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WEEKLY SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER 2011

June 27, 2011 - July 3, 2011

WEATHER SUMMARY:

Lake City and Dillon reported Monday afternoon high temperatures of 98 degrees. Isolated thunderstorms produced 1.80 inches of rain at Laurens and 1.09 inches at Clinton. Early afternoon storms on Tuesday left 1.21 inches of rain at the Orangeburg AP in just 33 minutes. At 5:06 p.m., the Springmaid Pier at Myrtle Beach reported south winds at 31 mph; gusting to 34 mph. Darlington and Longtown each reached 99 degrees on Tuesday. Localized storms brought 1.11 inches of rain to the Rock Hill AP and 1.00 inches to Lake Wylie. Widely scattered thunderstorms on Wednesday were more concentrated across the central and southern coastal counties in response to a boundary of cooler air entering the state. The Hardeeville USGS site received 2.40 inches of rain while the Georgetown AP reported 1.73 inches. Allendale and Walterboro cooled to 67 degrees on Thursday morning. June's 2011 rainfall in South Carolina ranged from 8.51 inches at Ft. Mill to 0.30 inches at the Florence AP. After a short break that included bright blue skies and temperate northeast surface winds, the summer heat returned for the weekend. Bamberg and Lake Wateree recorded 99 degrees on Friday as did the Florence AP on Saturday. Sunshine over smoke and haze was observed on Sunday. The Clemson AP thermometer indicated a Sunday maximum temperature of 96 degrees. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was four degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 100 degrees at Ft. Moultrie on June 27. The lowest official temperature reported was 62 degrees at Chesnee on June 30. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.78 inches at Barnwell ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 29. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.7 inches.

PRECIPITATION:

    
                            Precipitation                                                      
                       Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           0.38   22.92     -3.5
      Anderson           0.18   18.32     -6.4
      Columbia           0.33   18.54     -6.2
    Orangeburg           1.36   18.21     -6.5
 Charlotte, NC           1.83   20.47     -1.9
   Augusta, GA           0.41   18.28     -5.7
      Florence           0.28   14.16     -7.8
N Myrtle Beach           0.00   16.13     -4.0
    Charleston           1.24   14.56     -9.6
  Savannah, GA           4.90   19.39     -4.1
                           

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  

SOIL:

4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 82 degrees, Charleston 85 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF:

South Carolina river stages were below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 84 degrees.

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