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June 16 - June 22, 2014


The Monday sunrise at Aiken, Orangeburg, Darlington and N Myrtle Beach was obscured by dense fog and visibilities of less than one-quarter of a mile. At 3:02 p.m., the Florence Regional AP temperature peaked at 97 degrees. Strong thunderstorms over Chesnee produced 1.75-inch diameter hail. Instruments at Springmaid Pier measured the highest surf water temperature of the season at 84.9 degrees. Tuesday morning rainfall totals of 0.53 inches were reported at Clemson and 0.49 inches at Gaston Shoals. Sunny skies on Tuesday afternoon sent the mercury to 96 degrees at Calhoun Falls and Winnsboro. An isolated storm near Cheraw produced 0.49 inches of rain. Sandhill measured a 24-hour open pan evaporation water loss of 0.32 inches. Kings Mountain State Park reported a Wednesday afternoon temperature of 96 degrees while southerly winds at Folly Beach kept temperatures in the lower 80's. A thunderstorm at the Rock Hill AP caused one inch of rain to fall in 37 minutes. On Thursday, the USC Campus in Columbia reached 100 degrees, marking the state's first triple-digit observation since August 2, 2012. Dillon and Sandhill reached 98 degrees. Hail-filled storms were reported over parts of Spartanburg and Cherokee counties. Newberry's 7:00 p.m. temperature of 90 degrees fell to 72 degrees at 8:00 p.m. behind a thunderstorm and 1.33 inches of rain. Storm cells drifting through Chesterfield left 0.75 inches of rain. Friday's intense, high-angle sun made for a hot 98 degrees at Columbia's Hamilton-Owens AP. The official start of summer arrived on Saturday morning at 6:51 a.m. Bamberg and Beaufort reached 99 degrees. Strong storms formed during the peak heating hours for the Pee Dee and coastal plain. The Quinby community near Florence measured a downpour of 1.87 inches. Winds gusted to 46 mph at the Charleston AP. A dry Calhoun Falls reports a June, three-week rain total of only 0.09 inches. A boundary of cooler air moved southward into the northeastern counties on Sunday bringing those locations a temporary break from the heat. Dillon recorded a maximum temperature of 88 degrees. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was five degrees above the long-term average.

The highest official temperature reported was 101 degrees at the USC Campus in Columbia on June 20. The lowest official temperature reported was 60 degrees at Ninety Nine Islands on June 17. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.90 inches at the Myrtle Beach ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 22. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.2 inches.


                              Weekly   Jan 1    Departure               
        Anderson AP            0.00    18.15      -2.9
           Greer AP            0.69    21.04      -1.2
   Charlotte, NC AP            0.00    24.98       5.2
  Columbia Metro AP            0.00    19.84      -0.1
      Orangeburg AP            0.68    24.08       2.7
Augusta, GA Bush AP            0.00    20.72      -0.3
        Florence AP            0.22    17.74      -1.0 
  N Myrtle Beach AP            0.40    13.83      -6.9
      Charleston AP            0.63    19.07      -1.2
    Savannah, GA AP            0.94    19.89      -0.7

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 84 degrees, Charleston 85 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Charleston Harbor reported a water temperature of 85 degrees and Springmaid Pier at Myrtle Beach reported a surf water temperature of 83 degrees.

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