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June 4 - June 10, 2007


Afternoon and evening thunderstorms on Monday and Tuesday were accompanied with many reports of small hail. A few locations measured rainfall amounts of between one-half to one inch. The seasons first lengthy period of hot weather began on Wednesday and continued into Saturday. The thermometer climbed into the middle and upper 90's from the Piedmont to just inland along the coast. Slow moving, convective cells produced downpours on Thursday across the southernmost counties and again Friday over the north Midlands. Statewide ground coverage for all rainfall events was estimated at less than 20 percent. Temperatures on Saturday peaked in the upper 90's. A break in the heat was noted Sunday as increased cloudiness held temperatures closer to normal. The state average temperature for the period was four degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 100 degrees at Jamestown on June 9. The lowest official temperature reported was 57 degrees at Cedar Creek and Hunts Bridge on the morning of June 5. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.13 inches at Cades ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 6. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.1 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation
                        Total   Total   From Avg
         Greer           0.00   14.41     -9.0
      Columbia           0.01   12.18     -8.6
    Orangeburg           0.00   15.22     -5.6
 Charlotte, NC           0.04   15.74     -4.0
   Augusta, GA           0.04   15.18     -5.4
      Florence           0.29   15.62     -2.9
N Myrtle Beach           0.08   11.22     -5.9
    Charleston           0.00   11.46     -8.0
  Savannah, GA           0.24   13.90     -5.2

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 82 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 79 degrees.

Summer 2007 will officially begin June 21 at 2:06 p.m. EDT

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

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