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September 23 - September 29, 2013


Adam's Run started the first full day of autumn at 62 degrees before warming to 84 degrees that Monday afternoon. Florence, Shaw AFB and McCormick reported a Tuesday low temperature of 55 degrees. Rains moved into the Upstate ahead of daylight on Wednesday morning. At 8:00 a.m., the Clemson Oconee County AP reported "heavy rain". More heavy rains fell at Columbia's Hamilton-Owens AP, Orangeburg AP and Shaw AFB. The eastward progression of wet weather provided areas of welcomed rains from the Midlands into the Lowcountry. A Richland County Emergency Services rain gage at Fort Jackson measured 1.62 inches. The 1.14 inches at Columbia Metro AP was that location's greatest rainfall amount since August 16. Both Clinton and Laurens received 1.08 inches. West to east clearing on Thursday signaled the arrival of more seasonal air. Florence reported a Thursday afternoon high temperature of 81 degrees. On Friday morning, Dillon cooled to 56 degrees and a nearby Mullins reported a low of 57 degrees. The state's warmest afternoon sites were Charleston and Beaufort at 82 degrees. The Saturday morning 59-degree minimum temperature at Edisto Beach State Park was their coolest value since May 28. Overcast to mostly sunny days were observed over the Saturday-Sunday weekend. The Greenville-Spartanburg AP recorded 73 degrees for a Saturday maximum temperature. After a sunrise temperature of 57 degrees, the North Myrtle Beach AP thermometer climbed to a 3:01 p.m. high temperature of 78 degrees under "fair" skies. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was two degrees below the long-term average.

The highest official temperature reported was 86 degrees at Holly Hill on September 23. The lowest official temperature reported was 47 degrees at Cedar Creek on September 28. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.30 inches at Charleston AP on September 26. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.7 inches.


                              Weekly   Jan 1   Departure   
        Anderson AP            0.63    55.26     22.0  
           Greer AP            1.12    56.85     21.0
   Charlotte, NC AP            0.17    38.38      6.7
  Columbia Metro AP            1.14    45.55     10.2
      Orangeburg AP            0.72    48.91     12.0
Augusta, GA Bush AP            0.16    46.22     12.5
        Florence AP            0.29    47.37     13.3
  N Myrtle Beach AP            0.98    42.12      0.7
      Charleston AP            2.30    51.07      9.5
    Savannah, GA AP            0.64    48.95     10.2


Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 75 degrees, Charleston 73 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 74 degrees.

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