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February 5 - February 11, 2007


Cold, clear weather was observed Monday and Tuesday. All sites within the state reported a freeze on Tuesday morning with many locations in the teens. A welcomed, yet brief, push of mild air entered South Carolina on Wednesday sending the mercury to around 70 degrees. Below normal temperatures returned on northwest winds Thursday. A fast moving area of light precipitation passed across central and coastal counties on Friday. There were reports of patchy sleet in both Lexington and Orangeburg counties. Freezing mornings and dry, partly sunny days, ended the week. For the period, the state average temperature was four degrees below normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 74 degrees at Congaree National Park on February 7. The lowest official temperature reported was 15 degrees at Cheraw and Cedar Creek on the morning of February 6. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.10 inches at Jamestown ending at 7:00 a.m. on February 10. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.0 inches.


                 Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation
                 Total   Total   From Avg
Greer             0.00    5.50     -0.5
Columbia          0.00    4.01     -2.2
Orangeburg        0.01    4.87     -1.4
Charlotte, NC     0.00    4.03     -1.3
Augusta, GA       0.01    4.36     -1.8
Florence          0.00    3.49     -1.8
Myrtle Beach      0.00    4.52     -0.5
Charleston        0.01    5.22     -0.1
Savannah, GA      0.10    4.07     -1.1

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


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


South Carolina river stages were near normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 48 degrees.

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

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