On Monday, northeast winds dropped temperatures into the 50's across the upstate. The below normal temperatures spread eastward into the north midlands and Pee Dee locations on Tuesday, the first day of Summer 2005. Hot weather was observed Thursday with afternoon temperatures approaching the mid-90's. Scattered convective thunderstorms developed along the seabreeze boundary and brought intense rains to coastal counties. An area of low pressure passed offshore on Saturday with additional showers spreading inland. Moist, southerly winds on Sunday provided periods of rain from the beaches to the mountains. For the period, the state average temperature was three degrees below normal.
The highest official temperature reported was 97 degrees at Orangeburg and Johnston on June 23. The lowest official temperature reported was 52 degrees at Caesars Head on the morning of June 20. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.03 inches at Beaufort ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 20. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.7 inches.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
Precipitation Weekly Jan 1 Deviation Total Total From Avg Greer 1.73 23.1 -2.4 Columbia 0.35 19.3 -4.2 Orangeburg 0.24 19.7 -3.3 Charlotte, NC 0.39 20.7 -0.8 Augusta, GA 1.69 27.0 4.1 Florence 0.47 17.2 -3.6 Myrtle Beach 0.35 14.1 -5.1 Charleston 1.61 19.2 -3.5 Savannah, GA 0.63 21.3 -0.8 Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.
SOIL: 4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 81 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF: South Carolina river stages were near normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 80 degrees.