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WEEKLY SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER 2014

April 21 - April 27, 2014

WEATHER SUMMARY:

Monday started sunny and cool for most of the state and warmed to 78 degrees at Greenville, eastward to Georgetown, and south into Beaufort. Tuesday's clear weather was interrupted by passing light showers but not before Hartsville and Kingstree reached a high temperature of 86 degrees. Cheraw, Orangeburg, Aiken and Springfield each measured 0.12 inches of rain. Pickens and Clemson warmed to 82 degrees on Wednesday before cooler air arrived. On Thursday morning, Chesnee reported 37 degrees. Lugoff noted a minimum temperature of 44 degrees and Sandhill recorded 45 degrees. East winds tempered Thursday's warming to a mild 77 degrees at Florence, Cheraw and Anderson. Cool mornings and warm, sunny afternoons were observed on Friday and throughout the weekend. The Charleston AP sunrise temperature of 61 degrees on Friday warmed to 86 degrees. The Greenville-Spartanburg AP low of 49 degrees on Saturday climbed to a 4:47 p.m. value of 80 degrees. The 24-hour hour open pan evaporation, measured at the Clemson Sandhill Experiment Station, indicated a water loss of 0.26 inches. Bamberg, Dillon, Cades and Jamestown all reported a Sunday high temperature of 88 degrees. During the late evening hours, areas of light rain began crossing parts of the Upstate. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was two degrees above the long-term average.

The highest official temperature reported was 90 degrees at Pinopolis on April 27. The lowest official temperature reported was 32 degrees at Jocassee on April 21. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.33 inches at Pickens ending at 7:00 a.m. on April 23. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.0 inches.

PRECIPITATION:

 
                                  
                                   Precipitation                
                              Weekly   Jan 1   Departure   
        Anderson AP            0.00    13.89      -1.0
           Greer AP            0.02    15.20      -0.1
   Charlotte, NC AP            0.00    17.83       4.3
  Columbia Metro AP            0.01    13.24       0.0
      Orangeburg AP            0.12    12.34      -1.9
Augusta, GA Bush AP            0.00    13.01      -1.6
        Florence AP            0.00    14.09       2.2 
  N Myrtle Beach AP            0.00    10.84      -2.9
      Charleston AP            0.02    14.68       1.7
    Savannah, GA AP            0.16    12.22      -0.8





Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  

SOIL:

4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 69 degrees, Charleston 70 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF:

South Carolina river stages were near normal. Charleston Harbor reported a water temperature of 68 degrees and Springmaid Pier at Myrtle Beach reported a surf water temperature of 65 degrees.

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