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February 7, 2011 - February 13, 2011


Most of inland South Carolina's Monday sunrise began with frost except for the coastal plain where areas of rain moved north. On Tuesday morning, Ft. Moultrie measured a 24-hour total of 0.75 inches of rain. Early morning temperatures on Wednesday fell to 20 degrees at both Walhalla and Chesnee and 32 degrees at Beaufort. Just before midnight, snow began to fall near Mountain Rest. Long Creek measured 1.5 inches of snow early Thursday morning. An axis of brief but moderate snow fell from Greenwood County through Newberry County with amounts of around one-inch. Clearing skies were observed midday over western counties as more cold air entered the state. Hartsville and Bennettsville reported a Friday low temperature of 22 degrees. A compact area of low pressure edged along the north coast Friday morning with light snow observed at Conway. After another frosty start on Saturday, temperatures eased back to more seasonal values. Light southwest winds on Sunday helped push afternoon high temperatures into the 60's. The Clemson AP and the Columbia Metro AP recorded a mild 65-degree afternoon temperature on Sunday. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was four degrees below normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 66 degrees at Clarks Hill, Hunts Bridge and Walhalla on February 13. The lowest official temperature reported was 18 degrees at Chesnee on February 11 and at Cedar Creek on February 12. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.76 inches at N Inlet, Georgetown County, ending at 7:00 a.m. on February 8. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.3 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           0.01    5.30     -1.0
      Anderson           0.06    5.01     -1.5
      Columbia           0.24    5.05     -1.4
    Orangeburg           0.35    5.28     -1.2
 Charlotte, NC           0.01    3.80     -1.8
   Augusta, GA           0.29    5.50     -0.9
      Florence           0.35    4.13     -1.4
N Myrtle Beach           0.76    5.37      0.2
    Charleston           0.81    4.96     -0.6
  Savannah, GA           0.98    5.69      0.3
Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 49 degrees, Charleston 50 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 46 degrees.

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