National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
Public Information Statement National Weather Service Columbia SC
1150 AM Wed Sep 9 2020

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

...Climate Summary for August...

...Hurricane Isaias makes landfall in SE North Carolina late on
the 3rd...
...Isaias and Frontal Boundary bring heavy rain to the Pee Dee
and Midlands...
...Temperatures slightly above normal for August...
...Rainfall near normal for August...

...Summer 2020 (June, July, August)...

...Temperatures averaged above normal for the Midlands and CSRA...
...Rainfall totals were above normal for the Midlands and CSRA...


The month of August began with Hurricane Isaias brushing the South
Carolina coast on the afternoon and evening of the 3rd before making
landfall near Holden Beach, North Carolina. A combination of a
frontal boundary in the region and moisture ahead of Isaias produced
rainfall amounts from one half inch up to around 3 inches across
portions of the Midlands and Central Savannah River Area.

Otherwise, August began with a steady dose of afternoon and evening
showers and thunderstorms along with very muggy conditions. However,
by the end of the month rainfall became more widely scattered and
some locations went several days without any rainfall. Temperatures
through the month stayed close to or just above normal for the
month.


...Summer 2020 Facts...

Columbia...
Average High Temperature - 90.1 degrees
Normal High Temperature - 91.1 degrees
Difference - -1.0 degrees

Average Low Temperature - 71.8 degrees
Normal Low Temperature - 70.3 degrees
Difference - +1.5 degrees

Average Summer Temperature - 81.0 degrees
Normal Summer Temperature - 80.7 degrees
Difference - +0.3 degrees

Summer Rainfall Total - 16.13 inches
Normal Summer Rainfall - 15.41 inches
Difference - +0.72 inches

Hottest Temperature - 98 degrees on July 15th and 20th
Coolest Temperature - 60 degrees on June 2nd


Augusta...
Average High Temperature - 92.8 degrees
Normal High Temperature - 92.1 degrees
Difference - +0.7 degrees

Average Low Temperature - 71.0 degrees
Normal Low Temperature - 68.4 degrees
Difference - +2.6 degrees

Average Summer Temperature - 81.9 degrees
Normal Summer Temperature - 80.2 degrees
Difference - +1.7 degrees

Summer Rainfall Total - 15.61 inches
Normal Summer Rainfall - 13.37 inches
Difference - +2.24 inches

Hottest Temperature - 100 degrees on July 20th and August 1st
Coolest Temperature - 61 degrees on June 2nd and 18th




.Augusta Average Temperatures...

The average temperature at Augusta Regional Bush Field for August
was 82.7 degrees or 2.2 degrees above the normal of 80.5 degrees


.Columbia Average Temperatures...

The average temperature at Columbia Metro Airport for August was
81.6 degrees or 0.8 degrees above the normal of 80.8 degrees.



.Augusta Rainfall...

Augusta Bush Field received 6.20 inches of rainfall during August,
1.88 inches above the normal of 4.32 inches


.Columbia Rainfall...

Columbia Metro Airport received 3.74 inches of rainfall during
August, 1.52 inches below the normal of 5.26 inches


Here are some of the highest/lowest Coop Observer monthly rainfall
totals for August 2020:

BAMS1 Bamberg....................11.12 inches
HHLS1 Holly Hill 1 SW.............9.94 inches
PLNS1 Pelion 0.8 NW...............9.59 inches
MANS1 Manning.....................8.90 inches
NRTS1 North 5 NE..................8.56 inches


BLYS1 Cedar Creek.................1.47 inches
USCS1 Columbia Univ. of SC........3.61 inches
WGRS1 Wagener 1 SW................3.70 inches
BATS1 Batesburg...................3.88 inches
AKIS1 Aiken 2 E...................3.90 inches



Here are some of the highest CoCoRaHS Observer monthly rainfall
totals for August 2020:

SC-SM-20  Sumter 3.6 SSW.........13.98 inches
SC-OR-17  Orangeburg 3.2 NW......11.87 inches
SC-OR-11  Neeses 7.0 SE..........10.65 inches
SC-LX-22  Pelion 4.7 W...........10.17 inches
SC-LX-35  Lexington 2.9 NE.......10.12 inches

