The pattern of afternoon thundershowers continued on both Monday and Tuesday with several sites reporting heavy rainfalls. The combination of a slow moving boundary from the north, cloudy skies and northeast winds lowered daily afternoon temperatures into the upper 70's and low 80's. Low pressure positioned near central Florida forced southeasterly winds statewide across South Carolina through the weekend with more scattered showers. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged near normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The highest temperature was 91 degrees at Johnston and Cades on September 8. The lowest temperature was 57 degrees at Caesars Head on the morning of September 4. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 3.97" at Greer ending at 7:00 a.m. on September 4. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 1.1."
Precipitation Period 2001 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 4.15 30.60 6.1B 86 64 Columbia 0.17 25.07 13.0B 88 64 Florence 1.79 28.13 5.4B 88 62 Charleston 2.47 36.03 3.9B 88 67 N Myrtle Beach 3.18 34.47 2.0B 86 66 Augusta, Ga. 1.21 29.43 4.5B 90 64 *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 river stages were below normal.
Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 81 degrees.