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January 12, 2009 - January 18, 2009


The week began sunny and cold. On Tuesday, a nearly stationary boundary along the coastal counties caused cloudy conditions and light rain amounts. Edisto Beach measured 0.31 inches of rain, N Myrtle Beach 0.44 inches. A strong cold wave overspread the state on Thursday, and by Friday morning, minimum temperatures across the mountains were the areas lowest since January of 2003. The remainder of the state reported low temperature values on Saturday morning ranging from 8 degrees at Pelion to 17 degrees at Ft. Moultrie. Unsettled weather continued into Sunday with periods of rain for much of eastern South Carolina and light accumulations of snow over the highest mountain elevations. The state average temperature for the period was seven degrees below normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 59 degrees at Charleston City on January 12. The lowest official temperature reported was 1 degree at Caesars Head on January 16. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.88 inches at Lake City on January 18. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.4 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           0.00    2.80      0.3
      Columbia           0.17    0.91     -1.8
    Orangeburg           0.50    1.52     -1.3
 Charlotte, NC           0.00    2.31      0.0
   Augusta, GA           0.24    1.22     -1.3
      Florence           0.67    1.16     -1.3
N Myrtle Beach           1.06    1.48     -0.6
    Charleston           0.82    1.01     -1.4
  Savannah, GA           0.41    0.64     -1.7   


Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 47 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 49 degrees.

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