A cold rain accompanied early risers on Monday morning. From Tuesday through Friday daily temperatures slowly warmed into the upper 70's and low 80's. Rainshowers were reported on Saturday in association of a frontal passage. Sunday ended the period with a sharp drop in temperatures and gusting northwesterly winds. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged five degrees above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The highest temperature was 82 degrees at Charleston City on February 15. The lowest temperature was 19 degrees at Anderson on the morning of February 18. The heaviest rainfall reported was 1.52" at N. Myrtle Beach on February 12. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.7".
Precipitation Period 2001 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.87 4.19 2.7B 73 28 Columbia 0.97 2.96 4.1B 72 31 Florence 0.65 3.06 2.5B 81 28 Charleston 1.09 2.42 3.1B 81 31 N Myrtle Beach 1.58 3.35 2.1B 77 27 Augusta, Ga. 0.44 3.26 3.6B 77 28 *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 51 degrees.