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June 18 - June 24, 2007


Sunny, hot weather and high humidity values made for the typical afternoon thunderstorms one would expect for June. On Tuesday evening, an apparent downburst of 90 mph was recorded on Charleston NWS Handar equipment in a remote location just southwest of Eadytown during a severe storm. A boundary of slightly cooler air entered the state Wednesday with widely scattered thunderstorms and areas of heavy rainfall. Pritchardville, in Beaufort County measured 4.80 inches of rain in two days. Summer 2007 arrived Thursday afternoon with sunny skies and temperatures a few degrees below normal. On Friday morning locations upstate cooled into the 50's. After a warm Saturday, Sunday saw afternoon temperatures back in the middle 90's with several strong storms developing. Hail of 1.75 inches in diameter fell in Darlington County and was said to have covered the ground a few miles northwest of Hartsville. Similar sized stones pummeled property in the Oak Grove Community of Lexington County and large hail was observed near Murraysville in Berkeley County. At midnight, thunderstorms were still passing eastward across the Pee Dee. The state average temperature for the period was one degree above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 99 degrees at Jamestown on June 18 and at Pritchardville and Hardeeville USGS on June 22. The lowest official temperature reported was 55 degrees at Hunts Bridge, Walhalla, and Table Rock on the morning of June 22. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.71 inches at Pritchardville ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 21. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.7 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
         Greer           0.26   17.24     -7.8
      Columbia           1.13   15.50     -7.7
    Orangeburg           0.89   19.74     -3.5
 Charlotte, NC           0.25   17.13     -4.1
   Augusta, GA           0.04   16.28     -6.3  
      Florence           2.33   19.30     -1.3
N Myrtle Beach           0.54   12.11     -6.8
    Charleston           0.31   13.13     -9.2     
  Savannah, GA           0.86   17.14     -4.6

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 82 degrees.

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

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