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January 7, 2008 - January 13, 2008


Unseasonably warm conditions were observed during most of the week. Shaw AFB at Sumter reported dense fog with visibilities of 1/8 mile at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday. Date record high temperatures were set at Florence AP, 76 degrees and at N Myrtle Beach AP, 75 degrees, on Tuesday. Afternoon temperatures in the middle and upper 70's were common across much of the state. On Thursday, thunderstorms developed over central sections and eastward. At 3:00 p.m., a west to east boundary separated Rock Hill's 46 degrees from the Charleston Airport's 76 degrees. A cold front entered the state over the weekend and stalled near the coast. Periods of rain fell over eastern counties into Saturday morning. The week ended under mostly cloudy skies and afternoon temperatures cooling back into the 50's. The state average temperature for the period was twelve degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 80 degrees at Jamestown on January 10. The lowest official temperature reported was 29 degrees at Table Rock and Walhalla on the morning of January 13. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 3.05 inches at Edisto Beach State Park ending at 7:00 a.m. on January 12. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.6 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
         Greer           0.67    0.67     -1.1
      Columbia           0.92    0.92     -1.0
    Orangeburg           0.46    0.46     -1.4
 Charlotte, NC           0.45    0.45     -1.2            	
   Augusta, GA           0.98    0.98     -0.8
      Florence           0.24    0.24     -1.5
N Myrtle Beach           1.16    1.16     -0.3
    Charleston           0.23    0.23     -1.5    
  Savannah, GA           0.55    0.55     -1.1




Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 58 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Ocean water temperatures at S Capers Island were reported at 58 degrees.

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

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