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Saluda County

30 Year Climate Normals (Saluda)
Max Temp. Mean Temp. Min Temp. Precip CDD HDD
1971-2000 74.3 F 61.9 F 49.5 F 47.79 Inches 1881 2982
1981-2010 74.4 F 62.0 F 49.5 F 46.84 Inches 1915 3027

Temperature Summary (1902-2016)


Highest Maximum: 109 F, September 1, 1912; Saluda
Lowest Minimum: -2 F, January 21, 1985; Saluda

Precipitation Summary (1902-2016)


Highest Daily Rainfall: 7.74 Inches, October 4, 2015; Saluda
Average Annual Rainfall: 46.83 Inches; Saluda
Wettest Year: 79.72 Inches, 1929; Saluda
Driest Year: 29.32 Inches, 1925; Saluda
Highest Daily Snowfall: 8.0 Inches, December 11, 1958

Severe Weather Events

Tornado
7 Tornadoes (1950-2016)
Tornado damage: $5.300 million
20 tornado related injuries
3 tornado related fatalities

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

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

Lightning
0 Lightning events (1993-2016)

Flood
4 Flood Events (1993-2016)

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

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