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WEEKLY SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER 2012

June 4 - June 10, 2012

Monday's early morning thundershowers left 0.95 inches of rain at Edgefield and 0.54 inches at West Pelzer and the McEntire ANG AP. Under a partly sunny afternoon, Aiken, Shaw AFB and Sullivan's Island warmed to 81 degrees. Showers continued into Tuesday with Laurens receiving 1.24 inches and Batesburg receiving 1.06 inches. Hartsville, Calhoun Falls and Columbia cooled to 64 degrees on Tuesday morning. Pelion's high temperature on Tuesday just made it to 70 degrees. On Wednesday morning, Keowee Dam measured a 24-hour rain of 0.96 inches.'Pockets of heavy rain developed along the central coast. The Charleston city gage measured 1.27 inches. Edisto Beach was the state's only site to reach 80 degrees. A chill in the air was observed on Thursday morning for the Conway AP, Hartsville and Sumter as temperatures fell to 55 degrees. Partial clearing during the afternoon allowed Florence, Lake City and McCormick to warm to 83 degrees. Clarks Hill responded to a sunny Friday with a high temperature of 89 degrees. Sunrise on Saturday included temperatures in the 60's for much of the state. Pinopolis, Sandhill and Bishopville reported 88 degrees for a high temperature. Moist, southerly air arrived on Sunday, bringing periods of rain and scattered thunderstorms. Summerville and Fort Moultrie reached 86 degrees before thickening clouds and rains began. At the end of the day, heavy rains were occurring over west central South Carolina and eastward into a humid Lowcountry. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was four degrees below normal.

WEATHER SUMMARY:

The highest official temperature reported was 93 degrees at Chesterfield on June 9. The lowest official temperature reported was 50 degrees at Pickens on June 5. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.38 inches at Johnston on June 4. The state average rainfall for the period was 1.4 inches.

PRECIPITATION:

                                 Precipitation                                                                   
                            Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                            Total    Total    from Avg
         Greer AP            0.66    15.72     -5.0
      Anderson AP            1.82    15.13     -4.5
      Columbia Metro AP      2.06    16.25     -1.7
    Orangeburg AP            2.00    18.12     -1.1
 Charlotte, NC AP            0.60    15.71     -2.6
   Augusta, GA Bush AP       1.82    12.66     -6.4
      Florence AP            0.24    19.00      2.1
N Myrtle Beach AP            0.38    12.60     -6.3
    Charleston AP            2.22    15.60     -2.3
  Savannah, GA AP            1.72    18.34      0.3

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  

SOIL:

4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 75 degrees, Charleston 77 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF:

South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Ocean water temperatures at nearby Johnny Mercer Pier in Wrightsville Beach, NC were reported at 78 degrees.

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