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WEEKLY SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER 2009

April 27, 2009 - May 3, 2009

WEATHER SUMMARY:

On Monday at 11:00 a.m., the N. Myrtle Beach Airport reported a peak barometric pressure reading of 30.49 inches of mercury. Stable weather and 80-degree afternoon temperatures were observed from the mountains to the coast. The temperate conditions continued through Thursday with bright sunshine over fields of cumulus clouds. At month's end, the N. Myrtle Beach Airport had received only 1.26 inches of rain during April. Clouds began increasing Friday in response to a nearly stationary boundary drifting southward across the state. A few showers were noted Friday. Scattered, convective thunderstorms developed on Saturday and were aided by afternoon temperatures near 90 degrees. Long Creek measured 0.93 inches of rain. The week ended with partly sunny skies, gusting southwest winds and isolated evening thundershowers. The state average temperature for the period was five degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 90 degrees at Bamberg on May 2 and at Cades on May 3. The lowest official temperature reported was 46 degrees at Pageland on April 28. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.95 inches at Jocassee Dam ending at 7:00 a.m. on May 3. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.1 inches.

PRECIPITATION:

                            
                                                                                                    Precipitation                    
                       Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           0.07   17.18     -0.7
      Columbia           0.04   10.28     -6.1
    Orangeburg           0.06   11.49     -4.9
 Charlotte, NC           0.50   12.93     -2.3
   Augusta, GA           0.00   13.44     -3.0
      Florence           0.74    9.18     -5.0
N Myrtle Beach           0.00    8.20       m
    Charleston           0.00   10.70     -3.5
  Savannah, GA           0.37   13.74     -0.4   



  
                            





Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  

SOIL:

4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 72 degrees, Charleston 75 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF:

South Carolina river stages were near normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 73 degrees.

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