A nearly stationary boundary remained across the state Monday through Friday. Most locations observed morning fog, cloudy days with periods of drizzle and light rain. Predominate northeasterly surface winds and cloud cover held afternoon high temperatures in the upper 60's and low 70's. Showers increased in coverage on Friday. Over the weekend the boundary lifted north and as a result, skies began to clear with climbing temperatures. On Sunday afternoon near record warmth was being observed. For the period, the state average temperature was six degrees above normal.
The highest official temperature reported was 88 degrees at Cheraw, Conway, Cades, and Allendale on October 31. The lowest official temperature reported was 46 degrees at Long Creek on the morning of October 25. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.51" at Beaufort ending at 7:00 a.m. on October 29. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.0.”
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
Precipitation Weekly Jan 1 Deviation Total Total From Avg Greer 0.03 37.6 -5.0 Columbia 0.00 38.1 -3.9 Orangeburg 0.01 36.1 -5.4 Charlotte, NC 0.05 38.3 +1.3 Augusta, GA 0.00 35.3 -3.1 Florence 0.25 37.3 -1.4 Myrtle Beach 0.04 42.0 +2.7 Charleston 0.00 36.8 -8.8 Savannah, GA 0.00 34.4 -10.0
4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 71 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages were below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach
and Savannah will average around 70 degrees.