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Public Information Statement...corrected
National Weather Service Columbia SC
525 PM Wed Oct 7 2020

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

...Climate Summary for September...

...Remnants of Hurricane Sally Spawned 9 Tornadoes...
...Remnants of Sally Produced Locally Heavy Rainfall that led to
Flash Flooding and Minor River Flooding...
...Remnants of Tropical Storm Beta Produced 1 to 3 inches of
Rainfall across the Midlands and CSRA...
...Cool Canadian High Pressure Brought a Touch of Fall on the 8th...

...Temperatures were close to normal for the Midlands and CSRA...
...Rainfall was above normal for the Midlands and CSRA...


Much of September was quiet, but there were periods of activity
throughout the month. Cool high pressure produced morning low
temperatures in the lower to middle 50s on the morning of the 8th.
The remnants of Hurricane Sally across the Georgia and the Carolinas
on the 16th through the 17th. Sally produced locally heavy rainfall
with many areas receiving 3 to 5 inches of rainfall. Some locally
heavier amounts between 6 and 9 inches were observed across eastern
Orangeburg and Sumter counties. Additionally, Sally spawned 9
tornadoes across the eastern Midlands, including the counties of
Orangeburg, Clarendon, Calhoun, Sumter and Richland. Seven of these
tornadoes were rated at EF-0, while the other two were rated
unknown. This was do to them being verified by aerial survey and the
area was too remote with no access. The remnants of Tropical Storm
Beta moved across Georgia and the Carolinas on the 24th through the
26th. The remnants of Beta produced rainfall amounts from 1 to 3
inches across the region.

Temperatures averaged close to normal across the region, but with
moisture associated with tropical systems, rainfall averaged above
normal.



.Augusta Average Temperatures...

The average temperature at Augusta Regional Bush Field for September
was 76.1 degrees or 1.5 degrees above the normal of 74.6 degrees


.Columbia Average Temperatures...

The average temperature at Columbia Metro Airport for September was
74.6 degrees or 0.1 degrees below the normal of 74.7 degrees.



.Augusta Rainfall...

Augusta Bush Field received 5.50 inches of rainfall during
September, 2.28 inches above the normal of 3.22 inches


.Columbia Rainfall...

Columbia Metro Airport received 4.50 inches of rainfall during
September, 0.96 inches above the normal of 3.54 inches


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

ELTS1 Elliott 0.8 NW.............11.40 inches
SMRS1 Sumter......................9.57 inches
HHLS1 Holly Hill 1 SW.............8.72 inches
MANS1 Manning.....................8.45 inches
BAMS1 Bamberg.....................8.24 inches


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

SC-OR-22  Santee 6.9 WSW.........14.69 inches
SC-OR-41  Elloree 2.2 WSW........12.10 inches
SC-CD-6   Manning 1.9 SSE........11.83 inches
SC-SM-16  Sumter 6.8 NNE.........11.54 inches
SC-SM-13  Sumter 0.2 NE..........11.06 inches

GA-CU-6   Martinez 0.9 NW.........7.98 inches
GA-CU-11  Grovetown 2.0 NNW.......7.97 inches
GA-MD-1   Thomson 2.5 S...........7.96 inches
GA-RC-12  Augusta 4.2 W...........7.50 inches
GA-LC-2   Tignall 10.2 NE.........5.89 inches



Highest Wind Gusts at ASOS Sites During September:

Augusta Bush Field (AGS)..............42 mph on the 29th
Augusta Daniel Field (DNL)............37 mph on the 29th
Columbia Metro Airport (CAE)..........35 mph on the 29th
Orangeburg County Airport (OGB).......32 mph on the 17th
Columbia Hamilton Owens Field (CUB)...31 mph on the 29th


Highest Wind Gusts on the area lakes during September:

Lake Thurmond Dam (CHDS1).............39 mph on the 29th
Lake Murray Towers USGS (IRMS1).......34 mph on the 29th
Lake Wateree Dam (WATS1)..............32 mph on the 29th
Lake Murray Flotilla Island (LMFS1)...30 mph on the 11th.


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

Warmest...87.6F on the 3rd
Coolest...74.5F on the 30th



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

Augusta...

September 2nd. A record high minimum temperature of 76 broke the
previous record of 75 degrees for this date set in 1953.


