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July 30 - August 5, 2007


Charleston National Weather Service spotters reported rainfall rates as high as 3.9 inches per hour in Berkeley County on Monday. The tropical downpours resulted in street flooding there and in Charleston County. A temporary boundary of drier air spread southward over the state Tuesday with early morning temperatures in the 60's. Mid 90-degree heat began building from the west on Wednesday. Heavy rains developed Friday morning along the central and southern coastal counties. The summer's hottest weather was observed over the weekend. Only a handful of isolated afternoon thunderstorms were reported. One hundred degree high temperatures on Sunday baked inland South Carolina's already dry soils. Open pan evaporation at the Sandhill Experiment Station peaked Sunday with a water loss of 0.48 inches. The state average temperature for the period was one degree above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 101 degrees at Dillon, Conway, Cheraw, Longtown, and Sandhill on August 5. The lowest official temperature reported was 64 degrees at Hunts Bridge, Cedar Creek, and Cheraw on the morning of August 1. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.40 inches at Edisto Beach ending at 7:00 a.m. on August 4. The state average rainfall


                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
         Greer           0.65   20.37    -11.0
      Columbia           0.47   20.15    -10.5
    Orangeburg           0.13   26.07     -4.6
 Charlotte, NC           0.02   19.88     -6.5            	
   Augusta, GA           1.06   21.53     -6.7 
      Florence           0.04   23.71     -4.0
N Myrtle Beach           0.41   16.23     -9.6
    Charleston           2.50   20.10    -10.6     
  Savannah, GA           3.70   25.40     -4.7

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 84 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were below normal. Ocean water temperatures at S Capers Island were reported at 85 degrees.

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

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