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January 1998

The winter of 1997-1998 was record breaking. It was the wettest and warmest El Nino winter in the 104-year period of temperature and precipitation record keeping. South Carolina was one of the top ten warmest and wettest states in the contiguous 48 states. In addition to having January’s greatest monthly precipitation, Jocassee 8 WNW also received the month’s greatest 1-day precipitation with 6.7 inches of rain.

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