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April 7, 2008 - April 13, 2008


Drizzle and mist were reported on both Monday and Tuesday mornings. A warming trend began Wednesday afternoon. Dense fog was observed Wednesday and Thursday mornings. At 8:00 a.m. Thursday, Hilton Head AP, McEntire ANG, and Shaw AFB all reported visibilities of "zero." A frontal boundary entered the Upstate Friday night producing thunderstorms and 1.75-inch hail at Anderson. Passing thundershowers continued through much of Saturday, exiting late in the day. On Saturday afternoon, the state's first spring season 90-degree high temperature was measured in Berkeley County. Clearing skies on Sunday were accompanied by west winds gusting to 35 mph. The state average temperature for the period was two degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 91 degrees at Jamestown on April 12. The lowest official temperature reported was 36 degrees at Lake Bowen on the morning of April 13. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.86 inches at Calhoun Falls ending at 7:00 a.m. on April 12. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.2 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           0.77   12.64     -2.9 
      Columbia           0.09   12.40     -2.1
    Orangeburg           0.29   10.73     -3.8
 Charlotte, NC           0.30   11.12     -2.2           	
   Augusta, GA           0.19   13.89     -0.8
      Florence           0.21   12.64      0.2
N Myrtle Beach           0.00   11.22     -0.9
    Charleston           0.02    9.39     -3.1   
  Savannah, GA           0.06   10.88     -1.1

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 65 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 65 degrees.

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

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