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June 17 - June 23, 2013

Thunderstorms over Travelers Rest flooded roadways on Monday night with a NWS spotter measuring 4.63 inches. The same complex of stormy weather moved eastward during the nighttime hours, leaving 2.12 inches at Pageland and 2.58 inches at Walterboro. Thundershowers on Tuesday produced rainfall amounts of 1.97 inches at the Greenville-Spartanburg AP and 1.36 inches at Galivant's Ferry. The Georgetown AP reported a high temperature of 92 degrees while, just to the south, Charleston reached 91 degrees. A cloudy Wednesday limited the date's warming to 82 degrees at Pickens, Chester, Laurens and Sandhill. The early-afternoon formation of thundershowers from Aiken to near Georgetown left a Mt. Pleasant (CoCoRaHS) rainfall of 4.11 inches with street flooding observed on the Charleston peninsula. McClellanville received 1.80 inches of rain. A boundary of cooler, more stable air arrived Thursday morning on temperate northeast winds. Anderson cooled to 62 degrees and Newberry and Johnston reported a Thursday low temperature of 65 degrees. At 1:00 p.m., the Clemson and Charleston airports noted 81 degrees. Clear blue skies on Friday, the first day of astronomical summer 2013, and sunrise temperatures of 60 degrees at Cedar Creek and Manning made it feel more like a "mid-April" morning. Walterboro and N Myrtle Beach cooled to 64 degrees. The Greenville AP recorded a barometric pressure value of 30.30 inches of mercury at 9:00 a.m. More seasonal weather returned on Saturday. Union reported an afternoon high temperature of 90 degrees. An isolated thundershower during the evening hours left 1.78 inches of rain at Lugoff. Thunderstorm coverage increased for Sunday afternoon and evening. Sandhill measured one of the heavier rainfall totals with 1.10 inches and the Columbia Metro AP measured 0.96 inches. Lake City and Darlington reported a Sunday afternoon maximum of 90 degrees. At 11:00 p.m., Greenwood and Orangeburg observed a relative humidity value of 91 percent. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was two degrees below the long-term average.


The highest official temperature reported was 93 degrees at Barnwell and Pinopolis on June 17 and at Cades on June 23. The lowest official temperature reported was 58 degrees at Caesars Head and Chesnee on June 22. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 3.70 inches at Dillon ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 18. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 1.2 inches.


                              Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
        Anderson AP            0.88    30.83      9.6
           Greer AP            2.35    32.30     10.0
   Charlotte, NC AP            0.66    25.03      5.1
  Columbia Metro AP            1.26    23.64      3.5
      Orangeburg AP            1.67    23.52      2.0
Augusta, GA Bush AP            0.89    27.30      6.1
        Florence AP            1.60    25.17      6.2
  N Myrtle Beach AP            0.36    22.33      1.4
      Charleston AP            1.80    33.20     12.7
    Savannah, GA AP            1.88    26.31      5.5
Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 79 degrees, Charleston 83 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 81 degrees.

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