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June 10 - June 16, 2013

The North Fork of the Edisto River at Orangeburg climbed to its highest stage (8.16 feet) in over ten years on Monday, due to the river basin's torrential rain" of the day before. Clusters of storms moved across the state on Monday afternoon. At 1:00 p.m., Anderson reported "heavy rain" and west winds gusting to 44 mph. Just thirty minutes later, a brief EF1-rated tornado formed 3 miles east of Piedmont. Thunderstorms over McEntire ANG AP produced a wind gust of 50 mph. Twenty-four hour rainfall totals reached 2.18 inches at Aiken, 1.74 inches at Florence and 1.22 inches at Shaw AFB. Tuesday's storms affected the southern and coastal counties. The Charleston AP measured 1.37 inches of a 1.55-inch total in just 26 minutes. Warming west winds sent the mercury to 91 degrees at Table Rock on Tuesday afternoon. Noticeable heat was observed on Wednesday and Thursday. Hilton Head AP started the day with a low temperature of only 79 degrees. Both McColl and Clarks Hill reported a sweltering 97 degrees on Wednesday afternoon. Charleston's airport Thursday low temperature of 80 degrees was their warmest sunrise since August 8, 2011. Thursday's full day of nearly overhead sun sent the mercury to 97 degrees at Columbia's Hamilton-Owens AP and Myrtle Beach. Florence and Charleston reported 96 degrees. A drier and slightly cooler airmass entered the state overnight helping to lower Friday's temperatures by close to ten degrees. The state's highest temperature was 89 degrees at Bamberg, Edisto Island and Beaufort. On Saturday morning, the temperature fell to 58 degrees at Rock Hill and 61 degrees at Myrtle Beach. Clarks Hill and Sullivan's Island warmed up to 90 degrees. The week ended under mostly sunny skies and seasonal temperatures. Clemson, Little Mountain and Lake City recorded a Sunday high temperature of 87 degrees. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was near the long-term average.


The highest official temperature reported was 98 degrees at Bamberg and the USC campus in Columbia on June 12th. The lowest official temperature reported was 48 degrees at Chesnee on June 13. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.25 inches at Mullins ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 11. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 1.0 inches.


                              Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                              Total    Total    from Avg     
        Anderson AP            1.08    29.95      9.6
           Greer AP            0.56    29.64      8.2
   Charlotte, NC AP            1.11    24.37      5.3
  Columbia Metro AP            0.67    22.38      3.5
      Orangeburg AP            0.53    21.85      1.6
Augusta, GA Bush AP            0.98    26.41      6.4
        Florence AP            1.75    23.57      5.7
  N Myrtle Beach AP            0.25    21.97      2.1
      Charleston AP            2.09    31.40     12.4
    Savannah, GA AP            0.31    24.43      5.1
Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 78 degrees, Charleston 83 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 79 degrees.

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