A slow moving frontal boundary created wet weather early on Monday and into Tuesday. One storm cell produced damaging winds, hail and heavy rains over Greenville and Spartanburg Counties on Monday while street flooding was reported in Orangeburg on Tuesday. For the rest of the week, mostly sunny skies along with much cooler temperatures were observed as the first week of Fall settled into South Carolina. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged six degrees below normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The highest temperature was 87 degrees at Ladsen/Oakbrook September 24. The lowest temperature was 36 degrees at Blythewood on the morning of September 25. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 3.12" at Sumter ending at 7:00 a.m. on September 25. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 1.1."
Precipitation Period 2001 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 1.27 32.78 6.7B 74 42 Columbia 0.23 25.94 14.4B 79 46 Florence 0.74 29.00 6.6B 83 47 Charleston 0.75 37.10 5.9B 84 49 N Myrtle Beach 0.06 35.38 5.1B 83 48 Augusta, Ga. 0.48 31.56 4.4B 80 45 *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 74 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages were below normal.
Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 71 degrees.