June 26 - July 3, 2005


A tropical airmass remained over South Carolina for most of the week. Tuesday's drenching rains in Laurens County damaged roadways and bridges. Florence received 1.93 inches of rain in just one hour Wednesday, resulting in widespread urban flooding. Friday's weather included mid-90 degree heat. Storms on Sunday became violent with tornadoes reported near Due West and Newberry. Baseball-sized hail fell in Anderson County. Weekly rainfall totals for several locations within the Foothills and Piedmont exceeded six inches. For the period, the state average temperature was two degrees below normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 97 degrees at Johnston on July 1. The lowest official temperature reported was 60 degrees at Caesars Head on the morning of July 2. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 4.49 inches at Gray Court ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 28. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 3.0 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
        Greer           5.70    28.8        2.3
      Columbia           2.46    21.8       -3.2  
    Orangeburg           2.77    22.5       -1.8
 Charlotte, NC           2.87    23.5        1.2	
   Augusta, GA           3.20    30.2        6.3
      Florence           4.90    22.1        0.0           
  Myrtle Beach           1.37    15.5       -4.7
    Charleston           2.04    21.3       -3.1      
  Savannah, GA  	 2.58    23.9        0.4

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  

SOIL: 4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 82 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF: South Carolina river stages were near to above normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 82 degrees.