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Oconee County

30 Year Climate Normals (Walhalla)
Max Temp. Mean Temp. Min Temp. Precip CDD HDD
1971-2000 72.4 F 58.8 F 45.1 F 60.65 Inches 1302 3567
1981-2010 71.8 F 59.5 F 47.1 F 57.81 Inches 1422 3441

Temperature Summary (1896-2016)


Highest Maximum: 108 F, September 7, 1925; Walhalla
Lowest Minimum: -8 F, January 21, 1985; Long Creek

Precipitation Summary (1948-2016)


Highest Daily Rainfall: 9.65 Inches, September 20, 1924; Walhalla
Annual Average Rainfall: 60.32 Inches; Walhalla
Wettest Year: 120.75 Inches, 2013; Jocassee 8 WNW
Driest Year: 26.41 Inches, 2016: Clemson Oconee County Airport
Highest Daily Snowfall: 15 Inches, January 7, 1988; Long Creek

Severe Weather Events

Tornado
27 Tornadoes (1950-2016)
Tornado damage: $6.928 million
15 tornado related injuries
0 tornado related fatalities

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

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

Lightning
12 Lightning events (1993-2016)
Lightning damage: $681,000
0 Lightning related fatalities

Flood
27 Flood Events (1993-2016)

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

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