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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service
230 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2015

...April 2016 Climate Summary...

...Temperatures a little above normal for the month...
...Precipitation above normal for the month...
...Strong Winds on the 1st-2nd and the 6th-7th...
...Chilly morning temperatures with some areas of frost on the 6th
and 10th...
...Straight Line Wind Damage along the shore of Lake Murray on
the 7th...

April weather was typical of Spring across the Carolinas.
Temperatures and precipitation on average were just slightly above
normal for the month. There was one significant severe weather event
that occurred on the afternoon of the 7th as strong straight line
winds downed several trees along the north shore of Lake Murray.
There was also a couple of mornings with unseasonably chilly air and
patchy areas of frost on the mornings of the 6th and 10th.

The average temperature at Augusta Regional Bush Field was 63.8
degrees or 1.1 degrees above the normal of 62.7 degrees. The average
temperature at Columbia Metro Airport was 65.8 degrees or 2.4
degrees above the normal of 63.4 degrees.

Augusta Bush Field received 4.42 inches of rainfall for the month.
Columbia Metro Airport received 2.80 inches of rainfall for the
month.


Here are some of the highest rainfall CoCoRaHS Reports for April:

SC-LN-10 Indian Land 4.7 S.............5.61 inches
SC-LN-2  Fort Mill 3.5 ENE.............5.03 inches
SC-AK-13 N. Augusta 3.5 N..............4.99 inches
SC-AK-23 Aiken 1.0 SSW.................4.78 inches
SC-AK-14 Aiken 7.8 SSE.................4.77 inches

GA-CU-13 Evans 3.0 N...................6.90 inches
GA-MD-1  Thomson 2.5 S.................5.00 inches
GA-CU-3  Evans 2.1 NNW.................4.78 inches
GA-CU-7  Grovetown 3.4 NNE.............4.76 inches
GA-BK-5  Hephzibah 3.6 W...............3.50 inches


Here are some of the highest NWS Coop Observer Reports for April:

MANS1 Manning.....................4.79 inches
AKIS1 Aiken 2E....................4.64 inches
ORBS1 Orangeburg 2................4.27 inches
MIDG1 Midville....................4.07 inches
CHDS1 Clarks Hill.................3.52 inches


Highest Wind Gusts at each ASOS location during the month:

Columbia Metro Airport (CAE)..........51 mph on the 1st
Augusta Daniel Field (DNL)............40 mph on the 7th
Orangeburg County Airport (OGB).......40 mph on the 2nd
Hamilton Owens Field Columbia (CUB)...39 mph on the 1st
Augusta Bush Field (AGS)..............38 mph on the 9th


Highest wind gusts at each lake observing site during the month:

Lake Murray Flotilla Island (LMFS1)...64 mph on the 7th
Lake Murray Dam (RCWINDS).............44 mph on the 1st
Lake Murray Towers (IRMS1 - USGS).....39 mph on the 2nd
Lake Wateree (WATS1)..................39 mph on the 2nd


Water Temperature at the Lake Murray Towers (Depth Approx. 6 feet):
Warmest...75.2 degrees on the 30th
Coolest...57.9 degrees on the 15th

Water Temperature at the Little Saluda River near Prosperity:
Warmest...76.8 degrees on the 28th
Coolest...62.6 degrees on the 10th

Water Temperatures at the Saluda River near Prosperity:
Warmest...78.1 degrees on the 30th
Coolest...62.2 degrees on the 10th


Temperature records tied or broken during the month of April:

AUGUSTA...
NONE

COLUMBIA...
None


EVENTS FOR April 2016:

April 1st and 2nd...A strong cold front approached the region from the
west during the afternoon hours. Strong thunderstorms produced damaging
winds and some small hail. A wind gust of 51 mph was recorded at
Columbia Metro Airport.