Columbia...

September 2nd...A record high minimum temperature of 77 degrees was
tied at the Columbia Metro Airport. This record was set in 1993.

September 10th...A record high minimum temperature of 76 degrees was
tied at the Columbia Metro Airport. This record was set in 1925.



Significant Weather Events for September...


September 8th...Cool high pressure over New England built south and
southwest into the Carolinas and produced cool morning temperatures
for early September. Temperatures fell into the lower to middle 50s
at many locations across the Midlands and Central Savannah River
Area.

Here is a list of some of the morning low temperatures on the 8th:

 ...COOL MORNING LOW TEMPERATURES FOR THE FIRST WEEKEND OF
SEPTEMBER...
...A TOUCH OF FALL ACROSS THE MIDLANDS AND CENTRAL SAVANNAH RIVER
AREA...
...LOW TEMPERATURE REPORTS THAT OCCURRED SATURDAY AND SUNDAY...

Location                     Temp      Time/Date       Provider
Cedar Creek                   53 F     0700 AM 09/07   Coop
Lincolnton                    53 F     0700 AM 09/07   COOP
2 ESE Saluda                  53 F     0735 AM 09/07   AWS
Landfill                       53 F     0700 AM 09/07   RCWINDS
Graniteville 1.2 NE           54 F     0700 AM 09/07   COOP
Saluda                        54 F     0730 AM 09/07   CWOP
Springhill                    54 F     0700 AM 09/07   RCWINDS
2 WSW Chapin                  55 F     0755 AM 09/07   AWS
Lake Greenwood                55 F     0700 AM 09/07   COOP
Elgin                         55 F     0707 AM 09/07   CWOP
Dutch Fork HS                 55 F     0700 AM 09/07   RCWINDS
Graniteville                  55 F     0746 AM 09/07   CWOP
5 N Saluda                    55 F     0515 AM 09/07   AWS
Upper Richland                55 F     0700 AM 09/07   RCWINDS
Mccrady Training Center       55 F     0733 AM 09/08   RAWS
4 WNW Waxhaw                  56 F     0745 AM 09/07   AWS
Peak                          56 F     0731 AM 09/07   CWOP
Denny Terrace                 56 F     0700 AM 09/07   RCWINDS
Saluda Water Plant            56 F     0800 AM 09/07   COOP
7 WNW Saluda                  56 F     0745 AM 09/07   AWS
Leesburg-Hwy 601              56 F     0700 AM 09/07   RCWINDS
Little Mountain               57 F     0700 AM 09/07   COOP
Red Bank area                 57 F     0624 AM 09/07   CWOP
Crane Creek FS                57 F     0700 AM 09/07   RCWINDS
Pinewood                      57 F     0700 AM 09/08   CWOP
Crossroads FS                 57 F     0700 AM 09/07   RCWINDS
Lexington                     57 F     0801 AM 09/07   CWOP
Cheraw                        57 F     0635 AM 09/07   AWOS
Richland Library NE           57 F     0700 AM 09/07   RCWINDS
Newberry Sheriff               57 F     0700 AM 09/07   RCWINDS
Newberry                      57 F     0715 AM 09/07   AWOS
Lancaster                     57 F     0735 AM 09/07   AWOS
Lugoff 2 NE                    57 F     0815 AM 09/08   COOP
7.6 N Lugoff                   57 F     0640 AM 09/07   COOP
Lake Wateree Dam              57 F     0630 AM 09/07   NDBC


September 16th-17th...The remnants of Hurricane Sally moved across
Georgia and the Carolinas. Sally produced locally heavy rainfall
along with 7 EF-0 tornadoes and 2 with a rating of Unknown across 5
counties. The tornadoes produced little damage, except for mainly
downed limbs and trees. The heavy rainfall led to several areas
experiencing flash flooding along with some minor river flooding
along the Congaree River and the North Fork of the Edisto River. The
Congaree River at Columbia crested at 10.25 feet on the evening of
the 17th. Advisory Stage is 10 feet and Flood Stage is 19.0 feet.
The Congaree River at Carolina Eastman crested at 116.0 feet on the
evening of the 17th. Flood Stage is 115.0 feet. The Congaree River
at Gadsden-Congaree National Park crested at 14.75 feet just before
midnight on the 17th. Flood Stage is 15.0 feet. The North Fork of
the Edisto River at Orangeburg crested at 8.65 feet. Flood Stage is
8.0 feet. Most of the flash flooding occurred across the central and
eastern Midlands along with portions of the CSRA where 3 to 6 inches
of rain fell. Some of the worst flash flooding occurred in areas
that received over inches of rain in Sumter and Orangeburg counties.
The flash flooding impacted several roads where washouts occurred,
motorists were stranded and water even entered a nursing home in
Burke County Georgia.


