Sunny, hot weather on Monday preceded a day of storms and heavy rainfalls over the eastern half of the state on Tuesday. Near normal temperatures followed through the work week. On both Thursday and Friday mornings, low temperatures at several sites fell into the 60's. Mostly sunny conditions combined with scattered afternoon thundershowers on Saturday and Sunday. Statewide temperatures for the week averaged one degree above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The highest temperature was 100 degrees at Johnston on August 18. The lowest temperature was 63 degrees at Cades on August 16 and Kershaw and Orangeburg on August 17. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.84" at Conway ending at 7:00 a.m. on August 15. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 1.1".
Precipitation Period 2001 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.39 25.62 8.4B 92 69 Columbia 2.06 23.87 10.6B 96 68 Florence 1.29 24.26 6.0B 99 66 Charleston 1.00 31.67 3.9B 93 69 N Myrtle Beach 2.49 27.68 4.8B 88 70 Augusta, Ga. 1.25 27.97 3.3B 95 67 *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 81 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages were below normal.
Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 81 degrees.