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January 14, 2008 - January 20, 2008


Sunny skies and cold days were observed Monday into Wednesday. On Wednesday evening, low pressure over the Gulf Coast states began advancing into the Upstate with a mixture of sleet and snow. Tigerville in Greenville County measured four inches of snow by Thursday morning. Areas of brief snowfall across the midlands and eastward changed to a cold, soaking rain. A second episode of winter weather occurred on Saturday with light snow across the mountains into the eastern Piedmont. Catawba, in York County, measured one-half inch of snow, while most of the state received more cold rain. Springfield, in Orangeburg County, measured 1.61 inches of rain for the 24-hours ending Sunday morning. Sunshine and slow drying began Sunday with afternoon high temperatures ranging between 35 and 45 degrees. The state average temperature for the period was six degrees below normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 63 degrees at Charleston City on January 17. The lowest official temperature reported was 8 degrees at Lake Bowen on the morning of January 20. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.00 inches at Edisto Beach State Park and West Pelzer ending at 7:00 a.m. on January 17. The state average rainfall for the period was 1.8 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
         Greer           0.99    1.66     -1.1
      Columbia           1.71    2.68     -0.3
    Orangeburg           1.94    2.40     -0.5
 Charlotte, NC           1.12    1.57     -1.0            	
   Augusta, GA           2.03    3.01      0.2
      Florence           1.95    2.19     -0.5
N Myrtle Beach           2.16    3.32      1.0
    Charleston           2.57    2.80      0.1    
  Savannah, GA           2.21    2.76      0.1

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 48 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Ocean water temperatures at S Capers Island were reported at 50 degrees.

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

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