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WEEKLY SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER 2014

May 19 - May 25, 2014

WEATHER SUMMARY:

Monday's sunny, cooler conditions resulted in afternoon high temperatures of 74 degrees at Greenville-Spartanburg AP, Clarks Hill and N Myrtle Beach AP. McCormick, Clinton and Lake City reached 80 degrees on Tuesday. Enhanced warming arrived on Wednesday on gusting southwest winds. At 4:00 p.m., the Columbia Metro AP reported 90 degrees with southwest winds gusting to 28 mph. The state parks at Table Rock and Kings Mountain noted Wednesday high temperatures of 88 degrees. The 24-hour evaporation pan value at Sandhill Experiment Station indicated a water loss of 0.36 inches. Hot weather was observed on Thursday. Kingstree's Williamsburg Regional AP, Georgetown County AP and Charleston International AP all reported 95 degrees. A southward moving boundary of colder, drier air caused severe weather on Friday afternoon and evening. Large hail developed over parts of Spartanburg County. At around 3:45 p.m., tennis ball-sized hailstones were measured near Moore and Reidville. Baseball-sized hail fell over the Lake Carolina community in northern Richland County and teacup-sized (3.0 inch diameter) hail caused significant damage over Buffalo and Union. A hail path of 1.75-inch diameter stones fell from Fairfield and Lancaster counties eastward into Horry County. Conway and Walterboro reported a Friday afternoon high temperature of 95 degrees. More stable weather was observed on Saturday but there were still widely spaced thundershowers. Little Mountain measured 0.51 inches of rain. The Florence AP Friday maximum temperature of 94 degrees eased back to a Saturday maximum value of 85 degrees. On Sunday morning, Florence cooled to 56 degrees. Thundershowers on Sunday developed along the Savannah River bordering counties. Greenwood measured one of the heavier rainfall totals with 0.74 inches. Sunday's onshore winds and partial sun kept the afternoon high temperature at Edisto Beach to a mild 80 degrees. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was two degrees above the long-term average.

The highest official temperature reported was 98 degrees at Barnwell and the Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station on May 23. The lowest official temperature reported was 38 degrees at Jocassee 8WNW and Hunts Bridge on May 19. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.30 inches at Cedar Creek ending at 7:00 a.m. on May 24. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.3 inches.

PRECIPITATION:

 
                                  
                                   Precipitation                
                              Weekly   Jan 1   Departure   
        Anderson AP            0.14    16.23      -1.5
           Greer AP            0.26    17.91      -0.8
   Charlotte, NC AP            0.00    21.44       5.2
  Columbia Metro AP            0.59    15.90       0.0
      Orangeburg AP            0.00    16.00      -0.7
Augusta, GA Bush AP            0.83    18.02       1.2
        Florence AP            0.00    17.28       2.7 
  N Myrtle Beach AP            0.30    12.74      -3.9
      Charleston AP            0.03    16.98       1.4
    Savannah, GA AP            0.17    15.07      -0.4



Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  

SOIL:

4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 75 degrees, Charleston 79 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF:

South Carolina river stages were near normal. Charleston Harbor reported a water temperature of 77 degrees and Springmaid Pier at Myrtle Beach reported a surf water temperature of 76 degrees.

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