National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Columbia SC
421 PM EDT Thu Sep 9 2021


...Climate Summary for August 2021 for the Midlands of SC and
Central Savannah River Area of GA...


...Temperatures Slightly Above Normal across the Midlands and
Central Savannah River Area...

...Precipitation Above Normal across much of the Midlands and
Central Savannah River Area...

...Tropical Storm Fred which weakened to Tropical Depression Fred
spawned 5 Tornadoes across the Midlands and CSRA on the 17th...

...One River Flood Event along the N. Fork of the Edisto at
Orangeburg due to locally heavy rainfall from TD Fred...

...One Flash Flood Event in Downtown Columbia...



.Columbia SC Average Temperatures...

The average temperature at Columbia Metropolitan Airport for
August 2021 was 81.4 degrees or 0.4 degrees above the monthly
normal of 81.0 degrees.

.Augusta GA Average Temperatures...

The average temperature at Augusta Regional Bush Field for August
2021 was 82.5 degrees or 0.7 degrees above the monthly normal
of 81.8 degrees.

.Columbia Rainfall...

Columbia Metro Airport received 9.55 inches of rainfall during
August, 4.90 inches above the monthly normal of 4.65 inches.

.Augusta Rainfall...

Augusta Bush Field received 5.79 inches of rainfall during
August, 1.18 inches above the normal monthly value of 4.61 inches.



YEAR TO DATE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION STATS...

COLUMBIA SC METROPOLITAN AIRPORT 2021 MONTHLY AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES AND DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL...

         AVG HIGH/DEP  AVG LOW/DEP  AVG TEMP  NORM  DEPARTURE
Jan 2021  55.5/-1.3     35.8/+1.2     45.6    45.7    -0.1
Feb       58.7/-2.1     38.2/+0.9     48.4    49.1    -0.7
Mar       70.5/+2.2     46.5/+2.9     58.5    55.9    +2.6
Apr       77.2/+0.5     49.6/-1.9     63.4    64.1    -0.7
May       83.5/-0.3     57.0/-3.5     70.3    72.2    -1.9
Jun       88.4/-1.3     69.2/+0.6     78.8    79.1    -0.3
Jul       90.2/-2.5     71.4/-0.6     80.8    82.4    -1.6
Aug       90.0/-0.8     72.7/+1.5     81.4    80.8    +0.4

AUGUSTA GA BUSH FIELD 2021 MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
AND DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL...

Jan 2021  59.5/-0.1     36.8/+1.5     48.2    47.4    +0.8
Feb       63.1/-0.4     39.1/+1.0     51.1    50.8    +0.3
Mar       74.3/+3.3     47.0/+2.9     60.6    57.5    +3.1
Apr       79.2/+0.7     47.8/-2.8     63.5    64.6    -1.1
May       85.5/-0.4     55.5/-4.1     70.5    72.7    -2.2
Jun       90.0/-1.3     67.9/-0.2     79.0    79.7    -0.7
Jul       91.9/-2.2     70.7/-0.9     81.3    82.8    -1.5
Aug       92.7/+0.1     72.3/+1.3     82.5    81.8    +0.7


COLUMBIA SC METROPOLITAN AIRPORT 2021 MONTHLY/YEARLY
PRECIPITATION...

               TOTAL   NORMAL  DEPARTURE              (INCHES)
Jan 2021       5.32     3.49    +1.83
Feb            6.39     3.39    +3.00
Mar            3.43     3.57    -0.14
Apr            0.80     2.83    -2.03
May            2.64     3.49    -0.85
Jun            3.71     4.97    -1.26
Jul            6.09     5.35    +0.74
Aug            9.55     4.65    +4.90
YTD Total     37.93    31.74    +6.19

AUGUSTA GA BUSH FIELD 2021 MONTHLY/YEARLY PRECIPITATION...

               TOTAL   NORMAL  DEPARTURE              (INCHES)
Jan 2021       4.87     3.84     +1.03
Feb            6.59     3.67     +2.92
Mar            4.70     4.08     +0.62
Apr            1.57     2.92     -1.35
May            2.49     3.05     -0.56
Jun            8.30     4.75     +3.55
Jul            6.54     4.48     +2.06
Aug            5.79     4.61     +1.18
YTD Total     40.85    31.40     +9.45


Temperature/Precipitation Records Tied or Broken during
the month of August:

Augusta...None.

