Most of the state reported rainshowers on Monday. The greater totals were measured across the upstate. Seasonal high pressure followed throughout the work week and with it mostly sunny weather and cooler temperatures. Surface winds shifted more southerly over the weekend bringing in warmer air and scattered showers. Afternoon high temperatures climbed into the mid-80's. On Sunday night, heavy rains caused flash flooding between Anderson and Spartanburg counties. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged two degrees above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The maximum observed temperature was 87 degrees on October 10 at Jamestown and Williams. The minimum observed temperature was 43 degrees at Blackville on the morning of October 7. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall was recorded at Greer AP with 3.01" on October 10. Statewide rainfall for the period averaged 0.9 inches.
Precipitation Period 1999 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 5.06 29.8 11.0B 77 51 Charlotte, NC 3.23 29.4 4.8B 83 47 Columbia 0.57 26.3 15.1B 84 47 Florence FAA 0.15 33.3 3.2B 84 48 Blackville 0.48 33.2 6.1B 86 43 Augusta, GA 1.31 33.2 3.7B 84 47 Beaufort 0.53 40.5 3.6B 86 57 Charleston 0.11 36.1 8.0B 84 51 Myrtle Beach 0.00 51.9 8.8A 82 52 *A=Above, B=BelowNote: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the prior 24-hrs ending 7 am Monday through ending 7 am Sunday
4 inch depth average soil temperatures: Clemson 70 degrees, Columbia 73 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
Flooding continues on the Little Pee Dee and Waccamaw Rivers. Surf water temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 74 degrees.