After a partly cloudy start on Monday, afternoon temperatures rose well into the 60's. Light showers were observed early on Tuesday. Cooler weather replaced the mild conditions by Thursday courtesy of cloudy skies over eastern sections. A nearly stationary stream of clouds continued through the weekend with off and on showers across coastal counties westward into the midlands. Afternoon temperatures dropped back into the upper 40's and low 50's. Just after midnight Saturday there were reports of sleet mixed with rain over the midlands. While the upstate enjoyed sunny skies on Sunday areas east remained cloudy and cool.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The highest temperature reported was 72 degrees at Chesterfield January 31. The lowest temperature was unavailable. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall was measured at Beaufort with 0.80" ending at 7:00 a.m. January 30. Statewide average rainfall for the period was 0.2"
Precipitation Period 2001 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.31 3.00 1.7B 66 24 Columbia 0.19 1.97 3.0B 67 29 Florence 0.12 1.52 2.4B 71 31 Charleston 0.26 1.30 2.6B 70 34 N Myrtle Beach 0.65 1.67 2.1B 63 34 Augusta, Ga. 0.34 2.71 1.9B 70 30 *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 50 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages are below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 47 degrees.