Columbia...A record rainfall of 5.13 inches was set at Columbia
Metro Airport on the 22nd. This breaks the old record of 2.18 inches
set in 1979. This also sets the daily record for the month of August
and is so far the sixth wettest calendar day on record.


Here are some of the highest monthly rainfall totals for August 2021
from our NWS Coop Weather Observers:

Pelion 0.8 NW (PLNS1).........11.60 inches
Swansea 3.5 NE (SWAS1)........10.31 inches
Longtown (LNTS1)...............9.25 inches
Barnwell 5 ENE (BNLS1).........9.13 inches
Wagener 1 SW (WAGS1)...........7.70 inches


Here are some highest monthly rainfall totals for August 2021 from
our
CoCoRaHS (Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network):

SC-OR-48  North 4.3 ESE..........13.87 inches
SC-BM-1   Denmark 2.8 WNW........13.68 inches
SC-CA-1   St. Matthews 3.2 ENE...12.86 inches
SC-LX-145 Swansea 3.5 SW.........12.60 inches
SC-RC-127 Columbia 2.1 NNW.......11.10 inches

GA-CU-14  Grovetown 4.5 NNW.......6.75 inches
GA-Bk-9   S. Augusta 4.1 S........5.09 inches
GA-MD-1   Thomson 2.5 S...........4.76 inches
GA-RC-9   W. Augusta 0.9 NW.......4.35 inches
GA-LC-2   Tignall 10.2 NE.........3.32 inches


Significant Weather Events for August 2021...

Tropical Storm/Tropical Depression Fred August 17th-18th...

The circulation associated with Tropical Depression Fred spawned 5
tornadoes across the Midlands and Central Savannah River Area as it
moved north-northeast from southwest Georgia up along the spine of
the southern Appalachian mountains.

Additionally, heavy rainfall associated with Fred produced high flows
and some minor flooding along the area rivers. The North Fork of the
Edisto River crested at 9.01 feet on the late evening of the 24th.
Flood stage is 8.0 feet.

Fred spawned 3 EF-1 tornadoes along with 2 EF-1 tornadoes on the
afternoon hours of the 17th. Here is a summary of the tornadoes:

...Murphys Estates EF1 Tornado in Edgefield County, SC...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    90 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.5 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   100.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             08/17/2021
Start Time:             01:03 PM EDT
Start Location:         4 WNW Murphys Estates / Edgefield County
/ SC
Start Lat/Lon:          33.6259 / -82.0096

End Date:               08/17/2021
End Time:               01:07 PM EDT
End Location:           4 WNW Murphys Estates / Edgefield County
/ SC
End Lat/Lon:            33.6466 / -82.0013

Survey Summary:
A National Weather Service Storm Survey team confirmed an EF1
tornado, with peak winds of 90 mph, west-northwest of Murphys
Estates in Edgefield County, SC.

The tornado began near Briggs Road, where it snapped and uprooted
multiple trees and destroyed a small shed. The tornado then
continued north-northeast, crossing Big Branch Court and Moore
Road, where it snapped multiple softwood trees. The survey team
was not able to confirm any additional damage north of this
immediate area due to a lack of access from the ground. However,
the South Carolina Forestry Commission assisted the survey using a
fixed wing aircraft and was not able to determine any additional
areas with significant damage. The survey team did note isolated
tree damage along Dry Bridge Road and Republican Road, but there
is not enough evidence that this was the result a tornado at this
time.



...North of Leesville EF0 Tornado in Lexington County, SC...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    75 mph
Path Length /statute/:  4.3152 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   50.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             08/17/2021
Start Time:             03:33 PM EDT
Start Location:         4 N Leesville / Lexington County / SC
Start Lat/Lon:          33.9713 / -81.4971

End Date:               08/17/2021
End Time:               03:43 PM EDT
End Location:           8 N Leesville / Saluda County / SC
End Lat/Lon:            34.0338 / -81.4956

Survey Summary:
A National Weather Service storm survey team confirmed an EF0
tornado,
with peak wind speeds of 75 mph, north of Leesville in
Lexington County, SC, near the Saluda County border. The tornado
produced sporadic and mainly minor tree damage as it moved
northward from near Derrick Hollow Road to near Holley Ferry Road
and Highway 378.

