Nearly stationary boundaries separated the sunny and dry weather across the midlands from the cloudy and wet conditions along the southern coast. Tropical rains fell within Charleston County on Wednesday, September 28. A weather service employee measured flooding rains of 6.12 inches on James Island. Daily high temperatures during the week were 10 to 12 degrees above normal. At month's end, the rainfall amounts of 0.01 inches at Florence and no rain at Columbia both set September records. Cooler mornings were observed Saturday and Sunday while partly sunny afternoons mixed with isolated thundershowers. For the period, the state average temperature was four degrees above normal.
The highest official temperature reported was 93 degrees at the Orangeburg on September 29. The lowest official temperature reported was 54 degrees at Caesars Head on the morning of October 2. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.95 inches at Charleston City on September 28. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.3 inches.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
Precipitation Weekly Jan 1 Deviation Total Total From Avg Greer 0.16 40.4 1.4 Columbia 0.00 36.6 -2.8 Orangeburg 0.46 31.2 -8.0 Charlotte, NC 0.19 28.9 -4.6 Augusta, GA 1.07 38.6 2.8 Florence 0.01 33.1 -2.9 Myrtle Beach 0.16 28.0 -8.4 Charleston 0.62 34.2 -8.6 Savannah, GA 0.32 33.7 -7.8 Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.
SOIL: 4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 80 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF: South Carolina river stages were below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 77 degrees.