SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER AND CLIMATE
Oct. 13-19, 1997
Afternoon temperatures in the mid to upper 80's were reported on both
Monday and Tuesday. A weak cold front dropped into the state on Wednesday and
became nearly stationary. Slow moving thundershowers ahead of the front
caused heavy downpours Tuesday evening over the north midlands. Over the
weekend, several areas of low pressure formed on the boundary and produced
widespread rainshowers and a few thunderstorms. Cloudy, rainy skies and cool,
northeast winds held high temperatures on Saturday in the 50's and low 60's.
Statewide temperatures for the period averaged 1 degree below normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The maximum observed temperature was 90 degrees on October 14 at
Orangeburg. The minimum observed temperature was 45 degrees at Caesars Head
on the morning of October 16. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall was
recorded at Chesterfield with 4.96" ending at 7:00 a.m. October 15.
Statewide rainfall for the period averaged 1.5 inches.
Period 1997 Deviation* Temperature
Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum
Greer 0.42 37.7 4.3B 77 51
Charlotte, NC 2.15 39.2 4.1A 81 53
Columbia 2.45 36.5 5.8B 85 50
Florence FAA 1.46 39.5 2.3A 85 50
Blackville 3.59 43.8 3.8A 87 52
Augusta, GA 2.49 35.9 1.9B 85 54
Beaufort 1.36 40.8 4.0B 87 57
Charleston 1.34 51.3 6.4A 83 54
Myrtle Beach 1.35 42.0 2.6B 82 53
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 79 36
Charleston 119 20
Greenville 43 46
Temperatures are expected to average below 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 60 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
River stages are near normal.
Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 68
As a reminder: Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, October 26 at 2:00 a.m.
Set clock time back one hour.