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October 12 - October 18, 2015


At 2:00 p.m. on Monday, the Clemson-Oconee AP, Shaw AFB and the Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station each reported mostly sunny conditions and 76 degrees. Kingstree and Johns Island reached an afternoon high temperature of 81 degrees. A weak frontal boundary entered the state overnight with brief showers affecting the Mountains and Foothills. The Greenville Downtown Airport measured 0.16 inches. At 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Florence noted west winds gusting at 28 mph. The coastal locations of N Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head reached a comfortable 82 degrees. Seasonal drying and sunshine were observed on Wednesday and through the weekend. Kings Mountain National Military Park and Holly Hill shared a Wednesday high temperature of 78 degrees. Thursday started at 44 degrees in Whitmire. All airport reporting sites at 11:00 a.m. noted sunny skies. Sullivan's Island made it to 82 degrees. Friday's high temperatures climbed to a warm 86 degrees at Walterboro and 84 degrees in Florence. At 1:30 p.m., flooding on the Black River at Kingstree subsided to below flood stage. The week's second wave of colder air arrived on Saturday. Rock Hill's sunrise temperature cooled to 39 degrees. Orangeburg, Hartsville and McClellanville recorded a Saturday afternoon high temperature of 73 degrees. On Sunday morning, patchy frost was observed in sheltered areas within the Upstate. Dillon and Cedar Creek recorded 37 degrees. The Hilton Head Island AP thermometer moved to morning low of 52 degrees. The 62-degree high temperature at Aiken, Lake City and Folly Beach was nearly 15 degrees below the date's average value. Although most of the state observed a rain-free week, floodwaters were still draining through the usual "dry branches" of Eastover and Hopkins.

The highest official temperature reported was 87 degrees at Barnwell and the Orangeburg AP on October 16. The lowest official temperature reported was 33 degrees at Jocassee 8WNW on October 17 and at Sassafras Mt., Long Creek and Chesnee on October 18. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.08 inches at Jocassee 8WNW ending at 7:00 a.m. on October 13. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.0 inches. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was near the long term average.


  Weekly Jan 1 Departure
Anderson AP 0.05 33.01 -2.2
Greer AP 0.15 38.59 0.6
Charlotte, NC AP 0.01 29.02 -4.9
Columbia Metro AP 0.00 50.19 12.8
Orangeburg AP 0.00 43.68 4.3
Augusta, GA Bush AP 0.00 33.81 -2.4
Florence AP 0.05 43.15 7.1
N Myrtle Beach AP 0.00 55.69 11.6
Charleston AP 0.00 62.89 18.7
Savannah, GA AP 0.00 40.61 -0.8

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 68 degrees, Charleston 68 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to above normal. Charleston Harbor water temperature was not available. Springmaid Pier at Myrtle Beach reported a surf water temperature of 70 degrees.

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