GA-RC-9   West Augusta 0.9 NW....11.26 inches
GA-CU-21  Martinez 3.0 NE........11.12 inches
GA-RC-12  Augusta 4.2 W..........10.49 inches
GA-BK-9   South Augusta 4.1 S.....9.37 inches



Highest Wind Gusts at ASOS Sites During August:

Augusta Bush Field (AGS)..............47 mph on the 3rd
Augusta Daniel Field (DNL)............42 mph on the 10th
Columbia Hamilton Owens Field (CUB)...38 mph on the 7th
Orangeburg County Airport (OGB).......35 mph on the 10th
Columbia Metro Airport (CAE)..........34 mph on the 24th


Highest Wind Gusts on the area lakes during August:

Lake Thurmond Dam (CHDS1).............40 mph on the 3rd
Lake Murray Towers USGS (IRMS1).......38 mph on the 7th
Lake Wateree Dam (WATS1)..............37 mph on the 18th
Lake Murray Flotilla Island (LMFS1)...34 mph on the 7th


Lake Murray Water Temperatures (near surface) at The Towers for
August:

Warmest...87.4F on the 1st and 2nd
Coolest...83.3F on the 7th and 25th



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

Augusta...

August 29th...A record high minimum temperature of 78 degrees was
set at Bush Field. This breaks the old record of 77 degrees set in
1881.

Columbia...

August 29th...A record high minimum temperature of 78 degrees was set
at Columbia Metro Airport. This breaks the old record of 77 degrees
set in 2006.

August 31st...Tied the record high minimum temperature of 76 degrees
that was set in 2014.



Significant Weather Events for August...

August 2nd - 3rd...Ahead of Hurricane Isaias, a frontal boundary was
stalled just west of the region. This combined with moisture
streaming ahead of Isaias produced rainfall amounts from one half
inch up to over 3 inches across the Midlands and Central Savannah
River Area.


Here are the rainfall reports for the event:

Location                     Amount    Time/Date       Provider

...Georgia...

...Burke County...
Midville                     0.87 in   1000 AM 08/04   HADS
Waynesboro 3.3 SW            0.80 in   0600 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
7.9 N Girard                 0.76 in   1000 AM 08/04   HADS
3.5 NE Waynesboro            0.14 in   1000 AM 08/04   HADS

...Columbia County...
Martinez 3.0 NE              2.13 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Martinez 0.9 NW              1.50 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Martinez 3.5 WSW             0.91 in   0800 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Evans                        0.75 in   1104 AM 08/04   CWOP
Evans 3.0 N                  0.71 in   0708 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Evans 2.1 NNW                0.65 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Appling 2.0 SE               0.10 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Appling                      0.09 in   1104 AM 08/04   CWOP
Grovetown 2.0 SSW            0.09 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
5.9 SW Clarks Hill           0.03 in   1045 AM 08/04   HADS
Martinez                     0.02 in   1101 AM 08/04   CWOP

...Lincoln County...
0.9 NE Lincolnton            0.86 in   0800 AM 08/04   COOP
Lincolnton 4 S               0.74 in   0800 AM 08/04   COOP
...McDuffie County...
Thomson 2 SSE                0.61 in   0840 AM 08/04   COOP
Thomson-Mcduffie County Arpt 0.39 in   1055 AM 08/04   AWOS
Thomson 2.6 S                0.38 in   0800 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Thomson 5.1 NE               0.19 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS

...Richmond County...
Augusta 4.2 W                2.82 in   0703 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
3.0 S Fort Gordon            2.66 in   1000 AM 08/04   HADS
Augusta Daniel               1.74 in   1053 AM 08/04   ASOS
2.8 S North Augusta          1.58 in   0400 AM 08/04   HADS
6.6 SE Augusta               1.44 in   1045 AM 08/04   HADS
Augusta Bush                 1.36 in   1053 AM 08/04   ASOS
Gracewood                    1.28 in   1059 AM 08/04   CWOP
Fort Gordon                  1.28 in   1001 AM 08/04   RAWS
South Augusta 4.1 S          1.16 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
6 SSE Augusta                0.39 in   1102 AM 08/04   AWS

...South Carolina...