Drone video provided to the National Weather Service confirms this
tornado, which was ongoing at the same time as a tornado just to its
east.



...Dreher Island EF1 Tornado in Newberry and Lexington Counties,
SC...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /statute/:  14.2309 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   250.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             08/17/2021
Start Time:             3:31 PM EDT
Start Location:         3 WNW Summit / Lexington County / SC
Start Lat/Lon:          33.9508 / -81.4697

End Date:               08/17/2021
End Time:               3:57 PM EDT
End Location:           3 WSW Chapin / Lexington County / SC
End Lat/Lon:            34.1476 / -81.4019

Survey Summary:
A National Weather Service storm survey confirmed a low-end EF1
tornado. The tornado produced peak winds of 95 mph which occurred in
the area of Dreher Island State Park and in other areas southwest of
Chapin, SC near the shores of Lake Murray in Newberry and Lexington
Counties.

The tornado initially produced sporadic and mainly minor tree damage
south of Lake Murray where it moved northward from near Windmill
Road, across Devils Backbone Road and Ridge Road. Drone video
provided to the National Weather Service confirms the track and
timing of the tornado, which was ongoing at the same time as a
tornado just to its west. The tornado caused more tree damage near
Highway 378 at Lake Murray between Rocky Ridge Road and Adams Park
Road then moved to the northeast over Lake Murray. The National
Weather Service received video and eye witness reports that the
tornado traveled over the lake west of Driftwood Point Road.
Additional video taken from Heron Lane shows that the tornado
remained in-tact as it continued northward towards Dreher Island
State Park.

Video provided to the National Weather Service shows this tornado
developing multiple vortices over Lake Murray approximately 0.5
miles west of Dreher Island State Park. The ground survey indicated
several trees snapped or uprooted on Sassafras Lane, one of which
fell on a home damaging the roof. The tornado then moved northeast,
crossing near the entrance to Dreher Island State Park, where it
snapped or uprooted multiple trees.

The tornado then moved back across Lake Murray, lifting northward
and moving onshore where it snapped or uprooted numerous trees in
the vicinity of Grassy Meadow Court and RB Baker Drive. Along
Backwater Court the downed trees hit the roof of two homes,
destroyed the roof of a boat house and damaged the boat inside, and
also landed on a pontoon boat resulting in major damage. As the
tornado continued north across Crystal Cove Court, trees landed on
two homes, resulting in roof damage and pulling the porch off one of
the homes. The tornado eventually dissipating near St. Peters Church
Road.

Thanks to the Lexington County Department of Emergency Services for
providing some damage assessments.



...Orangeburg County EF1 Tornado North-Northwest of the City of
Orangeburg...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    88 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.90 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   50.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             08/17/2021
Start Time:             05:40 PM EDT
Start Location:         6 NNW Brookdale / Orangeburg County / SC
Start Lat/Lon:          33.603 / -80.872

End Date:               08/17/2021
End Time:               05:43 PM EDT
End Location:           5 NNW Brookdale / Orangeburg County / SC
End Lat/Lon:            33.59 / -80.8721

Survey Summary:
The National Weather Service storm survey team confirmed a low-
end EF1 tornado just north-northwest of the City of Orangeburg.
The tornado had a path length just under 1 mile, a width that
ranged from 25 to 50 yards, peak winds of 88 mph, and was on the
ground for approximately 3 minutes.

The tornado touched down along Virginia Drive, just off of Columbia
Road, and moved north. The tornado snapped two small pine trees
about 20 feet off of the ground. The tornado continued northward
toward the intersection of Farnum Road and Columbia Road. The
tornado downed several large limbs, uprooted a couple of trees and
removed a few shingles and some flashing from Bethel Church. The
tornado then uprooted a couple of trees and downed a few large
branches at a farm along the northbound side of Columbia Road.
Some of the large branches damaged a vinyl fence along the roadway.
The strong winds from the tornado removed some of the fence caps and
blew them across the highway to the southbound side. The tornado
continued northward and snapped a small tree and downed multiple
small and large limbs at the intersection of Columbia Road and New
Hope Road. The tornado dissipated after crossing New Hope Road
before reaching Widgeon Road. Other than the minor damage to the
church and fencing, there was no damage to any structures along the
path.



