SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER AND CLIMATE

June 7 - 13, 2004


WEATHER SUMMARY

A tropical type airmass remained over the state from Monday through Sunday. Coverage of rainfall events increased as afternoon heating combined with high humidity to produce thunderstorms. A complex upper level low was positioned over Georgia early in the week which contributed to the much needed rains. Severe weather was reported on Saturday with golf ball sized hail in Spartanburg and Beaufort. Damaging winds swept through the Midland's along with street flooding in Columbia and isolated power disruptions from frequent cloud to ground lightning. High temperatures on Saturday climbed to nearly 100 degrees. The week ended under cloudy skies and maximum temperatures only reaching the low 80's. For the period, the state average temperature was two degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 99 degrees at Johnston and Orangeburg on June 12. The lowest official temperature reported was 58 degrees at Lake Bowen on the morning of June 7. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.41" at Union ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 13. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.3.

PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA


                            Precipitation                     Temperature
                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation      Average  Average
                        Total   Total   From Avg      Maximum  Minimum  Average
         Greer           1.01    13.4      -10.4           89       68       79 
      Columbia           0.91    13.8       -7.4           93       72       82 
   Augusta, GA           4.52    17.1       -3.9           94       68       81 
        Cheraw*          0.34     9.6      -10.7           93       69       81 
       Chester*          0.18    11.1      -10.9           90       67       78 
      Johnston*          3.37    16.3       -6.7           94       66       80 
        Sumter*          0.15    12.9       -8.5           91       71       81  
       Clemson*          0.00    11.7      -14.5           86       66       76 
      Florence           0.66    11.2       -7.8           92       72       82 
  Myrtle Beach           0.06    14.1       -3.4           82       73       78 
     Allendale*          0.32    14.8       -6.4           93       67       80 
    Charleston           1.93    15.5       -4.5           90       71       80 
      Beaufort*          0.09    11.5       -7.9           90       73       82 

* Rainfall totals ending Sunday 7:00 a.m.  All others ending midnight.

 


SOIL

4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 83 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF

South Carolina river stages were below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach
and Savannah will average around 80 degrees.


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