...Aiken County...

North Augusta 1.3 SSW        1.91 in   0707 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
North Augusta                1.74 in   1101 AM 08/04   CWOP
North Augusta 1.5 WSW        1.67 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
North Augusta 3.5 ENE        1.30 in   0500 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Beech Island 4.7 NE          1.20 in   0841 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Aiken 4.3 SSW                0.90 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
4 S Aiken                    0.75 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Aiken 2.9 SSE                0.53 in   0730 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Aiken 2.5 S                  0.50 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Srf2 - Portable              0.46 in   1029 AM 08/04   RAWS
Aiken 7.8 SSE                0.40 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Aiken 1.0 SSW                0.40 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Aiken 2.2 NW                 0.38 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Aiken 7.6 SSE                0.31 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Graniteville 1 NE            0.30 in   0700 AM 08/04   COOP
1 SSE Graniteville           0.30 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Aiken 2.6 NW                 0.29 in   0800 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Aiken 1.1 N                  0.28 in   0830 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Graniteville                 0.27 in   1100 AM 08/04   CWOP
Aiken 8.6 SE                 0.27 in   0630 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Aiken 2 SE                   0.25 in   0735 AM 08/04   COOP
Savriv                       0.25 in   1007 AM 08/04   RAWS


...Bamberg County...
Ehrhardt 0.2 SE              0.06 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Denmark 2.8 WNW              0.03 in   0800 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Bamberg                      0.02 in   0930 AM 08/04   COOP

...Barnwell County...
Savraw                       0.26 in   1006 AM 08/04   RAWS
Barnwell 4.6 S               0.07 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
2.7 W Blackville             0.06 in   1000 AM 08/04   HADS
2 ESE Elko                   0.05 in   1100 AM 08/04   AWS
Barnwell 1.2 WSW             0.05 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Williston                    0.02 in   1055 AM 08/04   CWOP

...Calhoun County...
St. Matthews 3.2 ENE         0.99 in   0800 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Swansea 3.9 ENE              0.30 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS

...Chesterfield County...
9 WNW Pageland               0.95 in   0418 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
3.7 NE Mcbee                 0.65 in   1000 AM 08/04   USGS
5.9 S Ruby                   0.56 in   1015 AM 08/04   HADS
Carolina Sandhills           0.48 in   1014 AM 08/04   RAWS
Cheraw                       0.34 in   1102 AM 08/04   CWOP
3.3 SE Pageland              0.34 in   1000 AM 08/04   USGS

...Clarendon County...
Manning 1.9 SSE              0.31 in   0800 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
1.0 E Manning                0.18 in   0800 AM 08/04   COOP
Santee Nwr                   0.14 in   1044 AM 08/04   RAWS

...Edgefield County...
Long Cane                    2.15 in   0812 AM 08/04   RAWS
Long Cane Portable           1.98 in   1050 AM 08/04   RAWS
Edgefield 10.5 N             1.61 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
North Augusta 6.2 N          0.92 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
North Augusta                0.86 in   1058 AM 08/04   CWOP
Trenton 6.5 SSW              0.80 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
0.8 E Edgefield              0.76 in   0945 AM 08/04   USGS
5 NE Murphys Estates         0.73 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
North Augusta                0.60 in   1103 AM 08/04   CWOP

...Fairfield County...
1 NNW Winnsboro              1.32 in   1100 AM 08/04   AWS
7.7 E Ridgeway               1.18 in   0830 AM 08/04   COOP
Ridgeway                     1.14 in   1103 AM 08/04   CWOP
Cedar Crk                    0.20 in   0800 AM 08/04   COOP
Winnsboro                    0.12 in   1055 AM 08/04   AWOS

...Kershaw County...
Camden 6.6 NE                2.28 in   0800 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Lugoff 2 NE                  2.18 in   0840 AM 08/04   COOP
Lugoff 2.2 NNW               1.79 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Lugoff 0.9 NW                1.77 in   0900 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Elgin                        1.31 in   1101 AM 08/04   CWOP
7.6 N Lugoff                 1.31 in   0900 AM 08/04   COOP
Camden 3.6 ESE               1.18 in   0600 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
13.0 S Heath Springs         0.79 in   0930 AM 08/04   HADS
Lugoff                       0.73 in   1104 AM 08/04   CWOP

