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August 26 - September 1, 2013


Sunrise temperatures at the start of the week fell to 55 degrees at Ninety-Nine Islands and at Rock Hill. At 10:00 a.m., the airports at Clemson, Greenville and Greenwood all reported a barometric pressure value of 30.34 inches of mercury. Dry, warm weather was observed on Tuesday. At 1:00 p.m., Columbia and Charleston reported 86 degrees. Wednesday's high temperature at Conway climbed to 93 degrees. Hot weather on Thursday pushed the thermometer's reading to 95 degrees at Hartsville, Orangeburg and Charleston. The season opener college football game between the University of North Carolina and the University of South Carolina was delayed for nearly two hours when a 9:00 p.m. localized thunderstorm produced rainfall rates of 0.71 inches in 21 minutes, northeast winds gusting to 35 mph and frequent cloud to ground lightning at nearby Hamilton-Owens airport. Almost stationary thundershowers on Friday produced heavy rains for parts of Oconee, Pickens and Anderson counties. The Table Rock State Park measured a two-calendar day total of 3.12 inches of rain. Pinopolis reported the state's highest temperature on a mostly sunny Saturday with 96 degrees. Widely-spaced storm cells left 1.51 inches of rain at Long Creek and 1.16 inches at the Greenville-Spartanburg AP. August 2013 rainfall totals ranged from Table Rock's 17.81 inches to Ninety-Nine Islands 0.57 inches. The afternoon high temperature on September 1 for Sandhill, Sullivan's Island and the Georgetown AP was a humid 94 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 Barnwell on August 29. The lowest official temperature reported was 53 degrees at Cedar Creek on August 26. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.72 inches at Walhalla ending at 7:00 a.m. on August 31. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.4 inches.


                              Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
        Anderson AP            1.31    53.37     23.7  
           Greer AP            1.16    54.35     21.7
   Charlotte, NC AP            0.32    35.46      6.8
  Columbia Metro AP            0.00    43.51     11.5
      Orangeburg AP            0.00    47.31     13.9
Augusta, GA Bush AP            0.14    45.46     14.5
        Florence AP            1.91    46.51     15.9
  N Myrtle Beach AP            0.00    40.76      5.2
      Charleston AP            0.00    46.06     10.2
    Savannah, GA AP            0.00    47.17     12.6

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 80 degrees, Charleston 83 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 82 degrees.

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