Mid to upper 90 degree afternoon temperatures were reported during the first half of the work week. Widely scattered thunderstorms formed on Wednesday and the pattern continued through the weekend. Daily high temperatures settled back into the 80 degree range as increased cloud cover limited sunshine hours. Statewide temperatures for the week averaged three degrees above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The highest temperature was 97 degrees at Hartsville and Chesterfield on June 5. The lowest temperature was 57 degrees at Caesars Head on the morning of June 8. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.40" at Ft. Moultrie ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 10. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.5".
Precipitation Period 2001 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.79 17.64 6.1B 90 63 Columbia 0.18 15.43 6.4B 94 67 Florence 0.10 11.07 7.5B 94 66 Charleston 0.74 12.86 6.9B 94 67 N Myrtle Beach 0.91 16.09 2.1B 89 68 Augusta, Ga. 0.37 18.03 3.4B 92 63 *A=Above, B=Below
Note: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the prior 24-hrs ending 7 am Monday through ending 7 am Sunday.
4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 80 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages were near to below normal.
Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 79 degrees.