Airport recorded maximum 32 mph gust, nearly four inches of rain
Union County escaped the worst of the effects from Hurricane Ian. The storm passed further to the east than forecasts originally called for, reducing the amounts of rain and wind that Union County received. There were only scattered power outages reported during the storm. Rain began in Union County around 10 a.m. Friday and stopped close to midnight. According to observations at the Union County Airport, the highest wind gust was 32 mph, recorded just before 8 p.m. 3.78” of rain was recorded at the airport, with the heaviest rain reported between 7-9 p.m.
The SC Drought Response Committee will be meeting in the next couple of weeks or so to assess the state’s drought situation. As of September 1, Union, Chester, and York counties are the only counties under a moderate drought, with 15 other counties in the Upstate and western Midlands in an incipient drought.