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October 25 2010 - October 31, 2010


Monday's early afternoon storms produced 1.75-inch diameter hail within Colleton and Allendale counties and a weak tornado near Tigerville. Unseasonable warmth was observed on Tuesday with both Cades and the Georgetown AP reporting 87 degrees. The Jocassee Dam received 2.55 inches of rain Tuesday from southerly winds that forced moist air up into the South Carolina Mountains. Heavy rains fell across the state on Wednesday ahead of a southeastward moving cold front. Johnston measured 2.67 inches, Sandhill 2.19 inches and Conway 1.48 inches. Sumter's Shaw AFB and Marion each received 0.95 inches of rain for the 24-hours ending Friday morning. Caesars Head recorded 6.46 inches of rain between Monday morning and Friday morning. Clearing skies and falling temperatures were observed Friday afternoon. Saturday morning low temperatures fell to 37 degrees at the Kingstree AP and the Marlboro County AP. Hardeeville recorded the state's highest temperature on Saturday with 76 degrees. Sunny, mild weather continued through Sunday. October rainfall totals ranged from 6.71 inches at Caesars Head to 0.28 inches at Holly Hill. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was seven degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 89 degrees at Conway and Cades on October 27. The lowest official temperature reported was 32 degrees at Chesnee on October 31. The heaviest official 24-hour rain reported was 3.11 inches at Caesars Head ending at 7:00 a.m. on October 27. The state average rainfall for the period was 1.1 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           1.30   37.88     -4.7
      Anderson           1.48   34.28     -4.9
      Columbia           1.82   32.64     -9.4
    Orangeburg           0.34   36.98     -5.0
 Charlotte, NC           1.32   33.68     -3.7
   Augusta, GA           0.67   26.14    -12.6
      Florence           1.33   41.28      2.6
N Myrtle Beach           1.30   38.55     -0.8
    Charleston           0.82   54.79      9.2
  Savannah, GA           0.54   34.41    -10.0

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 68 degrees, Charleston 70 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Ocean Crest Pier NC were reported at 70 degrees. (Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach not reporting)

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