Freezing temperatures were reported Monday morning under sunlit skies before clouds moved in and held afternoon high temperatures in the 40's. On Wednesday, southwest winds helped push warm air into the region. The mercury climbed into the upper 60's to low 70's. Rainshowers, late in the day, developed along the boundary and continued into Thursday. Cooler weather was observed on Friday and Saturday before the temperatures bounced back into the lower 70's over the eastern half of the state for Sunday. The average statewide temperature for the period was two degrees below normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The highest temperature reported was 73 degrees at Walhalla and Allendale on February 2. The lowest temperature was 17 degrees at Loris on the morning of January 28. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.00"at Sandy Run ending at 7:00 a.m. on January 31. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.6."
Precipitation Period 2003 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 1.08 1.91 2.8B 70 21 Columbia 0.98 1.43 3.5B 72 22 Florence 0.12 0.70 3.6B 67 20 Charleston 0.00 1.04 3.3B 71 24 N Myrtle Beach 0.07 0.93 3.0B 59 19 Augusta, Ga. 1.23 2.00 2.8B 70 19 A=Above, B=Below
Note: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the 24-hour period ending midnight Sunday.
4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 48 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages were reported near normal.
Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 46 degrees.