Sunny, dry weather ruled the work week with daily afternoon high temperatures in the upper 80's and low 90's. A fall-like cold front dropped south from Canada on Friday with gusting winds and ,at best, only a few sprinkles. Early morning temperatures on Saturday and Sunday fell into the 50's across most sites. North to northeast winds along with partly sunny skies limited high temperatures on both days over the weekend to the 70's. By Sunday evening clouds and light rain associated with Tropical Storm Gordon moving northeast from Florida were being reported over the southernmost coastal sections. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged one degree below normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The maximum observed temperature was 94 degrees at Orangeburg on September 14. The minimum observed temperature was 38 degrees at Lake Bowen on September 17. Statewide average rainfall for the period was 0.0".
Precipitation Period 2000 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.00 26.3 11.4B 91 51 Columbia 0.00 28.9 10.1B 90 53 Florence 0.00 28.1 6.3B 90 52 Charleston 0.05 37.8 3.5B 90 59 N Myrtle Beach 0.00 39.3 1.3A 89 54 Augusta, Ga. 0.00 28.8 6.0B 90 49 *A=Above, B=Below*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 77 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina rivers stages below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 78 degrees.