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September 7 - September 13, 2015


At 4:00 p.m. on Monday, both Spartanburg Memorial and Columbia's Hamilton-Owens airports reported 88 degrees with east winds at 7 mph. Isolated showers brought Bamberg a soaking 1.21 inches. Bennettsville and Beaufort warmed to 91 degrees on Tuesday as an area of low pressure over southwest Georgia began circulating waves of rain northward. On Wednesday morning, Table Rock had received 1.20 inches of rain. The Charleston airport and city locations each reported an overnight rainfall of 0.60 inches. At 9:54 a.m., heavy rain was falling at the Clemson-Oconee County AP. The USGS gage at the Reedy River in Greeneville recorded 0.78 inches of rain in 15 minutes, part of a 1.86-inch total. Other rainfalls reported on Thursday morning included 2.33 inches at Lake Keowee Dam and 2.26 inches at Fountain Inn. At 2:30 p.m., instruments at Springmaid Pier indicated a matching air and surf water temperature of 83.3 degrees with south winds at 19 knots. Bishopville reached a humid 93 degrees on Thursday afternoon. 6:00 p.m. thunderstorms produced a 78 mph wind gust at "area N" at the Savannah River Site near Jackson. Winds gusted to 44 mph at Fort Sumter. Cades received 1.38 inches of rain and nearby Manning measured 1.22 inches. Overcast skies on Friday morning trapped a quite humid airmass over the state. At 11:00 a.m., Newberry, Chester, Sumter and Hartsville all noted a relative humidity value of 88 percent. Hilton Head Island AP reported 90 degrees for three consecutive hours ending at 5:00 p.m. A seasonal frontal boundary approached on Saturday with the promise of cooler and drier air. The Upstate observed clearing skies and breezy conditions on Saturday while showers were slow to exit the coast. The Saturday Greenville-Spartanburg AP high temperature of just 76 degrees was their "lowest high" since May 1. Edisto Island warmed to 85 degrees. On Sunday morning, Long Creek and Fountain Inn recorded 49 degrees. It was 61 degrees at Allendale and their coolest morning since May 18. Deep blue skies and light northwest winds added to the agreeable weather on Sunday afternoon. The Orangeburg airport's Sunday 4:31 p.m. maximum temperature of 80 degrees fell to 59 degrees by midnight. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was two degrees above the long-term average.

The highest official temperature reported was 95 degrees at the Hartsville AP on September 10. The lowest official temperature reported was 45 degrees at Sassafras Mountain on September 13. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.50 inches at the Greenville Downtown AP on September 9. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.7 inches.


  Weekly Jan 1 Departure
Anderson AP 0.28 25.97 -5.3
Greer AP 1.98 28.33 -5.7
Charlotte, NC AP 1.18 23.60 -6.4
Columbia Metro AP 0.09 33.52 -0.1
Orangeburg AP 0.69 28.46 -6.5
Augusta, GA Bush AP 0.71 27.31 -5.0
Florence AP 0.76 28.67 -3.5
N Myrtle Beach AP 0.34 36.67 -1.9
Charleston AP 0.99 42.93 4.3
Savannah, GA AP 1.23 37.46 0.9

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 76 degrees, Charleston 80 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were below normal. Charleston Harbor reported a water temperature of 82 degrees and Springmaid Pier at Myrtle Beach reported a surf water temperature of 81 degrees.

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