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June 25 - July 1, 2007


Afternoon thunderstorms, driven by fourteen-hour days of heating from the sun, were observed Monday through Friday. Multi-cell storms on Monday produced hail that covered the ground near Nesmith in Williamsburg County and Anderson AP measured a wind gust of 60 mph. High temperatures during the workweek climbed into the middle 90's. Locations along the immediate beaches were able to enjoy a sea breeze and its associated cooler air temperatures. On Friday, forcing from an approaching and unseasonable cold front furthered the unstable conditions and formed strong evening thunderstorms. Rainfall rates, estimated near two inches per hour, caused street flooding in downtown Columbia late Friday night. On Saturday, the state was divided west to east across the Midlands by a boundary of cooler and drier air. Thundershowers continued to develop south of the front into Sunday. At week's end, cloudy skies and lowering temperatures had replaced the stretch of tropical weather. The state average temperature for the period was one degree above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 97 degrees at Johnston on June 25. The lowest official temperature reported was 64 degrees at Hunts Bridge on the morning of June 27. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 3.03 inches at Hartsville ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 25. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.9 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
         Greer           0.14   17.38     -8.8
      Columbia           2.11   17.61     -6.8
    Orangeburg           0.18   19.92     -4.5
 Charlotte, NC           0.74   17.87     -4.2            	
   Augusta, GA           1.42   17.70     -5.9 
      Florence           2.01   21.31     -0.3
N Myrtle Beach           1.12   13.23     -6.6
    Charleston           0.48   13.61    -10.1     
  Savannah, GA           0.46   17.60     -5.5

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


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


South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 83 degrees.

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

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