May 30 - June 5, 2005


Monday morning storms in Charleston County produced an F1 tornado over James Island. The weather pattern for the week featured a nearly stationary boundary west to east across South Carolina. Cloudy skies and periods of rain kept daily high temperatures in the 60's and 70's. Intense rainfalls on Wednesday produced reports of flash flooding. More sunshine was observed over the weekend and afternoon high temperatures climbed into the upper 80's. Jamestown, located in Berkeley County, measured 7.13 inches of rain for the week. For the period, the state average temperature was three degrees below normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 92 degrees at Orangeburg, Johnston, and Chesterfield on June 5. The lowest official temperature reported was 47 degrees at Caesars Head on the morning of June 2. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 3.35 inches at Antreville ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 2. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 3.1 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
         Greer           2.57    20.1       -2.7
      Columbia           2.16    17.5       -2.5       
    Orangeburg           3.44    18.9       -0.9
 Charlotte, NC           2.01    17.1       -2.0	
   Augusta, GA           5.25    24.6        4.7
      Florence           3.65    16.6       -1.3           
  Myrtle Beach           1.71    13.8       -2.8
    Charleston           3.13    20.1       -1.0      
  Savannah, GA  	 1.45    18.2        0.0

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  

SOIL: 4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 75 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF: South Carolina river stages were near to above normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 73 degrees.