South Carolina Annual Rainfall and Climate Data, see below for individual cities
South Carolina city precipitation totals
Avg Annual Precip
Avg Annual Snow
|Avg. days of Precip||
Avg # thunderstorm days
|Avg # hail days||Avg # severe thunderstorm watches per year||Avg # tornado watches per year||# of tornadoes reported in county, 1960-2010|
South Carolina Precipitation Records
- Driest location ranked by lowest annual average precipitation: McColl, northeastern South Carolina, 39.04"
- Wettest location ranked by highest annual average precipitation: Jocassee, northern South Carolina, 84.38"
- Snowiest location ranked by highest annual average snowfall: Caesars Head, northwestern South Carolina, 8.7"
- State precipitation record for 24 hours - Antreville, northwestern South Carolina, 8/27/1995, 17.00"
- State precipitation record for 1 year - Jocassee, northern South Carolina, 1994, 110.79,
- State snowfall record for 24 hours - Rimini, central South Carolina, 2/9-10/1973, 24.0"
- State snow record for 1 season - Caesars Head, northwestern South Carolina, 60.3"
- Hurricane Hugo crossed the South Carolina coast near the Isle of Palms on September 22, 1989. Surface
winds were recorded at 138 miles per hour, with gusts of 160+ miles per hour. Damage to coastal and inland
properties, utilities, agriculture, timber and commerce exceeded $6 billion
Data sources: National Climatic Data Center, Severe thunderstorm / tornado watch data period is 1999 - 2008, NOAA Storm Prediction Center, Tornado climate data - NOAA Storm Prediction Center, State lightning flash density average - 1997-2011, Vaisala