Rainshowers on Monday and early Tuesday were reported along southern coastal counties. Amounts ranged from a tenth to one half inch. Dry, mostly sunny weather followed as high pressure settled across the region. Afternoon temperatures in the 50's were common. A quick moving front on Thursday provided conditions for the week's coldest morning on Friday. Temperatures rebounded just as fast and on Saturday southerly winds help push the mercury back into the 60's. Sunday started with a freeze yet warmed into the upper 50's. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged two degrees below normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The highest temperature reported was 70 degrees at Charleston City on January 27. The lowest temperature reported was 12 degrees at Cedar Creek on the morning of January 26. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall was measured at Walterboro with 0.56" ending at 7:00 a.m. January 23. Statewide average rainfall for the period was 0.0".
Precipitation Period 2001 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.00 2.70 1.0B 61 20 Columbia 0.00 1.78 2.2B 66 19 Florence 0.00 1.40 1.7B 67 23 Charleston 0.15 1.04 2.1B 68 24 N Myrtle Beach 0.00 1.02 2.0B 65 21 Augusta, Ga. 0.00 2.37 1.3B 67 18 *A=Above, B=Below
Note: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the prior 24-hrs ending 7 am Monday through ending 7 am Sunday.
4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 48 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages are below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 44 degrees.