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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLUMBIA SC
352 PM EST SAT JAN 30 2010


THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS IN INCHES.
APPRECIATION FOR THE REPORTS IS EXTENDED TO HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS...
COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...SKYWARN SPOTTERS...COCORAHS OBSERVERS...
EMERGENCY MANAGERS...POWER COMPANIES AND THE MEDIA. THE SUMMARY IS 
ALSO AVAILABLE ON OUR HOME PAGE AT: HTTP://WWW.ERH.NOAA.GOV/CAE



*********************** SNOWFALL REPORTS ***********************

                         STORM    TIME/DATE   COMMENTS
LOCATION                SNOWFALL     OF
                        (INCHES) MEASUREMENT

SOUTH CAROLINA

...LANCASTER COUNTY...
NORTHERN TIP              1.5      830  1/30  AN ESTIMATED 1 TO 2 INCHES
                                              OF SNOW AND SLEET AT US 
                                              HWY 521 AND HWY 160.


NORTHERN TIP              3.5     1330  1/30  COUNTY EM REPORTED 3 TO 4 INCHES 
                                              OF A MIXTURE OF SNOW AND SLEET IN 
                                              THE EXTREME NORTHERN TIP OF THE 
                                              COUNTY. NUMEROUS ACCIDENTS 
                                              OVERNIGHT AND THIS MORNING. 


*********************** SLEET REPORTS ***********************

                         STORM    TIME/DATE   COMMENTS
LOCATION                TOTAL        OF

                        (INCHES) MEASUREMENT


SOUTH CAROLINA


...CHESTERFIELD COUNTY...
PAGELAND                  1.5      940  1/30  1 TO 1.5 INCHES OF 
                                              SLEET ON GROUND. SOME
                                              ICE IN TREES. SLICK 
                                              ROADS. 

...LANCASTER COUNTY...

LANCASTER                 1.5     1330  1/30  COUNTY EM REPORTED 1 TO 2 INCHES 
                                              OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN IN THE 
                                              TOWN OF LANCASTER. ICY ROADS.

RICH HILL CROSSROADS        1     1330  1/30  COUNTY EM REPORTED 1 INCH OF SLEET 
                                              IN THE RICH HILL AREA.


...NEWBERRY COUNTY...
WHITMIRE                  1.5      930  1/30  1 TO 1.5 INCHES OF SLEET 
                                              ON GROUND. ICE IN TREES.

...SUMTER COUNTY...
SUMTER                      T     1730  1/30  SLEET REPORTED BY
                                              SPOTTER.


******************** FREEZING RAIN REPORTS ********************

                          ICE     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS
LOCATION               ACCRETION     OF
                       (INCHES)  MEASUREMENT

SOUTH CAROLINA

...CHESTERFIELD COUNTY...
CHERAW                            1015  1/30  TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN
                                              DUE TO ICE. POWER OUTAGES
                                              IN CHERAW. NUMEROUS TRAFFIC

                                              ACCIDENTS

COUNTYWIDE                        1130  1/30  LYNCHES RIVER ELECTRIC COOP
                                              REPORTED A FEW POWER OUTAGES
                                              THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY. MAINLY 
                                              DUE TO LIMBS ALONG WITH A FEW 
                                              TREES DOWN ON POWER LINES. 


MCBEE                             1000  1/30  TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN
                                              IN THE MCBEE TO LAKE 

                                              ROBINSON VICINITY

...CLARENDON COUNTY...
TURBEVILLE                         945  1/30  LIGHT ICE ACCUM IN TREES


...FAIRFIELD COUNTY...
LONGTOWN                 0.25      840  1/30  COOP OBSERVER
WINNSBORO                          850  1/30  SOME TREES AND POWER LINES
                                              DOWN AND SLICK ROADS
                                              THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY

COUNTYWIDE                        1055  1/30  FAIRFIELD ELECTRIC COOP 
                                              REPORTED APPROXIMATELY 75 PEOPLE 

                                              WITHOUT POWER. OUTAGES DUE TO 
                                              MAINLY LIMBS DOWN ON LINES ALONG 
                                              WITH A FEW TREES DOWN ON LINES.

...KERSHAW COUNTY...
ELGIN                              800  1/30  LIGHT ICE ACCUM IN TREES
WESTVILLE                          930  1/30  TREES COVERED WITH ICE


NORTHERN KERSHAW COUNTY           1130  1/30  LYNCHES ELECTRIC COOP REPORTED 
                                              200-300 PEOPLE WITHOUT POWER 
                                              ACROSS NORTHERN KERSHAW COUNTY. 

                                              OUTAGES MAINLY DUE TO LIMBS DOWN 
                                              ON POWER LINES ALONG WITH A FEW 
                                              TREES.

