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April 19, 2010 - April 25, 2010


Cold weather started the week with many inland sites reporting sunrise temperatures in the lower 40's. The state's highest afternoon temperatures were recorded at Camden and Johnston at just 75 degrees under overcast skies. Light rain drifted across the state Tuesday before exiting near Myrtle Beach on Wednesday. Amounts were generally less than one–quarter of an inch. Mostly sunny weather was observed on Thursday and by Friday afternoon temperatures had risen into the middle 80's. Pre-frontal rains formed on Saturday morning over the Midlands before heavy rains developed across the Upstate. Areas of rain fell Saturday night for points eastward to the coast. By Sunday morning, Long Creek had measured 3.94 inches. On Sunday evening at around 7:40 p.m., an isolated storm cell produced a lengthy tornado over Darlington County that caused moderate damage to public and personal property. Loris received an additional 0.47 inches of rain before more stable conditions returned. The state average temperature for the seven day period was one degree above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 90 degrees at Johnston and Bamberg on April 23. The lowest official temperature reported was 35 degrees at Chesnee on April 19. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 4.20 inches at Jocassee ending at 7:00 a.m. on April 25. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.8 inches.


                            Precipitation                                                       eekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           1.61   14.00     -3.6
      Anderson           1.39   13.73     -2.8
      Columbia           0.42    9.30     -6.3
    Orangeburg           0.53   11.53     -4.1
 Charlotte, NC           0.78   14.17     -0.2
   Augusta, GA           0.95   12.16     -3.6
      Florence           0.68    9.12     -4.3
N Myrtle Beach           0.70   10.30     -2.8
    Charleston           0.23   14.30      0.8
  Savannah, GA           0.24   13.65      0.3   

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 68 degrees, Charleston 70 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 68 degrees.

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