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Public Information Statement

August 8th, 2007


...HOT DAY ACROSS THE REGION WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8TH, 2007...
...RECORD HIGH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE SET AUGUST 8TH AT COLUMBIA...
...RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE TIED AUGUST 8TH AT COLUMBIA...
...WARMEST DAY AT COLUMBIA METROPOLITAN AIRPORT SINCE 1990...

THE FOLLOWING ARE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE REPORTS FOR AUGUST 8 2007 
ACROSS THE MIDLANDS AND CENTRAL SAVANNAH RIVER AREA...

LOCATION.................COUNTY/STATE......MAX TEMP...SOURCE

OFFICIAL REPORTS

USC COLUMBIA.............RICHLAND CO SC.....107........COOP
COLUMBIA METRO AIRPORT...LEXINGTON CO SC....105*.......ASOS
COLUMBIA OWENS FIELD.....RICHLAND CO SC.....105........ASOS 
AUGUSTA BUSH FIELD.......RICHMOND CO GA.....103*.......ASOS
AUGUSTA DANIEL FIELD.....RICHMOND CO GA.....103........ASOS
SUMTER/SHAW AFB..........SUMTER CO SC.......102........ASOS
ORANGEBURG MUN APT.......ORANGEBURG CO SC...100........ASOS

* RECORD HIGHS FOR THE DATE ESTABLISHED AT BOTH COLUMBIA 
METROPOLITAN AIRPORT...AND AT AUGUSTA REGIONAL BUSH FIELD.

THE 105 AT COLUMBIA METROPOLITAN AIRPORT (CAE) WEDNESDAY WAS
THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE AT CAE SINCE JULY 10TH 1990 WHEN THE
TEMPERATURE ALSO REACHED 105.  THE ALL TIME RECORD HIGH
TEMPERATURE AT COLUMBIA IS 107...REACHED SIX TIMES...THE MOST
RECENT OF WHICH WAS AUGUST 21ST 1983.

A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE OF 79 DEGREES
WAS TIED AT COLUMBIA WEDNESDAY. THE PREVIOUS RECORD HIGH 
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 79 DEGREES ON AUGUST 8TH WAS LAST SET
IN 1918. THE ALL TIME RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE AT 
COLUMBIA IS 82 DEGREES...SET ON JUNE 30TH 1936.

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UNOFFICIAL HIGH TEMPERATURES WEDNESDAY BASED ON HOURLY OBS

MCENTIRE ANGB.................RICHLAND CO SC.......104...OBS
CAROLINA SANDHILLS NWR........CHESTERFIELD CO SC...104...RAWS
SAV RIV SITE (11E JACKSON)....AIKEN CO SC..........104...RAWS
SAV RIV SITE (6ENE JACKSON)...AIKEN CO SC..........102...RAWS
SANTEE NWR....................CLARENDON CO SC......100...RAWS 

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MAXIMUM HEAT INDEX VALUES WEDNESDAY BASED ON HOURLY OBS...

LOCATION.................VALUE...TIME (EDT)

SUMTER/SHAW AFB..........115.....2PM
ORANGEBURG MUN APT.......114.....1-3PM
AUGUSTA BUSH FIELD.......113.....11AM
COLUMBIA OWENS FIELD.....110.....6PM
AUGUSTA DANIEL FIELD.....110.....3PM
MCENTIRE ANGB............110.....11AM
COLUMBIA METRO AIRPORT...109.....4-5PM





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