Daily thundershowers during the workweek were enhanced by moisture from Tropical Depression Dennis, located near Kentucky, and southeasterly surface winds from the Atlantic. Intense rainfall rates in slow moving convective cells caused flash flooding in both urban and rural locations. Sites along the central Savannah River and upstate report surplus rainfall amounts for the year while coastal counties between Charleston and Myrtle Beach are in deficit. For the period, the state average temperature was near normal.
The highest official temperature reported was 97 degrees at Cheraw on July 17. The lowest official temperature reported was 60 degrees at Caesars Head on the morning of July 11. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.98 inches at Caesars Head ending at 7:00 am on July 12. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.9 inches.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
Precipitation Weekly Jan 1 Deviation Total Total From Avg Greer 0.85 34.4 5.8 Columbia 3.07 25.3 -2.0 Orangeburg 1.55 24.1 -2.6 Charlotte, NC 0.23 24.3 0.3 Augusta, GA 1.36 32.0 6.4 Florence 1.04 23.6 -0.7 Myrtle Beach 0.31 16.3 -6.2 Charleston 0.20 22.7 -4.1 Savannah, GA 2.04 26.8 0.6 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 84 degrees.