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January 13 - January 19, 2014


On Monday afternoon, high temperatures at the Georgetown AP, Charleston AP and Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station reached a mild 68 degrees. Overnight showers at Sullivan's Island produced a rainfall amount of 0.47 inches. A boundary of colder air began arriving on Tuesday afternoon for the Upstate while showers and mild temperatures held on over the Lowcountry. Hardeeville measured one of the heavier rainfalls with 0.54 inches. Pinopolis reported a Wednesday high temperature of 66 degrees before the freezing air continued to spread southward. On Thursday morning, Cedar Creek and Batesburg recorded 27 degrees. Temperatures at 1:00 p.m. ranged from 41 degrees at Anderson to 44 degrees at a distant N Myrtle Beach. Sandhill was one of the few locations to reach 50 degrees. Friday's weather included thundershowers over the Charleston Peninsula as colder air collided with some leftover mild air. The gage at Charleston City measured 0.19 inches of rain. Saturday returned back to seasonal winter cold with most locations only reporting high temperatures in the 40's. Gusting west winds of 30 mph at Columbia and Florence added to the chill. Sunny weather on Sunday allowed for a moderation of temperatures during the afternoon hours. Charleston and Beaufort noted high temperatures of 62 degrees. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was near the long-term average.

The highest official temperature reported was 69 degrees at Jamestown on January 13. The lowest official temperature reported was 16 degrees at Caesars Head on January 16. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.60 inches at Charleston AP on January 14. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.3 inches.


                              Weekly   Jan 1   Departure   
        Anderson AP            0.25     3.13       0.5  
           Greer AP            0.25     3.09       0.7
   Charlotte, NC AP            0.16     2.80       0.7
  Columbia Metro AP            0.17     3.18       1.0
      Orangeburg AP            0.31     1.75      -0.5
Augusta, GA Bush AP            0.13     2.22      -0.1
        Florence AP            0.22     2.01       0.0
  N Myrtle Beach AP            0.32     1.52      -0.6
      Charleston AP            0.60     2.08      -0.2
    Savannah, GA AP            0.63     2.10      -0.1



Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 48 degrees, Charleston 52 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near normal. The ocean water temperature at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach was reported at 48 degrees.

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