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April 14, 2008 - April 20, 2008


An upper level feature dropped southeast on Monday with areas of light rain and unseasonably cooler temperatures. Under a patchwork of cumulus clouds, surface winds on Tuesday gusted from the north at over 30 mph. A late spring freeze and scattered frost was reported Wednesday morning for much of the state, excluding the southernmost counties. Bright, blue skies were observed during the daylight hours Wednesday and Thursday. On Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m., Anderson AP measured a relative humidity value of 14 percent. A full day of high angle sun helped warm Friday afternoon into the 80's. A weak, frontal boundary entered the state on Saturday with increased cloudiness and isolated showers. Mostly sunny, breezy conditions were reported through the day on Sunday. The state average temperature for the period was seven degrees below normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 86 degrees at Cheraw and Jamestown on April 18. The lowest official temperature reported was 27 degrees at Pelion on the morning of April 16. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.49 inches at N. Myrtle Beach AP on April 20. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.2 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           0.06   12.70     -3.6 
      Columbia           0.21   12.61     -2.6
    Orangeburg           0.10   10.83     -4.4
 Charlotte, NC           0.08   11.20     -2.7          	
   Augusta, GA           0.00   13.89     -1.4
      Florence           0.10   12.74     -0.3
N Myrtle Beach           1.49   12.71      0.1
    Charleston           0.58    9.97     -3.1   
  Savannah, GA           0.20   11.08     -1.7

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 64 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 65 degrees.

For additional information contact tylerw@dnr.sc.gov or by calling (803) 734-9100.

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