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September 2 - September 8, 2013


Summer humidity and afternoon temperatures in the 90's were observed on Monday and Tuesday. Monday's maximum temperature at the Georgetown AP and the Charleston AP reached 94 degrees. A frontal boundary affected the state on Tuesday with lines of thunderstorms. Late afternoon storminess produced one-inch diameter hail over parts of Charleston and Colleton counties. Walterboro measured one of the heavier rainfall amounts with 0.95 inches. Other rainfall event totals included 0.75 inches at Allendale, 0.72 inches at Socastee and 0.64 inches at Springfield. Caesars Head reported a Wednesday morning low temperature of 60 degrees. Although the thermometer warmed back to nearly 90 degrees on Thursday, the amount of water vapor in the air made a noticeable retreat. At 2:00 p.m., the Florence Regional AP reported 91 degrees and a relative humidity value of 42 percent. The 24-hour open pan evaporation (water loss) at the Clemson Sandhill Research and Education Center climbed to 0.22 inches. Friday began with Mullins and McCormick cooling to 65 degrees. Light northeast winds made for agreeable shade temperatures peaking at 88 degrees for Clinton and Shaw AFB in Sumter. Saturday morning's sunrise temperatures cooled to 60 degrees at the Rock Hill AP and Union. Bennettsville and the Edisto Beach State Park warmed to 88 degrees under Saturday's mostly sunny skies. McEntire's ANG AP recorded a Sunday morning low temperature of 62 degrees before warming to a 4:00 p.m. temperature of 90 degrees and a relative humidity value of 43 percent. The Columbia Metro AP stretch of 18 consecutive days without measurable rain (August 22-September 8, 2013) is the longest since the 18-day stretch of June 13-30, 2012. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was four degrees above the long-term average.

The highest official temperature reported was 98 degrees at Pinopolis on September 8. The lowest official temperature reported was 58 degrees at Ninety Nine Islands on September 7. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.08 inches at Charleston City on September 2. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.3 inches.


                              Weekly   Jan 1   Departure   
        Anderson AP            0.28    53.65     23.1  
           Greer AP            0.02    54.37     20.9
   Charlotte, NC AP            0.01    35.47      6.0
  Columbia Metro AP            0.00    43.51     10.6
      Orangeburg AP            0.16    47.47     13.0
Augusta, GA Bush AP            0.00    45.46     13.7
        Florence AP            0.03    46.54     15.0
  N Myrtle Beach AP            0.02    40.78      3.4
      Charleston AP            1.01    47.07      9.6
    Savannah, GA AP            0.53    47.70     11.9

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 82 degrees, Charleston 82 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 83 degrees.

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