The week began with a southward moving cool, dry air mass. Sunny skies along with northeast winds limited afternoon high temperatures into the low and mid 80's. Morning readings were in the upper 50's and low 60's. Warmer air on southwesterly winds returned by Thursday with afternoon high temperatures slowly climbing into the lower 90's over the weekend. Isolated thunderstorms were reported Saturday evening with brief heavy rainfalls. Somewhat cooler conditions followed on Sunday under a bright and sunny day. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged three degrees above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The highest temperature was unavailable. The lowest temperature was unavailable. The heaviest 24 hour rainfall was 2.85" at Columbia Airport on May 12. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.1".
Precipitation Period 2001 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.26 13.37 6.1B NA NA Columbia 2.85 12.68 5.5B NA NA Florence 0.19 8.26 6.7B NA NA Charleston 0.44 11.06 4.1B NA NA N Myrtle Beach 0.01 11.92 3.2B NA NA Augusta, Ga. 0.28 13.71 4.1B NA NA NA NA *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 77 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages were near to below normal.
Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 70 degrees.