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October 4, 2010 - October 10, 2010


Seasonal temperatures were observed early in the week along with drying sunshine. The Tuesday 57-degree low temperature at Edisto Beach was their lowest value since April 29. On Wednesday morning, the Kingstree, Hartsville and McEntire airports cooled to 41 degrees. There were public reports of light frost within Pickens County. Under Thursday's clear blue skies, Pinopolis Dam warmed to 85 degrees. The state's weekend weather was dominated by the stable conditions brought on by high pressure. Light winds and full sun allowed the observation sites at Bamberg and the Columbia Metro AP to record Saturday high temperatures of 86 degrees. The Sandy Springs 50-degree minimum temperature on Sunday morning climbed 35 degrees by Sunday afternoon. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was two degrees below normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 90 degrees at Lake Wateree on October 10. The lowest official temperature reported was 35 degrees at Barnwell on October 7. The heaviest official 24-hour rain reported was 0.01 inches at Table Rock and Kings Mountain ending at 7:00 a.m. on October 5. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.0 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           0.00   36.48     -3.5
      Anderson           0.00   32.70     -4.3
      Columbia           0.00   30.81     -9.3
    Orangeburg           0.00   36.41     -3.7
 Charlotte, NC           0.02   32.17     -2.3
   Augusta, GA           0.00   25.47    -11.2
      Florence           0.00   39.95      3.2
N Myrtle Beach           0.00   37.03     -0.3
    Charleston           0.00   53.96     10.2
  Savannah, GA           0.00   33.81     -8.6  



Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 74 degrees, Charleston 74 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 73 degrees.

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