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June 2, 2008 - June 8, 2008


Needed wet weather was absent for all but a very few locations across the southernmost counties early in the week. Mid-90-degree heat was observed beginning Tuesday for most inland sites while the beaches enjoyed a couple of days with a cooling seabreeze and high temperatures in the lower 80's. The year's hottest afternoons started Wednesday and continued through Sunday. Shade temperatures on Friday climbed to 102 degrees at Chesterfield. Sandhill Experiment Station measured an open pan evaporation water loss of 0.47 inches in 24 hours. Sandy Run recorded a Sunday maximum temperature of 103 degrees. Some relief to the stretch of drying heat came to parts of western Lexington County Sunday afternoon in the form of a brief thundershower. The state average temperature for the period was seven degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 105 degrees at Johnston on June 8. The lowest official temperature reported was 59 degrees at Table Rock on the morning of June 2. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.03 inches at Barnwell ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 3. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.0 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           0.00   16.44     -6.7
      Columbia           0.00   15.19     -5.2
    Orangeburg           0.00   15.40     -5.0
 Charlotte, NC           0.16   15.29     -4.2          	
   Augusta, GA           0.00   16.89     -3.4
      Florence           0.00   16.64     -1.6
N Myrtle Beach           0.00   16.44     -0.5
    Charleston           0.01   13.36     -4.7
  Savannah, GA           0.17   13.09     -5.7

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 83 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 82 degrees.

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

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