June 4 - June 11, 2006


High pressure and cooling northeast surface winds followed a frontal wave on Monday, resulting in afternoon high temperatures in the lower 80's. During the middle of the week an upper level feature over eastern North Carolina forced clouds and thundershowers into the Pee Dee and Grand Strand. Dry, hot weather was observed Friday through Sunday for most of the state. Daily high temperatures climbed into the upper 90's. Daily open pan evaporation over the weekend averaged greater than one-half inch, furthering the stress caused by the state's below normal rain. On Sunday evening, scattered thunderstorms developed across the northern shelf of counties and a few isolated storms were noted near the southern coast. Winds of 45 mph were measured at Folly Beach. For the period, the state average temperature was one degree below normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 101 degrees at Eutawville and Jamestown on June 11. The lowest official temperature reported was 47 degrees at Caesars Head on the morning of June 5. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.77 inches at N. Myrtle Beach ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 9. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.1 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
         Greer           0.00   11.83    -11.8
      Columbia           0.00   11.51     -9.4 
    Orangeburg           0.00   13.15     -7.9  
 Charlotte, NC           0.43   10.14     -9.7             	
   Augusta, GA           0.00   15.14     -5.6  
      Florence           0.20   16.29     -2.4
  Myrtle Beach           2.41   15.25     -2.0
    Charleston           0.06   17.03     -2.6     
  Savannah, GA      	 0.02   10.44     -8.9

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  

SOIL: 4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 79 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF: South Carolina river stages were below normal. Ocean water temperatures near Myrtle Beach and Fripp Inlet will average from 76 to 79 degrees.