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June 23 - June 29, 2014


Localized downpours were common throughout the week but the blanket coverage of rain needed for the state's drying topsoils did not happen. Widely scattered thundershowers on Monday produced amounts of 2.95 inches at Hardeeville, 1.74 inches at Walterboro and 1.60 inches at McBee. A CoCoRaHS volunteer near Dacusville in Pickens County measured a 24-hour total of 3.21 inches. Storms on Tuesday brought heavy rains of 1.90 inches to Hartsville and 1.68 inches to Marion. Sullivan's Island warmed to 90 degrees while Caesars Head just made it to 70 degrees. Hot weather returned on Wednesday with both Columbia Metro AP and Charleston AP reaching 95 degrees. Drying west winds reduced the usual afternoon convective thundershowers to only a few locations. Short duration rains of 0.45 inches fell at Dillon and Union received 0.42 inches. Sunny weather on Thursday sent the mercury to 97 degrees at Kingstree and Jamestown. Moist conditions on Friday led to drenching rains across the Piedmont and into the Pee Dee. Kings Mountain State Park reported a 24-hour total of 2.50 inches. McColl measured 3.10 inches and Galivants Ferry received 2.15 inches. Roadway flooding was observed in Darlington and Marlboro counties. An area of low pressure, located well offshore, forced bands of showers along the coastal plain and added to the Friday and Saturday amounts. The Saturday 1.12 inches of rain falling at Crabtree Swamp near Conway was part of a two-day total of 4.81 inches. Clouds and steady east-northeast winds kept the Sunday Folly Beach maximum temperature to just 81 degrees. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was two degrees above the long-term average.

The highest official temperature reported was 100 degrees at the USC Campus in Columbia on June 26. The lowest official temperature reported was 61 degrees at Hunts Bridge and Little Mountain on June 25. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 3.69 inches at Crabtree Swamp ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 28. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.9 inches.


                              Weekly   Jan 1    Departure          
        Anderson AP            0.11    18.26      -3.6
           Greer AP            1.56    22.60      -0.5
   Charlotte, NC AP            0.66    25.64       5.1
  Columbia Metro AP            0.23    20.07      -1.0
      Orangeburg AP            0.13    24.21       1.6
Augusta, GA Bush AP            0.41    21.13      -1.0
        Florence AP            0.60    18.34      -1.5 
  N Myrtle Beach AP            1.78    15.61      -6.3
      Charleston AP            1.77    20.84      -0.9
    Savannah, GA AP           *7.54    27.43       5.4

*6.65 on June 23

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 84 degrees, Charleston 83 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Charleston Harbor reported a water temperature of 84 degrees and Springmaid Pier at Myrtle Beach reported a surf water temperature of 84 degrees.

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