Most of the state reported a hot and dry week. On Wednesday a weak front crossed eastward but only a few spotty light showers were observed. Record high temperatures followed on both Friday and Saturday. Another dry front passed Saturday evening making way for a sunny cooler end of the week. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged seven degrees above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The maximum observed temperature was 99 degrees at Cheraw and Johnston on May 13. The minimum observed temperature was 49 degrees at Kershaw on the morning of May 11. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall was reported at Camden with 0.12" ending at 7 a.m. on May 11. Statewide average rainfall for the period was 0.0".
Precipitation Period 2000 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.00 16.3 3.4B 90 54 Columbia 0.00 15.7 2.4B 97 54 Florence 0.00 11.1 4.0B 96 60 Charleston 0.00 11.5 3.7B 95 60 N Myrtle Beach 0.00 12.0 3.2B 93 64 Augusta, Ga. 0.00 11.8 6.1B 95 53*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
Most South Carolina rivers are below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 74 degrees.