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October 19 - October 25, 2015


A work week like most October's, dry and sunny. Canadian-sourced high pressure (Newberry County AP 11:15 a.m. on Monday, 30.57 inches of mercury) dominated the Monday through Friday period. The coldest temperatures since April 5, 2015 were observed at Monday's sunrise. It was a freezing 32 degrees in Table Rock, Sandy Springs, Whitmire, Aiken, Chesterfield and the Conway AP. The Caper's Island nearshore buoy recorded northeast winds gusting at 29 knots. At 2:00 p.m., it was a sunny 61 degrees in Darlington and Orangeburg. Another cold morning on Tuesday sent the mercury to 30 degrees at Cedar Creek, 32 degrees at Rock Hill and 33 degrees at McEntire ANG AP near Eastover. Patchy rooftop and ground frost was observed from Aiken County and eastward in Sumter County. Afternoon temperatures gathered around the upper 60's to low 70's for much of the state. Temperatures eased upward on Wednesday with Kingstree reporting a high temperature of 81 degrees. Sunny, blue skies on Thursday helped Georgetown and Charleston make it to a warm 83 degrees. Pools of dense fog on Friday morning lowered visibilities to one-eighth mile at Beaufort and less than one-quarter mile in Newberry. Dillon and Barnwell reached 85 degrees on Friday afternoon. Areas of cloudiness drifted over the state on Saturday, limiting the afternoon warming for western counties. The Greenville-Spartanburg AP only made it to 63 degrees while the Allendale AP noted a maximum of 81 degrees. Calm air on Sunday combined with periods of sunshine for a day of seasonal conditions. The Clemson AP reported a Sunday afternoon high temperature of 75 degrees. It was 76 degrees in McCormick and 77 degrees at the Myrtle Beach International AP.

The highest official temperature reported was 86 degrees at Cheraw on October 23. The lowest official temperature reported was 27 degrees at Jocassee 8WNW on October 20. 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 0.00 33.01 -2.9
Greer AP 0.00 38.59 -0.2
Charlotte, NC AP 0.00 29.02 -5.6
Columbia Metro AP 0.00 50.19 12.1
Orangeburg AP 0.00 43.68 3.6
Augusta, GA Bush AP 0.00 33.81 -3.1
Florence AP 0.00 43.15 6.4
N Myrtle Beach AP 0.00 55.69 10.8
Charleston AP 0.00 62.89 17.9
Savannah, GA AP 0.01 40.62 -1.5

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 69 degrees, Charleston 71 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near normal. Charleston Harbor water temperature was not available. Springmaid Pier at Myrtle Beach reported a surf water temperature of 71 degrees.

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