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February 15, 2010 - February 21, 2010


Table Rock reported a trace of snow with the entrance of a cold front and passing rain showers on Monday morning. Conway received 0.56 inches of rain. Tuesday morning low temperatures fell to 18 degrees at Hunts Bridge and 21 at Summerville. Ft Moultrie was the state's only location to record a high temperature of 50 degrees. Steady west winds of 15 to 25 mph added to the cold conditions. Frosty mornings were observed into Friday morning before a long-awaited easing of the unbroken winter cold arrived during the afternoon. The Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station's 63 degree high temperature Friday afternoon signaled the change to milder weather. Hardeeville reported 69 degrees on Saturday. Most of South Carolina, excluding the immediate coastal beaches, recorded afternoon high temperatures in the middle to upper 60's on Sunday. Even the Upstate's Sandy Springs and West Pelzer shared the warmth with 68 degrees. Andrews, Barnwell and the Columbia AP each reached 70 degrees. On Sunday night, clouds began approaching from the west ahead of developing wet weather. The state average temperature for the period was 7 degrees below normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 71 degrees at Jamestown on February 21. The lowest official temperature reported was 15 degrees at Hunts Bridge on February 17. The heaviest official 24-hour rain reported was 0.57 inches at Jamestown ending at 7:00 a.m. on February 16. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.2 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           0.20    8.91      1.4
      Anderson           0.14    8.45      0.8
      Columbia           0.15    5.31     -2.2
    Orangeburg           0.17    7.35     -0.2
 Charlotte, NC           0.19    8.00      1.4
   Augusta, GA           0.15    7.36     -0.2
      Florence           0.04    5.56     -0.8
N Myrtle Beach           0.06    5.43     -0.8
    Charleston           0.07    8.76      2.4
  Savannah, GA           0.08    9.14      3.0   

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 50 degrees, Charleston 51 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to above normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 47 degrees.

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