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Public Information Statement National Weather Service Columbia SC
143 AM Wed Jan 29 2020

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

...Climate Summary for December...

...Much Above Normal Rainfall Across the Region...
...Above Normal Temperatures during December...
...Two Rounds of River Flooding Along the Area Rivers...
...Small Earthen Dam Breached in Aiken County on the 23rd...


December will be remembered for the rainy and warm temperatures
across the Midlands and Central Savannah River Area. It was tied for
the wettest December at Columbia and was the 3rd wettest December at
Augusta. Temperatures averaged from 3 to 5 degrees above normal for
the month.

It was tied for the wettest December on record at Columbia and the
3rd wettest at Augusta. Here are the top 5 wettest December years at
both Columbia and Augusta.

Columbia...
1. 9.31 inches in 2019 and 2009
3. 8.54 inches in 1981
4. 7.54 inches in 1976
5. 7.73 inches in 1953

Augusta...
1. 8.97 inches in 2009
2. 8.65 inches in 1981
3. 8.12 inches in 2019
4. 8.08 inches in 1905
5. 7.98 inches in 1945



.Augusta Average Temperatures...

The average temperature at Augusta Regional Bush Field for December
was 52.1 degrees or 4.9 degrees above the normal of 47.2 degrees.


.Columbia Average Temperatures...

The average temperature at Columbia Metro Airport for December was
50.5 degrees or 3.8 degrees above the normal of 46.7 degrees.


.Augusta Rainfall...

Augusta Bush Field received 8.12 inches of rainfall during December,
4.73 inches above the normal of 3.39.


.Columbia Rainfall...

Columbia Metro Airport received 9.31 inches of rainfall during
December, 6.09 inches above the normal of 3.22 inches.


Here are some of the highest NWS Coop Observer monthly rainfall
totals for December 2019:

NRTS1 North 5 E..................11.00 inches
SWAS1 Swansea 3.5 NE.............10.32 inches
GNTS1 Graniteville 1.2 NE.........9.91 inches
LUGS1 Lugoff 2 NE..................9.62 inches
CEWS1 Cheraw......................9.27 inches*
* Wettest December on Record at Cheraw (1893 - Present)


Here are some of the highest CoCoRaHS Observers monthly rainfall
totals for December 2019:

SC-AK-39 N. Augusta 1.5 WSW......12.36 inches
SC-ED-2  Trenton 6.3 SSW.........12.16 inches
SC-LX-5  Lexington 1.6 WSW.......11.10 inches
SC-OR-35 North 5.1 NE............11.00 inches
SC-CA-17 Swansea 3.9 ENE.........10.32 inches

GA-CU-6  Martinez 0.9 NW.........11.78 inches
GA-CU-3  Evans 2.1 NNW...........11.74 inches
GA-RC-12 Augusta 4.2 W...........11.47 inches
GA-BK-9  S. Augusta 4.1 S.........8.75 inches


Highest Wind Gusts at ASOS Sites During December:

Orangeburg County Airport (OGB).......40 mph on the 23rd
Augusta Bush Field (AGS)..............38 mph on the 1st
Augusta Daniel Field (DNL)............36 mph on the 30th
Columbia Metro Airport (CAE)..........34 mph on the 23rd
Columbia Hamilton Owens Field (CUB)...32 mph on the 23rd


Highest Wind Gusts on the area lakes during December:

Lake Thurmond Dam (CHDS1).............41 mph on the 2nd
Lake Murray Towers USGS (IRMS1).......37 mph on the 14th
Lake Wateree Dam (WATS1)..............33 mph on the 2nd
Lake Murray Flotilla Island (LMFS1)...33 mph on the 31st

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

Warmest...60.3F on the 1st.
Coolest...55.0F on the 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, and 28th


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

Augusta...

13th...Record daily rainfall of 2.47 inches was set. This breaks the
old record of 1.95 inches set in 1907.

17th...Record daily rainfall of 1.08 inches was set. This breaks the
old record of 0.93 inches set in 1930.


Columbia...

13th...Record daily rainfall of 4.16 inches was set. This breaks the
old record of 1.99 inches set in 1953.



December Weather Events...

December 12th-14th - A stalled frontal boundary across the Southeast
was the focus for heavy rainfall across much of the Carolinas and
Georgia. Rainfall amounts ranged from 2 to 7 inches. They heavy
rainfall produced minor river flooding along many of the area
rivers.

Here are some of the highest rainfall amounts from the event:

...Rainfall Totals Over the Past 48 Hours...