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

...2-DAY (48 HOURS) RAINFALL TOTALS AS OF 10 AM EDT SEPTEMBER 18, 2020...
                      POST-TROPICAL SYSTEM SALLY

Location                     Amount    Time/Date       Provider
Sumter 0.2 NE                8.78 in   0548 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Elloree 2.2 WSW              8.52 in   0800 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Sumter 3.6 SSW               8.16 in   0725 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Santee 6.9 WSW               7.93 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Sumter 0.3 ENE               7.80 in   0800 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Sumter 1.9 W                 7.52 in   0600 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Sumter                       7.44 in   0945 AM 09/18   CWOP
Santee                       7.12 in   0955 AM 09/18   CWOP
Sumter 6.8 NNE               6.86 in   0400 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Williston 4.3 NNW            6.37 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Aiken 8.6 SE                 6.35 in   0630 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Sumter                       6.25 in   0930 AM 09/18   CWOP
Waynesboro 3.3 SW            6.21 in   0600 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Shaw AFB Sumter              6.12 in   0956 AM 09/18   AWOS
Orangeburg 7.6 N             6.08 in   0800 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Wedgefield                    6.07 in   0900 AM 09/18   CWOP
Aiken 7.8 SSE                6.03 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Pinewood                     6.02 in   0902 AM 09/18   CWOP
Pinewood                     5.98 in   0902 AM 09/18   CWOP
Elliott 1 NW                 5.91 in   0700 AM 09/18   COOP
St. Matthews 3.2 ENE         5.86 in   0730 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Aiken 7.4 SSE                5.80 in   0600 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Aiken 1.6 NNW                5.77 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Aiken 1.0 SSW                5.75 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Aiken 7.6 SSE                5.73 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Aiken 2.9 SSE                5.55 in   0800 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
New Ellenton 2.7 NE          5.53 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
4 S Aiken                    5.50 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
1.3 SE Waynesboro            5.39 in   0800 AM 09/18   COOP
North Augusta 1.5 WSW        5.37 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Aiken 2.5 S                  5.36 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Martinez 3.0 NE              5.34 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Augusta 4.2 W                5.34 in   0701 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
0.9 NE Lincolnton            5.26 in   0800 AM 09/18   COOP
2.8 S North Augusta          5.18 in   0500 AM 09/18   HADS
Orangeburg                   5.18 in   0916 AM 09/18   RAWS
South Augusta 4.1 S          5.17 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Evans 4.9 WNW                5.05 in   0631 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Martinez 3.5 WSW             5.04 in   0705 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Aiken 3.5 SSE                5.04 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Aiken 2.6 NW                 5.00 in   0800 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Swansea 3.9 ENE              5.00 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Orangeburg                   5.00 in   0800 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Congaree                     4.99 in   0947 AM 09/18   RAWS
Evans 3.0 N                  4.96 in   0756 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Appling 2.0 SE               4.95 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Lake Greenwood Dam           4.90 in   0750 AM 09/18   COOP
Manning 1.9 SSE              4.82 in   0800 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Srf2 - Portable              4.79 in   0929 AM 09/18   RAWS
Orangeburg                   4.77 in   0956 AM 09/18   CWOP
0.8 E Edgefield               4.71 in   0745 AM 09/18   USGS
Newberry                     4.68 in   0755 AM 09/18   COOP
North 8.6 ENE                4.68 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Salley 4.9 NNE               4.66 in   0930 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Thomson 2.6 S                4.63 in   0715 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
1 ESE North                  4.55 in   0956 AM 09/18   AWOS
