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December 31, 2007 - January 6, 2008


The last day of 2007 ended sunny and mild with the Greenville-Spartanburg AP's 31.08 inches of total rainfall being their driest of recordkeeping. A large body of freezing air entered the state on New Years Day. Snow flurries were observed Wednesday from Oconee County to Berkeley County and northwest winds gusted to 46 mph at Pineville. The season's coldest temperatures were experienced on Thursday and Friday mornings. The Charleston peninsula recorded 31 degrees Thursday morning for its first freeze since February 6, 2007. On Friday, arctic- sourced high pressure peaked over Florence AP, Darlington AP, and Columbia Owens AP at 30.80 inches. Warming southwest winds and mostly sunny weather followed the departing cold air through the weekend. The state average temperature for the period was four degrees below normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 74 degrees at Pritchardville on January 6. The lowest official temperature reported was 7 degrees at Caesars Head on the morning of January 3. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.0 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
         Greer           0.00    0.00     -0.8
      Columbia           0.00    0.00     -0.8
    Orangeburg           0.00    0.00     -0.8
 Charlotte, NC           0.00    0.00     -0.8            	
   Augusta, GA           0.00    0.00     -0.8
      Florence           0.00    0.00     -0.8
N Myrtle Beach           0.00    0.00     -0.7
    Charleston           0.00    0.00     -0.8    
  Savannah, GA           0.00    0.00     -0.7



Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 49 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Ocean water temperatures at S Capers Island were reported at 55 degrees.

For additional information contact tylerw@dnr.sc.gov or by calling (803) 734-9100.

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