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WEEKLY SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER 2009

June 22, 2009 - June 28, 2009

WEATHER SUMMARY:

A body of drier, continental-sourced air entered the state early in the week. There were a few lone showers reported on its arrival with a lone exception of a heavy downpour of 1.63 inches of rain at the US Forest Service gage at Jackson, in Aiken County. Sunrise temperatures on Tuesday morning cooled into the 60's. A stretch of hot weather began on Wednesday, underneath the fourteen-hour sunshine days and continued through Sunday. Fast drying was observed throughout the state. A 24-hour open pan evaporation water loss of 0.39 inches was measured at Barnwell and Sandhill on Thursday. A short-lived thunderstorm near Eadytown in Berkeley County produced a 56 mph wind gust Friday afternoon. On Saturday, Manning and Barnwell noted a maximum temperature of 101 degrees. The Clemson Airport recorded 98 degrees. Heavy rains accompanied a thunderstorm over the Charleston peninsula on Saturday and a brief tornado skipped through the Hanahan community with light damage. The state average temperature for the period was four degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 102 degrees at Johnston on June 27. The lowest official temperature reported was 62 degrees at Chesnee on June 23. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.37 inches at Charleston City ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 28. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.2 inches.

PRECIPITATION:

                            
                                                                                                    Precipitation                    
                       Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           0.11   24.72     -1.0
      Columbia           0.00   19.30     -4.6
    Orangeburg           0.36   22.53     -1.4
 Charlotte, NC           0.00   24.45      2.7
   Augusta, GA           0.30   21.60     -1.5
      Florence           0.00   19.29     -1.9
N Myrtle Beach           0.26   16.75     -2.7
    Charleston           0.79   22.19     -0.9
  Savannah, GA           0.29   27.83      5.3   







  
                            





Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  

SOIL:

4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 83 degrees, Charleston 84 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF:

South Carolina river stages were near normal. Ocean water temperatures at the Edisto Buoy were reported at 84 degrees.

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