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July 7, 2008 - July 13, 2008


Thunderstorm cloudbursts were widespread during the week. Flooding was reported on Fripp Island Monday morning. A violent storm cell and high winds on Tuesday caused property damage in Anderson. Wednesday's storms at McEntire ANG AP near Eastover produced a rainfall rate of 2.71 inches in 46 minutes. Between July 5 and July 11, Effingham in Florence County measured 9.19 inches of rain. Although scattered rainfalls were observed over the state's highest elevations, most of the wet weather coverage was concentrated from the Piedmont to the coast. A southeastward moving boundary on Friday set off more thunderstorms before exiting the state on Saturday. Saturday morning temperatures fell into the 60's across inland sites with the brief replacement of drier air over the steamy conditions. The week's second frontal boundary began affecting the Upstate on Sunday with scattered thundershowers. The state average temperature for the period was one degree below normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 97 degrees at Beaufort MCAS on July 10. The lowest official temperature reported was 62 degrees at Lake Bowen on the morning of July 7 and at Cheraw on July 9 and 12. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 4.67 inches at Cheraw ending at 7:00 a.m. on July 7. The state average rainfall for the period was 1.6 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           1.89   18.80     -9.1
      Columbia           0.75   20.31     -6.3
    Orangeburg           0.62   20.72     -5.9
 Charlotte, NC           1.32   20.18     -3.4          	
   Augusta, GA           0.19   19.22     -5.9
      Florence           2.75   22.36     -1.3
N Myrtle Beach           4.11   24.01      2.2
    Charleston           1.35   20.25     -5.8
  Savannah, GA           1.37   17.87     -7.5


Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 81 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 86 degrees.

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