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WEEKLY SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER 2008

January 28, 2008 - February 3, 2008

WEATHER SUMMARY:

Mostly sunny, mild conditions were observed at the start and end of the week. Monday and Tuesday high temperatures climbed into the middle 60's ahead of the week's first frontal boundary that arrived early Wednesday. Liberty in Pickens County received 0.46 inches of rain and Florence measured a wind gust of 36 mph with the change. An additional boundary swept through the state overnight Thursday into Friday morning. One-inch rains developed over much of central and western sections. South winds ahead of this feature gusted to 35 mph at Darlington. Temperatures on Sunday peaked with locations near the coast reporting highs in the middle 70's. The state average temperature for the period was three degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 75 degrees at Summerville and Givhans on February 3. The lowest official temperature reported was 17 degrees at Lake Bowen on the morning of January 28. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.85 inches at Jocassee Dam ending at 7:00 a.m. on February 1. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.5 inches.

PRECIPITATION:

                            
                             Precipitation                    
                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
         Greer           1.73    3.62     -1.2
      Columbia           0.86    3.73     -1.4
    Orangeburg           0.50    2.95     -2.1
 Charlotte, NC           1.38    3.05     -1.3            	
   Augusta, GA           0.69    3.74     -1.2
      Florence           0.75    3.17     -1.3
N Myrtle Beach           0.32    3.77     -0.3
    Charleston           0.31    3.16     -1.3    
  Savannah, GA           0.18    3.04     -1.3




Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  

SOIL:

4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 51 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF:

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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