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WEEKLY SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER 2013

October 21 - October 27, 2013

WEATHER SUMMARY:

Mild, sunny weather was observed on Monday. McCormick, Sumter and Orangeburg reported a high temperature of 73 degrees. Areas of light rain moved through the state on Tuesday. Under cloudy skies, the 2:00 p.m. temperature at Clemson, Darlington and Myrtle Beach was 66 degrees. Most of the measurable rainfall fell near the coastal plain. Socastee received 0.26 inches and nearby N Myrtle Beach received 0.22 inches. Clearing skies and colder air replaced the brief passing of wet weather. West winds on Wednesday gusted to 38 mph at the Orangeburg AP. The season's first frost arrived for the Upstate and parts of the Midlands on Thursday morning. The thermometer at Pelion indicated a low temperature of 29 degrees. Other freezing values included Union at 31 degrees and Rock Hill at 32 degrees. The delivery of progressively colder air continued on Friday. Caesars Head only managed a Friday maximum temperature of 42 degrees. At 11:00 p.m., Columbia's Hamilton—Owens AP instruments recorded a barometric pressure value of 30.39 inches of mercury. The coldest sunrise of the season occurred on Saturday morning. The 29-degree minimum at Florence was their lowest value since March 29. Lawns in western Horry County were frosted white. Summerville reported 34 degrees. Full sunshine helped speed the warming for Saturday afternoon. Sullivan's Island reached a mild 68 degrees. On Sunday, gentle winds and mostly sunny skies allowed temperatures to move back into the 70's. Columbia, Charleston and Beaufort shared a high temperature of 75 degrees. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was five degrees below the long-term average.

The highest official temperature reported was 77 degrees at Bamberg on October 21 and at Barnwell on October 27. The lowest official temperature reported was 26 degrees at Spartanburg, Ninety Nine Islands and Cedar Creek on October 26. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.30 inches at Andrews ending at 7:00 a.m. on October 23. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.0 inches.

PRECIPITATION:

 
                                  
                                   Precipitation                
                              Weekly   Jan 1   Departure   
        Anderson AP            0.00    56.11     20.0  
           Greer AP            0.00    58.72     19.8
   Charlotte, NC AP            0.00    38.86      4.0
  Columbia Metro AP            0.00    47.53      9.3
      Orangeburg AP            0.01    49.32      9.1
Augusta, GA Bush AP            0.03    46.82      9.8
        Florence AP            0.01    48.18     11.3
  N Myrtle Beach AP            0.22    43.49     -1.6
      Charleston AP            0.01    52.44      7.3
    Savannah, GA AP            0.03    49.18      6.9




 

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  

SOIL:

4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 67 degrees, Charleston 65 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF:

South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 66 degrees.

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