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WEEKLY SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER 2013

June 24 - June 30, 2013

Localized downpours were common during the last week of June 2013. Monday's middle-of-the-day convection left 2.13 inches of rain at Jocassee Dam and 1.55 inches at Sandhill. Tuesday's thunderst"rm cloud tops reached an altitude of 60,000 feet. Winds gusted to 63 mph during a storm's passing over the Savannah River Site. A "cloudburst" near Forest Acres produced 1.34 inches of rain during a 15 minute interval. The Marlboro County Jetport (KBBP) noted a thunderstorm-caused forty-minute temperature fall of 17 degrees between 1:55 p.m. (90 degrees) and 2:35 p.m. (73 degrees). Drenching rains brought 3.06 inches to Galivants Ferry and 2.24 inches to Georgetown AP. Large hail fell over portions of Charleston County during the late afternoon hours on Wednesday. At 6:05 p.m., tennis ball sized-hail (2.5-inch diameter) was observed 2 miles southeast of the Shadowmoss community. Union and Hardeeville reached a high temperature of 93 degrees. Thursday was hot for inland locations while the coastal plain received more rain and hail-producing cells for Berkeley, Dorchester and Charleston counties. Bennettsville and Kingstree recorded 95 degrees. Surface winds on Friday shifted to the west. The mercury responded to the down-slope winds by climbing to 95 degrees at Clarks Hill and Columbia's Hamilton-Owens AP. An isolated storm at the Spartanburg AP (KSPA) produced winds of 48 mph that caused hangar and aircraft damage. An EF0 rated tornado traveled a short distance near Socastee on Friday afternoon breaking windows and causing light exterior residential damage. Scattered thundershowers fell again on Saturday over the beaches. Sullivan's Island received an even 3 inches. Although the daytime balance of sky cover favored the clouds, temperatures climbed into the humid upper 80's. On Sunday morning, Pelion cooled to a refreshing 65 degrees. Thundershowers were observed throughout the state on Sunday and into the midnight hour. The statewide June 2013 rainfall range included 13.77 inches at Sullivan's Island (their wettest June since 1962) and 3.42 inches at Newberry. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was near the long-term average.

WEATHER SUMMARY:

The highest official temperature reported was 96 degrees at Clarks Hill on June 27 and at Clemson AP on June 28. The lowest official temperature reported was 60 degrees at Long Creek on June 30. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 4.44 inches at N Myrtle Beach AP ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 30. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 1.5 inches.

PRECIPITATION:

                                   Precipitation                
                              Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
        Anderson AP            0.42    31.25      9.1
           Greer AP            0.29    32.59      9.4
   Charlotte, NC AP            1.03    26.06      5.4
  Columbia Metro AP            1.15    24.79      3.6
      Orangeburg AP            0.75    24.79      1.5
Augusta, GA Bush AP            3.13    30.43      8.2
        Florence AP            1.59    26.76      6.8
  N Myrtle Beach AP            7.56    29.89      7.9
      Charleston AP            3.56    36.76     14.8
    Savannah, GA AP            1.51    27.82      5.6

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  

SOIL:

4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 79 degrees, Charleston 83 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF:

South Carolina river stages were near normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 81 degrees.

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