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June 1, 2009 - June 7, 2009


Hot weather was observed on Monday, June 1, with late afternoon thunderstorms. Bishopville received 2.73 inches of rain from a nearly stationary storm and 1.75-inch diameter hail fell within Horry, Georgetown and Florence counties. A cyclonic feature drifted north towards South Carolina from the Gulf Coast states on Thursday. Waves of repeating showers dropped heavy rains over the Piedmont portions of the state. A lone thunderstorm over the Mt. Pleasant Airport produced 1.22 inches of rain within 40 minutes. Unstable conditions lingered into Friday with less coverage in rainfall but localized heavy amounts. Anderson measured 2.70 inches of rain with reports of street flooding. A second area of low pressure located near the southernmost beaches affected the coastal plains with showers over the weekend. Ft. Moultrie received 1.80 inches of rain during a thundershower. Mostly sunny, warm weather was noted across western South Carolina on both Saturday and Sunday. The state average temperature for the period was one degree above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 97 degrees at Manning on June 1. The lowest official temperature reported was 57 degrees at Pickens on June 2. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 4.00 inches at Gray Court ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 5. The state average rainfall for the period was 1.8 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           1.65   23.08      0.1
      Columbia           0.94   16.63     -3.6
    Orangeburg           2.12   21.49      1.3
 Charlotte, NC           3.57   23.28      3.9
   Augusta, GA           2.78   20.60      0.5
      Florence           1.03   15.68     -2.4
N Myrtle Beach           0.51   12.87     -4.0
    Charleston           1.27   18.42     -0.4
  Savannah, GA           2.78   26.21      7.6   


Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 77 degrees, Charleston 80 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to above normal. Ocean water temperatures at the Edisto Buoy were reported at 77 degrees.

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