The following are 48 hour rainfall reports from the time and date
listed by each report. Observations are collected from a variety of
sources with varying equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer
weather observers for their dedication. Not all data listed are
considered official. Only amounts of 2 inches or greater are listed
below.

Location                     Amount    Time/Date       Provider


...Georgia...

...Burke County...
Midville                     3.60 in   0745 AM 12/14    HADS
1.3 SE Waynesboro            2.99 in   0800 AM 12/14    COOP
7.9 N Girard                 2.48 in   0700 AM 12/14    HADS

...Columbia County...
Martinez                     5.96 in   0900 AM 12/14    CWOP
Appling 2.0 SE               5.94 in   0700 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Martinez 3.0 NE              5.91 in   0715 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Appling                      4.73 in   0853 AM 12/14    CWOP
Evans                        4.45 in   0900 AM 12/14    CWOP

...Lincoln County...
Lincolnton 4 S               4.10 in   0800 AM 12/14    COOP
0.9 NE Lincolnton            3.71 in   0800 AM 12/14    COOP

...McDuffie County...
Thomson-Mcduffie County Airp   5.43 in   0700 AM 12/14    AWOS
Thomson 2.6 S                4.98 in   0800 AM 12/14    COCORAHS

...Richmond County...
Augusta Daniel               5.89 in   0700 AM 12/14    ASOS
Augusta 4.2 W                5.64 in   0700 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
3.0 S Fort Gordon            4.20 in   0730 AM 12/14    HADS
Fort Gordon                  3.55 in   0801 AM 12/14    RAWS
Augusta Bush                 3.20 in   0700 AM 12/14    ASOS
6.6 SE Augusta               3.16 in   0830 AM 12/14    HADS
Gracewood                    2.95 in   0857 AM 12/14    CWOP
6 SSE Augusta                2.08 in   0859 AM 12/14    AWS


...South Carolina...

...Aiken County...
North Augusta                5.34 in   0847 AM 12/14    CWOP
6.7 S Monetta                4.62 in   0500 AM 12/14    HADS
Aiken 2.2 NW                 3.71 in   0700 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Aiken 1.6 NNW                3.70 in   0700 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Aiken 1.0 SSW                3.66 in   0700 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Aiken                        3.44 in   0850 AM 12/14    CWOP
Aiken 8.6 SE                 3.23 in   0630 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Aiken 7.8 SSE                2.96 in   0700 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Savriv                       2.92 in   0607 AM 12/14    RAWS


...Barnwell County...
2.7 W Blackville             2.92 in   0700 AM 12/14    HADS
Barnwell 4.6 S               2.29 in   0700 AM 12/14    COCORAHS

...Calhoun County...
St. Matthews 3.2 ENE         3.09 in   0800 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Swansea 3.9 ENE              3.02 in   0700 AM 12/14    COCORAHS

...Chesterfield County...
6.5 E Jefferson               3.65 in   0514 AM 12/14    HADS
Carolina Sandhills           3.24 in   0714 AM 12/14    RAWS
9 WNW Pageland               3.06 in   0500 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
5.9 S Ruby                   2.75 in   0700 AM 12/14    HADS
Cheraw                       2.55 in   0857 AM 12/14    CWOP

...Edgefield County...
5 NE Murphys Estates         7.04 in   0700 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Trenton 6.5 SSW              6.26 in   0700 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
North Augusta                5.28 in   0853 AM 12/14    CWOP
North Augusta                4.38 in   0859 AM 12/14    CWOP
0.8 E Edgefield               4.18 in   0630 AM 12/14    USGS
Long Cane Portable           3.70 in   0750 AM 12/14    RAWS
Edgefield 10.5 N              3.68 in   0700 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Long Cane                    2.99 in   0712 AM 12/14    RAWS

...Fairfield County...
Cedar Crk                    3.43 in   0800 AM 12/14    COOP
Ridgeway                     3.41 in   0859 AM 12/14    CWOP


...Kershaw County...
Lugoff 2 NE                   4.29 in   0815 AM 12/14    COOP
Elgin                        3.83 in   0858 AM 12/14    CWOP

...Lancaster County...
Lancaster 2.0 NNW            2.69 in   0700 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Lancaster 7.1 ENE            2.52 in   0600 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Fort Mill                    2.31 in   0900 AM 12/14    CWOP