Here are a few wind gust reports:

Williams Brice Stadium Press Box (RCWINDS)...49 mph on the 2nd
Elders Pond (RCWINDS)........................43 mph on the 2nd
Lake Murray Dam (RCWINDS)....................40 mph on the 2nd
Orangeburg County Airport (OGB)..............40 mph on the 2nd
McEntire JNGB (MMT)..........................39 mph on the 2nd


April 6th and 7th...

A squall line developed ahead of an approaching cold front. Strong
to severe thunderstorms developed along the line producing damaging
winds and nickel size hail. The strongest winds occurred along the
north shore of Lake Murray. Straight line winds uprooted and downed
several trees and winds were estimated to have been between 80 and
90 mph. Downed trees resulted in significant damage to a covered
porch and roofs of homes. Several other structures sustained minor
to moderate damage.

Here are a few wind gust reports:

Flotilla Island - Lake Murray (LMFS1)........64 mph on the 7th
Ballentine (RCWINDS).........................61 mph on the 7th
McEntire JNGB (MMT)..........................54 mph on the 7th
Utilities Irmo (RCWINDS).....................46 mph on the 7th
Lake Murray Dam (RCWINDS)....................42 mph on the 7th


April 10th...

Cold Canadian High Pressure settled over the region allowing for
temperatures to fall into the upper 20s to lower 30s across much of
the Midlands.

Here are a few of the morning low temperatures:

Cheraw Municipal Airport...28 degrees
Lancaster County Airport...28 degrees
Congaree River.............29 degrees
Cedar Creek................29 degrees
Cheraw.....................30 degrees
Camden-Woodward Field......30 degrees
Saluda.....................32 degrees
Sumter Municipal Airport...32 degrees


April 30th...Slow moving strong thunderstorms across Lancaster
County produced locally heavy rainfall that produced some localized
flooding. A couple of roadways in Lancaster County were impassable
due to high water that was approximately 6 inches deep.


Year to date monthly Temperature and Precipitation Statistics...

Columbia SC Metropolitan Airport 2015/2016 monthly average temperatures
and departures from normal...

          AVG HIGH/DEP   AVG LOW/DEP   AVG TEMP   NORM  DEPARTURE
JAN 2015  55.7/-0.3      33.7/ 0.0      44.7      44.8    -0.1
FEB       54.1/-6.2      32.1/-4.7      43.1      48.5    -5.4
MAR       70.3/+2.1      46.9/+3.9      58.6      55.6    +3.0
APR       77.8/+1.5      50.4/+5.7      67.0      63.4    +3.6
MAY       86.0/+2.2      61.0/+1.5      73.5      71.7    +1.8
JUN       93.6/+3.6      71.6/+3.4      82.6      79.1    +3.5
JUL       96.4/+3.7      74.3/+2.7      85.3      82.2    +3.1
AUG       92.9/+2.2      72.2/+1.2      82.6      80.8    +1.8
SEP       85.9/+0.7      67.6/+3.4      76.7      74.7    +2.0
OCT       75.6/-0.5      53.6/+1.5      64.6      64.1    +0.5
NOV       69.4/+2.1      48.6/+6.3      59.0      54.8    +4.2
DEC       70.1/+11.9     50.1/+14.8     60.1      46.7   +13.4

JAN 2016  55.1/-0.9      33.6/-0.1      44.3      44.8    -0.5
FEB       60.1/-0.2      37.9/+1.1      49.0      48.5    +0.5
MAR       75.0/+6.8      49.8/+6.8      62.4      55.6    +6.8
APR       78.1/+1.8      53.6/+3.2      65.8      63.4    +2.4


Augusta GA Bush Field 2015/2016 Monthly average temperatures and
departures from normal...

