related fatalities

Flood
66 Flood Events (1993-2016)

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

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