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WEEKLY SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER 2007

December 3 - December 9, 2007

WEATHER SUMMARY:

A cold front crossed the state on Monday with only brief sprinkles and gusting northwest winds. Both Florence AP and the Greer NWS measured peak winds at 35 mph. The South Carolina Forestry Commission and rural fire departments responded to increased numbers of woods fires. The week's coldest morning was Thursday before a warming trend was observed through the weekend. Areas of dense fog were reported during the late week early morning hours. On Sunday afternoon, high temperatures climbed to near the 80-degree mark. The state average temperature for the period was three degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 81 degrees at Givhans on December 9. The lowest official temperature reported was 22 degrees at Lake Bowen on the morning of December 6. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.10 inches at Walterboro ending at 7:00 a.m. December 3. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.0 inches.

PRECIPITATION:

                              
                             Precipitation                    
                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
         Greer           0.01   25.94    -21.5
      Columbia           0.00   25.70    -20.1
    Orangeburg           0.01   33.01    -12.8
 Charlotte, NC           0.01   24.38    -16.9            	
   Augusta, GA           0.05   26.42    -15.8
      Florence           0.00   30.86    -11.3
N Myrtle Beach           0.00   30.47    -12.8
    Charleston           0.02   37.70    -11.5    
  Savannah, GA           0.02   40.54     -7.0

  


  



Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  

SOIL:

4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 57 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF:

South Carolina river stages were below normal. Ocean water temperatures at S Capers Island were reported at 59 degrees.


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

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