...Lancaster County...
2.5 NW Irwin                 2.64 in   0730 AM 08/04   HADS
4 WNW Waxhaw                 2.63 in   1055 AM 08/04   AWS
Heath Springs                1.40 in   1105 AM 08/04   AWS
Lancaster 2.0 NNW            1.19 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Lancaster 11.0 ENE           1.02 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Indian Land 4.7 S            0.99 in   0800 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Fort Mill                    0.39 in   1102 AM 08/04   CWOP

...Lee County...
Elliott 1 NW                 1.15 in   0700 AM 08/04   COOP
Lynches River                0.77 in   1045 AM 08/04   HADS

...Lexington County...
2 WSW Chapin                 0.52 in   1100 AM 08/04   AWS
Chapin 4.8 SSW               0.43 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Lexington 2.9 NE             0.38 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Lexington 2.1 NNE            0.37 in   0600 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Chapin 2.8 SSE               0.34 in   0910 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Lexington 4.3 E              0.31 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Lexington 1.2 SW             0.27 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Leesville 10.6 NNE           0.25 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Oak Grove 1.4 N              0.25 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Chapin 1.4 S                 0.23 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Lexington 5.3 E              0.21 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Lexington 3.3 SSE            0.20 in   0845 AM 08/04   COCORAHS

...McCormick County...
4.5 N Mount Carmel           1.71 in   1015 AM 08/04   HADS
McCormick                    0.54 in   0700 AM 08/04   COOP
McCormick 0.5 NW             0.52 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS


...Newberry County...
3.7 NE Newberry              3.21 in   1000 AM 08/04   HADS
Newberry 2.9 S               2.28 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Little Mountain              2.16 in   0900 AM 08/04   COOP
Prosperity 4.7 ENE           1.94 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Newberry                     1.53 in   0800 AM 08/04   COOP
Newberry                     0.84 in   1105 AM 08/04   AWS
1.6 E Dyson                  0.69 in   0700 AM 08/04   COOP


...Orangeburg County...
Orangeburg                   0.76 in   1050 AM 08/04   CWOP
Santee 6.9 WSW               0.73 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Holly Hill 1 SW              0.69 in   0700 AM 08/04   COOP
Orangeburg                   0.69 in   1016 AM 08/04   RAWS
Elloree 2.2 WSW              0.65 in   0800 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
0.9 SW Orangeburg            0.60 in   1030 AM 08/04   HADS
Orangeburg 7.6 N             0.56 in   0800 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Orangeburg                   0.48 in   1053 AM 08/04   ASOS
Orangeburg                   0.46 in   0800 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
North 5 NE                   0.40 in   0700 AM 08/04   COOP

...Richland County...
Leesburg-Hwy 601             2.68 in   1030 AM 08/04   RC-WINDS
Newberry                     2.44 in   1030 AM 08/04   RC-WINDS
Mccrady Training Center      2.36 in   1033 AM 08/04   RAWS
Gadsen                       2.32 in   1030 AM 08/04   RC-WINDS
Eastover ESD                 2.28 in   1030 AM 08/04   RC-WINDS
Congaree                     2.24 in   1047 AM 08/04   RAWS
Mcentire Ang                 1.69 in   1056 AM 08/04   AWOS
Weir Tower                   1.30 in   1051 AM 08/04   RAWS
Columbia 3.1 E               1.05 in   0600 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Columbia 6.8 NNE             0.95 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Columbia 1.9 SE              0.83 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Peak                         0.56 in   1045 AM 08/04   CWOP
Columbia 5.3 W               0.52 in   0745 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Little Mountain 8.2 E        0.48 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Columbia Hamilton-Owens Airp 0.43 in   1053 AM 08/04   ASOS
Irmo 3.2 NE                  0.39 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
West Columbia 2.2 N          0.35 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Columbia                     0.33 in   1055 AM 08/04   CWOP
Chapin 5.0 ESE               0.32 in   0800 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Irmo 3.3 NW                  0.31 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Columbia 7.4 N               0.30 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Columbia 8.8 N               0.25 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Blythewood 1.0 W             0.25 in   0500 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Columbia 6.7 N               0.24 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS

