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WEEKLY SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER 2010

May 10, 2010 - May 16, 2010

WEATHER SUMMARY:

Monday morning sunrise temperatures fell into the 40's for much of inland South Carolina. Both Conway and Loris cooled to 43 degrees. After a few hours of clear weather, overcast skies rolled in from the west. Light showers developed over the northern Piedmont and moved east along and near the North Carolina border. This pattern continued into Tuesday. Those few sites receiving rain reported amounts of less than one-quarter of an inch. Jamestown warmed to 89 degrees on Wednesday under mostly sunny conditions. A stretch of dry, 90-degree afternoons began Thursday and would continue into Saturday for locations away from the coast. Brief and intense thunderstorms on Saturday evening produced hail in Greenville and Spartanburg counties. Chesnee measured 0.40 inches of rain from a passing storm. Hunts Bridge, elevation 1,058 feet, reported a Saturday high temperature of 90 degrees. Around mid-day Sunday, isolated thunderstorm cells began forming over central sections before becoming more scattered as the evening progressed. Sunday's onshore winds at Fort Johnson limited their afternoon high temperature to just 79 degrees. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was four degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 93 degrees at Dillon on May 13, at the Marlboro County Jetport on May 15 and again at Dillon, Chesterfield and Barnwell on May 16. The lowest official temperature reported was 42 degrees at Table Rock on May 10. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.89 inches at Anderson AP on May 16. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.2 inches.

PRECIPITATION:

               
                         
                           
                             Precipitation                                                     Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           0.81   15.77     -4.0
      Anderson           0.97   16.54     -2.5
      Columbia           0.14    9.66     -7.9
    Orangeburg           0.19   12.08     -5.6
 Charlotte, NC           0.66   15.37     -1.4
   Augusta, GA           0.03   12.95     -4.7
      Florence           0.00    9.23     -6.3
N Myrtle Beach           0.00   10.89     -3.6
    Charleston           0.00   14.71     -0.8
  Savannah, GA           0.25   15.00     -0.5   

 


Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  

SOIL:

4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 78 degrees, Charleston 80 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF:

South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 75 degrees.

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