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October 1 - October 7, 2007


A large area of convergence across Florida and building high pressure over New England controlled South Carolina's weather all week. Mostly sunny skies warmed the state's afternoon high temperatures into the middle 80's. Surface winds during the period were generally onshore and helped develop widely scattered showers Tuesday through Friday. Rainfalls amounts of between one-half and one inch fell across the Lowcountry on Wednesday. Most counties observed above normal temperatures and dry weather over the weekend. The state average temperature for the period was eight degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 91 degrees at Cheraw on October 7. The lowest official temperature reported was 45 degrees at Table Rock on the morning of October 1. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.24 inches at Charleston AP on October 3. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.6 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
         Greer           0.63   24.09    -15.5
      Columbia           0.09   23.72    -16.1
    Orangeburg           0.31   31.31     -8.5
 Charlotte, NC           0.46   21.82    -12.3            	
   Augusta, GA           0.16   24.95    -11.4
      Florence           0.53   26.94     -9.5
N Myrtle Beach           0.68   26.28    -10.7
    Charleston           2.70   34.67     -8.8    
  Savannah, GA           2.55   38.73     -3.4

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 79 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were below normal. Ocean water temperatures at S Capers Island were reported at 79 degrees.

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

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