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June 9, 2008 - June 15, 2008


The year's highest temperatures were observed on Monday. Only locations near the beaches and the mountains escaped the 100 degree, drying heat. Seabreeze driven boundaries drifted inland during the afternoon through Thursday forming isolated thunderstorms. On Monday, Kershaw County reported 1.75-inch diameter hail with localized heavy rains of nearly one-inch for Chester and Bishopville. Tuesday evening storms produced vivid lightning and rainfall amounts of 1.90 inches at Columbia Owens AP. Golf-ball sized hail fell on York County. The axis of thunderstorms shifted more to the Upstate Wednesday and Thursday. Light onshore winds continued through the start of the weekend with spotty afternoon thundershowers. A cold front approached from the northwest during the day on Saturday. Sunday's early morning low temperatures dropped into the middle and upper 60's. Another round of widely scattered thunderstorms developed Sunday afternoon and evening. Large hail fell on Laurens County and both Hardeeville and Pritchardville received heavy rains. The state average temperature for the period was five degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 106 degrees at Chesterfield on June 9. The lowest official temperature reported was 64 degrees at Walhalla and Table Rock on the morning of June 15. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.05 inches at McEntire ANG AP near Eastover ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 10. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.3 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 85 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 85 degrees.

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

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