Irmo 4.4 N                   4.49 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Orangeburg 3.2 NW            4.48 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Neeses 7.0 SE                4.47 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Lincolnton 4 S               4.42 in   0800 AM 09/18   COOP
Williston                    4.41 in   0955 AM 09/18   CWOP
Augusta Daniel               4.37 in   0953 AM 09/18   ASOS
5 NE Murphys Estates         4.26 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Gilbert 1.0 SE               4.22 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Cope 4.1 NE                  4.20 in   0800 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Springfield                   4.17 in   0955 AM 09/18   CWOP
Gracewood                    4.14 in   0611 AM 09/18   CWOP
2 SSW Mulberry               4.11 in   1000 AM 09/18   AWS
Newberry 2.9 S               3.96 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Trenton 6.5 SSW              3.94 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Saluda 6.1 SW                3.92 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Springfield 4.0 WNW           3.83 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Bamberg                      3.82 in   0958 AM 09/18   CWOP
1 SSE Graniteville           3.82 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
2.7 W Blackville             3.81 in   0900 AM 09/18   HADS
McCormick 0.5 NW             3.80 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Chapin 5.0 ESE               3.78 in   0800 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
6 SE Mayesville              3.76 in   1000 AM 09/18   AWS
Martinez                     3.75 in   0955 AM 09/18   CWOP
Ehrhardt 0.2 SE              3.70 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Mccormick                    3.69 in   0700 AM 09/18   COOP
6.6 SE Augusta               3.69 in   0945 AM 09/18   HADS
North Augusta                3.58 in   0946 AM 09/18   CWOP
Mcentire Ang                 3.57 in   0956 AM 09/18   AWOS
Lexington 1.6 WNW            3.57 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Society Hill                 3.53 in   0947 AM 09/18   CWOP
6.7 S Monetta                3.52 in   0330 AM 09/18   HADS
Orangeburg                   3.51 in   0954 AM 09/18   CWOP
Aiken                        3.48 in   0950 AM 09/18   CWOP
West Columbia 5.9 WSW        3.48 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Leesville 8.0 N              3.42 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Cayce 1.0 SSE                3.41 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Augusta Bush                 3.38 in   0953 AM 09/18   ASOS
Chapin 1.4 S                 3.38 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Long Cane                    3.34 in   0112 AM 09/18   RAWS
Leesville 10.6 NNE           3.33 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Graniteville 1 NE            3.32 in   0700 AM 09/18   COOP
Lexington 3.0 WSW            3.32 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Lexington 5.9 SW             3.30 in   0600 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Fort Gordon                  3.30 in   0901 AM 09/18   RAWS
Irmo 1.0 WNW                 3.29 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Pelion 4.7 W                 3.24 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Saluda 0.6 NNE               3.24 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Dentsville 6.6 NNE           3.22 in   0500 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Gilbert 8.0 N                3.20 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Lexington 4.3 E              3.19 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Columbia 3.1 E               3.15 in   0600 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Gilbert 6.2 NNW              3.12 in   0930 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Holly Hill 1 SW              3.11 in   0700 AM 09/18   COOP
Columbia 1.9 SE              3.10 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Red Bank area                3.07 in   0944 AM 09/18   CWOP
Aiken                        3.06 in   0955 AM 09/18   AWOS
Oak Grove 1.4 N              3.06 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS
Savraw                       3.05 in   0906 AM 09/18   RAWS
Little Mountain              3.04 in   0900 AM 09/18   COOP
0.6 S Saluda                 3.04 in   0800 AM 09/18   COOP
Ridge Spring 0.4 SSW         3.01 in   0700 AM 09/18   COCORAHS



September 24th through 26th...The remnants of Tropical Storm Beta
moved across Georgia and the Carolinas. The system did produce
widespread rainfall across the Midlands and CSRA, but little to no
impacts. Rainfall totals ranged from 1 to 2 inches across much of
the region.

Here are some rainfall totals from the event:

...PRECIPITATION REPORTS ASSOCIATED WITH REMNANTS OF BETA...
...RAINFALL TOTALS FOR THE PAST 48 HOURS ACROSS THE MIDLANDS AND CSRA...

