Cold days and nights were observed during the work week. There were reports of brief periods of sleet on Tuesday. Cloudy conditions turned rainy overnight on Wednesday with the approach of a frontal boundary. Rainfall amounts exceeding one inch were common across the upstate. Florence reported light snow with the exiting precipitation on Thursday. Sunny days and seasonable temperatures started the weekend. By Sunday afternoon, milder 60 degree temperatures had settled over South Carolina. For the period, the state average temperature was two degrees below normal.
The highest official temperature reported was 68 degrees at Orangeburg on February 6. The lowest official temperature reported was 25 degrees at Chester and Clinton on the morning of February 4. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.75 inches at Anderson ending at 7:00 a.m. on February 3. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.7 inches.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
Precipitation Weekly Jan 1 Deviation Total Total From Avg Greer 0.68 2.2 -3.1 Columbia 0.87 2.8 -2.7 Orangeburg 0.68 2.7 -2.6 Charlotte, NC 0.60 2.3 -2.5 Augusta, GA 0.75 3.1 -2.3 Florence 0.71 2.6 -2.2 Myrtle Beach 0.64 1.4 -3.0 Charleston 0.58 2.3 -2.5 Savannah, GA 0.45 1.9 -2.8 Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.
SOIL: 4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 51 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF: South Carolina river stages were near normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 48 degrees.