Cloudy skies and northeast winds held down temperatures on Monday. Sunny, humid weather followed on Tuesday and Wednesday with a slow warming trend. Mid-90 degree heat was observed on Thursday just before a line of thunderstorms swept through the state that evening. There were reports of high winds, light damage and power disruptions. Over the weekend there were scattered thunderstorms but most of the activity was across eastern and coastal counties. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged one degrees below normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The maximum observed temperature was 96 degrees at Orangeburg and Kershaw on August 24. The minimum observed temperature was 55 degrees at Caesars Head on August 22. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall was reported at Florence with 1.92" ending at 7:00 a.m. on August 25. Statewide average rainfall for the period was 0.7".
Precipitation Period 2000 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.17 24.5 10.5B 93 62 Columbia 0.64 24.8 11.2B 93 60 Florence 3.40 26.9 4.5B 93 61 Charleston 0.65 31.5 6.0B 91 66 N Myrtle Beach 1.22 31.9 2.1B 87 63 Augusta, Ga. 1.31 26.7 5.8B 95 61*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 82 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina rivers stages are below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 80 degrees.