Periods of heavy rain fell across central sites early Monday and into the afternoon. Event rainfall totals of over two inches were reported. Mostly sunny and quite mild weather followed until a cold front passed through the state on Thursday. Afternoon high temperatures on Friday fell from the low 70's to the upper 40's on brisk northwest winds. Saturday morning minimum temperatures ranged from the middle teens into the mid-20's. Mostly cloudy, windy weather was observed on Sunday. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged three degrees above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The maximum observed temperature was 77 degrees at Allendale on January 12. The minimum observed temperature was 14degrees at Cedar Creek on the morning of January 15. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.81" at the State Climatology Office in downtown Columbia on January 10. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 1.3".
Precipitation Period 2000 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.92 35.2 14.5B 63 29 Charlotte, NC 34.3 7.4B 61 24 Columbia 1.56 3.1 0.9A 74 20 Florence FAA .29 39.4 3.2B 74 28 Blackville 0.93 37.9 7.1B 68 20 Augusta, GA 0.40 36.5 6.8B 67 23 Beaufort 2.09 48.7 1.5B NA NA Charleston 1.34 1.7 0.4B NA NA Myrtle Beach 1.47 64.0 13.0A 71 34*A=Above, B=Below
Note: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the prior 24-hrs ending 7 am Monday through ending 7 am Sunday
SOIL 4 inch depth average soil temperatures:
Clemson 50 degrees. Columbia 52 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
Most South Carolina rivers are near normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 52 degrees.