SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER AND CLIMATE

August 2 - 8, 2004


WEATHER SUMMARY

On Monday morning, Tropical Storm Alex was located southeast of Charleston. Convective showers continued to spin westward around the circulation. Bishopville experienced flash flooding due to excessive rains. Tropical Storm Alex passed well east of the South Carolina coast but scattered showers remained in the area. West winds, following the departing storm on Wednesday, sent afternoon temperatures into the upper 90's. A rare, unseasonable Canadian cold front dropped south Thursday. Like early Fall, blue skies and cool air made for beautiful weekend weather. Daily record morning low temperatures were reported on both Saturday and Sunday at Charleston, Columbia and Greenville. For the period, the state average temperature was two degrees below normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 102 degrees at Johnston on August 4. The lowest official temperature reported was 49 degrees at Longcreek on the morning of August 8. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.28" at Anderson ending at 7:00 a.m. on August 3. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.4.

PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA

 
                            Precipitation                    
                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
         Greer           0.26    22.6       -9.1
      Columbia           0.21    25.9       -5.3          
    Orangeburg           0.89    27.9       -2.4
 Charlotte, NC           0.09    25.3       -1.4
   Augusta, GA           0.24    24.9       -3.7 
      Florence           1.56    20.7       -7.5           
  Myrtle Beach           2.08    24.1       -2.2 
    Charleston           0.08    21.0      -10.3           
  Savannah, GA  	       0.06   23.2       -7.6

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.            
    
      

SOIL

4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 81 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF

South Carolina river stages were below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach
and Savannah will average around 81 degrees.


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