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WEEKLY SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER 2014

July 7 - July 13, 2014

WEATHER SUMMARY:

Cades reached a high temperature of 96 degrees on Monday and nearby Kingstree reported thunderstorms that brought intense rains of 1.93 inches. Just before 8:00 p.m., Harleyville was pelted with 1.50-inch diameter hailstones. Drying heat was observed on Tuesday. At 3:53 p.m., Florence Regional AP reported 99 degrees with a relative humidity value of just 25 percent. The Clemson Sandhill Experiment Station measured a 24-hour open pan evaporation (water loss) of 0.36 inches. On Wednesday morning, the lowest temperature observed at Folly Beach and N Myrtle Beach was a warm 80 degrees. At 3:00 p.m., Darlington, Sumter and Barnwell each noted 97 degrees and relative humidity of 30 percent or less. Hartsville reached 99 degrees. Thunderstorms over Bamberg produced 1.40 inches of rain and 1.39 inches at Edgefield. The interaction along the moist seabreeze zone with a weak frontal boundary caused pockets of heavy rain for parts of the Pee Dee and north coastal plain. A CoCoRaHS volunteer 9.2 miles NNE of Conway measured 4.05 inches of rain. NWS Cooperative observers at Mullins reported 3.64 inches and 3.32 inches were noted by the Marion observer. Strong winds caused property damage in Nichols. Other heavy rainfalls included 1.99 inches at Florence, 1.91 inches at Pageland and 1.87 inches at Shaw AFB. A nearly stationary boundary across the southern counties became the focus for more isolated thundershowers on Friday and the weekend. Edisto Beach measured 2.20 inches and 1.10 inches fell over Walterboro and Andrews. On Saturday morning, Long Creek and Hunts Bridge cooled to 65 degrees. Saluda reported a Saturday afternoon high temperature of 95 degrees. Saturday's showers brought Manning and Charleston AP 1.05 inches. Bennettsville and Hartsville warmed to 95 degrees on Sunday afternoon and the Springmaid Pier noted the season's highest surf water temperature of 85.6 degrees at 5:48 p.m. Clouds and passing thundershowers over the Charleston city peninsula produced 1.42 inches of rain and a Sunday high temperature of just 83 degrees. Rainfall for the first thirteen days of July for Anderson AP has been a dismal 0.04 inches. Other nearly rain-free locations include Pickens with 0.12 inches, Sandhill with 0.13 inches, Hartsville and Clinton with 0.18 inches and 0.21 inches for Chesnee and Winnsboro. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was two degrees above the long-term average.

The highest official temperature reported was 100 degrees at Columbia Metro AP on July 8 and at Florence Regional AP on July 9. The lowest official temperature reported was 52 degrees at Jocassee 8WNW on July 7. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 4.57 inches at Galivant's Ferry ending at 7:00 a.m. on July 11. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.6 inches.

PRECIPITATION:

 
                                  
                                   Precipitation  
                              Weekly   Jan 1    Departure
        Anderson AP            0.01    18.66      -5.0
           Greer AP            0.33    23.73      -1.4
   Charlotte, NC AP            0.15    25.93       3.8
  Columbia Metro AP            1.41    21.88      -1.5
      Orangeburg AP            0.07    26.04       0.9
Augusta, GA Bush AP            0.02    21.15      -2.8
        Florence AP            2.01    20.37      -1.7 
  N Myrtle Beach AP            2.00    19.86      -4.6
      Charleston AP            3.01    24.01      -0.7
    Savannah, GA AP            0.61    28.05       3.6

  




Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  

SOIL:

4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 84 degrees, Charleston 81 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF:

South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Charleston Harbor reported a water temperature of 84 degrees and Springmaid Pier at Myrtle Beach reported a surf water temperature of 84 degrees.

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