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May 26, 2008 - June 1, 2008


The week began with Monday's cool 50-degree morning, then warming into the 80's through Tuesday afternoon. On Wednesday, a nearly stationary boundary became the avenue for rounds of showers and a few lone thundershowers. Givhans, in Dorchester County, measured a soaking 2.49 inches of rain during a thundershower. Most of the heavier rains were limited to eastern locations of the state. High temperatures on Thursday were reported in the 70's as a result of the cloud cover. Clearing skies on Friday afternoon and southwesterly surface winds signaled the start of summer-like weather for the weekend. On both Saturday and Sunday most of South Carolina baked under the high angle sun with localized maximum temperatures climbing into the middle 90's. Isolated, convective thunderstorms with high winds and small hail were reported Sunday afternoon and evening over the Pee Dee and central coast area. The state average temperature for the period was near normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 97 degrees at Darlington AP on June 1. The lowest official temperature reported was 49 degrees at Bennettsville, Orangeburg, Dillon, Jamestown, Witherbee, and Cades on the morning of May 26. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.97 inches at Walhalla ending at 7:00 a.m. on May 31. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.4 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           0.16   16.44     -5.8 
      Columbia           0.22   15.19     -4.2
    Orangeburg           0.52   15.40     -4.0
 Charlotte, NC           1.14   15.13     -3.5          	
   Augusta, GA           0.01   16.89     -2.5
      Florence           0.52   16.64     -0.7
N Myrtle Beach           0.47   16.44      0.3
    Charleston           0.90   13.35     -3.4  
  Savannah, GA           0.20   12.91     -4.7

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 78 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 78 degrees.

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

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