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Public Information Statement
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLUMBIA SC
610 PM EDT MON AUG 1 2011

...JULY 2011 WEATHER SUMMARY FOR THE MIDLANDS AND CSRA...

HEADLINES...


...3RD WARMEST JULY AT COLUMBIA...
...6TH WARMEST JULY TIED AT AUGUSTA...

SUMMARY...

JULY 2011 WAS A HOT MONTH FOR COLUMBIA SC AND AUGUSTA GA...WITH NEAR 
NORMAL PRECIPITATION.

SIGNIFICANT WEATHER EVENTS...

ON THE EVENING OF JULY 10TH...A NEARLY STATIONARY THUNDERSTORM 
PRODUCED 2.80 INCHES OF RAIN AT AUGUSTA DANIEL FIELD...MOST OF WHICH 
FELL IN JUST ONE HOUR. AUGUSTA DANIEL FIELD ENDED UP WITH A TOTAL OF 
8.69 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH.

A TYPICAL SCATTERING OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED ON SOME 
DAYS...MAINLY ON THE 2ND...5TH...6TH...AND 13TH...RESULTING MAINLY 

IN DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES AT SOME LOCATIONS. A THUNDERSTORM 
PRODUCED A 59 MPH WIND GUST AT AIKEN AIRPORT ON THE 13TH.

A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 107 WAS OBSERVED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH 
CAROLINA IN DOWNTOWN COLUMBIA ON THE 22ND.

TEMPERATURES...

THE TEMPERATURE REACHED 100 OR HIGHER ON 9 DAYS OF THE MONTH AT 
COLUMBIA...AND ON 10 DAYS AT AUGUSTA.

RECORD DAILY TEMPERATURES FOR JULY 2011:

AT COLUMBIA...NO DAILY RECORD HIGHS ESTABLISHED. RECORD DAILY WARM 
MINIMUM TEMPERATURES OF 79 OCCURRED ON THE 24TH...AND 78 (TIED) ON 
THE 13TH.


AT AUGUSTA...DAILY RECORD HIGH OF 103 ON THE 30TH. 
    
COLDEST TEMP OF THE MONTH
CAE 68 18TH
AGS 65 17TH

WARMEST TEMP OF THE MONTH
CAE 104 22ND AND 23RD
AGS 104 13TH


COLUMBIA SC METROPOLITAN AIRPORT (CAE) AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...

         AVG HIGH/DEP  AVG LOW/DEP   AVG TEMP  NORMAL  DEPARTURE 
JAN 2010  52.4/-2.7     29.6/-4.4     41.0      44.6    -3.6
FEB       51.8/-7.7     31.2/-5.1     41.5      47.9    -6.4

MAR       65.7/-1.7     41.1/-2.4     53.4      55.4    -2.0
APR       80.3/+4.6     51.3/+0.6     65.8      63.2    +2.6
MAY       86.6/+3.5     65.3/+5.3     76.0      71.6    +4.4
JUN       94.6/+5.5     72.8/+4.9     83.7      78.5    +5.2 
JUL       95.1/+3.0     73.7/+1.9     84.4      82.0    +2.4 
AUG       92.3/+2.3     74.6/+4.6     83.5      80.3    +3.2 
SEP       91.3/+6.5     66.6/+2.0     78.9      74.7    +4.2 
OCT       79.8/+4.0     51.2/-0.3     65.5      63.7    +1.8 
NOV       68.3/+1.6     41.9/-0.7     55.1      54.7    +0.4
DEC       51.1/-6.7     28.2/-7.9     39.6      47.0    -7.4 
ANNUAL    75.8/+0.5     52.3/+0.7     64.0      63.6    +0.4

JAN 2011  52.7/-2.4     30.7/-5.5     41.7      44.6    -2.9 
FEB       64.6/+5.1     39.7/+3.4     52.2      47.9    +4.3
MAR       68.6/+1.2     45.7/+2.2     57.1      55.4    +1.7 
APR       80.9/+5.2     54.6/+3.9     67.8      63.2    +4.6 
MAY       85.5/+2.4     62.8/+2.8     74.2      71.6    +2.6

JUN       95.2/+6.1     71.4/+3.5     83.3      78.5    +4.8
JUL       96.4/+3.7     74.6/+3.0     85.5      82.2    +3.3   
 

AUGUSTA GA BUSH FIELD (AGS) AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...

