Monday, the first day of Summer 1999, began with mostly cloudy skies and areas of drizzle. Partly sunny weather returned during mid-week along with warm afternoon temperatures in the 80's. Starting Thursday a pattern of late afternoon and evening thunderstorms developed and continued through the weekend. High elevation sites and the central midlands received heavy rainfall totals ranging between two and four inches. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged three degrees below normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The maximum observed temperature was 91 degrees on June 26 at Johnston and Beaufort. The minimum observed temperature was 54 degrees in Blackville on the morning of June 23. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall was recorded at Cedar Creek with 3.99" ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 26. Statewide rainfall for the period averaged 1.3 inches.
Precipitation Period 1999 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.93 19.0 7.5B 85 61 Charlotte, NC 0.82 17.1 4.4B 85 58 Columbia 2.82 18.1 6.6B 86 58 Florence FAA 0.10 20.9 0.3B 90 59 Blackville 0.56 21.8 3.2B 89 54 Augusta, GA 0.95 19.9 3.9B 90 59 Beaufort 0.40 15.9 7.5B 91 74 Charleston 0.45 17.1 6.5B 90 64 Myrtle Beach 0.02 17.7 6.1B 84 64*A=Above, B=Below
Note: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the prior 24-hrs ending 7 am Monday through ending 7 am Sunday
ENERGY DEMAND AND AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY
Degree Days Actual June 1-27 Cooling Heating Columbia 316 0 Charleston NA 0 Greenville 233 0The Columbia Airport reports an average 4-inch depth soil temperature of 81 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
Most river stages are near to below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 80 degrees.