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WEEKLY SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER 2010

September 6, 2010 - September 12, 2010

WEATHER SUMMARY:

A work week of hot weather combined with the near absence of measurable rain to further the drying of topsoil's within the state's borders. On Monday, McCormick recorded 96 degrees. Lake Wateree reported 96 degrees on Tuesday, Johnston reached 98 on Wednesday and Barnwell hit 98 on Thursday. An eastward moving frontal boundary arrived on Saturday with scattered showers and thunderstorms. A few locations in the Upstate received one half-inch totals. The heaviest concentration of needed wet weather fell over the southern counties. Bamberg recorded an amount of 1.04 inches, Bennett's Point 0.91 inches and Holly Hill 0.69 inches. The Columbia Metro AP has not observed measurable rain so far this September 2010. Sunday morning temperatures cooled into the 60's away from the coast only to return back into the 90's during the mostly sunny, afternoon and peak heating hours. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was five degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 99 degrees at Ft. Moultrie on September 9. The heaviest official 24-hour rain reported was 1.26 inches at the USGS gage Santee State Park, St. Paul. The lowest official temperature reported was 49 degrees at Walhalla on September 7. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.2 inches.

PRECIPITATION:

               
                             
                            Precipitation                                                      
                       Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           0.07   33.28     -2.0
      Anderson           0.12   29.92     -3.5
      Columbia           0.00   28.87     -8.1
    Orangeburg           0.43   34.04     -3.0
 Charlotte, NC           0.14   28.11     -2.9
   Augusta, GA           0.08   23.69     -9.8
      Florence           0.04   31.81     -1.9
N Myrtle Beach           0.70   28.76     -4.1
    Charleston           0.23   46.07      6.8
  Savannah, GA           0.52   31.32     -7.2  
         
                            
                            
Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  

SOIL:

4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 84 degrees, Charleston 83 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF:

South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Ocean water temperatures at the Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC were reported at 82 degrees.

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