Cloud tops over sixty thousand feet unloaded torrential rains across southern coastal counties early Tuesday. Event totals exceeded eleven inches in Beaufort. Street flooding to the tops of cars was widespread into Bluffton, Hardeeville and Hilton Head. For the rest of the state normal summer weather was observed into the weekend. Daytime high temperatures were in the upper 80's and low 90's with only a few isolated late afternoon thundershowers. South winds on Saturday set up a beautiful day of deep blue skies mixed with passing white clouds. The heat and humidity were more noticeable Sunday afternoon. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged near normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The maximum observed temperature was 97 degrees on July 4 at Cheraw. The minimum observed temperature was 62 degrees at Caesars Head on the morning of June 30. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall was recorded at Beaufort with 7.65" ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 30. Statewide rainfall for the period averaged 0.9 inches.
Precipitation Period 1999 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.05 19.0 8.6B 92 69 Charlotte, NC 0.24 17.1 5.2B 90 69 Columbia 0.24 18.3 7.7B 91 70 Florence FAA 0.13 21.0 1.3B 93 68 Blackville 1.34 23.1 3.0B 90 63 Augusta, GA 1.55 21.5 3.7B 91 68 Beaufort 13.98 29.9 5.1A 90 69 Charleston 1.96 18.3 6.0B 89 70 Myrtle Beach 0.05 17.8 7.4B 87 70*A=Above, B=Below
Note: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the prior 24-hrs ending 7 am Monday through ending 7 am Sunday
ENERGY DEMAND AND AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY
Degree Days Actual July 1-4 Cooling Heating Columbia 62 0 Charleston 56 0 Greenville 59 0The Columbia Airport reports an average 4-inch depth soil temperature of 83 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
Most river stages are near to below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 82 degrees.