Passing thunderstorms early Monday morning brought rains and high winds to several eastern counties. Sunny, cooler conditions followed through mid-week. By Thursday, temperatures had risen into the upper 70's and lower 80's. More thunderstorms ahead of an approaching front swept through the state on Friday and into Saturday morning. Mostly sunny and breezy weather was observed on Sunday. The average statewide temperature for the period was two degrees below normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The highest temperature reported was 82 degrees at Jamestown and Ft. Moultrie on April 22. The lowest temperature was 34 degrees at Lake Bowen on the morning of April 23. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.01" at Antreville ending at 7:00 a.m. on April 22. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.5".
Precipitation Period 2003 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 1.12 19.80 2.7A 75 42 Columbia 1.91 19.05 3.2A 78 43 Florence 0.97E 17.70 4.1A 78 44 Charleston 1.39 15.88 2.2A 81 49 N Myrtle Beach 1.10 17.72 4.5A 79 46 Augusta, Ga 1.39 19.10 3.2A 80 39 A=Above, B=Below
Note: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the 24-hour period ending midnight Sunday.
4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 67 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages were reported near flood stage and falling.
Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 64 degrees.