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February 20, 2017 - February 26, 2017


The Monday afternoon temperature at Lake City reached 78 degrees. Dillon and Darlington shared a Tuesday high temperature of 75 degrees. An overnight and eastward-moving boundary contained a few showers. Clarks Hill and Fountain Inn both received 0.34 inches of rain. Hartsville reported a Wednesday high temperature of 78 degrees or nearly 15 degrees higher than the date's average. Thursday's easterly winds had little effect on the stretch of mild to warm afternoons. The Charleston AP and Newberry both made it to 79 degrees. Mostly sunny skies and light winds on Friday allowed the mercury to move into the 80's. At 4:00 p.m., it was 81 degrees at McEntire ANG AP and Allendale. A cold front entered the Upstate on Saturday afternoon. Winds at 4:00 p.m. gusted to 37 mph at the Greenville Downtown AP and at the Greenville-Spartanburg AP. The Sandy Springs Saturday high temperature of 76 degrees plummeted 51 degrees to a Sunday minimum of 25 degrees. Other sharp temperature falls were observed at Greenwood AP (47 degrees) and at Columbia Metro AP (45 degrees). Rock Hill, Winnsboro and Myrtle Beach recorded a slightly below average 59 degrees for a Sunday high temperature.

The highest official temperature reported was 82 degrees at Johnston, Columbia Metro AP (date record), Barnwell and Summerville on February 24 and at Cades and the Georgetown AP on February 25. South Carolina's highest February temperature on record was observed in Ridgeland on February 28, 1962, at 89 degrees. The lowest official temperature reported was 23 degrees at Sassafras Mountain on February 26. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.53 inches at McCormick ending at 7:00 a.m. on February 22. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.2 inches. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was ten degrees above the long-term average.


  Weekly Jan 1 Departure
Anderson AP 0.20 6.53 -1.0
Greer AP 0.17 5.72 -1.8
Charlotte, NC AP 0.05 6.89 0.4
Columbia Metro AP 0.00 8.64 1.7
Orangeburg AP 0.00 6.65 -0.6
Augusta, GA Bush AP 0.15 12.18 4.6
Florence AP 0.00 4.86 -1.1
N Myrtle Beach AP 0.00 3.34 -3.5
Charleston AP 0.00 4.18 -2.3
Savannah, GA AP 2.08 8.83 2.6

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.


4-inch depth soil temperature: Clinton 54 degrees. Columbia 62 degrees. Barnwell 53 degrees. Mullins 59 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were much below normal across the Upstate and below normal from the Midlands to the coast. Charleston Harbor Custom House reported a water temperature of 63 degrees. Sunset Beach, NC, Nearshore Buoy (NDBC 41024) reported a water temperature of 60 degrees.

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