SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER AND CLIMATE

October 4 - 10, 2004


WEATHER SUMMARY

Areas of dense morning fog were observed early in the week. With high pressure in control, temperatures on Tuesday fell into the 40's. Daytime high temperatures were in the 70's throughout the seven days. Over the weekend, a few widely scattered showers occurred in the vicinity of southern coastal counties before a frontal boundary brought clearing skies. Reports from the state's highest elevations indicate the seasonal leaf color change has started. For the period, the state average temperature was one degree below normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 83 degrees at Cheraw on October 10. The lowest official temperature reported was 43 degrees at Long Creek on the morning of October 5 and again at both Long Creek and Johnston on October 8. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.66" at Givhans ending at 7:00 a.m. on October 10. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.1.

PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA

                       
                            Precipitation                    
                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
         Greer           0.00    37.0       -3.0
      Columbia           0.00    37.6       -2.6          
    Orangeburg           0.00    35.4       -3.8
 Charlotte, NC           0.00    37.8       +3.3 
   Augusta, GA           0.04    35.3       -1.4 
      Florence           0.00    36.1       -0.6           
  Myrtle Beach           0.00    41.6       +4.2 
    Charleston           0.12    36.1       -7.7           
  Savannah, GA  	 2.10	 33.4       -9.0 

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.            
                    
 
   

SOIL

4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 70 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF

South Carolina river stages were below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach
and Savannah will average around 71 degrees.


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