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April 10, 2017 - April 16, 2017


Sunny weather was observed for most of a dry week. Monday's high temperatures reached 77 degrees at Anderson, 79 degrees at Kingstree and 81 degrees at Sandhill. After a cool Tuesday minimum temperature of 51 degrees, Johnston warmed to an afternoon high of 83 degrees. Cades made it to 84 degrees on Wednesday. A southward-moving boundary overnight brought widely isolated showers for parts of the north Midlands and Pee Dee. Loris measured rains of 0.33 inches and McBee received 0.11 inches. Holly Hill and Aiken reported a Thursday high temperature of 83 degrees. 80-degree temperatures were reported on Friday from the Foothills into the coastal plain. The Greenville Downtown AP reached 85 degrees and it was a comfortable 84 degrees in Jamestown. Leftover showers of 0.20 inches fell on Myrtle Beach City. Warming soils across central South Carolina have moved lawns from winter's dormancy to a healthy green appearance. The Saturday afternoon temperature climbed to 82 degrees at Charleston AP, Allendale and the Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station. Sunday's Easter at Folly Beach arrived with a mild 70 degrees. At 4:00 p.m., it was a sunny 81 degrees at Anderson, Aiken, Orangeburg, Hartsville and Marion. Both Columbia airports noted a Sunday high temperature of 85 degrees. Barnwell measured a 24-hour open pan evaporation of 0.29 inches.

The highest official temperature reported was 86 degrees at Cades on April 13, at Laurens and the Saluda Water Plant on April 14, and the Marlboro County AP on April 15 and 16. The lowest official temperature reported was 41 degrees at the Pickens County AP on April 10 and at Chesnee and Cedar Creek on April 11. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.67 inches at Caesars Head ending at 7:00 a.m. on April 15. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.0 inches. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was seven degrees above the long-term average.


  Weekly Jan 1 Departure
Anderson AP 0.00 11.63 -2.1
Greer AP 0.11 15.11 1.0
Charlotte, NC AP 0.00 11.47 -0.9
Columbia Metro AP 0.00 14.62 2.3
Orangeburg AP 0.00 10.23 -3.0
Augusta, GA Bush AP 0.00 15.34 1.7
Florence AP 0.00 9.22 -1.6
N Myrtle Beach AP 0.01 7.72 -5.0
Charleston AP 0.00 8.29 -3.7
Savannah, GA AP 0.00 12.17 0.2

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.


4-inch depth soil temperature: Clinton 62 degrees. Columbia 72 degrees. Barnwell 63 degrees. Mullins 73 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Charleston Harbor Custom House reported a water temperature of 72 degrees. The Fripp Nearshore Buoy Station 41033 reported a water temperature of 71 degrees.

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