...Saluda County...
7 WNW Saluda                 2.77 in   1105 AM 08/04   AWS
0.9 NW Saluda                1.54 in   1000 AM 08/04   HADS
Saluda 3.5 ENE               1.45 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Saluda 0.6 NNE               0.97 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Saluda                       0.96 in   1105 AM 08/04   CWOP
5 N Saluda                   0.91 in   1105 AM 08/04   AWS
Saluda 6.1 SW                0.87 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Leesville 8.0 N              0.30 in   0600 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Batesburg 3.2 NW             0.26 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS

...Sumter County...
Oakland 2.1 W                2.62 in   0700 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Sumter                       2.18 in   1101 AM 08/04   CWOP
Shaw AFB Sumter              1.47 in   1056 AM 08/04   AWOS
Sumter 1.9 W                 1.45 in   0600 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Sumter 3.6 SSW               1.38 in   0816 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Wedgefield                   1.35 in   1001 AM 08/04   CWOP
Sumter 0.2 NE                1.24 in   0452 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Sumter 0.3 ENE               1.17 in   0730 AM 08/04   COCORAHS
Wedgewood                    1.13 in   1105 AM 08/04   AWS
Sumter                       1.04 in   1100 AM 08/04   CWOP
Pinewood                     0.80 in   1000 AM 08/04   CWOP
2 SSW Mulberry               0.74 in   1105 AM 08/04   AWS
6 SE Mayesville              0.65 in   1105 AM 08/04   AWS
Pinewood                     0.53 in   1000 AM 08/04   CWOP
Pinewood                     0.30 in   1105 AM 08/04   AWS


August 6th...A weak area of low pressure along a stalled frontal just
west of the region produced locally heavy rainfall. Slow moving
strong to severe thunderstorms produced flash flooding along with
strong damaging winds. Flash flooding occurred near Columbia in the
St. Andrews area. Rainfall totals of 3 to 5 inches fell in less than
2 hours producing high water from swollen creeks and streams.
Multiple vehicles were flooded in parking lots of apartments that
ran along Stoop Creek. Additional flooding occurred along Corley
Mill road where Twelve Mile Creek flows.


Here are some of the rainfall totals for the event:

Location                     Amount    Time/Date       Provider

Broad River-St. Andrews      4.65 in   0700 AM 08/07   RC-WINDS
Lexington 2.9 NE             4.56 in   0700 AM 08/07   COCORAHS
Irmo Fire District           3.78 in   0900 AM 08/07   RC-WINDS
1 SSW Seven Oaks             3.36 in   0925 AM 08/07   AWS
Midville                     3.14 in   0830 AM 08/07   HADS
Lexington 2.1 NNE            2.39 in   0600 AM 08/07   COCORAHS
Waynesboro 3.3 SW            2.34 in   0600 AM 08/07   COCORAHS
Crane Creek Fire Stn         2.32 in   0900 AM 08/07   RC-WINDS
Lake Murray Dam              2.32 in   0900 AM 08/07   RC-WINDS
7.7 E Ridgeway               2.02 in   0830 AM 08/07   COOP
Denny Terrace                1.77 in   0900 AM 08/07   RC-WINDS
Blythewood 3.8 ENE           1.69 in   0800 AM 08/07   COCORAHS
Little Mountain              1.35 in   0811 AM 08/07   COOP
3.5 NE Waynesboro            1.27 in   0730 AM 08/07   HADS
1.3 SE Waynesboro            1.26 in   0800 AM 08/07   COOP
3.2 SW Irmo                  1.24 in   0745 AM 08/07   HADS
Gracewood                    1.20 in   0919 AM 08/07   CWOP
Barnwell 4.6 S               1.18 in   0700 AM 08/07   COCORAHS
Augusta Bush                 1.17 in   0853 AM 08/07   ASOS
7.6 N Lugoff                 1.13 in   0500 AM 08/07   COOP
Richland Co Public Works     1.10 in   0900 AM 08/07   RC-WINDS
Pelion 4.7 W                 1.04 in   0700 AM 08/07   COCORAHS
Fort Gordon                  1.04 in   0901 AM 08/07   RAWS


August 7th - 8th...The frontal boundary responsible for the flash
flooding on the 6th was still lingering near the region on the 7th.
Once again showers and thunderstorms developed and produced locally
heavy rainfall. Lightning struck a home in Richland County and
injured an individual inside.


