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WEEKLY SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER 2016

April 11, 2016 - April 17, 2016

WEATHER SUMMARY:

Seasonal warmth was observed on Monday with Sandhill and Bishopville reaching 78 degrees. Overnight showers passed from the Foothills into the Pee Dee with amounts of 0.33 inches for Kings Mt. National Military Park, 0.29 inches at Gaffney and 0.31 inches at Darlington. Additional showers formed on Tuesday ahead of a building ridge of high pressure moving southward along the eastern seaboard. Rainfall measurements taken on Wednesday morning included 0.67 inches at Jocassee Dam, 0.40 inches at Sandhill and 0.31 inches at Greenwood. At 9:00 a.m., Charleston City reported northeast winds at 17 mph gusting to 33 mph. A cloudy and windy Edisto Island recorded a high temperature of just 62 degrees. Thursday's sunrise began at 45 degrees at the Marion County AP and Hartsville. Folly Beach noted a "cold for the date", 3:00 p.m. temperature of 58 degrees with steady northeast winds at 24 knots (28 mph). Localized showers on Friday brought Sullivan's Island 0.50 inches and 0.35 inches to Charleston City. At 4:00 p.m., both Beaufort and Hilton Head Island were cloudy and 59 degrees. At 11:00 p.m., north winds at Folly Beach gusted to 31 knots (37 mph). Saturday arrived cold. It was 37 degrees at Chesnee and 43 degrees in Dillon. The 4:00 p.m. observation at Anderson and Greenwood was a sunny 70 degrees with 18 percent relative humidity. Temperatures on Sunday morning dropped to 35 degrees in Whitmire, 37 degrees at Cedar Creek and the Conway AP, and 39 degrees at the Rock Hill AP and Saluda. Bright, blue skies made for a beautiful April afternoon on Sunday. Surface winds were generally from a north to east quadrant. Orangeburg, Myrtle Beach and Walterboro all noted a sunny 4:00 p.m. temperature of 73 degrees with 17 percent relative humidity. Bennettsville, Columbia and Jamestown shared an afternoon high temperature of 77 degrees.

The highest official temperature reported was 81 degrees at Orangeburg 2 on April 11. The lowest official temperature reported was 30 degrees at Jocassee 8WNW on April 17. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.71 inches at Clinton ending at 7:00 a.m. on April 13. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.2 inches. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was near the long-term average.

PRECIPITATION:

  Weekly Jan 1 Departure
Anderson AP 0.05 9.22 -4.6
Greer AP 0.08 11.03 -3.2
Charlotte, NC AP 0.30 8.54 -3.9
Columbia Metro AP 0.15 10.63 -1.8
Orangeburg AP 0.17 10.19 -3.1
Augusta, GA Bush AP 0.23 12.98 -0.8
Florence AP 0.46 11.87 0.9
N Myrtle Beach AP 0.02 10.35 -2.4
Charleston AP 0.26 12.46 0.4
Savannah, GA AP 0.09 12.96 0.9

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.

SOIL:

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

RIVERS AND SURF:

South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. The Charleston Harbor Ravenel Bridge reported a water temperature of 65 degrees. Springmaid Pier at Myrtle Beach reported a surf water temperature of 63 degrees.

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