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WEEKLY SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER 2016

July 11, 2016 - July 17, 2016

WEATHER SUMMARY:

Monday's high temperature at Bamberg and McEntire ANG AP reached 99 degrees. The sub-tropical conditions produced mid-afternoon thunderstorms with rainfall amounts of 2.40 inches at Travelers Rest, 2.25 inches at Pageland, 1.99 inches at Table Rock, 1.70 inches at Cheraw and 1.53 inches at Darlington. On Tuesday morning, Aiken, Chester and Conway reported 70 degrees. Hilton Head Island AP recorded the state's highest temperature on Tuesday with a 3:50 p.m. temperature of 100 degrees. Springmaid Pier noted a season high surf water temperature of 87.6 degrees at 6:24 p.m. Hot weather on Wednesday covered South Carolina from the Foothills to the beaches. The Clemson-Oconee AP reported 99 degrees. It was 100 degrees in Little Mountain and at Charleston AP. The Sandhill Experiment Station 24-hour open pan evaporation was reported at 0.52 inches. Thursday's heating helped in the early afternoon formation of thunderstorms. The Columbia Hamilton-Owens AP thunderstorm observation at 12:11 p.m. dropped the temperature of 93 degrees to 77 degrees at 12:47 p.m. Winds gusted to 54 mph over the Mt. Pleasant AP at 2:35 p.m. Friday's storms brought Barnwell 2.20 inches of rain. Afternoon and evening convective thundershowers were more widespread on Saturday. Rainfall measurements taken on Sunday morning included 1.48 inches at Chester, 1.41 inches at Walterboro, 1.32 inches at Orangeburg and 1.25 inches at Lugoff. A CoCoRaHS volunteer observer in North Augusta reported a drenching 4.14 inches. Seabreeze storms on Sunday developed from Beaufort northward into Georgetown. National Estuarine Research Reserve System instruments at Bennett's Point measured rains totaling 2.45 inches and the Georgetown AP received rains of 2.12 inches. 95-degree heat was observed on Sunday at Anderson, Clarks Hill, Sandhill and Lake City. Caesars Head (elev. 3,200 feet) reported a Sunday high temperature of just 77 degrees.

The highest official temperature reported was 102 degrees at Santuck on July 12. The lowest official temperature reported was 58 degrees at Jocassee 8WNW on July 11. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.78 inches at Blackville ending at 7:00 a.m. on July 15. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 1.0 inches. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was four degrees above the long-term average.

PRECIPITATION:

  Weekly Jan 1 Departure
Anderson AP* 0.04 16.32 -7.8
Greer AP 1.42 20.43 -5.3
Charlotte, NC AP 0.70 19.28 -3.3
Columbia Metro AP 1.23 17.84 -6.2
Orangeburg AP 2.30 19.53 -6.3
Augusta, GA Bush AP 0.88 22.63 -1.9
Florence AP 2.65 28.97 6.2
N Myrtle Beach AP 0.16 21.14 -4.1
Charleston AP 1.38 25.55 0.0
Savannah, GA AP 0.12 29.81 4.7

*A technical inspection of the Anderson County AP automated rain gage has revealed the recorder to be functioning improperly for at least the month of June into the first week of July. Daily values of dates in question have been carefully estimated by NWS GSP staff using local radar, nearby NWS Cooperative Network observations and Anderson County CoCoRaHS volunteer reports.

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.

SOIL:

4-inch depth soil temperature: Clinton 81 degrees. Columbia 85 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF:

South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Charleston Harbor reported a water temperature of 85 degrees. Springmaid Pier at Myrtle Beach reported a surf water temperature of 82 degrees.

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