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WEEKLY SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER 2007

August 27 - September 2, 2007

WEATHER SUMMARY:

Heavy rains fell early on Tuesday across both Berkeley and Charleston counties. A Charleston NWS spotter reported 4.40 inches of rain near the New Hope community in Berkeley County. Middle 90-degree heat returned mid-week along with scattered afternoon storms. Greenville's downtown airport recorded a wind gust on Thursday of 59 mph. A southward moving surface boundary eased into the state on Friday with clouds and showers over the Lowcountry. Low pressure formed on the feature Saturday causing drenching rainfalls from near Edisto Island south into Beaufort County. Hilton Head measured an event rainfall total of 7.60 inches. Mostly sunny, cooler weather was observed Sunday at locations from central South Carolina westward into the mountains. The state average temperature for the period was four degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 97 degrees at Hunts Bridge and Pritchardville on August 29 and at York and Aiken on August 30. The lowest official temperature reported was 63 degrees at Caesars Head on the morning of September 1. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 3.89 inches at Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station ending at 7:00 a.m. on September 2. The state average rainfall for the period was 1.4 inches.

PRECIPITATION:

                              
                            Precipitation                    
                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
         Greer           1.24   22.15    -12.9
      Columbia           0.16   22.91    -12.6
    Orangeburg           0.35   28.85     -6.7
 Charlotte, NC           0.11   20.36     -9.4            	
   Augusta, GA           1.05   23.41     -8.8 
      Florence           0.36   25.63     -6.8
N Myrtle Beach           1.97   23.98     -6.9
    Charleston           3.79   26.77    -10.3     
  Savannah, GA           6.09   33.15     -3.4

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  

SOIL:

4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 83 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF:

South Carolina river stages were below normal. Ocean water temperatures at S Capers Island were reported at 83 degrees.


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

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