The combination of moist, tropical air ahead of a slowly approaching front provided for welcomed rains during most of the week. Between Tuesday and Friday an average of nearly two inches of rainwater soaked into the state's thirsty soils. Cloudy skies kept afternoon high temperatures in the 80's and lowering into the 70's. The Father's Day weekend remained mostly cloudy and cool over western counties while eastern sites observed periods of light rain or drizzle. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged three degrees below normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The maximum observed temperature was 95 degrees on June 14 at Cheraw. The minimum observed temperature was 50 degrees in Caesars Head on the morning of June 19. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall was recorded at Loris with 3.32" ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 16. Statewide rainfall for the period averaged 1.9 inches.
Precipitation Period 1999 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 1.99 18.1 7.3B 88 56 Charlotte, NC 1.67 16.3 4.4B 88 54 Columbia 1.54 15.2 8.2B 92 60 Florence FAA 1.34 20.8 0.7A 92 59 Blackville 3.29 21.2 2.5B 93 53 Augusta, GA 4.64 18.8 4.0B 94 60 Beaufort 0.70 15.5 6.5B 93 65 Charleston 0.57 16.6 5.1B 91 61 Myrtle Beach 0.61 17.7 5.0B 88 62*A=Above, B=Below
Note: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the prior 24-hrs ending 7 am Monday through ending 7 am Sunday
ENERGY DEMAND AND AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY
Degree Days Actual June 1-20 Cooling Heating Columbia 249 0 Charleston NA 0 Greenville 174 0The Columbia Airport reports an average 4-inch depth soil temperature of 82 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
Most river stages are below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 81 degrees.