         AVG HIGH/DEP  AVG LOW/DEP  AVG TEMP   NORMAL  DEPARTURE
JAN 2010  53.9/-2.6     29.5/-3.6    41.7      44.8     -3.1
FEB       53.6/-7.7     30.6/-4.9    42.1      48.4     -6.3
MAR       66.0/-3.2     39.5/-3.0    52.8      55.9     -3.1
APR       80.9/+4.2     47.7/+0.4    64.3      62.4     +1.9 
MAY       86.9/+3.0     61.4/+4.2    74.2      70.5     +3.7
JUN       95.9/+6.3     69.6/+4.2    82.8      77.5     +5.3
JUL       95.8/+3.8     71.5/+1.9    83.6      80.8     +2.8
AUG       92.4/+2.2     72.2/+4.3    82.3      79.3     +3.0
SEP       91.5/+6.2     61.9/-0.5    76.7      73.8     +2.9

OCT       81.1/+4.6     47.3/-2.3    64.2      63.1     +1.1
NOV       70.1/+2.3     39.7/-1.2    54.9      54.4     +0.5
DEC       52.9/-6.2     26.0/-8.7    39.4      46.9     -7.5
ANNUAL    76.8/+1.1     49.7/-1.0    63.2      63.2      0.0

JAN 2011  54.1/-2.4     29.2/-3.9    41.7      44.8     -3.1 
FEB       65.9/+4.6     36.9/+1.4    51.4      48.4     +3.0
MAR       71.4/+2.2     43.9/+1.4    57.6      55.9     +1.7
APR       82.6/+5.9     51.6/+3.5    67.1      62.4     +4.7
MAY       86.7/+2.8     57.7/+0.5    72.2      70.5     +1.7 
JUN       96.2/+6.6     67.9/+2.5    82.0      77.5     +4.5
JUL       97.3/+3.9     71.8/+2.0    84.6      81.6     +3.0


PRECIPITATION...

COLUMBIA METRO AIRPORT PRECIPITATION...


                    TOTAL       NORMAL      DIFFERENCE
                  (INCHES)
JANUARY 2010        3.18         4.66         -1.48  
FEBRUARY            2.88         3.84         -0.96 
MARCH               2.34         4.59         -2.25     
APRIL               0.91         2.98         -2.07  
MAY                 2.10         3.17         -1.07 
JUNE                4.20         4.99         -0.79 
JULY                7.70         5.54         +2.16 
AUGUST              5.56         5.41         +0.15 
SEPTEMBER           1.94         3.94         -2.00 
OCTOBER             1.83         2.89         -1.06 
NOVEMBER            1.46         2.88         -1.42 
DECEMBER            1.40         3.38         -1.98 

ANNUAL             35.50        48.27        -12.77

JANUARY 2011        1.70         4.66         -2.96 
FEBRUARY            4.21         3.84         +0.37 
MARCH               4.00         4.59         -0.59
APRIL               2.76         2.98         -0.22 
MAY                 2.74         3.17         -0.43
JUNE                2.87         4.99         -2.12
JULY                6.17         5.46         +0.71

AUGUSTA BUSH FIELD PRECIPITATION...

                    TOTAL       NORMAL      DIFFERENCE  
                  (INCHES)  
JANUARY 2010        5.39         4.50         +0.89 

FEBRUARY            2.37         4.11         -1.74 
MARCH               3.20         4.61         -1.41 
APRIL               1.20         2.94         -1.74 
MAY                 1.36         3.07         -1.71 
JUNE                2.19         4.19         -2.00  
JULY                5.86         4.07         +1.79 
AUGUST              2.04         4.48         -2.44 
SEPTEMBER           1.89         3.59         -1.70 
OCTOBER             0.67         3.20         -2.53 
NOVEMBER            1.30         2.68         -1.38 
DECEMBER            1.17         3.14         -1.97 
ANNUAL             28.61        44.58        -15.97

JANUARY 2011        2.11         4.50         -2.39 
FEBRUARY            4.31         4.11         +0.20
MARCH               5.45         4.61         +0.84
APRIL               1.93         2.94         -1.01

MAY                 2.50         3.07         -0.57
JUNE                1.98         4.19         -2.21
JULY                4.05         4.33         -0.28

.NOTE...
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 .

$$

MILLER




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