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Public Information Statement

August 9th, 2007


...ANOTHER VERY HOT DAY ACROSS THE REGION THURSDAY...
...RECORD HIGH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE AT COLUMBIA...
...RECORD HIGH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE AT AUGUSTA...
...RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE AT COLUMBIA...

THE FOLLOWING ARE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE REPORTS FOR AUGUST 9 2007 
ACROSS THE MIDLANDS AND CENTRAL SAVANNAH RIVER AREA...

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

OFFICIAL REPORTS

USC COLUMBIA.............RICHLAND CO SC.....108........COOP
COLUMBIA METRO AIRPORT...LEXINGTON CO SC....106*.......ASOS
COLUMBIA OWENS FIELD.....RICHLAND CO SC.....106........ASOS 
AUGUSTA BUSH FIELD.......RICHMOND CO GA.....106*.......ASOS
AUGUSTA DANIEL FIELD.....RICHMOND CO GA.....105........ASOS
SUMTER/SHAW AFB..........SUMTER CO SC.......103........ASOS 
ORANGEBURG MUN APT.......ORANGEBURG CO SC....99........ASOS

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

THE 106 AT COLUMBIA METROPOLITAN AIRPORT (CAE) THURSDAY WAS
THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE AT CAE SINCE JUNE 21ST 1990 WHEN THE
TEMPERATURE ALSO REACHED 106.  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 ESTABLISHED AT COLUMBIA THURSDAY. THE PREVIOUS RECORD HIGH 
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 76 DEGREES ON AUGUST 9TH WAS LAST SET
IN 1979. THE ALL TIME RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE AT 
COLUMBIA IS 82 DEGREES...SET ON JUNE 30TH 1936.

THE 106 AT AUGUSTA BUSH FIELD (AGS) THURSDAY WAS THE WARMEST 
TEMPERATURE AT AGS SINCE AUGUST 1ST 1999 WHEN THE TEMPERATURE 
REACHED 107.  THE ALL TIME RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE AT AUGUSTA
IS 108...REACHED ON AUGUST 21ST 1983.

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UNOFFICIAL HIGH TEMPERATURES THURSDAY BASED ON HOURLY OBS

CAROLINA SANDHILLS NWR........CHESTERFIELD CO SC...107...RAWS
MCENTIRE ANGB.................RICHLAND CO SC.......104...OBS 
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 THURSDAY BASED ON HOURLY OBS...

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

ORANGEBURG MUN APT.......119.....3PM
SUMTER/SHAW AFB..........118.....5PM
AUGUSTA BUSH FIELD.......114.....12-1PM
COLUMBIA OWENS FIELD.....114.....6PM
MCENTIRE ANGB............112.....6PM
COLUMBIA METRO AIRPORT...110.....6PM
AUGUSTA DANIEL FIELD.....109.....5PM
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