On Monday, moist, tropical air was replaced by a southeastward moving cold front causing scattered showers and localized heavy rains. High pressure followed through the week with several warm days and cool mornings. On both Wednesday and Thursday mornings, minimum temperature at a few upstate sites were observed in the 40's. With the exception of coastal beaches, which enjoyed a sea breeze, inland sites observed more hot weather at week's end with high temperatures nearing the middle 90's. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged one degree below normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The maximum observed temperature was 98 degrees at Johnston on June 11. The minimum observed temperature was 41 degrees at Salem on the morning of June 7. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall was reported at the State Climatology Office in downtown Columbia with 1.88" on June 5. Statewide average rainfall for the period was 0.5".
Precipitation Period 2000 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.08 16.9 7.0B 94 49 Columbia 0.52 16.8 5.1B 93 56 Florence 0.94 14.7 4.0B 89 55 Charleston 0.00 13.1 6.9B 88 59 N Myrtle Beach 0.35 13.8 4.5B 83 56 Augusta, Ga. 0.66 12.5 9.0B 95 50*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 81 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
Most South Carolina rivers are below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 78 degrees.