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June 6, 2011 - June 12, 2011


Monday's temporary shift in direction for surface winds lowered inland maximum temperatures by a noticeable five to eight degrees. On Tuesday morning, Ridgeville, Allendale and the Conway AP all cooled to 64 degrees. The dry character of the stable airmass was reflected in a Wednesday, 3:00 p.m., Columbia Metro Airport observation of 96 degrees with just 31 percent relative humidity. The Sandhill Experiment Station reported another 24-hour open pan evaporation water loss of 0.44 inches. Seabreeze conditions kept the afternoon high temperature at Ft. Johnson, located on the Charleston Harbor, at 82 degrees. Areas of convective rain developed on Thursday but were mostly centered across the Upstate. Jocassee Dam received 1.09 inches of rain. More intense storms formed late Friday afternoon across the same area. Large hail fell over parts of Anderson County and Walhalla received 1.40 inches of rain. Saturday's weather included more heat and increased coverage in late afternoon storms for portions of central South Carolina. Clarks Hill topped the Saturday high temperature readings with 98 degrees. Catawba measured 1.75 inches of rain during a downpour. Walterboro and Saluda reported Sunday high temperatures of 96 degrees. Thunderstorms over Lake Keowee produced 1.75-inch diameter hail. Southward-moving storms on Sunday evening brought rainfall amounts of 0.83 inches to Mullins and 0.70 inches at Dillon. The Charleston AP has yet to record any measurable rain for June and only 0.01 inches since May 11. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was six degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 100 degrees at Givhans and Barnwell on June 12. The lowest official temperature reported was 59 degrees at Winnsboro on June 8. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.12 inches at Liberty ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 11. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.2 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           0.61   21.15     -2.5
      Anderson           0.51   15.76     -6.3
      Columbia           0.08   16.48     -4.6
    Orangeburg           0.00   15.68     -5.4
 Charlotte, NC           0.15   17.69     -2.3
   Augusta, GA           0.04   16.34     -4.5
      Florence           0.00   13.86     -4.9
N Myrtle Beach           0.00   15.28     -2.1
    Charleston           0.00   10.19     -9.6
  Savannah, GA           0.10   12.40     -7.1

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 83 degrees, Charleston 86 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 82 degrees.

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