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October 13, 2008 - October 19, 2008


On Monday morning at 8:54 a.m., the Rock Hill AP recorded a barometric pressure value of 30.47 inches of mercury. Bright, blue skies and very warm afternoon temperatures were observed through Thursday. Eighty-degree warmth was common from the Foothills to the beaches. A slow moving cold front entered the state early Friday. Rains developed ahead of the feature and lingered into Saturday morning before exiting the coast late in the day. Sites across central South Carolina received between one-quarter to one inch of rain. Camden measured 0.98 inches in their gage and Newberry measured 0.94 inches. Sunny, cool weather overspread the state at week's end. Sunday's high temperatures peaked in the 60's. The state average temperature for the period was two degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 90 degrees at Orangeburg on October 15. The lowest official temperature reported was 38 degrees at Walhalla, Pickens, and Lake Bowen on the morning of October 19. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.18 inches at Longtown ending at 7:00 a.m. on October 18. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.3 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           0.04   31.06    -10.1
      Columbia           0.38   34.36     -6.6
    Orangeburg           0.30   34.46     -6.5
 Charlotte, NC           0.28   36.04      0.5	
   Augusta, GA           0.31   31.05     -6.5
      Florence           0.32   43.68      6.1
N Myrtle Beach           0.21   41.50      3.3
    Charleston           0.56   38.13     -6.5
  Savannah, GA           0.31   37.44     -5.9   


Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 68 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 72 degrees.

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