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October 15 - October 21, 2007


Most locations within South Carolina experienced unseasonable warm weather during the workweek with afternoon high temperatures of between 10 to 15 degrees above average. On Tuesday, rain showers fell in Georgetown County. Ridgeville measured 0.40 inches of rain Wednesday. Unstable conditions Thursday and Friday, brought on by a northward moving boundary and an approaching cold front from the west, combined to give a few reporting sites passing showers. The heaviest measurable amounts were scattered and generally less than one-half inch. Cooler weather was observed during the first half of the weekend. Early morning temperatures Saturday fell into the 40's while mid-afternoon high temperatures were in the mild 70's. Mostly sunny skies and 80-degree warmth ended the week. The state average temperature for the period was seven degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 93 degrees at Allendale on October 18. The lowest official temperature reported was 37 degrees at Lake Bowen on the morning of October 21. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.66 inches at Pickens ending at 7:00 a.m. on October 20. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.1 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
         Greer           0.33   24.42    -16.9
      Columbia           0.06   23.78    -17.3
    Orangeburg           0.11   31.42     -9.7
 Charlotte, NC           0.27   22.10    -13.7            	
   Augusta, GA           0.32   25.27    -12.5
      Florence           0.09   27.03    -10.8
N Myrtle Beach           0.10   26.38    -12.0
    Charleston           0.07   34.74    -10.1    
  Savannah, GA           0.16   38.89     -4.6


Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 76 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were below normal. Ocean water temperatures at S Capers Island were reported at 77 degrees.

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

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