...Lee County...
Elliott 1 NW                 3.44 in   0700 AM 12/14    COOP

...Lexington County...
Lexington 1.6 WNW            6.09 in   0700 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Lexington 2.1 NNE            4.86 in   0600 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Lexington 2.5 E              4.74 in   0700 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Columbia Metro Airport       4.72 in   0700 AM 12/14    ASOS
Lexington 4.3 E              4.61 in   0700 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Irmo 1.0 WNW                 4.60 in   0700 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
3.2 SW Irmo                  4.59 in   0815 AM 12/14    HADS
Lexington 2.9 NE             4.59 in   0700 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Red Bank area                4.37 in   0813 AM 12/14    CWOP
Lexington                    4.37 in   0845 AM 12/14    CWOP
Cayce 0.6 SE                 4.31 in   0700 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Gilbert                      4.28 in   0846 AM 12/14    CWOP
West Columbia                4.14 in   0845 AM 12/14    CWOP
Gilbert 8.0 N                3.90 in   0700 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
0.7 SW Batesburg             3.74 in   0545 AM 12/14    HADS
Chapin 1.4 S                 3.35 in   0700 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Columbia                     3.31 in   0853 AM 12/14    CWOP


...McCormick County...
McCormick 2.3 W              3.80 in   0800 AM 12/14    COCORAHS

...Newberry County...
Prosperity 8.1 SSE           2.94 in   0600 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
1.6 E Dyson                  2.79 in   0800 AM 12/14    COOP
Newberry 2.9 S               2.75 in   0700 AM 12/14    COCORAHS

...Orangeburg County...
North 5 NE                   3.14 in   0700 AM 12/14    COOP
Springfield                   2.90 in   0855 AM 12/14    CWOP
Orangeburg                   2.51 in   0716 AM 12/14    RAWS
Orangeburg                   2.26 in   0856 AM 12/14    CWOP
0.9 SW Orangeburg            2.14 in   0745 AM 12/14    HADS

...Richland County...
Blythewood 1.0 W             5.14 in   0500 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Irmo 1.5 NW                  4.45 in   0700 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Columbia 7.4 N               4.41 in   0700 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Columbia 6.7 N               4.22 in   0700 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Columbia 3.1 E               4.13 in   0730 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Columbia 6.4 W               4.08 in   0700 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Columbia 8.8 N               4.06 in   0700 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Columbia 6.8 NNE             3.76 in   0700 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Blythewood 5.8 W             3.55 in   0700 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Irmo                         3.41 in   0900 AM 12/14    AWS
Chapin 5.0 ESE               3.41 in   0800 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Columbia                     3.32 in   0847 AM 12/14    CWOP
Forest Acres 0.7 NE          3.19 in   0733 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Weir Tower                   3.14 in   0751 AM 12/14    RAWS
Mccrady Training Center      2.91 in   0833 AM 12/14    RAWS
Peak                         2.55 in   0845 AM 12/14    CWOP
Congaree                     2.54 in   0847 AM 12/14    RAWS

...Saluda County...
Ridge Spring 0.4 SSW         4.35 in   0700 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Saluda 6.1 SW                3.53 in   0700 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Saluda 3.5 ENE               3.46 in   0700 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Ridge Spring                 3.30 in   0900 AM 12/14    AWS
0.9 NW Saluda                3.21 in   0745 AM 12/14    HADS
2 ESE Saluda                 2.78 in   0900 AM 12/14    AWS
Saluda                       2.63 in   0900 AM 12/14    CWOP

...Sumter County...
Sumter                       3.26 in   0845 AM 12/14    CWOP
Wedgefield                    2.75 in   0800 AM 12/14    CWOP
Sumter                       2.71 in   0830 AM 12/14    CWOP
Oakland 1.5 NE               2.65 in   0445 AM 12/14    COCORAHS
Pinewood                     2.55 in   0800 AM 12/14    CWOP
Pinewood                     2.46 in   0800 AM 12/14    CWOP


The Great Pee Dee River at Cheraw crested at 29.42 feet on the
afternoon of the 15th, just below the flood stage of 30.0 feet. The
Congaree River at Columbia crested at 11.76 feet, producing nuisance
flooding, on the afternoon of the 15th. Flood Advisory Stage is 10.0
feet. The Congaree River River at Carolina Eastman crested at 117.90
feet, producing minor flooding, on the afternoon of the 15th. Flood
Stage is 115.0 feet. The Congaree River at Gadsden-Congaree NP
crested at 16.48 feet, producing minor flooding, on the overnight
hours of the 16th. Flood Stage is 15.0 feet. The North Fork of the
Edisto crested at 8.15 feet, producing minor flooding, on the early
morning hours of the 19th. Flood stage is 8.0 feet.

