A boundary of cooler, less humid air slowly moved south through South Carolina on Monday. With the exception of a few sea breeze thundershowers near the coast on Tuesday, inland sites observed a beautiful summer day. The week's highest temperatures were reported on Thursday with mid-90 degree heat common throughout the central sections. Hail and damaging winds accompanied severe storms across the upstate on Friday. The weekend weather was influenced by a low pressure feature, southeast of Charleston, which forced bands of thundershowers into the coastal counties and westward. The week ended with seasonal upper 80 degree warmth and passing rainshowers. For the period, the state average temperature was one degree below normal.
The highest official temperature reported was 97 degrees at Darlington and Cheraw on August 4. The lowest official temperature reported was 59 degrees at Caesars Head on the morning of August 1. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 5.00 inches at Allendale ending at 7:00 am on August 1. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.4 inches.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
Precipitation Weekly Jan 1 Deviation Total Total From Avg Greer 0.77 37.4 5.7 Columbia 0.30 33.5 2.5 Orangeburg 0.57 26.9 -3.6 Charlotte, NC 0.08 26.7 0.1 Augusta, GA 0.56 33.8 5.3 Florence 1.24 28.7 0.6 Myrtle Beach 0.00 16.7 -9.4 Charleston 0.63 24.5 -6.7 Savannah, GA 0.82 28.6 -2.0 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 below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 82 degrees.