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August 11 - August 17, 2014


Cloudy, humid weather was observed on Monday with scattered thundershowers from York County southeastward to the coast. Twenty-four-hour rainfalls measured on Tuesday morning included 1.69 inches at Rock Hill, 0.93 inches at Chester, 1.40 inches at Cades and 2.24 inches at Beaufort. At 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, the Kingstree AP reported a matching temperature and dewpoint value of 82 degrees and 100 percent relative humidity. At 6:00 p.m., the Walterboro AP reported the same conditions. Allendale noted the state's highest temperature of 95 degrees. A few single-cell thunderstorms developed across central South Carolina during the Tuesday afternoon and evening hours as a modified cold front slowly entered from the northwest. Localized, heavy rains fell over Winnsboro and Lugoff with 2.20 inches each and 2.80 inches were reported at Sandhill. The CoCoRaHS volunteer observer at Pawley's Island 3.4W measured an overnight rain of 4.60 inches. The Greenwood AP instruments 3:00 p.m. relative humidity value on Tuesday of 82 percent fell to 29 percent at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Sunrise temperatures on Thursday moved into the upper 50's over the Upstate and middle 60's along the coastal plain. Cedar Creek cooled to 59 degrees. It was 62 degrees in Newberry, 64 degrees at Shaw AFB and Hemingway, and 66 degrees in Allendale. At 3:00 p.m., Orangeburg and Charleston City noted sunny skies and 84 degrees. Three of the Georgetown County CoCoRaHS volunteer rainfall observers reported at least 12 inches of rain during the first two weeks of August. Florence and the McEntire ANG AP started Friday with a cool 63 degrees. Anderson and Bishopville warmed to 88 degrees. Afternoon temperatures began increasing on Saturday through Sunday. The Charleston AP recorded 95 degrees at 2:23 p.m. on Saturday. Sunday's isolated showers were limited to portions of the upper Savannah River basin. Clark's Hill and Sullivan's Island recorded a Sunday maximum temperature of 95 degrees. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was near the long-term average.

The highest official temperature reported was 97 degrees at McCormick on August 12. The lowest official temperature reported was 58 degrees at Hunts Bridge, Long Creek, Chesnee, Ninety Nine Islands and Sandy Springs on August 14. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 4.74 inches at Kingstree ending at 7:00 a.m. on August 12. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.5 inches.


                              Weekly   Jan 1    Departure
        Anderson AP            0.00    23.34      -4.5
           Greer AP            0.38    34.14       3.6
   Charlotte, NC AP            0.89    33.48       6.8
  Columbia Metro AP            0.02    27.99      -1.7
      Orangeburg AP            1.70    34.95       3.9
Augusta, GA Bush AP            0.33    28.28      -0.8
        Florence AP            0.48    27.84      -0.4 
  N Myrtle Beach AP            0.21    26.33      -5.3
      Charleston AP            0.91    34.99       2.8
    Savannah, GA AP            0.49    34.88       3.4


Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


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


South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Charleston Harbor reported a water temperature of 85 degrees and Springmaid Pier at Myrtle Beach reported a surf water temperature of 83 degrees.

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