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July 16 - July 22, 2007


A few isolated thunderstorms on Monday produced localized heavy rainfall amounts across the Upstate. Lake Bowen measured 3.15 inches. Tuesday's afternoon storms included one-inch hail in Richland County and a wind gust of 75 mph at the Columbia AP. Drying, hot weather blanketed the state on Wednesday and Thursday ahead of an approaching cold front that entered the state on Friday. Strong storms Friday afternoon and evening were focused primarily along the coastal counties. Large hail was reported in Berkeley County near Cross and near Caintoy in Charleston County. An almost stationary cloudburst on Sullivans Island dropped excessive rains. Springmaid Pier measured a wind gust of 48 mph. The boundary of modified Canadian air slowly spread over the state Saturday with drier and cooler conditions. Mostly sunny weather above the mild surface temperatures was observed Sunday. The state average temperature for the period was one degree below normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 100 degrees at Darlington, Cheraw, and Orangeburg on July 19. The lowest official temperature reported was 59 degrees at Table Rock on the morning of July 21 and at Loris on the morning of July 22. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 4.50 inches at Ft. Moultrie ending at 7:00 a.m. on July 21. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.2 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
         Greer           0.02   19.46     -9.9
      Columbia           0.33   18.82     -9.3
    Orangeburg           0.84   23.88     -4.2
 Charlotte, NC           0.29   19.47     -5.2            	
   Augusta, GA           0.08   19.95     -6.4 
      Florence           0.05   23.65     -1.5
N Myrtle Beach           0.21   15.81     -7.5
    Charleston           0.23   16.50    -11.3     
  Savannah, GA           0.03   20.08     -7.0

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


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


South Carolina river stages were below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 81 degrees.

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

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