It was more of the same early in the week as high pressure continued the hot, dry weather. Afternoon temperatures on Wednesday rose above the 100 degree mark all across central South Carolina. Moist air lifted by the sweltering heat provided scattered thunderstorms late Wednesday over northern counties. The late afternoon thunderstorm pattern followed through the weekend. Although wet weather coverage improved for the period most sites lost ground to the ongoing dry conditions. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged six degrees above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The maximum observed temperature was 105 degrees at Johnston on June 14. The minimum observed temperature was 57 degrees at Walhalla and Lake Bowen on the morning of June 12. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall was reported at Cheraw with 2.10" ending at 7 :00 a.m. on June 15. Statewide average rainfall for the period was 0.4".
Precipitation Period 2000 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.78 17.7 7.3B 95 68 Columbia 0.38 17.3 5.9B 100 68 Florence 0.08 14.8 5.0B 94 66 Charleston 0.11 13.2 8.3B 94 68 N Myrtle Beach 0.04 13.9 5.7B 87 64 Augusta, Ga. 0.66 13.2 9.3B 101 62*A=Above, B=Below
Note: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the prior 24-hrs ending 7 am Monday through ending 7 am Sunday.
4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 83 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
Most South Carolina rivers are below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 81 degrees.