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Lexington County

30 Year Climate Normals (Pelion)
Max Temp. Mean Temp. Min Temp. Precip CDD HDD
1971-2000 75.2 F 63.2 F 51.1 F 51.03 Inches 1926 2574
1981-2010 73.8 F 61.2 F 48.7 F 50.30 Inches 1630 3001

Temperature Summary (1948-2016)


Highest Maximum: 109 F, June 29, 2012; Columbia Metro Airport
Lowest Minimum: -4 F, February 14, 1899; Batesburg

Precipitation Summary (1948-2016)


Highest Daily Rainfall: 7.10 Inches, September 4, 1998; Pelion
Annual Average Rainfall: 46.98 Inches; Columbia Metro Airport
Wettest Year: 76.13 Inches, 1964; Pelion
Driest Year: 27.39 Inches, 1954; Columbia Metro Airport
Highest Daily Snowfall: 12.3 Inches,February 10, 1973; Columbia Metro Airport

Severe Weather Events

Tornado
25 Tornadoes (1950-2016)
Tornado damage: $58.080 million
56 tornado related injuries
1 tornado related fatality

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

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

Lightning
10 Lightning events (1993-2016)
Lightning damage: $1.508 million
2 Lightning related fatalities

Flood
55 Flood Events (1993-2016)

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

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