...Holston Crossroads EF0 Tornado in Saluda County, SC...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    65 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.11 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   25.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             08/17/2021
Start Time:             08:47 PM EDT
Start Location:         5 NNW Batesburg / Saluda County / SC
Start Lat/Lon:          33.9772 / -81.5821

End Date:               08/17/2021
End Time:               08:48 PM EDT
End Location:           5 NNW Batesburg / Saluda County / SC
End Lat/Lon:            33.9785 / -81.5809

Survey Summary:
A National Weather Service storm survey team confirmed a very
weak EF0 tornado, with peak winds of 65 mph, north of Holston
Crossroads in Saluda County, SC.

The tornado very briefly touched down near the intersection of
Double Bridges Road and West Creek Road, where it snapped a couple
of trees. The survey team was not able to confirm any additional
damage in the immediate vicinity due to a lack of access from the
ground. However, it appears that the damage did not extend to homes
on
Rabbit Lane to the east.



EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph
EF4...Violent...166 to 200 mph
EF5...Violent...>200 mph

NOTE:
The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in NWS
Storm Data.


Here is a summary of rainfall amounts associated with Tropical
Depression Fred:

...PRECIPITATION REPORTS...

Location                     Amount    Time/Date       Lat/Lon

Ridge Spring 0.4 SSW         4.68 in   0700 AM 08/18   33.84N/81.67W
Leesville 8.0 N              4.54 in   0700 AM 08/18   34.03N/81.52W
Jackson                      4.11 in   0859 AM 08/18   33.37N/81.86W
Little Mountain              4.01 in   0900 AM 08/18   34.20N/81.41W
Leesville 10.6 NNE           3.69 in   0700 AM 08/18   34.07N/81.47W
Prosperity 8.1 SSE           3.46 in   0600 AM 08/18   34.10N/81.48W
Long Cane Portable           3.46 in   0850 AM 08/18   33.71N/82.03W
Lexington 5.6 S              3.39 in   0700 AM 08/18   33.91N/81.22W
Pelion 4.7 W                 3.24 in   0700 AM 08/18   33.79N/81.33W
Trenton 6.5 SSW              3.12 in   0700 AM 08/18   33.66N/81.89W
Batesburg 1.8 SSW            3.01 in   0700 AM 08/18   33.88N/81.56W
North Augusta                3.00 in   0900 AM 08/18   33.60N/81.92W
Aiken 2.6 NW                 2.83 in   0800 AM 08/18   33.57N/81.75W
SRS - SAVRIV                 2.79 in   0707 AM 08/18   33.33N/81.59W
Evans 3.0 N                  2.79 in   0756 AM 08/18   33.56N/82.14W
Williston 4.3 NNW            2.72 in   0700 AM 08/18   33.46N/81.45W
Aiken 2.2 NW                 2.69 in   0700 AM 08/18   33.56N/81.76W
Red Bank area                2.65 in   0854 AM 08/18   33.89N/81.22W
West Columbia                2.65 in   0859 AM 08/18   33.94N/81.14W
Swansea 3.9 ENE              2.64 in   0700 AM 08/18   33.76N/81.04W
Evans 2.1 NNW                2.59 in   0700 AM 08/18   33.54N/82.16W
Lexington 3.0 WSW            2.57 in   0700 AM 08/18   33.96N/81.27W
Saluda Water Plant           2.53 in   0800 AM 08/18   33.99N/81.77W
Martinez 3.0 NE              2.50 in   0715 AM 08/18   33.55N/82.05W
West Columbia 5.9 WSW        2.49 in   0700 AM 08/18   33.95N/81.17W
1 SSE Graniteville           2.43 in   0530 AM 08/18   33.58N/81.79W
Aiken Regional Apt           2.43 in   0855 AM 08/18   33.65N/81.68W
Leesville 5.2 SE             2.41 in   0800 AM 08/18   33.87N/81.44W
Appling                      2.40 in   0845 AM 08/18   33.54N/82.35W
Midville                     2.38 in   0800 AM 08/18   32.82N/82.24W
6.7 S Monetta                2.36 in   0830 AM 08/18   33.75N/81.60W
Longtown                     2.34 in   0830 AM 08/18   34.35N/80.84W
Aiken                        2.34 in   0850 AM 08/18   33.53N/81.73W
1 SSW Pelion                 2.29 in   0905 AM 08/18   33.76N/81.25W
Aiken 1.0 SSW                2.28 in   0700 AM 08/18   33.53N/81.73W
Leesville                    2.27 in   0421 PM 08/17   33.92N/81.51W
Fort Gordon                  2.27 in   0801 AM 08/18   33.35N/82.21W
Aiken 1.6 NNW                2.26 in   0700 AM 08/18   33.56N/81.74W
Lexington 1.0 SE             2.25 in   0700 AM 08/18   33.98N/81.22W
7.9 N Girard                 2.25 in   0815 AM 08/18   33.15N/81.75W
Indian Land                  2.24 in   0845 AM 08/18   35.06N/80.89W
Beech Island 4.7 NE          2.20 in   0652 AM 08/18   33.48N/81.84W
SRS - SAVRAW                 2.18 in   0706 AM 08/18   33.21N/81.59W
Saluda 0.6 NNE               2.16 in   0700 AM 08/18   34.01N/81.77W
5 NE Murphys Estates         2.15 in   0700 AM 08/18   33.65N/81.87W
Gilbert 1.0 SE               2.14 in   0700 AM 08/18   33.91N/81.38W
Columbia 9.6 WNW             2.07 in   0700 AM 08/18   34.08N/81.17W
Thomson-McDuffie Co Apt        2.04 in   0855 AM 08/18   33.53N/82.52W
Wagener 0.5 NE               2.03 in   0730 AM 08/18   33.66N/81.36W
Graniteville 1 NE            2.02 in   0530 AM 08/18   33.58N/81.79W
Irmo 4.2 NNW                 2.00 in   0653 AM 08/18   34.15N/81.22W


