For the period, rainfall coverage was less than the past couple of weeks. Afternoon temperatures climbed from the lower 90's on Monday to the upper 90's by Wednesday. Several late day disturbances moved southeastward on Thursday and Friday producing isolated thunderstorms. An increase in clouds along with mostly southerly surface winds held high temperatures in the low to mid 90's through the weekend. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged one degree above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The maximum observed temperature was 101 degrees at Holly Hill on July 5. The minimum observed temperature was 64 degrees observed at Lake Bowen on July 4. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall was reported at Sandhill with 1.15" on July 7. Statewide average rainfall for the period was 0.3".
Precipitation Period 2000 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.00 18.1 10.2B 96 70 Columbia 0.13 19.3 7.4B 98 67 Florence 0.01 15.7 7.5B 96 67 Charleston 0.52 16.9 9.4B 94 66 N Myrtle Beach 0.09 16.7 7.6B NA NA Augusta, Ga. 0.29 17.7 8.1B 98 65*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 85 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
Most South Carolina rivers are below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 84 degrees.