The tropical circulation around high pressure located offshore in the Atlantic Ocean made for a hot and humid week. Scattered thunderstorms, some with hail and high winds, were reported throughout the work week. The heavier rainfall amounts were measured over west central counties and significantly helped improve soil moisture. Mostly sunny, mid-90 degree temperatures ended the period. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged three degrees above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The maximum observed temperature was 100 degrees at Calhoun Falls on June 25. The minimum observed temperature was not available. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall was reported at Clinton with 2.45" ending at 7 :00 a.m. on June 10. Statewide average rainfall for the period was 0.8".
Precipitation Period 2000 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.10 17.8 8.3B 96 63 Columbia 1.40 18.6 5.7B 96 70 Florence 0.50 15.3 5.5B 95 68 Charleston 1.16 14.3 8.4B 93 69 N Myrtle Beach 1.90 15.7 5.3B 88 69 Augusta, Ga. 3.55 16.7 6.8B 94 66*A=Above, B=Below
Note: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the prior 24-hrs ending 7 am Monday through ending 7 am Sunday.
4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 85 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
Most South Carolina rivers are below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 83 degrees.