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July 6, 2009 - July 12, 2009


Hot and humid conditions helped with the formation of Monday's afternoon scattered thunderstorms over central and eastern counties. Manning received 3.62 inches of rain and Cades measured 3.17 inches. A nearly stationary boundary meandered across the state into Wednesday with heavy rains focusing from the central Savannah River over to North Charleston. Intense, tropical-type downpours flooded parts of Charleston County on Wednesday. A cooling air mass began to affect the state late Thursday. Caesars Head only warmed to 71 degrees, then cooled to 59 degrees on Friday morning. Afternoon high temperatures settled back into the 80's for much of South Carolina through Saturday. Sunrise temperatures on Saturday morning were noticeably cooler with most sites reporting temperatures in the 60's. Both Ft. Moultrie and Jamestown recorded morning lows of 64 degrees. Summer weather returned on Sunday with full sun and temperatures peaking in the 90's. The state average temperature for the period was two degrees below normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 96 degrees at Camden on July 12. The lowest official temperature reported was 57 degrees at Walhalla Hatchery (Jocassee) on July 11. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 4.15 inches at Charleston AP on July 8. The state average rainfall for the period was 1.5 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           0.38   25.11     -2.7
      Columbia           0.66   20.03     -6.4
    Orangeburg           1.84   26.22     -0.2
 Charlotte, NC           1.82   26.47      3.1
   Augusta, GA           0.87   23.19     -1.8
      Florence           2.79   22.22     -1.2
N Myrtle Beach           1.05   17.94     -3.7
    Charleston           4.69   26.97      1.1
  Savannah, GA           1.80   29.70      4.5   


Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


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


South Carolina river stages were near normal. Ocean water temperatures at the Edisto Buoy were reported at 82 degrees.

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