Big storm, little rainfall, deficit remains

Thursday, June 16, 2011 8:26 AM
Last updated 3:02 PM
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Powerful winds swept over the area Wednesday night, the accompanying downpour made only a little dent in our rainfall deficit.

A tree from Wednesday night's storm landed on a Grovetown home  Jim Blaylock/ Staff
Jim Blaylock/ Staff
A tree from Wednesday night's storm landed on a Grovetown home

Wind bursts of 67 mph were recorded at Bush Field over night and 62 mph at Daniel Field, said meteorologist Jeff Linton with the National Weather service in West Columbia, S.C.

Collectively, the two airports still recorded less than an inch of rain, leaving the Bush Field area roughly 4.5 inches below average rainfall.

There were scattered reports of trees and power lines down across Richmond and Aiken counties, Linton said, but the worst of the storm appears to be behind us.
Today's chance of thunderstorms stand at 30 percent. The chance of rain continues to diminish Friday and into the weekend with only a 20 percent likelihood of thunderstorms.

The cloud cover will roll back today and summer heat will return, with highs expected today in the mid-90s. The weekend is expected to bring temperatures in the upper-90s.


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