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December 10 - December 16, 2007


Date record warmth was observed during the workweek. On Tuesday, Greer recorded a record 79 degrees, Columbia 80, Florence 80, and N Myrtle Beach 75. On Wednesday, Greer warmed to a record 78 degrees, Columbia 81, Florence 80, and N Myrtle Beach 78. Charleston set a date record on Friday with 80 degrees. Saturday's rains, ahead of a sharp cold front, were the heaviest since the wet weather event of October 22-26. Central locations received between one and a half to three inches of soaking rains from thundershowers. Clearing was observed Sunday with much colder temperatures and gusting northwest winds peaking at 45 mph over Charleston AP. The state average temperature for the period was twelve degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 83 degrees at Givhans on December 10, and at Orangeburg on December 11 and 12. The lowest official temperature reported was 33 degrees at Cheraw on the morning of December 16. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 3.12 inches at Sandy Run ending at 7:00 a.m. December 16. The state average rainfall for the period was 1.4 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
         Greer           0.94   26.88    -21.4
      Columbia           2.25   27.95    -18.5
    Orangeburg           1.75   34.76    -11.7
 Charlotte, NC           1.19   25.57    -16.4            	
   Augusta, GA           2.88   29.30    -13.6
      Florence           1.24   32.10    -10.8
N Myrtle Beach           0.79   31.26    -12.8
    Charleston           1.29   38.99    -10.9    
  Savannah, GA           0.63   41.17     -6.9



Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 59 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were below normal. Ocean water temperatures at S Capers Island were reported at 61 degrees.

Winter 2007-08 will officially begin Saturday December 22, 2007 at 1:08 a.m. EST

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

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