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Darlington County

30 Year Climate Normals (Darlington)
Max Temp. Mean Temp. Min Temp. Precip CDD HDD
1971-2000 75.1 F 63.9 F 52.6 F 46.9 Inches 2008 2408
1981-2010 75.2 F 62.8 F 50.4 F 46.16 Inches 1962 2759
1991-2020 75 F 62.8 F 50.6 F 47.88 Inches 1973 2745

Temperature Records (1893-2020)


Highest Maximum: 110 F, September 5, 1925; Darlington
Lowest Minimum: -4.0 F, January 21, 1985; Darlington

Precipitation Records (1915-2020)


Highest Daily Rainfall (COOP): 11.05 Inches, July 15, 1916; Florence 8 NE
Highest Daily Rainfall (CoCoRaHS): 8.21 inches, October 9, 2016; Darlington 7.3 SSW
Annual Average Rainfall: 45.86 Inches
Wettest Year: 1928, 73.35 inches; Florence 8 NE
Driest Year: 2001, 24.88 Inches; Florence 8 NE
Highest Daily Snowfall: 18.0 Inches, February 10, 1973; Darlington

Severe Weather Events- Countywide

Tornado

26 Tornadoes (1950-2020)
  • E/F0: 8
  • E/F1: 11
  • E/F2: 5
  • E/F3: 2
  • E/F4: 0
  • Period Of Record: 1950-2020
    Strongest: F3 on April 18, 1969 (2)
    Longest Path: 39.9 miles on April 18, 1969
    Widest Path: 200 yards on May 20, 1980
    1 tornado related fatality
    27 tornado related injuries
    Total Damage Costs: $11.9 Million

    Thunderstorm, High, and Strong Wind Events

    272 Total Wind Events (winds exceeding 50 knots or 58 miles per hour, 1955-2020)
  • 259 Thunderstorm wind events
  • 3 High wind events
  • 10 Strong wind events
  • 0 Wind-related fatalities
    7 Wind-related injuries
    Total Damage Costs: $1.739 Million

    Hail (>1.0 inch)


    59 Hail events (1955-2020)

    Lightning


    3 Lightning events (1993-2020)
    0 Lightning related fatalities
    0 Lightning related injuries
    Total Damage Costs: $43,000

    Flood

    29 Total Flood Events (1993-2020)
  • 18 Flood Events
  • 0 Coastal Flood Events
  • 11 Flash Flood Events
  • 0 Flood-related fatalities
    0 Flood-related injuries
    Total Damage Costs: $1.455 Million

    Winter Weather-Related Events

    23 Total Winter Weather-Related Events
  • 5 Winter storm events
  • 6 Ice storm events
  • 3 Heavy snow events
  • 0 Frost/freeze events
  • 9 Winter weather events
  • 0 Cold/wind chill events
  • 2 Winter weather-related fatalities
    0 Winter weather-related injuries
    Total Damage Costs: $3.9 Million

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