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January 4, 2010 - January 10, 2010


Early morning temperatures on Monday dropped into the teens for much of inland South Carolina. Ft. Moultrie's 45-degree afternoon high temperature made it one of the few sites to warm up into the 40's. On Wednesday morning, Chesnee reported 10 degrees and Jamestown, 21 degrees. Summerville's 19-degree start on Thursday morning climbed to a more seasonal 56 degrees during the afternoon. A weak surface feature moved through the state late Thursday night with mixed precipitation in the form of rain, sleet and light snow showers. Greenville measured 0.2 inches of snow. Summerville measured 0.12 inches of rain. Cold, high pressure overspread the state on Friday and became anchored through the weekend. Friday's high temperature at Long Creek never rose above freezing. On Saturday morning, both Walhalla and Hunts Bridge recorded 10 degrees. The sun's low angle, even with of a full day of sunshine, did little to provide out-of-doors warming. Most locations reported Sunday high temperatures in the 30's. The state average temperature for the period was 12 degrees below normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 57 degrees at Pritchardville on January 7. The lowest official temperature reported was 5 degrees at Jocassee on January 9. The heaviest official 24-hour rain reported was 0.16 inches at Lockhart ending at 7:00 a.m. on January 8. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.0 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           0.00   00.00     -1.4
      Anderson           0.00   00.00     -1.5
      Columbia           0.01   00.01     -1.4
    Orangeburg           0.00   00.00     -1.4
 Charlotte, NC           0.01   00.01     -1.2
   Augusta, GA           0.00   00.00     -1.4
      Florence           0.00   00.00     -1.3
N Myrtle Beach           0.02   00.03     -1.1
    Charleston           0.00   00.05     -1.2
  Savannah, GA           0.01   00.02     -1.2   

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 43 degrees, Charleston 44 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to above normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 42 degrees.

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