Afternoon high temperatures on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday were the highest of the season. Upper 90's were observed over most of central South Carolina. Tropical moisture rotating westward from low pressure over south Georgia helped southern and western sites with scattered thunderstorms late Thursday and Friday. A cool front backed into the state over the weekend but failed to produce much need rain. Sumter last reported rain back in mid-May. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged three degrees above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The maximum observed temperature was 102 degrees on June 8 at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. The minimum observed temperature was 51 degrees in Mullins on the morning of June 13. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall was recorded at Calhoun Falls with 1.20" ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 12. Statewide rainfall for the period averaged 0.2 inches.
Precipitation Period 1999 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.09 16.0 8.2B 93 62 Charlotte, NC 1.52 14.6 5.3B 95 57 Columbia 0.01 13.7 8.6B 97 59 Florence FAA 0.00 19.4 0.4A 96 60 Blackville 0.07 17.9 4.5B 96 54 Augusta, GA 0.04 14.2 7.5B 97 56 Beaufort 0.33 14.9 5.6B 92 60 Charleston 0.10 16.1 4.3B 90 63 Myrtle Beach 0.00 17.1 4.4B 86 63*A=Above, B=Below Note: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the prior 24-hrs ending 7 am Monday through ending 7 am Sunday
ENERGY DEMAND AND AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY
Degree Days Actual June 1-13 Cooling Heating Columbia 180 0 Charleston 158 0 Greenville 140 0The Columbia Airport reports an average 4-inch depth soil temperature of 84 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
Most river stages are below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 80 degrees.