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April 8 - April 14, 2013


Sunny, warm weather delivered 80-degree temperatures to much of the state on Monday afternoon. Anderson reached an even 80 degrees while Sandhill and Pinopolis recorded 83 degrees. Tuesday brought the highest temperatures since October 6, 2012. The thermometer at the Hartsville AP indicated a maximum of 88 degrees. The trend continued on Wednesday with Walhalla, Clinton, and Saluda warming to 86 degrees. Spring flowering made rapid progress all through the state. Florence and Kingstree reported a Thursday afternoon high temperature of 86 degrees before increasing clouds and developing scattered showers. Most of the heavier rains fell across the Upstate. Anderson received 1.78 inches and Kings Mt. State Park measured 1.44 inches. N Myrtle Beach recorded 1.56 inches from a storm cell during the darkness of Friday morning. April showers on Friday were observed falling through sunshine. Darlington and Bishopville noted 82 degrees on Friday afternoon. Cooler air settled into the state on Saturday morning. Marion and Little Mountain started the day at 48 degrees. Mostly sunny skies allowed for middle to upper 70-degree afternoon temperatures. Sunday's east winds and overcast conditions led to eventual light rains for much of the state. The Sunday high temperature at Chester and Manning was a mild 73 degrees. The average temperature for the seven-day period was eight degrees above the long term average.

The highest official temperature reported was 90 degrees at USC Columbia campus on April 9. The lowest official temperature reported was 38 degrees at Spartanburg on April 13. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.88 inches at Charleston AP on April 12. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.9 inches.


                              Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                              Total    Total    from Avg         
        Anderson AP            0.83    14.13      0.6
           Greer AP            1.15    14.49      0.6
   Charlotte, NC AP            0.38    12.73      0.6
  Columbia Metro AP            0.57    12.48      0.3
      Orangeburg AP            0.48    12.45     -0.6
Augusta, GA Bush AP            0.35    14.33      0.9
        Florence AP            0.40    10.49     -0.2
  N Myrtle Beach AP            1.71    11.09     -1.4
      Charleston AP            2.40    17.82      6.1
    Savannah, GA AP            1.15    14.37      2.6
Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 64 degrees, Charleston 67 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 61 degrees.

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