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WEEKLY SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER 2007

April 23 - April 29, 2007

WEATHER SUMMARY:

Spring warming was observed most of the workweek with 80-degree afternoon high temperatures reported from the coast to near the mountains. On both Wednesday and Thursday, the thermometer neared 90 degrees. Open pan evaporation losses of 0.43 inches during the 24-hour period increased stress on drying topsoils. A boundary of cooler air swept through the state late Thursday and into Friday morning with just a few scattered thundershowers. Although Orangeburg AP reported a period of heavy rain during passing storms on Friday morning, amounts were generally less than one-quarter of an inch. Clearing blue skies followed through the weekend. Cedar Creek measured 43 degrees for a Sunday morning low temperature before a full day of sunshine sent the mercury up into the middle 80's across most locations. The state average temperature for the period was five degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 90 degrees at Jamestown on April 25. The lowest official temperature reported was 39 degrees at Cedar Creek on the morning of April 23. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.52 inches at Clinton ending at 7:00 a.m. on April 27. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.1 inches.

PRECIPITATION:

                    Precipitation
                Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation
                 Total   Total   From Avg
Greer             0.06   12.61     -4.8
Columbia          0.00   10.52     -5.5
Orangeburg        0.19   10.69     -2.3
Charlotte, NC     0.55   14.67     -0.1
Augusta, GA       0.01   10.69     -5.4
Florence          0.00   10.22     -3.6
Myrtle Beach      0.00    8.07     -5.4
Charleston        0.00    7.97     -5.9
Savannah, GA      0.00    6.93     -6.8

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  

SOIL

4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 72 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF

South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 66 degrees.


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

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