The heavy rainfall produced numerous reports of flooded roadways
across the Midlands and Central Savannah River Area. Several roads
had to be closed due to high water, especially in the Cayce-West
Columbia area and Corley Mill Road in Lexington County. In Columbia
County Georgia, Reed Creek flooded the backyards of homes on West
Lake Drive.


December 17th - Another heavy rainfall event as a cold front moved
slowly across the region. This system produced rainfall amounts from
1 to 2 inches across much of the region.

Here are some of the highest rainfall reports:

...Rainfall Totals From Event Monday Night into Tuesday...

Location                     Amount    Time/Date       Provider

Edgefield 10.5 N              2.14 in   0700 AM 12/18   COCORAHS
Swansea 3.9 ENE              2.09 in   0700 AM 12/18   COCORAHS
North 5 NE                   2.04 in   0700 AM 12/18   COOP
Long Cane                    1.92 in   0812 AM 12/18   RAWS
McCormick 2.3 W              1.90 in   0800 AM 12/18   COCORAHS
Saluda 0.6 NNE               1.82 in   0700 AM 12/18   COCORAHS
Augusta 4.2 W                1.77 in   0700 AM 12/18   COCORAHS
Evans 3.0 N                  1.74 in   0722 AM 12/18   COCORAHS
Trenton 6.5 SSW              1.74 in   0700 AM 12/18   COCORAHS
Aiken 1.6 NNW                1.73 in   0700 AM 12/18   COCORAHS
Saluda 3.5 ENE               1.72 in   0700 AM 12/18   COCORAHS
Gilbert 8.0 N                1.70 in   0700 AM 12/18   COCORAHS
North Augusta                1.69 in   0945 AM 12/18   CWOP
Martinez 3.0 NE              1.68 in   0700 AM 12/18   COCORAHS
Augusta Daniel               1.68 in   0953 AM 12/18   ASOS
Martinez 3.5 WSW             1.67 in   0720 AM 12/18   COCORAHS
Crossroads FS                1.65 in   0700 AM 12/18   RCWINDS
Lincolnton 4 S               1.63 in   0800 AM 12/18   COOP
5 NE Murphys Estates         1.61 in   0700 AM 12/18   COCORAHS
Thomson 2.6 S                1.56 in   0800 AM 12/18   COCORAHS
0.9 NE Lincolnton            1.56 in   0800 AM 12/18   COOP
Aiken 2.2 NW                 1.56 in   0700 AM 12/18   COCORAHS
Columbia 6.8 NNE             1.55 in   0700 AM 12/18   COCORAHS
0.9 NW Saluda                1.50 in   0900 AM 12/18   HADS


December 22nd -23rd - An area of low pressure moved very slowly from
the north central Gulf of Mexico northeast into the southeastern
U.S.. This produced another round of heavy rainfall across the
Carolinas and Georgia. Rainfall amounts ranged from 2 to 4 inches.
this produced another round of river flooding across the area
rivers. The heavy rainfall caused an earthen dam along Town Creek
to breach in Aiken County. The dam was an unregulated pond along
Richardsons Lake Road near Woodlake Road. This is just south of the
City of Aiken. The flooding damaged the roadway, cars and the lower
level of a home.


Here are some of the highest rainfall totals from the event:

 ...PRECIPITATION REPORTS...

The following are 48 hour rainfall reports from the time and date
listed by each report. Observations are collected from a variety of
sources with varying equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer
weather observers for their dedication. Not all data listed are
considered official. Only amounts of 2 inches or greater are listed
below.

