The week began with Tropical Depression Jeanne circulating heavy rains and severe weather into South Carolina. Tornadoes were observed in seven counties. On Tuesday, the systems center was located between Columbia and Greenville, moving northeast. Flooding rains up to nearly six inches were measured across the Piedmont. Sunny, warm weather followed the exiting storm Wednesday and Thursday. Dense fog was noted during the early morning hours. Sea breeze thunderstorms produced localized heavy rains along the central coast Friday. Unseasonably warm afternoons with high humidity preceded a cold front over the weekend. Scattered thunderstorms with hail occurred over the Midlands and Pee Dee on Sunday. For the period, the state average temperature was five degrees above normal.
The highest official temperature reported was 91 degrees at Orangeburg on October 3. The lowest official temperature reported was 52 degrees at Long Creek on the morning of September 30. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 5.87" at Gray Court ending at 7:00 a.m. on September 28. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 2.2.”
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
Precipitation Weekly Jan 1 Deviation Total Total From Avg Greer 4.22 37.0 -2.1 Columbia 1.90 37.6 -1.9 Orangeburg 3.15 35.4 -3.0 Charlotte, NC 2.56 37.8 +4.1 Augusta, GA 1.47 35.3 -0.6 Florence 3.34 36.1 0.0 Myrtle Beach 1.60 41.6 +5.1 Charleston 1.20 36.0 -7.0 Savannah, GA 0.57 31.3 -10.3 Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.
4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 76 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages were below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach
and Savannah will average around 72 degrees.