Hot, hazy conditions were observed on Monday with afternoon high temperatures near 100 degrees. Clouds increased on Tuesday before raindrops were reported on Wednesday morning. Afternoon thunderstorms became common throughout the rest of the week. Statewide temperatures for the week averaged five degrees above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The highest temperature was 101 degrees at Johnston on August 27. The lowest temperature was 62 degrees at Hunts Bridge on the morning of August 28. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.45" at N. Myrtle Beach ending at 7:00 a.m. on August 30. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.6."
Precipitation Period 2001 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.81 26.45 9.3B 93 64 Columbia 1.03 24.90 12.3B 97 72 Florence 2.08 26.34 5.9B 97 68 Charleston 1.38 33.57 5.1B 94 71 N Myrtle Beach 3.53 31.29 4.0B 89 67 Augusta, Ga. 0.25 28.22 5.1B 96 69 *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 84 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages were below normal.
Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 83 degrees.