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April 16 - April 22, 2007


Cool mornings and mild to warm afternoons were observed Monday and Tuesday. A few of the usual cold sites reported early morning temperatures just above freezing. A full day of bright sunshine on Tuesday allowed several locations to reach 80 degrees. Fast drying was noted through the 24-hour period from Tuesday into Wednesday morning, as measured by the NWS Sandhill site, and its 0.44 inch open pan evaporation loss. A mid level storm feature passed from a northwest to southeast direction through the state overnight Wednesday, producing large 1.75 inch hail at McConnells in York County. A couple of strong thunderstorm cells across central South Carolina dropped one inch-plus rains. Light onshore surface winds and mostly sunny skies kept daily temperatures in the near 70-degree range for the weekend. The state average temperature for the period was four degrees below normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 84 degrees at Cheraw on April 22. The lowest official temperature reported was 34 degrees at Johnston on the morning of April 16 and also at Cedar Creek on the morning of April 17. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.40 inches at Sumter ending at 7:00 a.m. on April 20. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.4 inches.


                Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation
                 Total   Total   From Avg
Greer             0.29   12.55     -4.0
Columbia          0.22   10.52     -4.9
Orangeburg        1.20   10.48     -5.0
Charlotte, NC     0.56   14.26      0.0
Augusta, GA       0.03   10.68     -4.8
Florence          0.64   10.32     -3.2
Myrtle Beach      0.00    8.07     -4.7
Charleston        0.40    7.97     -5.3
Savannah, GA      0.27    6.93     -6.1

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.


4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 66 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 62 degrees.

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

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