A moist, tropical flow of air from the south provided daily scattered showers and storms throughout the work week. Coastal sites continued to receive the majority of rainfall. Hot, humid weather was observed over the weekend. Mid to upper 90 degree heat helped fuel isolated strong thunderstorms late Sunday with reports of hail and high winds. Columbia's June 2002 rainfall total of 0.63" was the driest in record keeping. For the period, the state average temperature was one degree above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The highest temperature reported was 99 degrees at Cheraw on June 29. The lowest temperature was 64 degrees at Johnston on the morning of June 28. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.75" at Edisto Beach ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 25. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.7".
Precipitation Period 2002 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.04 16.46 9.5B 93 68 Columbia 0.31 19.53 4.7B 95 71 Florence 1.39 14.86 6.6B 89 69 Charleston 0.64 18.93 4.6B 90 71 N Myrtle Beach 0.26 11.85 7.9B 85 70 Augusta, Ga. 0.18 16.64 6.8B 93 68 A=Above, B=Below
Note: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the 24-hour period ending midnight Sunday.
4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 84 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages remained below normal.
Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 83 degrees.