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August 5 - August 11, 2013


Rains on Monday continued for the Upstate counties. Liberty measured a Tuesday morning 24-hour rainfall of 3.29 inches which was followed by another 2.44 inches during the next 24 hours. Nearly stationary convergence caused flash flooding for Pickens and Greenville counties. The Clemson airport measured 6.23 inches of rain from 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday into 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Many roads were impassable due to floodwater-damaged road beds and bridges. A local CoCoRaHS volunteer observer at St. Matthews measured 4.66 inches of rain during a two and one-half hour downpour on Tuesday afternoon. Areal coverage of thundershowers decreased on Thursday as more warming sunshine hours overspread the state. Bennettsville and Dillon reached 93 degrees on Thursday and Barnwell and Darlington recorded the same value on Friday. A few isolated storm cells lingered for an already soaked Foothills and Piedmont. Liberty's 1.22 inches from Thursday's rainfall and another 0.49 inches on Friday gave them 7.87 inches for the work week. Hot, mostly sunny weather entered the state on Saturday and Sunday. The Bennettsville AP runway instruments recorded 99 degrees on Saturday afternoon. Kingstree and Jamestown reached 95 degrees. The 96-degree Sunday maximum temperature at Florence AP, Columbia Metro AP, Charleston AP and Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station tied each location's highest value for the 2013 summer season. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was near the long-term average.

The highest official temperature reported was 99 degrees at Marlboro County Jetport (KBBP) Bennettsville on August 10. The lowest official temperature reported was 59 degrees at Jocassee on August 5. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 4.86 inches at Table Rock ending at 7:00 a.m. on August 7. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.7 inches.


                              Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
        Anderson AP            1.54    48.20     21.1 
           Greer AP            3.19    50.27     20.6
   Charlotte, NC AP            0.50    34.08      8.2
  Columbia Metro AP            0.40    36.96      8.3
      Orangeburg AP            0.28    38.12      8.1
Augusta, GA Bush AP            0.02    40.70     12.5
        Florence AP            0.07    42.12     14.9
  N Myrtle Beach AP            0.18    37.51      7.3
      Charleston AP            0.01    42.12     11.3
    Savannah, GA AP            0.00    40.14     10.0



Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 83 degrees, Charleston 85 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to above normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 81 degrees.

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