Bermuda high pressure was in control of the weather throughout the week. Low level southerly winds provided for high temperatures in the lower 90's and early morning lows in the 60's and 70's. Daily, convective thunderstorms were scattered in coverage. Several strong storms caused isolated reports of hail and light wind damage. On Thursday, a weak tropical wave entered the state from the Atlantic Ocean with heavy showers. On both Saturday and Sunday, bright blue skies mixed with passing clouds and a few showers Statewide temperatures for the week averaged near normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The highest temperature was 93 degrees at State Climatology Office in Columbia on July 1. The lowest temperature was 62 degrees at Walhalla on the morning of June 25. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.68" at Sandy Run ending at 7:00 a.m. June 28. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.5".
Precipitation Period 2001 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.57 19.02 8.1B 87 63 Columbia 0.39 17.99 7.3B 91 68 Florence 0.27 15.65 6.1B 90 62 Charleston 0.93 20.93 3.5B 89 68 N Myrtle Beach 0.09 17.76 4.7B 87 70 Augusta, Ga. 0.03 21.72 2.6B 90 66 *A=Above, B=Below
Note: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the prior 24-hrs ending 7 am Monday through ending 7 am Sunday.
4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 82 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages were near normal.
Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 81 degrees.