Dry weather started and ended the week. A mid-week frontal boundary dropped southeastward late Wednesday into Thursday and provided rain in the form of isolated thunderstorms. There were scattered reports of high winds and hail. Afternoon high temperatures rose into the mid-90's on several days. Some areas of the state are nearly two months behind in what would be considered normal rainfall for the year. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged two degrees above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The maximum observed temperature was 96 degrees on June 3 at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. The minimum observed temperature was 53 degrees in Cedar Creek on the morning of June 1. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall was recorded at Beaufort with 1.76" ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 4. Statewide rainfall for the period averaged 0.2 inches.
Precipitation Period 1999 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 1.61 15.9 7.2B 87 61 Charlotte, NC 0.01 13.1 6.1B 87 57 Columbia 0.04 13.7 7.5B 93 61 Florence FAA 0.00 19.4 1.4A 90 59 Blackville 0.00 17.8 3.3B 95 55 Augusta, GA 0.11 14.1 6.7B 94 57 Beaufort 1.76 14.5 4.6B 93 65 Charleston 0.00 16.0 3.1B 91 60 Myrtle Beach 0.16 17.1 3.3B 86 61*A=Above, B=Below
Note: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the prior 24-hrs ending 7 am Monday through ending 7 am Sunday
ENERGY DEMAND AND AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY
Degree Days Actual June 1-6 Cooling Heating Columbia 76 0 Charleston 74 0 Greenville 58 0The Columbia Airport reports an average 4-inch depth soil temperature of 82 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
Most river stages are below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 78 degrees.