What is the weather like at Shaw AFB?Winter Weather:
Dry and cold air masses predominate December through February with cold fronts passing every 4 or 5 days. Occasionally, fronts become stationary to the south of the area producing extensive cloudiness and light rain for periods of up to several days.
Average high: 57
Average low: 37
Average rain: 3.5"
Average snow: 3/4"
Average thunder days: 1
March through May brings the greatest threat of severe weather. Warm, moist air begins to return to the southeast US. The contrast between thighs and the cold, dry air associated with frontal systems moving from west to east produces violent weather in the form of highgh winds, hail, and tornadoes.
Average high: 66 in March to 82 in May
Average low: 45 in March to 61 in May
Average rain: 3.9"
Average thunder days: 2 in March to 4 in May
Warm moist air dominates the entire southeastern portion of the United States June through August. This brings Shaw its greatest frequency of thunderstorm occurrence and its heaviest seasonal rainfall.
Average high: 89
Average low: 70
Average rain: 5.2"
Average thunder days: 7 in June to 14 in August
South Carolina is most susceptible to the effects of hurricanes/tropical storms in September and October. The potential for severe weather exists with these systems. In the latter part of October into November cold fronts once again begin to make their way through the area.
Average high: 83 in September to 66 in November
Average low: 65 in September to 45 in November
Average rain: 3.3"
Average thunder days: 5 in September to 1 in November
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