After a warm, dry Monday and Tuesday, a cooler boundary of air eased into South Carolina and brought much needed rainshowers in its passing. Afternoon high temperatures on Wednesday fell almost twenty degrees from the previous day. Rainfall amounts ranged on average between one and three quarters of an inch. On both Thursday and Friday mornings, temperatures dropped into the upper 30's and 40's. A mostly sunny warming trend ended the week. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged near normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The highest temperature was 90 degrees at Johnston on April 24. The lowest temperature was 38 degrees at Dillon on the morning of April 26. The heaviest 24 hour rainfall was 1.96" at Hartsville on April 25. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.4".
Precipitation Period 2001 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.00 12.69 4.1B 80 45 Columbia 0.32 9.71 6.8B 88 42 Florence 0.04 8.10 5.5B 87 39 Charleston 0.55 10.62 3.1B 83 41 N Myrtle Beach 0.75 11.91 1.8B 77 38 Augusta, Ga. 0.23 13.00 3.2B 87 41 *A=Above, B=Below
Note: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the prior 24-hrs ending 7 am Monday through ending 7 am Sunday.
4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 72 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages were near to below normal.
Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 66 degrees.