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000 NOUS42 KCAE 072124 PNSCAE 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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