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WEEKLY SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER 2015

June 8 - June 14, 2015

WEATHER SUMMARY:

Seasonal heating on Monday sent the temperature to 90 degrees at Marion, Sandhill and Allendale. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms brought 0.98 inches of rain to Calhoun Falls, 0.97 inches to McCormick and 0.83 inches to Chester. Scattered storms on Tuesday produced one-inch diameter hail over parts of Anderson, Greenville, Aiken and Chesterfield counties. A funnel cloud was witnessed over Lake Moultrie and flash flooding affected Goose Creek. Kingstree and Johns Island both reached an afternoon high temperature of 88 degrees. Rainfall measurements taken on Wednesday morning included 2.14 inches at the Charleston Naval Weapons Station, 1.64 inches in McBee, 1.44 inches at the Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station and 1.11 inches at Clarks Hill. Jamestown and Moncks Corner reported a humid 90 degrees on Wednesday afternoon. Tropical type conditions on Thursday made for bright blue skies and drifting alto-cumulus clouds. At 1:00 p.m., Folly Island and Hilton Head shared 82 degrees and south winds at 8 mph. Isolated afternoon thundershowers formed in the Foothills. A CoCoRaHS volunteer observer on the north side of Seneca measured 2.67 inches in a downpour. Keowee Dam received 0.96 inches of rain and 0.67 inches fell at Sandy Springs. The Columbia sunrise time on Friday, June 12, of 6:12 a.m. was within the earliest minute of the year. Marion warmed to 93 degrees during the peak heating of Friday afternoon. At 5.23 p.m., thunderstorm winds at Beaufort gusted to 43 mph. The year's hottest weather was observed on Saturday and Sunday. Bishopville and Bamberg each made it to 97 degrees on Saturday. At 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, Florence reported a shade temperature of 99 degrees with 31 percent relative humidity and at McEntire ANG near Eastover it was 99 degrees with 30 percent relative humidity. Other notable measurements of Sunday's heat included 96 degrees at Sullivan's Island, 97 degrees at Myrtle Beach, 98 degrees at Columbia Metro AP, 99 degrees at Winnsboro, and 100 degrees at Bishopville, Cades and Jamestown. The Sandhill Experiment Station noted a twenty-four-hour open pan evaporation value of 0.41 inches on Saturday and 0.42 inches on Sunday. During the week, no measurable rain fell at Sandhill and Orangeburg, and less than one-tenth of an inch fell at Little Mountain and Greenwood. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was three degrees above the long-term average.

The highest official temperature reported was 101 degrees at Bamberg on June 14. (This was South Carolina's highest temperature since the 100 degrees observed at Johnston on September 1, 2014.) The lowest official temperature reported was 60 degrees at Sassafras Mt. on June 9. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.40 inches at the Charleston AP on June 9. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.6 inches.

PRECIPITATION:

  Weekly Jan 1 Departure
Anderson AP 0.19 17.71 -2.4
Greer AP 1.13 20.95 -0.3
Charlotte, NC AP 0.18 15.60 -3.2
Columbia Metro AP 0.01 21.99 3.4
Orangeburg AP 0.00 18.19 -1.7
Augusta, GA Bush AP 1.07 18.52 -1.2
Florence AP 0.52 16.90 -0.6
N Myrtle Beach AP 0.37 21.74 2.2
Charleston AP 2.40 20.92 2.3
Savannah, GA AP 1.72 19.76 0.9

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.

SOIL:

4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 83 degrees, Charleston 84 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF:

South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Charleston Harbor reported a water temperature of 84 degrees and Springmaid Pier at Myrtle Beach reported a surf water temperature of 81 degrees.

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