Winter loosened its grip as mild conditions were observed throughout the week. After a sub-freezing start Thursday morning, afternoon temperatures climbed forty or more degrees, peaking in the low to mid 70's. Showers developed ahead of a frontal boundary on Saturday. Periods of light rain, drizzle and fog highlighted Sunday's daytime weather. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged four degrees above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The maximum observed temperature was 75 degrees at Allendale and Jamestown on February 11. The minimum observed temperature was 21 degrees at Lake Bowen on the morning of February 10. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.68" at Salem ending at 7:00 a.m. February 13. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.3".
Precipitation Period 2000 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.75 4.5 1.6B 74 32 Columbia 0.18 9.1 2.8A 73 29 Florence FAA 0.09 4.7 0.4B 74 30 Blackville 0.04 4.8 1.3B 74 24 Beaufort 0.00 2.7 2.5B 72 35 Charleston 0.00 4.0 0.8B 73 31 Myrtle Beach 0.03 4.9 0.1A 67 30*A=Above, B=Below
Note: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the prior 24-hrs ending 7 am Monday through ending 7 am Sunday
SOIL 4 inch depth average soil temperatures: Columbia 47 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
Most South Carolina rivers are normal or above normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 48 degrees.