Outside of a couple of thunderstorms upstate on Monday, high pressure provided for sunny, dry days and warm afternoons during most of the work week. For many sites July ended as one of the coolest in over 15 years. Near normal conditions persisted into the weekend with only a few scattered storms and showers reported on Saturday. Sunny, blue skies and passing clouds ended the period. Statewide temperatures for the week averaged two degrees below normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The highest temperature was 94 degrees at the State Climatology Office in downtown Columbia on August 5. The lowest temperature was 57 degrees at Kershaw on the morning of August 2. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.30" at Anderson ending at 7:00 a.m. on July 30. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.3".
Precipitation Period 2001 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.20 25.23 7.0B 86 67 Columbia 0.02 21.28 10.3B 93 65 Florence 0.00 22.97 5.0B 91 63 Charleston 0.11 30.66 1.5B 88 67 N Myrtle Beach 0.00 25.05 4.8B 85 66 Augusta, Ga. 0.00 26.72 2.5B 92 62 *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 80 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages were near to below normal.
Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 80 degrees.