Cloudy, humid conditions were observed early in the week with afternoon temperatures in the 80's. Showers and scattered thunderstorms began before noon on Wednesday and continued into Thursday. Cooler temperatures were recorded due to the cloud cover and periodic rainfalls. Mostly sunny weather continued throughout the weekend with afternoon high temperatures in the 80's and only spotty shower. For the period, the state average temperature was three degrees above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The highest temperature reported was 93 degrees at Orangeburg on September 17. The lowest temperature was 61degrees at Salem, Hunts Bridge and Longcreek on the morning of September 16. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 6.20" at Pelion ending at 7:00 a.m. on September 19. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 1.6."
Precipitation Period 2002 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.55 31.41 6.4B 86 65 Columbia 1.36 34.20 4.0B 88 68 Florence 0.18 27.75 7.2B 87 65 Charleston 0.04 38.86 2.4B 89 67 N Myrtle Beach 0.75 26.84 7.9B 86 67 Augusta, Ga. 1.59 29.13 5.6B 88 68 A=Above, B=Below
Note: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the 24-hour period ending midnight Sunday.
4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 80 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages are near to below normal.
Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 80 degrees.