Location                     Amount    Time/Date       Lat/Lon

Springfield                   3.14 in   0915 AM 12/23   33.48N/81.24W
Barnwell 1.2 WSW             3.09 in   0730 AM 12/23   33.24N/81.39W
Denmark 2.8 WNW              3.00 in   0800 AM 12/23   33.34N/81.18W
Aiken                        2.67 in   0910 AM 12/23   33.53N/81.73W
2.7 W Blackville             2.67 in   0500 AM 12/23   33.35N/81.33W
Orangeburg                   2.64 in   0816 AM 12/23   33.55N/80.84W
Orangeburg                   2.59 in   0800 AM 12/23   33.50N/80.87W
Savriv                       2.57 in   0907 AM 12/23   33.33N/81.59W
Orangeburg                   2.52 in   0911 AM 12/23   33.50N/80.99W
0.9 SW Orangeburg            2.52 in   0830 AM 12/23   33.48N/80.87W
Williston 4.3 NNW            2.49 in   0738 AM 12/23   33.46N/81.45W
Salley 4.9 NNE               2.49 in   0845 AM 12/23   33.63N/81.28W
Orangeburg 3.2 NW            2.47 in   0700 AM 12/23   33.52N/80.91W
4 S Aiken                    2.43 in   0700 AM 12/23   33.48N/81.73W
Aiken 2.9 SSE                2.40 in   0900 AM 12/23   33.50N/81.71W
Augusta 4.2 W                2.39 in   0700 AM 12/23   33.46N/82.07W
Aiken 2.6 NW                 2.38 in   0800 AM 12/23   33.57N/81.75W
Wagener 1.4 S                2.36 in   0700 AM 12/23   33.63N/81.36W
Aiken 7.6 SSE                2.34 in   0700 AM 12/23   33.45N/81.66W
Appling 2.0 SE               2.31 in   0700 AM 12/23   33.53N/82.29W
Gracewood                    2.30 in   0905 AM 12/23   33.37N/82.03W
Fort Mill                    2.23 in   0914 AM 12/23   35.01N/80.88W
Augusta Bush                 2.23 in   0853 AM 12/23   33.37N/81.97W
Augusta Daniel               2.23 in   0853 AM 12/23   33.47N/82.03W
Aiken 1.6 NNW                2.23 in   0700 AM 12/23   33.56N/81.74W
Fort Gordon                  2.23 in   0901 AM 12/23   33.35N/82.21W
Orangeburg                   2.22 in   0909 AM 12/23   33.45N/80.88W
1.3 SE Waynesboro            2.22 in   0800 AM 12/23   33.07N/82.01W
Orangeburg                   2.21 in   0853 AM 12/23   33.47N/80.85W
Martinez                     2.17 in   0920 AM 12/23   33.50N/82.12W
Gilbert                      2.17 in   0901 AM 12/23   33.91N/81.38W
South Augusta 4.1 S          2.15 in   0700 AM 12/23   33.36N/82.04W
Orangeburg 4.5 SSE           2.15 in   0700 AM 12/23   33.44N/80.82W
Congaree                     2.11 in   0847 AM 12/23   33.81N/80.78W
North 5 NE                   2.11 in   0700 AM 12/23   33.66N/81.03W
6.6 SE Augusta               2.11 in   0845 AM 12/23   33.37N/81.94W
North 5.1 NE                 2.11 in   0700 AM 12/23   33.66N/81.03W
Indian Land 4.7 S            2.08 in   0800 AM 12/23   34.94N/80.84W
Appling                      2.07 in   0914 AM 12/23   33.54N/82.35W
Thomson 2.6 S                2.07 in   0800 AM 12/23   33.43N/82.51W
St. Matthews 3.2 ENE         2.05 in   0745 AM 12/23   33.69N/80.73W
Aiken 7.8 SSE                2.02 in   0700 AM 12/23   33.44N/81.66W
Leesville 5.2 SE             2.00 in   0800 AM 12/23   33.87N/81.44W


The Congaree River crested at 14.94 feet, producing nuisance
flooding the West Columbia/Cayce Riverwalk, on the afternoon of the
25th. The Congaree River at Carolina Eastman crested at 120.60 feet
on the evening of the 25th, producing moderate flooding. Flood Stage
is 115.0 feet. The Congaree River at Gadsden-Congaree National Park
crested at 17.39 feet, producing minor flooding, on the late evening
of the 25th. The produced flooding of much of the lower boardwalk
and some of the raised boardwalk within the park. The North Fork of
the Edisto at Orangeburg crested at 8.66 feet, producing minor
flooding, on the early morning hours of the 25th. Flood Stage is
15.0 feet. Stevens Creek at Modoc crested at 20.37 feet, producing
minor flooding, on the evening hours of the 25th. Flood Stage is
19.0 feet. The Enoree River at Whitmire crested at 25.79 feet,
producing minor flooding, on the early morning hours of the 25th.
Flood Stage is 25.0 feet. Both river flood events lasted for nearly
a week on the larger river systems.




YEAR TO DATE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION STATISTICS...

COLUMBIA SC METROPOLITAN AIRPORT 2018/2019 MONTHLY AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES AND DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL...

