SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER AND CLIMATE
Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 1997
Almost from beginning to end, high pressure dominated the period with
mostly sunny skies, cool mornings and fast drying conditions. Friday was
the coolest morning of the season with several upstate sites dropping into
the 30's. Over the weekend, all day sunshine and light winds sent afternoon
temperatures into the upper 80's. Statewide temperatures for the period
averaged one degree below normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The maximum observed temperature was 91 degrees on October 5 at
Orangeburg. The minimum observed temperature was 36 degrees at Huntsbridge
on the morning of October 3. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall was
recorded at Pickens with 1.65" ending at 7:00 a.m. Sunday, September 29.
Statewide rainfall for the period averaged 0.1 inches.
Period 1997 Deviation* Temperature
Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum
Greer 0.00 37.3 2.9B 83 45
Charlotte, NC 0.00 37.0 3.5A 86 49
Columbia 0.00 34.0 6.9B 86 45
Florence FAA 0.00 38.0 2.0A 87 49
Blackville 0.00 40.2 1.4A 88 48
Augusta, GA 0.00 33.4 3.0B 86 47
Beaufort 0.00 39.4 4.2B 88 60
Charleston 0.00 50.0 6.5A 85 57
Myrtle Beach 0.10 40.6 2.3B 88 56
Note: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the prior 24-hrs ending 7:00 a.m.
Monday through ending 7:00 a.m. Sunday
ENERGY DEMAND AND AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY
Columbia 306 3
Charleston 336 0
Greenville 224 8
Temperatures are expected to average above normal for the week.
Rainfall is expected to be near to below normal.
The Sandhill Research and Education Center in north Columbia reports an
average 4-inch depth soil temperature of 74 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
River stages are near normal.
Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 75