A line of thunderstorms producing locally heavy rainfall repeatedly
passed over some areas of the Midlands on the 22nd. Up to 5 inches
of rain fell and produced flash flooding in some areas. These storms
produced two minor flood events in downtown Columbia along Rocky
Branch. The heavy rainfall made some roadways impassable in the areas
West Columbia and Cayce. The water also caused a car to stall in
flood waters in Cayce.

Rocky Branch at Whaley Street and Main Street crested at 7.57 feet
around noon on the 22nd and then once again at 7.61 feet around 2 pm
on the 22nd. Flood stage is 7.3 feet.

Here are some of the rainfall totals from the event:

...LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL OCCURRED SUNDAY ACROSS PARTS OF THE
MIDLANDS AND CSRA...
...24 HOUR PRECIPITATION REPORTS...

Location                     Amount    Time/Date       Provider
Cayce 1.0 SSE                5.14 in   0745 AM 08/23   COCORAHS
Columbia Metro Airport       4.52 in   0903 AM 08/23   ASOS
Congaree National Park       4.45 in   0847 AM 08/23   RAWS
Columbia 2.1 NNW             4.38 in   0700 AM 08/23   COCORAHS
Swansea 3.9 ENE              3.71 in   0700 AM 08/23   COCORAHS
North 4.3 ESE                3.35 in   0600 AM 08/23   COCORAHS
Columbia 3.1 E               3.10 in   0600 AM 08/23   COCORAHS
Columbia 5.7 WSW             3.07 in   0748 AM 08/23   COCORAHS
West Columbia                2.84 in   0917 AM 08/23   CWOP
St. Matthews 3.2 ENE         2.72 in   0800 AM 08/23   COCORAHS
Columbia 5.6 SSW             2.61 in   0700 AM 08/23   COCORAHS
Cayce 1.5 NNE                2.50 in   0700 AM 08/23   COCORAHS
West Columbia 2.2 N          2.48 in   0900 AM 08/23   COCORAHS
North AF Aux Airfield         2.42 in   0926 AM 08/23   AWOS
Valencia Heights 1.0 WNW     2.42 in   0700 AM 08/23   COCORAHS
Gilbert 7.1 N                2.31 in   1000 PM 08/22   COCORAHS
McEntire JNG                 2.26 in   0921 AM 08/23   ASOS
Columbia Hamilton-Owens Apt  2.02 in   0901 AM 08/23   ASOS
Cayce                        2.00 in   0915 AM 08/23   CWOP
Wagener 0.5 NE               2.00 in   0730 AM 08/23   COCORAHS
Leesville 8.0 N              1.91 in   0700 AM 08/23   COCORAHS
Lugoff 2.2 NNW                1.78 in   0700 AM 08/23   COCORAHS
Ridgeway                     1.74 in   0917 AM 08/23   CWOP
Aiken 8.3 E                  1.70 in   0700 AM 08/23   COCORAHS
Salley 4.9 NNE               1.69 in   0700 AM 08/23   COCORAHS
Denmark 2.8 WNW              1.60 in   0800 AM 08/23   COCORAHS
Oak Grove 1.4 N              1.59 in   0700 AM 08/23   COCORAHS
Lexington 4.3 E              1.57 in   0700 AM 08/23   COCORAHS
Longtown                     1.56 in   0830 AM 08/23   COOP
Lexington 2.9 NE             1.51 in   0700 AM 08/23   COCORAHS



