Daily afternoon temperatures through the week were generally in the 70's and lower 80's. A long awaited period of showery, wet weather began on Tuesday and continued into the weekend. Moist, southerly winds along with afternoon heating made for good conditions for the development of scattered rains and occasional thundershowers. For the period, the state average temperature was six degrees above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The highest temperature was unavailable. The lowest temperature was 39 degrees at Clinton on the morning of April 8. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall was 2.19" at Caesars Head ending at 7:00 a.m. on April 10. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.8".
Precipitation Period 2002 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.52 11.88 3.8B 77 47 Columbia 1.39 9.31 5.3B 83 47 Florence 0.58 8.23 4.3B 83 43 Charleston 1.23 10.32 2.2B 85 41 N Myrtle Beach 0.18 6.26 5.9B 76 48 Augusta, Ga. 1.28 9.97 4.8B 82 43 A=Above, B=Below
Note: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the 24-hour period ending midnight Sunday.
4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 68 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages were below normal and rising.
Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 67 degrees.