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September 22 - September 28, 2014


Parts of Dorchester County experienced flash flooding on Monday. The USGS rain gage near Turkey Creek in Huger recorded 4.39 inches of rain in 90 minutes. Most of the state would observe a five-day run of cloudy, cool, showery weather through Friday. Tuesday, the first full day of autumn, felt more like late November. At 1:11 p.m., Folly Island reported northeast winds gusting to 30 knots. Chester's high temperature was just 61 degrees. Most of the soaking rains fell across the coastal plain. Conway received 1.20 inches, the Georgetown AP 1.03 inches and McClellanville measured 0.92 inches. On Wednesday morning, the temperature at Johnston cooled to 52 degrees. Bishopville reported 55 degrees and the 57 degrees at Edisto Beach was their lowest temperature since May 19. At 9:15 a.m., Chester Catawba Regional AP instruments noted a crest of barometric pressure at 30.38 inches of mercury. The 65-degree high temperature in Orangeburg was their coolest afternoon since April 19. Showers at Clarks Hill left 0.47 inches and 0.45 inches fell at Dillon. At 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, Spartanburg, Aiken and Marion all reported cloudy skies and 70 degrees. Friday seemed to copy Thursday's weather. Hemingway and Shaw AFB began the morning light with an overcast 64 degrees. A few ocean-bordering counties reported showers while drizzle and mist covered inland zones. Sullivan's Island reached 79 degrees on Friday afternoon. More sunshine hours on Saturday allowed for moderate warming. Union noted a maximum temperature of 81 degrees and the afternoon temperature in Beaufort rose to 83 degrees. Partly sunny weather on Sunday helped Summerville, Florence and N Myrtle Beach record 82 degrees. During Sunday's evening hours, more showers began falling over the central coast. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was two degrees below the long-term average.

The highest official temperature reported was 91 degrees at Hardeeville on September 22. The lowest official temperature reported was 47 degrees at Caesars Head on September 24. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 5.51 inches at Huger Turkey Creek USGS ending at 7:00 a.m. on September 23. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.3 inches.


        Anderson AP            0.00    25.95      -7.3
           Greer AP            0.00    38.50       2.8
   Charlotte, NC AP            0.22    37.66       6.1
  Columbia Metro AP            0.17    30.88      -4.4
      Orangeburg AP            0.53    38.47       1.7
Augusta, GA Bush AP            0.24    30.61      -3.2
        Florence AP            0.46    36.10       2.2 
  N Myrtle Beach AP            0.60    33.05      -8.2
      Charleston AP            1.32    43.46       2.1
    Savannah, GA AP            0.09    39.84       1.2

                Weekly   Jan 1    Departure        

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 74 degrees, Charleston 76 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near normal. Charleston Harbor reported a water temperature of 75 degrees and Springmaid Pier at Myrtle Beach reported a surf water temperature of 75 degrees.

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