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September 30 - October 6, 2013


Saluda's Monday morning low temperature of 49 degrees was their coolest reading since May 26. Florence and Charleston warmed to 80 degrees. The state's September 2013 rainfall ranged from 5.15 inches at Chesnee to just 1.09 inches at Winnsboro. Most locations cooled into the 50's on Tuesday morning. The thermometers at Dillon and Conway indicated an even 50 degrees. Mostly sunny, blue skies helped Summerville and Beaufort reach 83 degrees. Sunny, dry weather on Wednesday pushed the temperature into the upper 80's. Florence, Columbia, Barnwell and Jamestown warmed to 88 degrees. The Marlboro County AP noted a Thursday maximum temperature of 90 degrees while east-northeast winds along the immediate beaches limited Springmaid Pier to only 77 degrees and Folly Beach to 78 degrees. The Columbia Metro AP recorded a Friday afternoon high temperature of 90 degrees at 2:08 p.m. Unseasonable "hot weather" was observed on Saturday for much of central South Carolina into the coastal plain. The Johnston Saturday high temperature of 91 degrees was their warmest October day in six years. Sunday's early morning fog, with visibilities of less than one-quarter mile, was reported at Eastover's McEntire ANG AP, Florence Regional AP, Conway AP and the Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station. Showers began arriving during the afternoon hours along the southern coastal counties. Parts of Oconee and Anderson counties began receiving rains in the hour before midnight. The state's record "latest ever" observation of 100 degrees or higher (Cheraw 102 degrees, October 6, 1954) passed with no official location reaching the century mark in 2013. The last time no station in South Carolina recorded 100 degrees or higher during a calendar year was in 1973. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was four degrees above the long-term average.

The highest official temperature reported was 93 degrees at Pinopolis on October 4. The lowest official temperature reported was 47 degrees at Cedar Creek on October 1. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.24 inches at Charleston AP on October 6. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.0 inches.


                              Weekly   Jan 1   Departure   
        Anderson AP            0.30    55.56     21.6  
           Greer AP            0.04    56.89     20.3
   Charlotte, NC AP            0.00    38.38      5.8
  Columbia Metro AP            0.00    45.55      9.4
      Orangeburg AP            0.00    48.91     10.9
Augusta, GA Bush AP            0.05    46.49     11.7
        Florence AP            0.01    47.36     12.5
  N Myrtle Beach AP            0.00    42.12     -0.4
      Charleston AP            0.24    51.31      8.6
    Savannah, GA AP            0.00    48.95      9.1	


Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 79 degrees, Charleston 75 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 78 degrees.

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