Mid-Summer like heat started the week with afternoon high temperatures in the 90's to over 100 degrees. Sites along the central Savannah River basin reported afternoon thunderstorms on Monday with heavy rains, hail and high winds. More severe weather was observed on Tuesday across the upstate. On Thursday, a weak boundary moved southward helping to develop more scattered storms. Upstate sites, southwestward into Allendale County, reported isolated wind and hail. Much cooler weather was observed over the weekend with high temperatures falling fifteen or more degrees. Sunny, clear skies ended the week with high temperatures rising back into the upper 80's. For the period, the state average temperature was two degrees above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The highest temperature reported was 103 degrees at Allendale on June 3. The lowest temperature was 48 degrees at Johnston on the morning of June 9. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.92" at Hartsville ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 7. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.4".
Precipitation Period 2002 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.39 16.33 7.0B 95 58 Columbia 0.00 18.90 1.7B 96 54 Florence 0.15 12.86 5.5B 98 57 Charleston 0.12 13.16 6.1B 101 59 N Myrtle Beach 0.05 8.92 8.1B 92 61 Augusta, Ga. 3.74 15.86 4.6B 100 56 A=Above, B=Below
Note: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the 24-hour period ending midnight Sunday.
4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 83 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages were below normal.
Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 82 degrees.