BETHUNE                           1230  1/30  BLACK RIVER ELECTRIC COOP REPORTED 
                                              SOME POWER OUTAGES IN THE BETHUNE 
                                              AREA DUE TO LIMBS AND TREES DOWN 
                                              ON POWER LINES.

CAMDEN                            1230  1/30  BLACK RIVER ELECTRIC COOP REPORTED 
                                              SOME POWER OUTAGES IN THE CAMDEN 

                                              AREA DUE TO MAINLY TO LIMBS DOWN 
                                              ON LINES.

CASSATT                           1230  1/30  BLACK RIVER ELECTRIC COOP REPORTED 
                                              SOME POWER OUTAGES IN THE CASSATT 
                                              AREA. THE OUTAGES WERE MAINLY DUE 
                                              TO LIMBS ALONG WITH A FEW TREES 
                                              DOWN ON LINES.

BETHUNE                  0.50     1530  1/30  SKYWARN SPOTTER REPORTED 
                                              1/4-1/2 INCH OF GLAZE ON TREES...

                                              POWER LINES AND VEHICLES. ALSO A 
                                              LITTLE SNOW AND SLEET OCCURRED 
                                              OVERNIGHT.

CASSATT                  0.50     1530  1/30  SKYWARN SPOTTER REPORTED 1/4-1/2 
                                              INCH OF GLAZE ON TREES...POWER 
                                              LINES AND VEHICLES.

...LANCASTER COUNTY...
LANCASTER                         1030  1/30  TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN
                                              THROUGHOUT COUNTY. ICE ON

                                              ROADS. SEVERAL TRAFFIC 
                                              ACCIDENTS.

HEATH SPRINGS            0.50     1330  1/30  COUNTY EM REPORTED 1/4-1/2 INCH OF 
                                              GLAZE ON TREES AND POWER LINES. 
                                              SOME SLEET OCCURRED THIS MORNING.

KERSHAW                  0.50     1330  1/30  COUNTY EM REPORTED 1/4-1/2 INCH OF
                                              GLAZE ON TREES AND POWER LINES. 
                                              NUMEROUS LIMBS AND SEVERAL TREES 
                                              DOWN IN THE KERSHAW AREA.


KERSHAW                           1330  1/30  DUKE POWER REPORTED APPROXIMATELY 
                                              400 PEOPLE WITHOUT POWER EARLIER 
                                              TODAY IN THE KERSHAW AREA.

...LEE COUNTY...
ASHLAND                            900  1/30  SOME TREE LIMBS AND POWER
                                              LINES DOWN DUE TO ICE

LYNCHBURG                         1230  1/30  BLACK RIVER ELECTRIC COOP REPORTED 
                                              A FEW OUTAGES IN THE LYNCHBURG 
                                              ARE DUE TO MAINLY LIMBS DOWN ON 

                                              POWER LINES ALONG WITH A FEW 
                                              TREES.

...LEXINGTON COUNTY...
LEXINGTON                          900  1/30  LIGHT ICE ACCUM IN TREES
GILBERT                            830  1/30  LIGHT ICE ACCUM IN TREES
LEXINGTON                         1630  1/30  LIGHT ICE ACCUM IN TREES


...NEWBERRY COUNTY...
NEWBERRY                          1030  1/30  TREES DOWN THROUGHOUT 
                                              COUNTY. SPOTTY POWER
                                              OUTAGES. ICE ON BRIDGES.


COUNTYWIDE               0.25     1310  1/30  NEWBERRY ELECTRIC COOP REPORTED 
                                              ONE QUARTER INCH OF GLAZE ON TREES 
                                              AND POWER LINES. 700 PEOPLE 
                                              WITHOUT POWER BETWEEN 6 AM AND 
                                              7 AM. AN ADDITIONAL 400 TO 500 
                                              PEOPLE WITHOUT POWER BETWEEN NOON 
                                              AND 1 PM. OUTAGES DUE TO LIMBS AND 
                                              TREES DOWN ON POWER LINES. 
                                              HARDEST HIT AREA WAS THE WHITMIRE 

                                              AREA.

...RICHLAND COUNTY...
PONTIAC                            700  1/30  LIGHT ICE ACCUM IN TREES
BALLENTINE                         800  1/30  LIGHT ICE ACCUM IN TREES

...SALUDA COUNTY...
6SW SALUDA                         730  1/30  LIGHT ICE ACCUM IN TREES

...SUMTER COUNTY...
SUMTER                             930  1/30  LIGHT ICE ACCUM
MAYESVILLE                        1015  1/30  LIGHT ICE ACCUM IN TREES

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