A cold yet modified air mass began the week with minimum temperatures reaching their lowest on a frosty Tuesday morning. Much milder weather followed throughout the week as winds shifted from a southeast to southerly direction bringing with them a much welcomed warming. Under mostly sunny skies, afternoon temperatures hit the 70 degree mark on Wednesday and Thursday and even climbed into the mid 70's by Friday. Moisture returned with increased cloudiness over the weekend with light showers reported. By Sunday evening, a cold front was approaching and the warm springlike conditions were departing. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged five degrees above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The highest temperature was unavailable. The lowest temperature was 15 degrees at Cedar Creek on the morning of February 6. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall was unavailable. Statewide average rainfall for the period was 0.10".
Precipitation Period 2001 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.31 3.32 2.4B 69 26 Columbia 0.02 1.99 4.0B 74 26 Florence 0.02 1.64 3.2B 73 30 Charleston 0.03 1.33 3.3B 75 32 N Myrtle Beach 0.10 1.77 2.8B 70 30 Augusta, Ga. 0.11 2.82 2.9B 77 26 *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 54 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages are below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 48 degrees.