Temperatures in the upper 90s to over 100 degrees and severe afternoon thunderstorms started the work week. A frontal boundary pushed through the State on Tuesday and Wednesday helping produce heavy rainfall at many locations with some flooding reported along the coast. Following the frontal passage cooler and drier conditions prevailed as high pressure dominated the weather into the weekend. Temperatures Friday morning dropped into the mid 60s for many sites making it the coolest morning since late June.
The highest official temperature reported was 103 degrees at Orangeburg on August 22. The lowest official temperature reported was 57 degrees at Caesars Head on the morning of August 26. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.52 inches at Charleston Airport on August 24. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 1.3 inches.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
Precipitation Weekly Jan 1 Deviation Total Total From Avg Greer 0.09 40.0 5.6 Columbia 0.98 36.4 1.7 Orangeburg 2.29 30.6 -3.5 Charlotte, NC 0.50 28.5 -0.7 Augusta, GA 0.04 37.2 5.6 Florence 0.66 33.1 1.5 Myrtle Beach 3.59 21.5 -8.5 Charleston 5.66 33.2 -2.7 Savannah, GA 2.02 32.4 -3.2 Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.
SOIL:4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 85 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF: South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 84 degrees.