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February 3 - February 9, 2014


Mild to warm temperatures were reported statewide on Monday. Jamestown reached 78 degrees, Conway, Kingstree and Beaufort all warmed to 77 degrees. A wedge of colder air dropped south along the Eastern Seaboard on Tuesday with sharply falling temperatures. At 3:00 p.m., Greenwood, Columbia, Sumter and Florence all reported cloudy skies and 42 degrees. The back and forth character of the weather was quite evident on Wednesday when a warm boundary and areas of rain moved north into the state. Twenty-four hour rainfall amounts of 0.73 inches fell at Little Mountain, 0.47 inches at Pickens and 0.30 inches at Sandhill. The Florence Regional AP reported 21 hours of fog, of which in 12 consecutive hours the temperature held steady at 41 degrees. Sunny locations along the coastal counties warmed into the upper 70's. The Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station reached 78 degrees. Conway and Charleston reported a Wednesday afternoon high temperature of 75 degrees. The southern end of another cold front arrived on Thursday with pre-frontal showers. Johnston measured an overnight rainfall total of 0.45 inches and McCormick received 0.36 inches. Table Rock, Anderson and Sandy Springs reported a freezing 28 degrees on Thursday morning. Walterboro cooled to 36 degrees. Caesars Head reported snow flurries and sleet fell over Bamberg, Orangeburg, Clarendon, Dorchester, Charleston and Berkeley counties during the early evening hours. Friday began with seasonal frost and sunrise temperatures of 26 degrees at Pelion and Rock Hill. Hartsville and McEntire ANG AP both reported 27 degrees under mostly clear skies. Edisto Beach was the lone report of a location reaching the 60-degree number for a Friday afternoon high temperature. Clouds and showers moved across central and eastern counties on Saturday. A cloudy Myrtle Beach noted a Saturday maximum temperature of just 48 degrees while more afternoon sunshine helped Clinton and Union reach 62 degrees. Freezing temperatures edged into the Pee Dee and central coastal counties for Sunday morning. Dillon recorded 28 degrees and Florence and Jamestown reported 29 degrees. Sunday's brisk southwesterly surface winds and mostly sunny skies brought another return to milder conditions. At 2:00 p.m., Newberry and Darlington reported southwest winds gusting at 20 mph. Hardeeville and Barnwell recorded the state's warmest Sunday temperature value with 68 degrees. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was three degrees above the long-term average.

The highest official temperature reported was 79 degrees at Hardeeville on February 3. The lowest official temperature reported was 21 degrees at Caesars Head on February 7. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.48 inches at Caesars Head ending at 7:00 a.m. on February 5. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.4 inches.


                              Weekly   Jan 1   Departure   
        Anderson AP            0.66     3.83      -1.3 
           Greer AP            0.66     3.82      -1.2
   Charlotte, NC AP            0.38     3.29      -1.1
  Columbia Metro AP            0.34     3.76      -0.9
      Orangeburg AP            0.11     2.85      -2.0
Augusta, GA Bush AP            0.37     2.87      -2.2
        Florence AP            0.10     2.94      -1.2 
  N Myrtle Beach AP            0.56     2.38      -2.3
      Charleston AP            0.11     3.06      -1.6
    Savannah, GA AP            0.29     2.85      -1.8

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 50 degrees, Charleston 53 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. The ocean water temperature at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach was unavailable. Charleston Harbor reported a water temperature of 50 degrees.

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