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February 11, 2008 - February 17, 2008


Brief warming on Tuesday aided the development of showers ahead of the week's first cold front. Locations in eastern South Carolina received one-inch plus rainfalls. Cold, frosty conditions were observed Thursday and Friday mornings before the weekend's return to warm 70-degree afternoon temperatures. South winds gusted to 32 mph Sunday at Charleston AP. Thundershowers began entering the westernmost counties during Sunday evening along a boundary of colder air. Near midnight, areas of heavy rain were spreading eastward into the Midlands. The state average temperature for the period was six degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 78 degrees at Columbia AP and Barnwell on February 17. The lowest official temperature reported was 18 degrees at Lake Bowen on the morning of February 14. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.55 inches at Georgetown AP ending at 7:00 a.m. on February 13. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.7 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
         Greer           1.22    4.99     -1.9 
      Columbia           0.40    4.75     -2.2
    Orangeburg           0.24    3.58     -3.4
 Charlotte, NC           0.64    3.71     -2.4            	
   Augusta, GA           0.58    4.74     -2.2
      Florence           0.43    3.78     -2.1
N Myrtle Beach           1.46    5.23     -0.5
    Charleston           0.49    3.69     -2.2    
  Savannah, GA           0.84    3.95     -1.8

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 56 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Ocean water temperatures at S Capers Island were reported at 59 degrees.

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

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