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July 28 - August 3, 2014


Florence Regional AP's Monday sunrise temperature of 81 degrees was their warmest start of a day since August 12, 1999. Other locations reporting 80 degrees or higher at dawn included Columbia, Sumter, N Myrtle Beach, Charleston and Beaufort. Pre-frontal heating sent the mercury to 98 degrees at Johnston, Saluda and Winnsboro. The Clemson Sandhill Experiment Station reached another season high twenty-four hour open pan evaporation (water loss) at 0.46 inches. Storms over Marion and Horry counties produced 1.75-inch diameter hail around 4:40 p.m. The Wilmington, NC NWS storm survey team confirmed a microburst damage path near Conway of winds estimated at 75 mph occurring at 5:30 p.m. A surge of cooler air entered the state overnight with sharp temperature falls. Cedar Creek reported a Tuesday morning low temperature of 62 degrees which was 35 degrees lower than their Monday maximum. Fountain Inn cooled to 60 degrees. The heaviest rainfall measured for the twenty-four hours was 2.40 inches at Crabtree Swamp near Conway. Charleston AP was the state's warmest location on Tuesday with 92 degrees. On Wednesday morning, the temperature fell to 55 degrees at Sandy Springs and 62 degrees at Allendale. Darlington and Beaufort reported 88 degrees on Wednesday afternoon. Deep tropical moisture returned on Thursday with flooding rains for the lower coastal counties and Upstate. A public rainfall measurement of 7.78 inches two miles south-southwest of James Island was provided by the Charleston NWS. A rainfall measurement of 3.99 inches at Folly Island caused street and business property flooding. Upslope rains in Greenville County produced a twenty-four hour total at the USGS Reedy River Interstate 85 gage of 6.66 inches. The Greenville-Spartanburg AP measured an event total of 4.90 inches. The July 2014 rainfall for South Carolina ranged from a high of 13.93 inches at Edisto Middleton Gardens to 1.10 inches at Saluda. A mostly cloudy Friday included drizzle and pockets of moderate rain. Chester and Greenwood reported a high temperature of just 70 degrees. Edisto Beach measured one of the heavier rainfalls with 1.50 inches. Saturday's axis of rains was concentrated over the coastal plain. McClellanville reported 1.82 inches and N Myrtle Beach received 1.71 inches. A cloudy Bishopville's Saturday high temperature of 71 degrees was twenty degrees below the date's long term average. Breaks for sunshine were observed on Sunday afternoon for western sections. Pickens and Union warmed to 88 degrees. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was two degrees below the long-term average.

The highest official temperature reported was 101 degrees at Columbia Metro AP on July 28. The lowest official temperature reported was 53 degrees at Caesars Head on July 30. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 5.80 inches at Greenville 1S ending at 7:00 a.m. on August 1. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 2.2 inches.


                              Weekly   Jan 1    Departure
        Anderson AP            1.79    21.95      -4.2
           Greer AP            4.91    31.32       2.8
   Charlotte, NC AP            3.90    32.41       7.6
  Columbia Metro AP            0.78    23.68      -3.7
      Orangeburg AP            0.51    31.58       3.0
Augusta, GA Bush AP            0.92    27.29       0.3
        Florence AP            0.23    24.21      -1.6 
  N Myrtle Beach AP            3.92    25.59      -3.0
      Charleston AP            2.89    29.09       0.0
    Savannah, GA AP            2.48    31.81       3.4	


Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 79 degrees, Charleston 80 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near normal. Charleston Harbor reported a water temperature of 83 degrees and Springmaid Pier at Myrtle Beach reported a surf water temperature of 81 degrees.

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