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April 12, 2010 - April 18, 2010


Monday morning temperatures rose 40 degrees by late afternoon at Hunts Bridge, 40 to 80, and at Chesnee, 39 to 79. A strong ridge of high pressure moved into the state on Tuesday with clear blue skies and much improved air quality. The Darlington AP recorded a peak barometric pressure value of 30.54 inches of mercury at noon, on Wednesday. Later that afternoon and under cloudy skies, Hartsville AP reported a high temperature of just 59 degrees. A sunny Hardeeville warmed to 81 degrees. Loris and the Marlboro County AP cooled to 41 degrees Thursday morning. There was no relief to the extended period of drying top soils on either Friday or Saturday as temperatures climbed into the middle and upper 80's. A frontal boundary slid southeastward Saturday afternoon with west winds gusting from 25 to 30 mph. Radar indicated a few isolated showers in its passing but amounts were either un-measurable or missed the gages. Noticeably cooler air was observed on Sunday by at least a ten-degree fall in minimum and maximum temperatures. The state average temperature for the seven day period was two degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 89 degrees at Dillon and Saluda on April 17. The lowest official temperature reported was 39 degrees at Chesnee and Cedar Creek on April 12 and at Walhalla and Chesnee on April 18. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.0 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           0.00   12.39     -3.7
      Anderson           0.00   12.34     -3.4
      Columbia           0.00    8.83     -6.2
    Orangeburg           0.00   11.00     -4.1
 Charlotte, NC           0.00   13.39     -0.4
   Augusta, GA           0.00   11.21     -3.9
      Florence           0.00    8.44     -4.4
N Myrtle Beach           0.00    9.60     -2.9
    Charleston           0.00   14.07      1.2
  Savannah, GA           0.00   13.41      0.9   

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


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


South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 66 degrees.

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