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February 4, 2008 - February 10, 2008


Spring-like conditions were reported early in the week with passing light showers and afternoon temperatures around 80 degrees. In the darkness of Tuesday morning, the Charleston Harbor Pilot Boat Dispatch Center reported the Charleston Harbor was closed to traffic due to dense fog and visibility rated at zero. Areas of rain and an occasional clap of thunder were observed Wednesday. Clearing followed into the weekend with dry, high pressure dominating the weather. Near cloudless blue skies were noted Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, both Greer AP and Columbia AP recorded west winds gusting to 39 mph. The high winds contributed to increased wildfire counts and acres burned. The state average temperature for the period was twelve degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 82 degrees at Jamestown, Columbia AP, Pritchardville, and Cades on February 5. The lowest official temperature reported was 25 degrees at Lake Bowen on the morning of February 8. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.55 inches at Columbia AP on February 6. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.2 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
         Greer           0.15    3.77     -2.1
      Columbia           0.62    4.35     -1.7
    Orangeburg           0.39    3.34     -2.7
 Charlotte, NC           0.02    3.07     -2.2            	
   Augusta, GA           0.42    4.16     -1.8
      Florence           0.18    3.35     -1.8
N Myrtle Beach           0.00    3.77     -1.1
    Charleston           0.04    3.20     -2.0    
  Savannah, GA           0.07    3.11     -1.9

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 55 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were below normal. Ocean water temperatures at S Capers Island were reported at 57 degrees.

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

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