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June 3 - June 9, 2013

County-wide flooding was observed in Edgefield and Aiken counties during the dark hours of Monday morning. Several CoCoRaHS volunteer observers reported amounts exceeding 6 inches but the highest total came in at Trenton with 7.75 inches. A NWS storm spotter, 3 miles NNW of Burnettown, measured 4 inches in 40 minutes. Tuesday's weather included an EF1 rated tornado that formed at 3:39 p.m. southeast of Bowman and traveled 2.5 miles. One-inch hail fell over parts of Dorchester County. Brunson measured 4.44 inches of rain. Tropical weather conditions continued on Wednesday. Heavy rains fell again over a saturated Lowcountry. A CoCoRaHS volunteer 2 miles W of Meggett received 5.94 inches and another 4.64 inches fell at Hampton. Farm operations all over Hampton County were stopped due to standing water in fields. A fast-moving Tropical Storm Andrea entered the state on Friday morning after a landfall along Florida's Big Bend. At 5:00 a.m., TS Andrea was near Beaufort and moving just east of a northerly direction. At 5:36 a.m., Folly Beach reported southerly winds gusting to 47 mph. Blowing rain was observed into the Midlands. Springmaid Pier at Myrtle Beach noted the event's highest wind gust of 51 mph from the south at 11:06 a.m. Florence measured the lowest barometric pressure value on the storm's path through South Carolina at 29.44 inches of mercury. N Myrtle Beach measured 3.24 inches of rain on Friday. Roadside ditches along the Grandstrand were described as "overflowing." Other heavy rainfalls included 3.05 inches at Walterboro and 2.90 inches at Springfield. On Saturday afternoon, Pinopolis and the Georgetown AP warmed up to 91 degrees. Steamy conditions on a mostly sunny Saturday and Sunday allowed for the formation of afternoon scattered thunderstorms around the state. Sunday's 2:00 p.m. downpour of a reliable 5.35 inches in North caused flash flooding in the center of town. The skies opened up over the Greenville-Spartanburg AP leaving 3.23 inches in their gage. Both Conway and Bennettsville reported a Sunday high temperature of 90 degrees. Seven-day rainfall totals ending June 9, 2013, over South Carolina were the most since the week ending August 27, 1995, and the rains of Tropical Storm Jerry. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was one degree above the long-term average.


The highest official temperature reported was 92 degrees at the Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station on June 3 and at Bamberg on June 4. The lowest official temperature reported was 52 degrees at Jocassee on June 4. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 3.29 inches at Chesterfield ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 7. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 4.2 inches.


                              Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                              Total    Total    from Avg     
        Anderson AP            4.61    28.87      9.4
           Greer AP            4.70    29.08      8.5
   Charlotte, NC AP            4.32    23.26      5.1
  Columbia Metro AP            3.01    21.71      3.9
      Orangeburg AP            3.94    21.32      2.2
Augusta, GA Bush AP            5.82    25.43      6.6
        Florence AP            2.97    21.82      5.1
  N Myrtle Beach AP            4.24    21.72      3.0
      Charleston AP            5.83    29.31     11.6
    Savannah, GA AP            4.55    24.12      6.2
Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 77 degrees, Charleston 80 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to above normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 79 degrees.

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