Here are some of the rainfall totals for the event.

Location                     Amount    Time/Date       Provider

Mcentire Ang                 3.83 in   1056 AM 08/08   AWOS
Orangeburg                   3.16 in   1101 AM 08/08   CWOP
Orangeburg                   2.93 in   1016 AM 08/08   RAWS
Midville                     2.83 in   1000 AM 08/08   HADS
Springfield 4.0 WNW          2.60 in   0700 AM 08/08   COCORAHS
Orangeburg 3.2 NW            2.56 in   0700 AM 08/08   COCORAHS
Orangeburg                   2.53 in   0800 AM 08/08   COCORAHS
Hopkins                      2.52 in   0900 AM 08/08   RC-WINDS
North 5 NE                   2.51 in   0700 AM 08/08   COOP
North 5.1 NE                 2.51 in   0700 AM 08/08   COCORAHS
Orangeburg 1.7 NW            2.50 in   0700 AM 08/08   COCORAHS
Salley 4.9 NNE               2.33 in   0645 AM 08/08   COCORAHS
0.9 SW Orangeburg            2.22 in   0915 AM 08/08   HADS
Lake Murray Dam              2.13 in   0900 AM 08/08   RC-WINDS
Irmo Fire District           1.93 in   0900 AM 08/08   RC-WINDS
Lugoff 2 NE                  1.90 in   1030 AM 08/08   COOP
0.8 SW Pelion                1.80 in   0917 AM 08/08   COOP
Pelion 4.7 W                 1.77 in   0700 AM 08/08   COCORAHS
Congaree Run Fire Stn        1.73 in   0900 AM 08/08   RC-WINDS
Gadsen                       1.73 in   0900 AM 08/08   RC-WINDS
Orangeburg                   1.59 in   1059 AM 08/08   CWOP
3.2 SW Irmo                  1.46 in   1045 AM 08/08   HADS
Irmo 2.1 SW                  1.46 in   0700 AM 08/08   COCORAHS
Manning 1.9 SSE              1.42 in   0800 AM 08/08   COCORAHS
Lexington 2.9 NE             1.38 in   0700 AM 08/08   COCORAHS
Ridgeway                     1.32 in   1104 AM 08/08   CWOP
Lugoff 0.9 NW                1.31 in   0900 AM 08/08   COCORAHS
Red Bank area                1.29 in   1054 AM 08/08   CWOP
Springfield                  1.28 in   1055 AM 08/08   CWOP
Upper Richland               1.26 in   0900 AM 08/08   RC-WINDS
7.7 E Ridgeway               1.20 in   0830 AM 08/08   COOP
Lexington 2.1 NNE            1.20 in   0600 AM 08/08   COCORAHS
Elloree 2.2 WSW              1.11 in   0800 AM 08/08   COCORAHS
Thomson 2 SSE                1.10 in   0900 AM 08/08   COOP
Orangeburg                   1.07 in   1053 AM 08/08   ASOS
Broad River-St Andrews       1.06 in   0900 AM 08/08   RC-WINDS
Elgin                        1.01 in   1100 AM 08/08   CWOP
1 SSW Pelion                 1.00 in   1105 AM 08/08   AWS
RCSD HQ                      0.98 in   0900 AM 08/08   RC-WINDS
Richland Library N. Main     0.94 in   0900 AM 08/08   RC-WINDS
Columbia 9.6 WNW             0.93 in   0700 AM 08/08   COCORAHS
Aiken 2.6 NW                 0.92 in   0800 AM 08/08   COCORAHS
Eastover                     0.91 in   0900 AM 08/08   RC-WINDS
1 S Pelion                   0.91 in   1105 AM 08/08   AWS
Irmo 1.3 SE                  0.91 in   0700 AM 08/08   COCORAHS
1 S Red Bank                 0.82 in   1105 AM 08/08   AWS
Pinewood                     0.81 in   1100 AM 08/08   CWOP
Columbia 6.4 W               0.80 in   0700 AM 08/08   COCORAHS
Lexington 1.6 WNW            0.78 in   0700 AM 08/08   COCORAHS
6.7 S Monetta                0.76 in   1030 AM 08/08   HADS
Columbia 5.3 W               0.75 in   0700 AM 08/08   COCORAHS
7.6 N Lugoff                 0.72 in   0900 AM 08/08   COOP
Graniteville                 0.71 in   1100 AM 08/08   CWOP
Irmo 1.0 WNW                 0.69 in   0700 AM 08/08   COCORAHS
Santee 6.9 WSW               0.64 in   0700 AM 08/08   COCORAHS
Cope 4.1 NE                  0.64 in   0800 AM 08/08   COCORAHS
Aiken                        0.59 in   1055 AM 08/08   AWOS
Aiken 2.9 SSE                0.58 in   0700 AM 08/08   COCORAHS
3.7 NE Mcbee                 0.56 in   1000 AM 08/08   USGS
Lynches River                0.55 in   0845 AM 08/08   HADS
Aiken 3.5 SSE                0.55 in   0700 AM 08/08   COCORAHS
1 SSW Seven Oaks             0.54 in   1105 AM 08/08   AWS