         AVG HIGH/DEP   AVG LOW/DEP   AVG TEMP    NORM  DEPARTURE
JAN 2018  55.5/-0.5      30.5/-3.2      43.0      44.8    -1.8
FEB       70.1/+9.8      49.6/+12.8     59.8      48.5   +11.3
MAR       65.8/-2.4      42.5/-0.5      54.2      55.6    -1.4
APR       75.1/-1.2      49.4/-1.0      62.3      63.4    -1.1
MAY       87.3/+1.4      66.5/+7.0      76.9      71.7    +5.2
JUN       93.8/+3.8      71.7/+3.5      82.8      79.1    +3.7
JUL       93.5/+0.8      73.5/+1.9      83.5      82.2    +1.3
AUG       92.9/+2.2      72.7/+1.7      82.8      80.8    +2.0
SEP       91.2/+6.0      72.6/+8.4      81.9      74.7    +7.2
OCT       79.6/+3.5      57.5/+5.4      68.5      64.1    +4.4
NOV       62.3/-5.0      43.2/+0.9      52.8      54.8    -2.0
DEC       58.5/+0.3      39.2/+3.9      48.8      46.7    +2.1
Annual    77.1/+1.6      55.7/+3.3      66.4      63.9    +2.5

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


AUGUSTA GA BUSH FIELD 2018/2019 MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
AND DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL...

         AVG HIGH/DEP   AVG LOW/DEP   AVG TEMP    NORM  DEPARTURE
JAN 2018  57.1/-0.8      29.2/-3.6     43.1       45.4    -2.3
FEB       71.6/+9.3      48.4/+12.5    60.0       49.1   +10.9
MAR       67.7/-2.2      41.2/-1.4     54.5       55.9    -1.4
APR       75.1/-2.2      46.1/-2.0     60.6       62.7    -2.1
MAY       86.4/+1.4      61.5/+4.2     74.0       71.1    +2.9
JUN       92.2/+1.2      68.7/+2.5     80.5       78.6    +1.9
JUL       91.2/-2.2      70.9/+1.1     81.0       81.6    -0.6
AUG       92.4/+0.6      70.4/+1.1     81.4       80.5    +0.9
SEP       92.4/+5.7      70.4/+7.8     81.4       74.6    +6.8
OCT       80.6/+2.9      56.7/+4.3     68.7       64.4    +4.3
NOV       64.3/-4.8      43.3/+1.9     53.8       55.2    -1.4
DEC       61.1/+1.1      40.5/+6.0     50.8       47.2    +3.6
Annual    77.7/+0.8      53.9/+2.9     65.8       63.9    +1.9


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



COLUMBIA SC METROPOLITAN AIRPORT 2018/2019 MONTHLY/YEARLY
PRECIPITATION...

               TOTAL   NORMAL   DEPARTURE
              (INCHES)
JAN 2018       2.42     3.58    -1.16
FEB            1.61     3.61    -2.00
MAR            2.97     3.73    -0.76
APR            3.10     2.62    +0.48
MAY            2.76     2.97    -0.21
JUN            3.45     4.69    -1.24
JUL            3.68     5.46    -1.78
AUG            3.25     5.26    -2.01
SEP            6.09     3.54    +2.55
OCT            6.36     3.17    +3.22
NOV            6.55     2.74    +3.81
DEC            7.25     3.22    +4.03
Annual        49.52    44.59    +4.93

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


AUGUSTA GA BUSH FIELD 2018/2019 MONTHLY/YEARLY PRECIPITATION...

               TOTAL   NORMAL   DEPARTURE
              (INCHES)
JAN 2018       2.09     3.91     -1.82
FEB            1.57     3.92     -2.35
MAR            3.21     4.18     -0.97
APR            3.47     2.84     +0.63
MAY            8.21     2.65     +5.56
JUN            5.19     4.72     +0.47
JUL            3.13     4.33     -1.20
AUG            4.28     4.32     -0.04
SEP            7.19     3.22     +3.97
OCT            4.58     3.27     +1.31
NOV            5.98     2.82     +3.16
DEC            5.94     3.39     +2.55
Annual        54.84    43.57    +11.27

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


The 3-Month Outlook for Winter/Spring
February/March/April)...

The outlook calls for a 40 percent chance of above normal
temperatures along with equal chances of above below and 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)...
ENSO-neutral conditions are present.

Equatorial sea surface temperatures are near to above average across
the Pacific Ocean.

ENSO-neutral is favored during the Northern Hemisphere Spring 2020
with around a 60 percent chance of continuance. There is around a 50
percent chance that ENSO-neutral conditions will continue through
the Summer 2020.

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 .

$$

LCV