February 7 - February 13, 2005


Mild weather continued early in the week. High temperatures on Tuesday rose above the 70 degree mark. While inland sites were enjoying the warmth, northeast surface winds along the Grand Strand coast kept high temperatures in the 50's. Thundershowers developed ahead of a frontal boundary Wednesday morning and lingering showers were observed through the day. Friday dawned very cold with morning temperatures in the teens and 20's. Cloudiness increased during the later half of the weekend. Mild air and a few sprinkles were observed on Sunday. For the period, the state average temperature was two degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 75 degrees at Givhans, Allendale, Cades, and Cheraw on February 8. The lowest official temperature reported was 11 degrees at Caesars Head on the morning of February 11. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.20 inches at Sandhill ending at 7:00 a.m. on February 10. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.3 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
         Greer           0.06     2.2       -4.1
      Columbia           0.56     3.4       -3.1         
    Orangeburg           0.52     3.2       -3.3
 Charlotte, NC           0.08     2.3       -3.3 
   Augusta, GA           0.73     3.9       -2.5
      Florence           0.28     2.9       -2.6           
  Myrtle Beach           0.23     1.7       -3.6
    Charleston           0.14     2.4       -3.1         
  Savannah, GA  	 0.16     2.0       -3.3

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  

SOIL: 4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 53 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF: South Carolina river stages were near normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 51 degrees.