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April 21, 2008 - April 27, 2008


During most of the work week the state's weather was influenced by a large area of low pressure positioned offshore of the Carolinas. Brisk, northerly winds were mixed with periods of scattered light rains through Wednesday. Sunny weather returned Thursday with 80-degree warming. Table Rock, located in the mountains of Pickens County, reported a high temperature of 82 degrees on Friday. A weak boundary brushed the northern counties Saturday with a round of thunderstorms and large hail falling over Spartanburg County. On Sunday, thundershower coverage had increased with many locations receiving soaking rains. The state average temperature for the period was one degree above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 87 degrees at Chesterfield and Jamestown on April 26. The lowest official temperature reported was 35 degrees at Lake Bowen on the morning of April 21. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.95 inches at Union ending at 7:00 a.m. on April 27. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.4 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           0.50   13.20     -3.9 
      Columbia           0.51   13.12     -2.7
    Orangeburg           0.29   11.12     -4.7
 Charlotte, NC           0.76   11.96     -2.6          	
   Augusta, GA           0.39   14.28     -1.6
      Florence           0.19   12.93     -0.7
N Myrtle Beach           0.47   13.18     -0.1
    Charleston           0.05   10.02     -3.6   
  Savannah, GA           0.14   11.22     -2.3

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 69 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 70 degrees.

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

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