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September 26, 2016 - October 2, 2016


Thunderstorms on Monday produced one and one quarter-inch hail near Honea Path and one-inch hail near Boiling Springs. Rains of 1.02 inches fell at Fountain Inn and 0.61 inches at Anderson AP. Afternoon temperatures on Tuesday reached 90 degrees at Clarks Hill, Johnston, Beaufort and Hilton Head Island. Late night storms formed over Edgefield, Saluda and Greenwood counties causing flash flooding and leaving fields of standing water. A CoCoRaHS volunteer 10.5 miles north of Edgefield received 6.61 inches of rain. The USGS SCDOT gage near Saluda measured 4.57 inches and 3.10 inches were reported at the Lake Greenwood Dam. Summertime heat on Wednesday held on for Johnston, Columbia, Sumter and Walterboro with 91 degrees. Widely scattered thundershowers brought Cheraw 2.03 inches of rain and 1.52 inches to Pageland. A weak boundary of more seasonal air eased into the Upstate on Thursday morning moving the temperature to 51 degrees at Walhalla. Ahead of the seasonal cooling, Lugoff and Manning recorded 88 degrees. Friday morning's rainfall measurements for the previous 24-hours included 1.30 inches at Andrews, 1.18 inches at Walterboro and 0.99 inches at Charleston City. At 5:00 p.m. on Friday, both Columbia airports noted 84 degrees and 26 percent relative humidity. The September 2016 South Carolina rainfall ranged from a high of 18.37 inches at North Myrtle Beach AP to 0.10 inches at Greenville Downtown AP. On Saturday morning, October 1, Pelion reported 48 degrees. It was 49 degrees in Johnston and 54 degrees at Hartsville and Kingstree. Mostly clear, blue skies were observed all day. Greenville and Little Mountain shared 80 degrees for their Saturday high temperature. Allendale reported a Sunday sunrise temperature of 55 degrees. At 4:00 p.m., a sunny Aiken noted 82 degrees, calm air and 30 percent relative humidity.

The highest official temperature reported was 92 degrees at Barnwell on September 28. The lowest official temperature reported was 40 degrees at Jocassee 8WNW on October 1 (state's coldest morning since May 16). The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 7.01 inches at the Saluda Filter Plant ending at 7:00 a.m. on September 28. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.7 inches. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was five degrees above the long-term average.


  Weekly Jan 1 Departure
Anderson AP 0.97 20.67 -12.9
Greer AP 0.26 29.22 -7.0
Charlotte, NC AP 4.18 26.98 -5.1
Columbia Metro AP 0.13 29.74 -6.0
Orangeburg AP 0.00 32.43 -5.0
Augusta, GA Bush AP 0.00 31.15 -3.2
Florence AP 0.46 42.70 8.3
N Myrtle Beach AP 0.74 44.03 2.1
Charleston AP 1.07 44.26 2.2
Savannah, GA AP 1.38 39.36 0.1

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.


4-inch depth soil temperature: Clinton 74 degrees. Columbia 77 degrees. Barnwell 69 degrees. Mullins 72 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to much below normal (Upstate). Charleston Harbor reported a water temperature of 81 degrees. Springmaid Pier at Myrtle Beach reported a surf water temperature of 81 degrees.

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