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June 2 - June 8, 2014


On Monday morning, Hemingway and Clinton cooled to 54 degrees. The Greenville-Spartanburg AP and N Myrtle Beach AP each shared an afternoon high temperature of a mild 77 degrees. At 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, the Myrtle Beach Springmaid Pier noted a matching surf water and air temperature of 76.3 degrees. Inland locations warmed into the middle and upper 80's. Sunny weather on Wednesday sent the mercury to 94 degrees at Clinton and Union. The Thursday sunrise temperature at Columbia Metro AP (76 degrees) and Columbia Hamilton-Owens AP (75 degrees) was the warmest morning for each since August 13, 2013. Mid-afternoon thunderstorms formed over west-central South Carolina. Instruments at the Savannah River Site in Aiken County measured a thunderstorm wind gust of 66 mph at 3:30 p.m. Storms near Beaufort left 0.85 inches of rain and a CoCoRaHS volunteer at Pawley's Island received 1.92 inches of rain. Friday's heating caused thunderstorms over the Upstate and south Midlands. Two-inch diameter hail fell near Walhalla. At 8:46 p.m., a short-duration tornado, rated EF0 by an NWS survey team, passed southeast of Bamberg with golfball-sized hail. Walterboro reported a soaking 1.72 inches of rain. Widely scattered thundershowers were observed on Saturday and Sunday. Twenty-four-hour rainfall totals into Sunday morning included 1.56 inches at Walhalla, 1.23 inches at Little Mountain and 1.15 inches at Rock Hill. Increased cloudiness on Sunday limited the afternoon heating. Greenwood AP and Ninety-Nine Islands were the only locations to reach 90 degrees. Despite localized downpours during the last half of the week, Pickens, Clinton, Greenwood and Andrews reported no rain during the week. Less than one-tenth of an inch of rain was measured at Cheraw, Calhoun Falls and Manning. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was three degrees above the long-term average.

The highest official temperature reported was 96 degrees at Columbia Metro AP, Florence Regional AP and Jamestown on June 5. The lowest official temperature reported was 50 degrees at Cedar Creek and Pelion on June 2. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.88 inches at Mullins ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 6. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.3 inches.


                              Weekly   Jan 1    Departure               
        Anderson AP            0.27    17.84      -1.5
           Greer AP            0.16    19.97      -0.5
   Charlotte, NC AP            1.19    23.98       6.0
  Columbia Metro AP            0.10    19.06       1.4
      Orangeburg AP            0.42    19.25       0.3
Augusta, GA Bush AP            0.08    18.94       0.3
        Florence AP            0.14    17.48       0.9 
  N Myrtle Beach AP            0.16    13.14      -5.4
      Charleston AP            0.86    18.11       0.5
    Savannah, GA AP            1.47    17.26      -0.4

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 78 degrees, Charleston 79 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near normal. Charleston Harbor reported a water temperature of 80 degrees and Springmaid Pier at Myrtle Beach reported a surf water temperature of 80 degrees.

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