Hot, dry weather was observed Monday through Wednesday. Daily high temperatures climbed into the upper 90's with a few sites reaching the century mark. A cold front entered the area late Wednesday with scattered thunderstorms which produced high winds and localized heavy rains. Much cooler conditions followed over the weekend with light northerly winds. On both Saturday and Sunday mornings the mercury fell into the 50's and 60's. Statewide temperatures for the week averaged one degree below normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The highest temperature was 101 degrees at Jamestown on July 9. The lowest temperature was 55degrees at Johnston on the morning of July 15. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.38" at Givhans ending at 7:00 a.m. on July 12. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.6".
Precipitation Period 2001 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.12 19.86 9.4B 94 64 Columbia 0.28 20.05 7.6B 96 62 Florence 2.04 19.99 4.3B 95 62 Charleston 0.23 23.92 3.6B 97 65 N Myrtle Beach 2.19 22.73 3.0B 91 63 Augusta, Ga. 0.23 22.92 3.2B 96 58 *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 to below normal.
Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 81 degrees.