A south to north boundary, positioned over the eastern counties, divided the state between wet and dry weather. Although scattered showers were reported early in the week, most of the activity focused along the coast. Areas of heavy rains fell on Wednesday through Saturday, providing welcome relief to the ongoing dry conditions and reducing the wildfire threat. Afternoon high temperatures were held down by the cloudy conditions. For the period, the state average temperature was one degree below normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The highest temperature reported was 94 degrees at Orangeburg on June 17. The lowest temperature was 54 degrees at Caesars Head on the morning of June 17. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 3.85" at Beaufort ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 22. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 1.0".
Precipitation Period 2002 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.09 16.42 8.7B 89 62 Columbia 0.01 19.22 3.8B 90 63 Florence 0.49 13.47 6.9B 89 65 Charleston 4.66 18.29 3.8B 89 68 N Myrtle Beach 1.18 10.61 8.2B 86 67 Augusta, Ga. 0.39 16.46 6.0B 90 63 A=Above, B=Below
Note: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the 24-hour period ending midnight Sunday.
4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 82 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages remained below normal.
Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 82 degrees.