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June 13, 2011 - June 19, 2011


Drying heat was observed on Monday for much of the Lowcountry. At 4:00 p.m., the Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station recorded 101 degrees with just 19 percent relative humidity. A weak thermal boundary passed through the state overnight with scattered storms and cooling temperatures. Socastee measured one of the heavier rainfall amounts with 1.07 inches. Pelion reported a Tuesday morning low temperature of 62 degrees. Wednesday's low temperatures included 60 degrees at Eastover, Hartsville and Bennettsville. Late-day thunderstorms formed over the Upstate and traveled southeast. The Greer AP recorded a thunderstorm wind gust of 60 mph and a gust of 61 mph was recorded at the McEntire ANG AP. Hailstones of 1.75 inches in diameter fell within Greenville County and 2-inch hail was observed in Greenwood. At 7:00 p.m., Greenville reported a rain-cooled temperature of 64 degrees, while at the same time; a sunny Orangeburg was at 90 degrees. Summerville received a welcomed 1.85 inches of rain. The Charleston airport's measured 1.22 inches of rain was their heaviest wet weather event since April 22. Building heat began on Thursday and continued through the weekend. Georgetown and Hartsville recorded 96 degrees on Friday as did Cheraw and Sandy Run, on Saturday. At 9:55 p.m. on Saturday night, the Lancaster County McWhirter Field AP recorded thunderstorm winds gusting to 58 mph. The rain gage at Springfield indicated 1.32 inches from a passing storm. On Sunday, the Columbia Metro AP noted a 5:00 p.m. temperature of 98 degrees followed by a 10:00 p.m. temperature of a still hot and humid, 88 degrees. The Charleston AP and Jamestown reached 100 degrees on Sunday. Scattered thunderstorms continued into the late hours. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was four degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 102 degrees at the Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station on June 13. The lowest official temperature reported was 55 degrees at Chesnee on June 15. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.04 inches at Hardeeville ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 16. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.7 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           1.05   22.20     -2.4
      Anderson           0.92   16.68     -6.4
      Columbia           0.73   17.21     -5.0
    Orangeburg           0.76   16.44     -5.8
 Charlotte, NC           0.33   18.02     -2.7
   Augusta, GA           0.78   17.12     -4.7
      Florence           0.00   13.86     -5.9
N Myrtle Beach           0.52   15.80     -2.5
    Charleston           1.22   11.41     -9.8
  Savannah, GA           1.98   14.38     -6.4

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 81 degrees, Charleston 85 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 82 degrees.

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