Daytime heating and increased moisture associated with Tropical
Depression Ida moving across the Tennessee Valley produced a band of
fast moving showers and thunderstorms. Some of these storms became
severe as a bow developed along the line and produced strong
damaging winds. Most of the wind damage reports were across the
Central Savannah River Area from McDuffie County eastward into
Edgefield County. Numerous trees were downed across McCormick County.
The AWOS at Thomson in McDuffie County recorded a wind gust of 52
mph.



Hydrology/River Stages...

There was only one river flooding event during the month of August.
The North Fork of the Edisto River crested at 9.01 feet during
the late evening of the 24th. Flood stage is 8.0 feet. This produced
minor flooding along the river. The flooding was the result of heavy
rainfall from August 17th - 18th. Portions of the river basin
received between 2 and 5 inches of rainfall.

Lake Murray Water Temperatures (near surface) at the
intake towers for August:

Warmest...87.8 F on the 1st and 2nd.
Coolest...79.7 F on the 17th.


August Peak Wind Gust at the ASOS Sites and Lake Wind Sites:

Columbia Meto Airport (CAE)..........41 mph on the 10th
Orangeburg County Airport (OGB)......40 mph on the 31st
Augusta Bush Field (AGS).............39 mph on the 16th
Augusta Daniel Field (DNL)...........35 mph on the 24th
Columbia Hamilton-Owens Field (CUB)..29 mph on the 1st

Lake Thurmond Dam (CHDS1)............38 mph on the 21st
Lake Murray Flotilla Island (LMFS1)..32 mph on the 17th
Lake Wateree Dam (WATS1).............26 mph on the 25th
Lake Murray Towers USGS (IRMS1)......25 mph on the 1st



The 3-Month Climate Outlook
...(September/October/November)...

The outlook calls for about a 33 to 40 percent chance of
of above normal temperatures with equal chance of above, below
or normal precipitation.

ENSO (EL NINO SOUTHERN OSCILLATION)...

...La Nina Watch...
ENSO neutral conditions continue. ENSO-Neutral is favored
through the fall. There is a 70 to 80 percent chance of La
Nina developing during the 2021 - 2022 Northern Hemisphere winter.

Climate Outlooks and ENSO Discussions courtesy of NOAA
Climate Prediction Center...www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov .


Much appreciation goes out to our NWS Cooperative Weather
Observers...CoCoRaHS (Community...Collaborative...Rain...
Hail and Snow Network) Observers...South Carolina State
Climate Office...Southeast Regional Climate Center...Richland
County Emergency Services...USGS and local weather partners
for the data they provide throughout the year. Their hard
work and dedication is greatly appreciated.

Temperature records for Columbia go back to 1887 and for
Augusta back to 1873. Precipitation records for Columbia
go back to 1878 and for Augusta back to 1871.

Additional climate information, including current and
archived daily and monthly summaries, can be found on the
National Weather Service Columbia SC home page at
https://www.weather.gov/cae .

$$

LCV