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October 13 - October 19, 2014


A warm boundary began to replace the cooler conditions on Monday. At noon, it was 65 degrees at Clemson AP, 75 degrees at Columbia Metro AP and 85 degrees at Charleston AP. Localized downpours brought Pawley's Island 2.56 inches of rain and 1.98 inches fell at Hemingway. South winds on Tuesday gusted to 35 mph at Orangeburg AP and heavy rains developed over the mountain counties. Twenty-four-hour rainfall amounts measured on Wednesday morning included 3.96 inches at Caesars Head, 3.58 inches at Jocassee Dam and 3.16 inches at both Long Creek and Keowee Dam. Multi-day rain reports for central and eastern zones indicated 1.88 inches at the USC Columbia Campus, 1.48 inches at Darlington, 1.36 inches at Greenwood, 1.70 inches at Allendale and 1.37 inches at Edisto Island. Florence Regional AP received the state's least rainfall amount with just 0.13 inches. West to east clearing on Wednesday revealed bright blue skies and noticeably cooler temperatures. Airport instruments at Greenville-Spartanburg and Rock Hill recorded a Thursday afternoon high temperature of 69 degrees. On Friday morning, the Conway AP cooled to 46 degrees. Newberry, Johnston and Hartsville all reported a mild Friday afternoon temperature of 77 degrees. Mostly sunny weather on Saturday helped Barnwell, Cades and Charleston reach 85 degrees out ahead of the arrival of more seasonal cooling for Sunday. Walterboro's Sunday sunrise temperature of 53 degrees never made it to 70 degrees. Cades, located in Williamsburg County, with just 0.34 inches of rain for October 2014 is on pace to observe its second driest (October 2000 no rain) over the past twenty years. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was three degrees above the long-term average.

The highest official temperature reported was 90 degrees at Walterboro on October 14. The lowest official temperature reported was 36 degrees at Jocassee 8WNW on October 17. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 5.52 inches at Jocassee 8WNW ending at 7:00 a.m. on October 15. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 1.0 inches.


                              Weekly   Jan 1    Departure 
        Anderson AP            2.11    29.28      -6.0
           Greer AP            1.76    42.21       4.1
   Charlotte, NC AP            0.73    38.61       4.6
  Columbia Metro AP            1.37    33.93      -3.6
      Orangeburg AP            0.97    40.15       0.6
Augusta, GA Bush AP            0.08    31.19      -5.1
        Florence AP            0.13    37.49       1.3 
  N Myrtle Beach AP            0.35    33.57     -10.7
      Charleston AP            0.85    44.85       0.5
    Savannah, GA AP            0.99    41.50      -0.1

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 70 degrees, Charleston 71 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near normal. Charleston Harbor reported a water temperature of 74 degrees and Springmaid Pier at Myrtle Beach reported a surf water temperature of 72 degrees.

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