Rainfall was limited to the immediate coast on Monday. The northern half of the state reported low temperatures near freezing Tuesday morning with scattered frost. With the exception of passing light showers near Florence and Myrtle Beach on Friday, sunny and seasonal weather persisted through the week. Progressively colder mornings peaked Sunday with patchy frost observed across the low country. Light winds and clear skies allowed for moderate afternoon warming to finish the weekend. For the period, the state average temperature was seven degrees below normal.
The highest official temperature reported was 74 degrees at Pageland and Givhans on October 30. The lowest official temperature reported was 27 degrees at Cedar Creek on the morning of October 31. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.39 inches at N. Myrtle Beach on October 24. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.1 inches.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
Precipitation Weekly Jan 1 Deviation Total Total From Avg Greer 0.00 44.5 2.1 Columbia 0.00 39.0 -2.9 Orangeburg 0.00 35.9 -6.0 Charlotte, NC 0.00 33.6 -3.3 Augusta, GA 0.00 41.6 3.0 Florence 0.06 36.6 -2.1 Myrtle Beach 1.64 38.1 -1.2 Charleston 0.86 39.6 -6.0 Savannah, GA 0.36 40.5 -3.8 Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.
SOIL: 4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 66 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF: South Carolina river stages were below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 65 degrees.