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April 7 - April 13, 2014


At 6:00 a.m. on Monday morning, both airports at Anderson and Greenville downtown reported heavy rain. Overnight rainfall measurements taken at 7:00 a.m. included 2.74 inches at Jocassee Dam, 2.38 inches at Caesars Head and 2.05 inches at Sandy Springs. Thundershowers formed over the eastern counties during the evening hours. Multi-day totals ending on Tuesday morning indicated that 3.52 inches of rain had fallen at Liberty and 3.37 inches at Walhalla. Elsewhere, 1.90 inches fell at Clarks Hill, Union received 1.56 inches and 1.15 inches was reported at Walterboro. Clearing skies and brisk northwest winds followed the spring rains on Wednesday. The thermometers at Table Rock and Little Mountain recorded a Wednesday afternoon high temperature of 70 degrees. On Thursday morning, Sandy Springs, Ninety Nine Islands and Cedar Creek all reported a chilling 34 degrees. Union noted a Thursday minimum of 36 degrees and the Columbia Metro AP and Conway AP both cooled to 41 degrees. Sunny conditions on Thursday afternoon helped Hartsville and Kingstree reach 79 degrees. On Friday, Andrews and Beaufort warmed to 81 degrees. Plentiful sunshine on Saturday sent the mercury to 82 degrees at Anderson, Sumter and Darlington. Sunday afternoon high temperatures moved to those more common for early May. McCormick, Clinton and Florence all reached 83 degrees. Sunday's sunset came with clouds increasing on the southwest horizon. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was two degrees above the long-term average.

The highest official temperature reported was 85 degrees at Columbia Metro AP on April 13. The lowest official temperature reported was 29 degrees at Jocassee on April 11. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.95 inches at Long Creek ending at 7:00 a.m. on April 8. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 1.5 inches.


                              Weekly   Jan 1   Departure   
        Anderson AP            2.85    12.27      -1.7
           Greer AP            2.57    12.90      -0.9
   Charlotte, NC AP            1.75    13.15       1.1
  Columbia Metro AP            0.70    10.95      -1.1
      Orangeburg AP            0.90     9.69      -3.3
Augusta, GA Bush AP            1.23    10.01      -3.4
        Florence AP            0.89    11.16       0.5 
  N Myrtle Beach AP            0.26     9.12      -3.3
      Charleston AP            1.32    11.10      -0.6
    Savannah, GA AP            1.90     8.98      -2.7

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 66 degrees, Charleston 69 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near normal. Charleston Harbor reported a water temperature of 66 degrees and Springmaid Pier at Myrtle Beach reported a surf water temperature of 61 degrees.

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