May 29 - June 4, 2006


Light winds and full sun pushed afternoon high temperatures into the lower 90's on both Monday and Tuesday. Open pan evaporation was measured at over 0.4 inches per day. Convection, just inland along the coastal counties, produced scattered rains during the middle of the week. At the same time Aiken was baking in 94 degree heat Thursday, Myrtle Beach, with southeasterly winds from the Atlantic, reported a mild 81 degree high temperature. Welcomed rains, within thundershowers, overspread the state Friday night into Saturday morning helping to recharge dry soils. Late day clearing Saturday brought out bright, and sunny skies. Most locations observed a beautiful Sunday before late afternoon thundershowers for northern counties and cooler conditions elsewhere, ended the week. For the period, the state average temperature was two degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 96 degrees at Chesterfield on May 30. The lowest official temperature reported was 51 degrees at Lake Bowen on the morning of June 4. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.74 inches at Charleston AP ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 3. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 1.1 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
         Greer           0.67   11.83    -10.8
      Columbia           2.10   11.51     -8.3 
    Orangeburg           0.94   13.15     -6.8  
 Charlotte, NC           0.44    9.71     -9.3             	
   Augusta, GA           1.45   15.14     -4.6  
      Florence           1.42   16.09     -1.6
  Myrtle Beach           0.07   12.84     -3.7
    Charleston           4.58   16.97     -1.3     
  Savannah, GA           0.74   10.42     -7.7

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  

SOIL: 4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 78 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF: South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. . Ocean water temperatures near Myrtle Beach and Fripp Inlet will average from 76 to 79 degrees.