          AVG HIGH/DEP   AVG LOW/DEP   AVG TEMP   NORM  DEPARTURE
JAN 2015  55.8/-2.1      32.1/-0.7     44.0       45.4    -1.4
FEB       55.4/-6.9      30.1/-5.8     42.8       49.1    -6.3
MAR       71.3/+1.4      45.3/+3.3     58.3       55.9    +2.4
APR       77.8/+0.5      54.9/+6.8     66.3       62.7    +3.6
MAY       86.7/+1.7      58.1/+0.8     72.4       71.1    +1.3
JUN       93.1/+2.1      68.1/+1.9     80.6       78.6    +2.0
JUL       95.8/+2.4      71.3/+1.5     83.6       81.6    +2.0
AUG       91.4/-0.4      69.8/+0.5     80.6       80.5    +0.1
SEP       85.5/-1.2      65.1/+2.5     75.3       74.6    +0.7
OCT       77.7/-2.1      52.4/+1.4     64.0       64.4    -0.4
NOV       70.2/+1.1      47.0/+5.6     58.6       55.2    +3.4
DEC       70.3/+10.3     48.3/+13.8    59.3       47.2   +12.1

JAN 2016  55.3/-2.6      33.1/+0.3     44.2       45.4    -1.2
FEB       61.7/-0.6      37.9/+2.0     49.8       49.0    +0.7
MAR       74.4/+4.5      47.1/+5.1     60.8       55.9    +4.9
APR       77.5/+0.2      50.1/+2.0     63.8       62.7    +1.1


COLUMBIA SC METROPOLITAN AIRPORT 2015/2016 MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...

               TOTAL   NORMAL   DEPARTURE
              (INCHES)
JAN 2015       2.60     3.58    -0.98
FEB            4.76     3.61    +1.15
MAR            2.78     3.73    -0.95
APR            4.03     2.62    +1.41
MAY            1.71     2.97    -1.26
JUN            8.79     4.69    +4.10
JUL            1.53     5.46    -3.93
AUG            4.85     5.26    -0.41
SEP            6.15     3.54    +2.61
OCT           14.46     3.17   +11.29
NOV            5.47     2.74    +2.73
DEC            6.45     3.22    +3.23
ANNUAL        63.58    44.59   +18.99

JAN 2016       1.94     3.58    -1.64
FEB            4.69     3.61    +1.08
MAR            1.88     3.73    -1.85
APR            2.80     2.62    +0.18

AUGUSTA GA BUSH FIELD 2015/2016 MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...

               TOTAL   NORMAL   DEPARTURE
              (INCHES)
JAN 2015       2.10     3.91     -1.81
FEB            4.70     3.92     +0.78
MAR            3.04     4.18     -1.14
APR            4.86     2.84     +2.02
MAY            0.93     2.65     -1.72
JUN            3.50     4.72     -1.22
JUL            3.52     4.33     -0.81
AUG            3.74     4.32     -0.58
SEP            4.05     3.22     +0.83
OCT            4.62     3.27     +1.35
NOV            5.41     2.82     +2.59
DEC            6.92     3.39     +3.53
ANNUAL        47.39    43.57     +3.82

JAN 2016       1.66     3.91     -2.25
FEB            3.76     3.92     -0.16
MAR            3.18     4.18     -1.00
APR            4.42     2.84     +1.58


THE OUTLOOK FOR May 2016...

The forecast calls for a 40 percent chance of above normal
temperatures with a 40 percent chance of above normal
rainfall.

THE 3-MONTH OUTLOOK FOR SUMMER
(June/July/August)...

The forecast call for a 40 TO 50 percent chance of above normal
temperatures with equal chances of above...below or normal
rainfall.

ENSO (EL NINO SOUTHERN OSCILLATION)...
...El Nino Advisory continues...
...La Nina Watch in effect...

Positive equatorial sea surface temperature anomalies are
diminishing across the Pacific Ocean. This indicates the
weakening El Nino. La Nina is favored to develop during the
Northern Hemisphere Summer 2016...with a 75 percent chance of
La Nina conditions developing during the Fall and Winter 2016.


CLIMATE OUTLOOKS AND ENSO DISCUSSIONS COURTESY 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 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 .

$$

Vaughan





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