The week began with high humidity and afternoon temperatures near 90 degrees. A southeastward moving front eased into the state on Tuesday with widespread cloudiness and thundershowers. Heavy rains exceeding three inches were measured between the Santee Cooper lakes and the Pee Dee. Overcast conditions remained into Friday with a few light showers being reported. Daily high temperatures were observed in the 70's and 80's because of the cloud cover. Partly sunny weather returned for Saturday. Sunday's hazy sunshine and isolated, evening thundershowers ended the week. For the period, the state average temperature was near normal.
The highest official temperature reported was 92 degrees at Sandhill on September 4. The lowest official temperature reported was 57 degrees at Caesars Head on the morning of September 8. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 3.78 inches at Eutawville ending at 7:00 AM on September 6. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 1.1 inches.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
Precipitation Weekly Jan 1 Deviation Total Total From Avg Greer 1.81 27.50 -8.5 Columbia 0.58 29.45 -7.2 Orangeburg 0.18 27.48 -9.3 Charlotte, NC 1.35 28.92 -1.8 Augusta, GA 0.27 28.85 -4.4 Florence 1.18 34.52 1.1 Myrtle Beach 1.35 37.70 5.2 Charleston 2.13 38.22 -0.6 Savannah, GA 1.90 26.53 -11.6 Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.
SOIL: 4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 80 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF: South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Fripp Inlet were reported from 80 to 81 degrees.