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September 7, 2009 - September 13, 2009


Overcast conditions and light rain were observed for the Pee Dee and north coast on Labor Day Monday. Waves of thunderstorms and rainshowers began arriving from the northwest on Tuesday. Williamston received 0.97 inches of rain and nearby Fountain Inn 0.92 inches. Darkening skies on Wednesday evening signaled the formation of strong storms that resulted in large hail falling over parts of Newberry and Spartanburg counties. Woodruff was soaked with a two-day rain total of 2.65 inches. A more stable airmass returned during the day on Thursday and would remain over the state through the weekend. Seasonably cool mornings and warm, mostly sunny afternoons were reported on Saturday and Sunday. Pickens recorded a Sunday morning low temperature of 60 degrees before warming to 86 degrees by mid-afternoon. Walterboro reported a Sunday range of 64 minimum and a 90 degree maximum. The state average temperature for the period was near normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 93 degrees at Camden on September 8. The lowest official temperature reported was 55 degrees at the Marlboro County Jetport in Bennettsville on September 11. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.55 inches Woodruff ending at 7:00 a.m. on September 9. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.3 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           0.92   28.66     -7.8
      Anderson           0.98   30.77     -2.8    
      Columbia           0.44   30.32     -6.8
    Orangeburg           0.00   29.86     -7.2
 Charlotte, NC           0.18   30.98     -0.2
   Augusta, GA           0.71   28.00     -5.6
      Florence           0.00   26.62     -7.2
N Myrtle Beach           0.05   25.17     -7.9
    Charleston           0.00   40.47      1.0
  Savannah, GA           1.73   43.99      5.3   


Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 79 degrees, Charleston 80 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 81 degrees.

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