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WEEKLY SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER 2010

August 23, 2010 - August 29, 2010

WEATHER SUMMARY:

Drier air worked southward into the Upstate on Monday. At 1:00 p.m., Greenville reported 87 degrees and a relative humidity value of just 35 percent. This was not the case along the southern coast as middle 90-degree heat and high humidity were observed. Storm activity in the early part of the week was concentrated in the coastal plains. Hemingway received 1.54 inches of rain and Holly Hill reported 1.41 inches. On Tuesday morning, Table Rock and Chesnee cooled to 65 degrees. Both Chester and Mullins recorded Tuesday high temperatures of 84 degrees. Afternoon showers fell across the west central counties. Aiken measured 1.02 inches on Tuesday. The Wednesday 11:00 a.m. temperature of 74 degrees at the Columbia Hamilton-Owens Airport was the lowest 11:00 a.m. temperature at that location since May 25. A lone thunderstorm over Liberty produced 1.67 inches of rain. Thursday's afternoon storms pelted parts of Williamsburg County with 1.75-inch diameter hail. Heavy rains formed over Lexington County. A pattern of isolated thunderstorms continued on Friday but diminished in coverage through the weekend. Little Mountain measured 0.94 inches or rain in the 24-hours ending Saturday morning. Seasonal temperatures were observed on Sunday with high pressure building south along the eastern seaboard. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was three degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 96 degrees at Hardeeville, Jamestown and Lake Wateree on August 23. The lowest official temperature reported was 59 degrees at Jocassee on August 24. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.83 inches at McClellanville ending at 7:00 a.m. on August 24. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.3 inches.

PRECIPITATION:

               
                             
                            
                            
                             Precipitation                                                     
                       Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           0.87   33.21     -0.3
      Anderson           0.26   29.80     -1.7
      Columbia           0.01   28.87     -6.0
    Orangeburg           0.59   33.61     -1.3
 Charlotte, NC           0.01   27.97     -1.3
   Augusta, GA           0.15   23.61     -8.1
      Florence           0.00   31.77      0.0
N Myrtle Beach           0.00   28.06     -2.1
    Charleston           0.00   45.84      9.7
  Savannah, GA           0.93   30.80     -4.9  


                     

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  

SOIL:

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

RIVERS AND SURF:

South Carolina river stages were near normal. Ocean water temperatures at the Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC were reported at 85 degrees.

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