Strong thunderstorms formed across the upstate on Monday with intense lightning, high winds, and flash flooding. Hail was observed Tuesday in Saluda, Edgefield, and Orangeburg counties. For most of the week, the circulation around high pressure positioned in the west central Atlantic dominated the weather pattern. Low level southeasterly winds contributed to daily scattered, convective thunderstorms. Fog was reported on several mornings. Warm sunshine and blue skies, combined with passing showers, to create tropical conditions through the weekend. For the period, the state average temperature was one degree above normal.
The highest official temperature reported was 94 degrees at Chesterfield on June 6. The lowest official temperature reported was 62 degrees at Caesars Head on the morning of June 7. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.47 inches at Clemson AP ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 7. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 1.1 inches.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
Precipitation Weekly Jan 1 Deviation Total Total From Avg Greer 0.90 21.0 -2.7 Columbia 1.38 18.8 -2.2 Orangeburg 0.49 19.4 -1.2 Charlotte, NC 1.90 19.0 -0.9 Augusta, GA 0.68 25.3 4.4 Florence 0.17 16.8 -2.0 Myrtle Beach 0.00 13.8 -3.6 Charleston 0.05 17.5 -2.3 Savannah, GA 2.15 20.4 0.9 Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.
SOIL: 4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 77 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF: South Carolina river stages were near to above normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 75 degrees.