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WEEKLY SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER 2010

September 13, 2010 - September 19, 2010

WEATHER SUMMARY:

Arid, desert-like weather conditions were observed during the first half of the week. Chesnee cooled to 53 degrees on Monday morning. Anderson reported a relative humidity value of only 19 percent on Monday afternoon. At 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, the Columbia Metro AP reported 94 degrees and a 16 percent relative humidity value. At 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, it was much the same in Florence with a temperature of 95 degrees and a relative humidity value of just 20 percent. The Wednesday morning low temperature of 58 degrees at Allendale was their lowest since May 20. The body of dry air allowed Saluda, Darlington and Lake City to reach a Wednesday afternoon high temperatures of 96 degrees. Southwest winds gusted to over 20 mph on Thursday ahead of an approaching front. Clemson, Clinton and the McEntire AP all recorded 95-degree high temperatures on Friday. Parts of Aiken County received relief to parched soils on Friday evening when localized showers brought rainfall amounts of up to 0.46 inches. Manning received 0.32 inches and Hartsville measured 0.26 inches. Table Rock cooled to 58 degrees on Sunday morning. Sunday's 95 degrees at Givhans, Dillon and the Hamilton-Owens Airport in Columbia was 10 degrees above the date's long-term average. The Monday through Sunday open pan evaporation water loss at the Clemson Sandhill Experiment Station totaled 2.09 inches. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was four degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 98 degrees at McCormick on September 17. The lowest official temperature reported was 50 degrees at Cedar Creek on September 14. The heaviest official 24-hour rain reported was 0.96 inches at the Charleston Airport on September 18. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.0 inches.

PRECIPITATION:

               
                             
                             Precipitation                                                     
                       Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           0.00   33.28     -3.0
      Anderson           0.00   29.92     -4.5
      Columbia           0.00   28.87     -9.0
    Orangeburg           0.01   34.05     -3.8
 Charlotte, NC           0.00   28.11     -3.8
   Augusta, GA           0.01   23.70    -10.7
      Florence           0.00   31.81     -2.8
N Myrtle Beach           0.00   28.76     -5.5
    Charleston           0.96   47.03      6.4
  Savannah, GA           0.06   31.38     -8.3  


                            
                            


                     

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  

SOIL:

4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 83 degrees, Charleston 81 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF:

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

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