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December 1, 2008 - December 7, 2008


Snow flurries were observed Monday from Table Rock to Greer. Winds gusted to 43 mph at Orangeburg AP as another round of freezing air charged southward. Early morning temperatures on Wednesday were reported in the low to middle 20's. Mild weather, with afternoon temperatures in the 60's, was reported Thursday ahead of a slow-moving boundary and areas of light rain. Rainfall amounts were generally less than one-tenth of an inch. Table Rock saw snowflakes for the second time this week as cold air entered the mountains. Saturday began with overcast skies or fog, then brief sunshine followed by clouds and a few sprinkles which were limited to the Pee Dee region. Sunny, clear conditions ended the week. The state average temperature for the period was seven degrees below normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 70 degrees at Pritchardville on December 4. The lowest official temperature reported was 18 degrees at Hunts Bridge on December 3. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.15 inches at Longcreek ending at 7:00 a.m. on December 5. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.0 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           0.03   34.04    -13.2
      Columbia           0.00   40.88     -4.7
    Orangeburg           0.00   42.42     -3.2
 Charlotte, NC           0.00   38.99     -2.0
   Augusta, GA           0.02   39.72     -2.4
      Florence           0.01   49.13      7.2
N Myrtle Beach           0.01   48.08      5.0
    Charleston           0.01   46.98     -2.0
  Savannah, GA           0.09   46.83     -0.5   


Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 51 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 52 degrees.

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