YEAR TO DATE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION STATISTICS...

COLUMBIA SC METROPOLITAN AIRPORT 2019/2020 MONTHLY AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES AND DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL...

         AVG HIGH/DEP   AVG LOW/DEP   AVG TEMP    NORM  DEPARTURE
JAN 2019  57.7/+1.7      36.3/+2.6      47.0      44.8    +2.2
FEB       65.1/+4.8      41.2/+4.4      53.2      48.5    +4.7
MAR       67.4/-0.8      42.7/+0.3      55.1      55.6    -0.5
APR       77.9/+1.6      52.7/+2.3      65.3      63.4    +1.9
MAY       89.2/+5.4      65.4/+5.9      77.3      71.7    +5.6
JUN       88.9/-1.1      68.2/ 0.0      78.5      79.1    -0.6
JUL       93.2/+2.9      72.2/+0.6      82.7      82.2    +0.5
AUG       92.5/+1.8      72.1/+1.1      82.3      80.8    +1.5
SEP       93.0/+7.8      68.9/+4.7      80.9      74.7    +6.2
OCT       82.0/+5.9      58.3/+6.2      70.1      64.1    +6.0
NOV       63.0/-4.3      39.6/-2.7      51.3      54.8    -3.5
DEC       61.4/+3.2      39.6/+4.3      50.5      46.7    +3.8
Annual

Jan 2020  60.8/+4.8      41.4/+7.7      51.1      44.8    +6.3
Feb       61.7/+1.4      41.7/+4.9      51.7      48.5    +3.2
Mar       72.2/+4.0      51.9/+8.9      62.1      55.6    +6.5
Apr       76.1/-0.2      50.8/+0.4      63.5      63.4    +0.1
May       80.8/-3.0      58.7/-0.8      69.7      71.7    -2.0
Jun       87.2/-2.8      68.5/+0.3      77.9      79.1    -1.2
Jul       93.1/+0.4      73.7/+2.1      83.4      82.2    +1.2
Aug       90.1/-0.6      73.1/+2.1      81.6      80.8    +0.8


AUGUSTA GA BUSH FIELD 2019/2020 MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
AND DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL...

         AVG HIGH/DEP   AVG LOW/DEP   AVG TEMP    NORM  DEPARTURE
JAN 2019  60.7/+2.8      37.4/+4.6     49.1       45.4    +3.7
FEB       68.4/+6.1      43.2/+7.3     55.8       49.1    +6.7
MAR       71.2/+1.3      42.8/+0.8     57.0       55.9    +1.1
APR       80.0/+2.7      52.1/+4.0     66.0       62.7    +3.3
MAY       91.0/+6.0      64.1/+6.8     77.5       71.1    +6.4
JUN       90.7/-0.3      67.6/+1.4     79.2       78.6    +0.6
JUL       96.3/+2.9      71.1/+1.3     83.7       81.6    +2.1
AUG       93.7/+1.9      71.5/+2.2     82.6       80.5    +2.1
SEP       93.7/+7.0      66.8/+4.2     80.2       74.6    +5.6
OCT       83.3/+5.6      58.0/+7.0     70.6       64.4    +6.2
NOV       65.9/-3.2      40.0/-1.4     52.9       55.2    -2.3
DEC       63.8/+3.8      40.4/+5.9     52.1       47.2    +4.9
Annual

