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June 9 - June 15, 2014


There was no shortage of heat and humidity on Monday for central and eastern South Carolina. Bennettsville, Florence, Columbia, Kingstree and Charleston all reached 95 degrees. An evening thunderstorm over the Orangeburg AP produced 40 mph winds and 2.05 inches of rain in one hour. More 95-degree heat was recorded on Tuesday afternoon at Union, Sandhill, Shaw AFB and Conway. During the early morning hours of Wednesday, high winds felled trees across Aiken, Saluda and Newberry counties. A wind gust of 46 mph was recorded on Lake Murray at 1:00 a.m. Johnston measured a 24-hour rainfall of 1.05 inches. Disorganized thunderstorms formed during the early afternoon heating for west-central counties and portions of the upper Savannah River. Parts of Pickens County were pelted with 1.75-inch diameter hail and 2.09 inches of rain. Thundershowers over McCormick brought 1.62 inches of rain and 1.46 inches fell at Columbia's Hamilton-Owens AP. Scattered storms on Thursday resulted in 1.10 inches of rain at Batesburg and 1.05 inches at Greenwood. Cheraw was one of a few locations to reach 92 degrees under the expanse of Thursday's clouds. On Friday, Columbia Metro AP and the Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station warmed to 91 degrees. An isolated thundershower at Chesnee left 1.06 inches of rain. A pair of CoCoRaHS volunteer observers near Summerville reported heavy rains around 8:43 p.m. with totals of 1.72 inches and 1.57 inches respectively. Saturday's early afternoon thunderstorms over Fort Sumter produced a wind gust of 48 mph and a rainfall of 1.10 inches at Sullivan's Island. Clarks Hill reported a Saturday high temperature of 93 degrees. Most of the state reported a dry Sunday and lower 90-degree afternoon temperatures. Darlington was one of the warmest at 95 degrees. A few reporting locations receiving less than one-quarter of an inch of rain for the week included Calhoun Falls and Florence Regional AP (0.04 inches), Conway (0.10 inches) and Greenville Downtown AP (0.19 inches). The state average temperature for the seven-day period was three degrees above the long-term average.

The highest official temperature reported was 99 degrees at Jamestown on June 10. The lowest official temperature reported was 54 degrees at Caesars Head on June 9. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 3.12 inches at Orangeburg AP on June 9. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.8 inches.


                              Weekly   Jan 1    Departure
        Anderson AP            0.31    18.15      -2.0
           Greer AP            0.65    20.35      -1.0
   Charlotte, NC AP            1.00    24.98       6.1
  Columbia Metro AP            0.78    19.84       1.1
      Orangeburg AP            4.15    23.40       3.3
Augusta, GA Bush AP            1.78    20.72       0.9
        Florence AP            0.04    17.52      -0.2 
  N Myrtle Beach AP            0.29    13.43      -6.3
      Charleston AP            0.33    18.44      -0.4
    Savannah, GA AP            1.69    18.95      -0.2

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 81 degrees, Charleston 83 degrees.


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

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