A boundary of cloudy, cool weather separated the northeast coastal sites from the rest of the state on Monday. By Tuesday those conditions were observed into the midlands. Warm, mostly sunny weather returned on Wednesday with afternoon temperatures climbing into the mid and upper 80's. Late day thunderstorms developed on Thursday with scattered reports of wind damage and large hail over western and southern counties. Dry, windy days followed throughout the weekend. Statewide temperatures for the week averaged ten degrees above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The maximum observed temperature was 92 degrees on April 11 at Florence. The minimum observed temperature was 41 degrees at Salem on the morning of April 7. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall was 1.53 inches at Clemson ending at 7:00 a.m. on April 9. Statewide rainfall for the period averaged 0.2 inches.
Precipitation Period 1999 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.02 10.3 5.1B 88 51 Charlotte, NC 0.28 8.4 4.7B 83 49 Columbia 0.03 9.1 5.6B 89 55 Florence FAA 0.07 12.6 0.6A 92 51 Blackville 0.29 10.4 3.6B 90 50 Augusta, GA 0.00 11.1 3.1B 90 54 Beaufort 1.26 8.3 3.9B 89 63 Charleston AP 0.07 9.4 2.7B 90 58 Myrtle Beach 0.00 11.3 2.0B 77 50*A=Above, B=Below, E=Estimate
Note: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the prior 24-hrs ending 7:00 a.m. Monday through ending 7:00 a.m. Sunday
ENERGY DEMAND AND AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY
Degree Days Actual April 1-11 Cooling Heating Columbia 89 3 Charleston 91 0 Greenville 48 7The National Weather Service located at Columbia Metropolitan Airport reports an average 4-inch depth soil temperature of 72 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
Rivers are near to below normal.
Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 66 degrees.