Daily afternoon temperatures warmed into the upper 70' through the work week. Widely scattered showers fell early Tuesday. Cloudiness spread over the state on Thursday in response to a weak frontal boundary. High temperatures adjusted with the limited sunshine and peaked in the 60's. After a mostly sunny Friday, a secondary cold front approached Saturday. Showers began in the upstate late Saturday and passed eastward into Sunday morning. Slightly cooler air and clearing skies ended the week. For the period, the state average temperature was three degrees above normal.
The highest official temperature reported was 85 degrees at Jamestown on October 20. The lowest official temperature reported was 43 degrees at Caesars Head on the morning of October 23. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.15" at Edisto Beach State Park ending at 7:00 a.m. on October 19. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.2".
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
Precipitation Weekly Jan 1 Deviation Total Total From Avg Greer 0.35 37.5 -4.2 Columbia 0.42 38.1 -3.3 Orangeburg 0.06 36.1 -4.7 Charlotte, NC 0.10 38.3 +2.1 Augusta, GA 0.04 35.3 -1.4 Florence 0.46 37.0 -1.1 Myrtle Beach 0.08 42.0 +3.3 Charleston 0.34 36.8 -8.2 Savannah, GA 0.24 34.4 -9.4 Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.
4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 72 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages were below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach
and Savannah will average around 71 degrees.