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February 18, 2008 - February 24, 2008


During the early morning hours Monday, thunderstorm winds at N Myrtle Beach gusted to 43 mph from the southwest. West winds gusted to 43 mph under clearing skies Tuesday at Columbia AP. Mild weather followed mid-week with afternoon high temperatures near 70 degrees. A nearly stationary boundary provided an avenue for wet weather for most of the state Thursday into Friday. A brief period of mixed precipitation was reported at 9:00 a.m. Friday at both Greer and Rock Hill. Edisto Beach was soaked with 1.88 inches of rain during the two-day event. Warming was observed Saturday before clouds, sprinkles, and colder conditions returned on Sunday. The state average temperature for the period was two degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 75 degrees at Jamestown on February 23. The lowest official temperature reported was 25 degrees at Lake Bowen on February 19 and at Table Rock on February 20. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.05 inches at Sandy Run ending at 7:00 a.m. on February 18. The state average rainfall for the period was 1.8 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
         Greer           0.65    5.64     -2.3 
      Columbia           1.74    6.49     -1.5
    Orangeburg           2.14    5.72     -2.3
 Charlotte, NC           0.35    4.06     -2.9           	
   Augusta, GA           1.75    6.49     -1.5
      Florence           2.79    6.57     -0.1
N Myrtle Beach           2.08    7.31      0.7
    Charleston           1.98    5.67     -1.0    
  Savannah, GA           3.14    7.09      0.6

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 54 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Ocean water temperatures at S Capers Island were reported at 58 degrees.

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

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