During the first half of the week high pressure was in control with sunny and dry, clear weather. Daytime high temperatures were in the 90's, peaking at near 100 degrees on Thursday. A weak boundary entered the state on Friday setting off a round of scattered thunderstorms. Drier, cooler conditions followed through the weekend. Minimum temperatures on Sunday morning fell into the 60's. For the period, the state average temperature was two degrees above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The highest temperature reported was 102 degrees at Owens Field AP in Columbia on June 13. The lowest temperature was 49 degrees at Chesterfield on the morning of June 3. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.05" at Loris ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 15. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.1".
Precipitation Period 2002 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.00 16.33 7.8B 94 56 Columbia 0.31 19.21 2.5B 99 58 Florence 0.12 12.98 6.4B 98 54 Charleston 0.47 13.63 7.0B 97 57 N Myrtle Beach 0.56 9.43 8.5B 91 54 Augusta, Ga. 0.21 16.07 5.3B 97 56 A=Above, B=Below
Note: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the 24-hour period ending midnight Sunday.
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 82 degrees.