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WEEKLY SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER 2007

September 3 - September 9, 2007

WEATHER SUMMARY:

An area of high pressure, ridging south along the east coast, was responsible for mostly sunny, dry weather during the week. Early morning temperatures Tuesday through Wednesday cooled into the 50's and 60's. Daytime high temperatures during the workweek continued hot with many locations baking under 95-degree heat. Onshore surface winds Friday and Saturday lowered maximum temperatures to around 90 degrees. On Saturday, Tropical Storm Gabrielle passed well offshore while moving northwest towards the North Carolina Outer Banks. The week ended much as it began with above normal heat. The state average temperature for the period was two degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 98 degrees at Union on September 9. The lowest official temperature reported was 53 degrees at Johnston on the morning of September 4. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.55 inches at Table Rock ending at 7:00 a.m. on September 4. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.0 inches.

PRECIPITATION:

                              
                            Precipitation                    
                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
         Greer           0.00   22.15    -13.8
      Columbia           0.00   22.91    -13.6
    Orangeburg           0.00   28.85     -7.7
 Charlotte, NC           0.00   20.36    -11.8            	
   Augusta, GA           0.00   23.40     -9.8 
      Florence           0.00   25.63     -7.7
N Myrtle Beach           0.00   23.98     -8.3
    Charleston           0.00   26.77    -11.8     
  Savannah, GA           0.00   33.15     -4.8


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 82 degrees.


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

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