Mostly sunny days with afternoon temperatures in the 50's and 60's ended the year of 1999. With the exception of north coastal counties yearly rainfall totals were well below normal. The new century began quite mild with southerly winds making it feel more like early spring. Sunday afternoon temperatures warmed into the lower 70's. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged three degrees above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The maximum observed temperature was 72 degrees on January 2 at Jamestown and Loris. The minimum observed temperature was 18 degrees at Blackville on the morning of December 28. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was at ending at 7:00 am on . The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.0".
Precipitation Period 2000 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.00 0.0 0.2B Charlotte, NC 0.00 0.0 0.2B Columbia 0.04 0.0 0.2B Florence FAA 0.00 0.0 0.2B Blackville 0.00 0.0 0.2B Augusta, GA 0.00 0.0 0.2B Beaufort 0.00 0.0 0.2B Charleston 0.00 0.0 0.2B Myrtle Beach 0.00 0.0 0.2B*A=Above, B=Below
Note: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the prior 24-hrs ending 7 am Monday through ending 7 am Sunday
RIVERS AND SURF
Most South Carolina rivers are near to below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 52 degrees.