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September 28, 2009 - October 4, 2009


A seasonal, cooler airmass replaced the exiting, late-summer heat on Monday evening. The Marlboro County Jetport's low temperature of 45 degrees on Tuesday was a drop of 48 degrees overnight. Cloudless blue skies were observed on Tuesday and Wednesday. At the end of September, Jocassee had received 19.76 inches of rain while Cades, located in Williamsburg County, had only measured 0.13 inches. The mercury slowly climbed on Thursday with parts of central South Carolina warming into the low 80's. On Friday, a few light showers drifted inland from the coastal counties but amounts were generally less than one-tenth of an inch and did little to help with the dry soils. Mostly sunny weather was observed over the weekend before an area of rain began arriving from the west late Sunday evening. The state average temperature for the period was three degrees below normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 93 degrees at the Marlboro County Jetport on September 28. The lowest official temperature reported was 40 degrees at Jocassee on October 1. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.26 inches at Anderson AP on October 4. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.1 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           0.17   33.40     -5.8
      Anderson           0.26   35.65     -0.7
      Columbia           0.03   34.63     -4.9
    Orangeburg           0.02   31.75     -7.8
 Charlotte, NC           0.04   32.51     -1.3
   Augusta, GA           0.04   30.94     -5.1
      Florence           0.00   27.52     -8.6
N Myrtle Beach           0.00   27.73     -8.9
    Charleston           0.03   40.98     -2.1
  Savannah, GA           0.00   44.69      3.0   



Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 75 degrees, Charleston 75 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 86 degrees.

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