High pressure over the central and southern United States kept weather conditions across South Carolina sunny and dry Monday through Wednesday. On Thursday, a southward moving cool front brought scattered showers and thunderstorms to most of the state. Over the weekend, sunny skies prevailed, but a sea breeze caused showers along the coast on Sunday. Statewide temperatures for the week averaged one degree below normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The highest temperature was 98 degrees at Allendale, Jamestown and Johnston on July 19. The lowest temperature was 56 degrees at Caesars Head on the morning of July 21. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.34" in the City of Charleston on July 20. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.20".
Precipitation Period 2001 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 2.52 22.38 7.9B 91 64 Columbia 0.46 20.51 8.4B 95 66 Florence 0.26 20.25 5.3B 92 63 Charleston 0.54 24.86 3.6B 93 64 N Myrtle Beach 0.07 22.80 4.3B 87 63 Augusta, Ga. 0.00 22.92 4.2B 96 61 *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.