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WEEKLY SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER 2016

January 25, 2016 - January 31, 2016

WEATHER SUMMARY:

Although many inland sites observed a frost on Monday morning, mostly southerly winds made for an afternoon of more agreeable temperatures. Orangeburg and Sumter reached 60 degrees, and Summerville and Cades made it to 63 degrees. A frontal boundary approached from the west on Tuesday with clouds layered over the Upstate and sunshine east of the Midlands. At 3:00 p.m., Greenville reported 56 degrees, while at the same time it was 66 degrees in Walterboro. The high temperature at Sassafras Mountain and Caesars Head only reached 43 degrees. Light rains left 0.16 inches in Newberry, 0.13 inches in Laurens and 0.11 inches in Clemson. Mild air on Wednesday moved the temperature to 69 degrees at Charleston AP and the Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station. No warming sunshine on Thursday kept daytime temperatures in the 40's for many locations. The Marion County AP and Conway AP recorded a Thursday maximum temperature of just 43 degrees. Areas of rain on Thursday affected the south Midlands and Lowcountry. Rainfall measurements taken on Friday morning included 0.62 inches at Holly Hill, 0.44 inches at Hemingway, 0.42 inches at Orangeburg and 0.39 inches at Kingstree. Cedar Creek recorded a Friday low temperature of 29 degrees as a thin body of colder air affected the northern counties. Laurens and Chester recorded a Friday high temperature of 59 degrees. Beaufort reported a mild 65 degrees on Friday or around five degrees above the date's average. Leftover cold on Saturday morning moved the mercury to 29 degrees at Florence and Columbia. Saturday's mostly sunny skies and southerly winds helped Greenville-Spartanburg AP make a 4:13 p.m. daily maximum temperature of 60 degrees. Clarks Hill was one of the warmer locations with a high temperature of 65 degrees. Shaw AFB in Sumter recorded 33 degrees on Sunday morning before reaching 68 degrees at 2:58 p.m. Sunday's south to southwest winds sent the afternoon temperature to 70 degrees at the Columbia Metro AP, Myrtle Beach International AP and Jamestown. The January 2016 rainfall ranged from a high of 4.57 inches at Table Rock State Park to 1.90 inches at N Myrtle Beach AP.

The highest official temperature reported was 71 degrees at Hartsville on January 31. The lowest official temperature reported was 21 degrees at Jocassee 8WNW on January 25. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.67 inches at Walterboro ending at 7:00 a.m. on January 29. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.2 inches. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was three degrees above the long-term average.

PRECIPITATION:

  Weekly Jan 1 Departure
Anderson AP 0.09 3.00 -0.9
Greer AP 0.04 3.54 -0.3
Charlotte, NC AP 0.05 2.28 -1.1
Columbia Metro AP 0.15 1.94 -1.6
Orangeburg AP 0.42 2.09 -1.9
Augusta, GA Bush AP 0.17 1.66 -2.3
Florence AP 0.21 2.13 -1.1
N Myrtle Beach AP 0.07 1.90 -1.8
Charleston AP 0.14 3.40 -0.3
Savannah, GA AP 0.11 3.13 -0.2

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.

SOIL:

4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 53 degrees, Charleston (NA).

RIVERS AND SURF:

South Carolina river stages were near normal. The Charleston Harbor Ravenel Bridge reported a water temperature of 52 degrees. Springmaid Pier at Myrtle Beach reported a surf water temperature of 51 degrees.

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