Location                     Amount    Time/Date       Provider
4 WNW Waxhaw                 2.50 in   1055 AM 09/26   AWS
Elliott 1 NW                 2.25 in   0700 AM 09/26   COOP
Holly Hill 1 SW              2.15 in   0700 AM 09/26   COOP
Santee 6.9 WSW               2.15 in   0700 AM 09/26   COCORAHS
Jefferson 0.2 NNW             1.94 in   0700 AM 09/26   COCORAHS
3.3 SE Pageland              1.83 in   1030 AM 09/26   USGS
Carolina Sandhills           1.80 in   1014 AM 09/26   RAWS
Sumter 6.8 NNE               1.78 in   0500 AM 09/26   COCORAHS
Santee                       1.69 in   1055 AM 09/26   CWOP
Fort Mill                    1.65 in   1056 AM 09/26   CWOP
Lancaster 2.0 NNW            1.56 in   0700 AM 09/26   COCORAHS
Lancaster 0.4 WSW            1.56 in   0800 AM 09/26   COCORAHS
Mccrady Training Center      1.50 in   1033 AM 09/26   RAWS
Society Hill                 1.46 in   1046 AM 09/26   CWOP
Springhill                   1.42 in   0700 AM 09/26   RCWINDS
Shaw AFB Sumter              1.39 in   1056 AM 09/26   AWOS
Eastover ESD                 1.26 in   0700 AM 09/26   RCWINDS
North Augusta 1.5 WSW        1.30 in   0700 AM 09/26   COCORAHS
Chapin 1.4 S                 1.30 in   0700 AM 09/26   COCORAHS
Hopkins                      1.26 in   0700 AM 09/26   RCWINDS
Sumter                       1.25 in   1046 AM 09/26   CWOP
13.0 S Heath Springs         1.15 in   0930 AM 09/26   HADS
Aiken 3.5 SSE                1.15 in   0700 AM 09/26   COCORAHS
Leesville 8.0 N              1.15 in   0700 AM 09/26   COCORAHS
Lexington 2.9 NE             1.14 in   0700 AM 09/26   COCORAHS
Elloree 2.2 WSW              1.14 in   0800 AM 09/26   COCORAHS
Blythewood 1.0 W             1.14 in   0600 AM 09/26   COCORAHS
Little Mountain              1.13 in   0900 AM 09/26   COOP
Ridge Spring 0.4 SSW         1.11 in   0700 AM 09/26   COCORAHS
Martinez 3.0 NE              1.09 in   0715 AM 09/26   COCORAHS
Lexington 3.0 WSW            1.09 in   0700 AM 09/26   COCORAHS
Orangeburg                   1.07 in   1016 AM 09/26   RAWS
Wagener 1.4 S                1.06 in   0700 AM 09/26   COCORAHS
North Augusta                1.05 in   1055 AM 09/26   CWOP
Springfield 4.0 WNW           1.05 in   0700 AM 09/26   COCORAHS
5 NE Murphys Estates         1.05 in   0700 AM 09/26   COCORAHS
Gilbert 1.0 SE               1.05 in   0700 AM 09/26   COCORAHS
3.7 NE Mcbee                 1.04 in   1030 AM 09/26   USGS
Augusta                      1.03 in   1045 AM 09/26   CWOP
Trenton 6.5 SSW              1.03 in   0700 AM 09/26   COCORAHS
Gilbert                      1.02 in   1045 AM 09/26   CWOP
Leesville 10.6 NNE           1.01 in   0700 AM 09/26   COCORAHS
Augusta 4.2 W                1.00 in   0700 AM 09/26   COCORAHS
Augusta Daniel               1.00 in   1053 AM 09/26   ASOS




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
Sep       83.4/-1.8      65.7/+1.5      74.6      74.7    -0.1


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
Sep       86.0/-0.7      66.2/+3.6     76.1       74.6    +1.5


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
Sep            4.50     3.54    +0.96
Ytd           48.42    35.46   +12.96


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
Sep            5.50     3.22     +2.28
Ytd           50.01    34.09    +15.92


The 3-Month Outlook for Fall into early Winter
...(October/November/December)...

The outlook calls for a 40 to 50 percent chance of above normal
temperatures with equal chance of above, below or 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 and are likely to continue through
the Northern Hemisphere winter 2020-21. There is a 75 percent chance
of this occurring.

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

The tropical atmospheric circulation is consistent with La Nina.

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


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