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April 5, 2010 - April 11, 2010


On Monday at noon, the Columbia AP reported reduced visibilities from ten to six miles due to tree pollen haze. Date record warmth was recorded also at the Columbia AP with 91 degrees on Monday and 92 degrees on Tuesday. Daily, 24-hour open pan evaporation peaked at 0.42 inches on both Tuesday and Wednesday at the Sandhill site. A cold front approached from the northwest on Thursday. Severe thunderstorms began developing in lines during the late afternoon hours and produced weak, short duration tornadoes at Fair Play in Oconee County and near Pendleton in Anderson County. Just before midnight, a last tornado caused light property damage in Bluffton. Outside of the hail reports and high winds, many locations received one-quarter to one-half inch rains that helped cleanse the air and exposed surfaces of airborne pollen spores. Keowee Dam reported one of the heaviest rainfall amounts with 1.31 inches. Much cooler conditions followed the frontal passage and were evidenced by afternoon maximum temperatures on Friday falling by around twenty degrees from those on Tuesday. Little Mountain and Batesburg only warmed to 67 degrees. Hartsville and Loris recorded Saturday morning low temperatures of 39 degrees. Dry and mild, sunny weather was observed Sunday. The state average temperature for the seven day period was six degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 94 degrees at the Camden on April 6. The lowest official temperature reported was 32 degrees at Chesnee on April 11. The heaviest official 24-hour rain reported was 1.43 inches at Walhalla ending at 7:00 a.m. on April 9. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.4 inches.




                       Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           0.19   12.39     -3.0
      Anderson           0.59   12.34     -2.6
      Columbia           0.43    8.83     -5.5
    Orangeburg           0.22   11.00     -3.1
 Charlotte, NC           0.35   13.39      0.3
   Augusta, GA           0.25   11.21     -3.2
      Florence           0.07    8.44     -3.8
N Myrtle Beach           0.11    9.60     -2.4
    Charleston           0.47   14.07      1.8
  Savannah, GA           1.16   13.41      1.6   


Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 65 degrees, Charleston 66 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 63 degrees.

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