Jan 2020  64.0/+6.1      41.5/+8.7     52.7       45.4    +7.3
Feb       63.8/+1.5      42.2/+6.3     53.0       49.1    +3.9
Mar       75.5/+5.6      52.1/+10.1    63.8       55.9    +7.9
Apr       77.8/+0.5      50.2/+2.1     64.0       62.7    +1.3
May       83.9/-1.1      58.0/+0.7     71.0       71.1    -0.1
Jun       89.7/-1.3      68.1/+1.9     78.9       78.6    +0.3
Jul       95.4/+2.0      72.8/+3.0     84.1       81.6    +2.5
Aug       93.2/+1.4      72.1/+2.9     82.7       80.5    +2.2



COLUMBIA SC METROPOLITAN AIRPORT 2019/2020 MONTHLY/YEARLY
PRECIPITATION...

               TOTAL   NORMAL   DEPARTURE
              (INCHES)
JAN 2019       3.07     3.58    -0.57
FEB            0.88     3.61    -2.73
MAR            2.61     3.73    -1.12
APR            2.86     2.62    +0.24
MAY            2.35     2.97    -0.62
JUN            8.03     4.69    +3.34
JUL            4.50     5.46    +0.96
AUG            1.40     5.26    -3.86
SEP            1.95     3.54    -1.59
OCT            2.36     3.17    -0.81
NOV            3.00     2.74    +0.26
DEC            9.31     3.22    +6.09
Annual        42.26    44.59    -2.33

Jan 2020       5.84     3.58    +2.26
Feb            5.48     3.61    +1.87
Mar            4.17     3.73    +0.44
Apr            2.98     2.62    +0.36
May            9.32     2.97    +6.35
Jun            4.78     4.69    +0.09
Jul            7.61     5.46    +2.15
Aug            3.74     5.26    -1.52


AUGUSTA GA BUSH FIELD 2019/2020 MONTHLY/YEARLY PRECIPITATION...

               TOTAL   NORMAL   DEPARTURE
              (INCHES)
Jan 2019       4.40     3.91     +0.49
FEB            1.14     3.92     -2.78
MAR            2.23     4.18     -1.95
APR            3.01     2.84     +0.17
MAY            3.70     2.65     +1.05
JUN            6.45     4.72     +1.73
JUL            1.39     4.33     -2.94
AUG           12.92     4.32     +8.60
SEP            0.77     3.22     -2.45
OCT            4.12     3.27     +0.85
NOV            2.62     2.82     -0.20
DEC            8.12     3.39     +4.73
Annual        50.87    43.57     +6.30

Jan 2020       4.56     3.91     +0.65
Feb            7.17     3.92     +3.25
Mar            5.33     4.18     +1.15
Apr            5.54     2.84     +2.70
May            6.30     2.65     +3.65
Jun            2.32     4.72     -2.40
Jul            7.09     4.33     +2.76
Aug            6.20     4.32     +1.88


The 3-Month Outlook for Fall
...(september/October/November)...

The outlook calls for a 40 to 50 percent chance of above normal
temperatures with a 33 to 40 percent chance of above normal
precipitation.

Go to the Climate Prediction Center web page at
www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov for more details and the latest outlooks.

ENSO (EL NINO SOUTHERN OSCILLATION)...

...La Nina Advisory...

La Nina conditions are present.

Equatorial sea surface temperatures are below average across the
central and eastern Pacific Ocean.

The tropical atmospheric circulation is consistent with La Nina.

La Nina conditions are expected to continue during the Northern
Hemisphere winter 2020-21 (~75 percent).


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

Note...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 http://www.weather.gov/cae .

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LCV