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WEEKLY SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER 2007

July 2 - July 8, 2007

WEATHER SUMMARY:

On Monday, thunderstorms continued within the Central Savannah River Corridor along a frontal boundary that was slowly moving south. Partly sunny weather was observed Tuesday with noticeably cooler air temperatures. On Independence Day Wednesday, Myrtle Beach reported a date record 62 degrees, making this July 4 morning their coolest in 55 years. The modified Canadian air mass kept afternoon high temperatures limited to the middle 80's. Onshore winds extended the refreshing weather through Friday. Warming began in earnest for the weekend with afternoon temperatures climbing back into the 90's and the return of widely scattered thunderstorms. The state average temperature for the period was four degrees below normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 98 degrees at Jamestown on July 7. The lowest official temperature reported was 55 degrees at Johnston on the morning of July 4. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 3.43 inches at Aiken ending at 7:00 a.m. on July 3. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.6 inches.

PRECIPITATION:

                               Precipitation                    
                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
         Greer           1.39   18.77     -8.4
      Columbia           0.15   17.76     -7.9
    Orangeburg           2.02   21.94     -3.7
 Charlotte, NC           0.00   17.87     -5.1            	
   Augusta, GA           1.57   19.27     -5.2 
      Florence           0.23   21.54     -1.2
N Myrtle Beach           0.40   13.63     -7.3
    Charleston           0.12   13.73    -11.4     
  Savannah, GA           1.26   18.86     -5.6



Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  

SOIL:

4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 80 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF:

South Carolina river stages were near to 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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