SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER AND CLIMATE
Jan. 20-26, 1997
High pressure dominated the first couple of days of the week. A warming
trend began on Wednesday, January 22, as surface winds became more
southerly. Afternoon high temperatures, as far inland as the midlands,
rose into the low 70's. A weak front passed through the state overnight
with scattered showers. Thursday, like the day before, was partly sunny
and mild. The weekend began with strong thunderstorms Friday afternoon.
Hail and high winds were reported from Aiken eastward to Florence. Cool,
dry mostly sunny weather followed through Sunday. Statewide temperatures
for the period averaged 6 degrees above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The maximum observed temperature was 77 degrees on January 24 at
Williams. The minimum observed temperature was 13 degrees at
Cedar Creek on the morning of January 20. The heaviest official
24-hour rainfall was recorded at Walhalla with 2.42" ending at
7:00 a.m. on January 25. Statewide rainfall for the period averaged
Period 1997 Deviation* Temperature
Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum
Greer 1.91 4.6 1.2A 65 21
Charlotte, NC 0.67 2.70 0.4B 65 22
Columbia 0.68 3.6 0.1B 71 21
Florence FAA 0.38 2.8 0.5B 71 25
Blackville 0.46 3.0 0.5B 75 27
Augusta, GA 0.69 3.2 0.1B 74 22
Beaufort NA NA NA NA NA
Charleston 0.09 2.4 0.5B 74 29
Myrtle Beach 0.45 3.8 0.4A 72 24
ENERGY DEMAND AND AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY
Columbia 0 484
Charleston 0 417
Greenville 0 586
Temperatures are expected to average near normal for the week.
Rainfall is expected to be near to above normal.Sandhill Experiment
Station in North Columbia reports an average 4-inch depth soil
temperature of 48 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
River stages are near normal.
Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around
Sandi St.Claire, email@example.com