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WEEKLY SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER 2015

October 26 - November 1, 2015

WEATHER SUMMARY:

Moncks Corner, Summerville and Hilton Head Island all recorded a mild Monday high temperature of 72 degrees while rains affected much of inland South Carolina. Northeast winds at Folly Island gusted to 35 knots at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday morning rainfall amounts included 0.85 inches in Mullins, 0.74 inches at Sandy Springs and 0.52 inches in McCormick. Steady onshore winds pushed high astronomical tides and caused saltwater flooding along the coastal counties boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. Rainfall measurements taken on Wednesday morning indicated 24-hour totals of 1.40 inches at Darlington, 1.28 inches for Sullivan's Island and Georgetown and 1.10 inches in Chesterfield. Caesars Head received 3.40 inches of rain over two calendar days. Tidal flooding topped the Beaufort Waterfront Park seawall on Wednesday morning's time of high tide at around 10:00 a.m. Surface winds shifted to the south on Wednesday afternoon sending the temperature to 82 degrees at both reporting airports for Columbia. Winnsboro's multi-day rains reached 2.76 inches and 2.22 inches fell over Hartsville for the three-day event. Mostly sunny weather on Friday allowed for needed drying. Sunshine on Saturday and light northeast to east winds made for a mild seasonal day. Allendale, Kingstree and Sullivan's Island recorded a maximum temperature of 75 degrees, a few degrees above the date's average. October ended with a rainfall range of 26.99 inches at the Georgetown AP and 6.22 inches at York. Clouds began increasing overnight for the Upstate's western side followed by rain during the predawn hours of Sunday. Ahead of the wet weather, and within several hours of breaks for mid-day sun, a surge of warming moved northward along the coastal zone. The Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station reported a Sunday high temperature of 82 degrees. Summerville reached 81 degrees and the Conway AP warmed to 79 degrees. Throughout the day and into the evening, areas of rain, moderate to heavy, advanced eastward across the state. The Greenwood AP Sunday end-of-day rainfall stood at 1.73 inches with rain still falling.

The highest official temperature reported was 83 degrees at Barnwell, Orangeburg, Lake City and Jamestown on October 28. The lowest official temperature reported was 38 degrees at Jocassee 8WNW on October 30. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 4.06 inches at Jocassee 8WNW ending at 7:00 a.m. on October 29. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 1.5 inches. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was four degrees above the long term average.

PRECIPITATION:

  Weekly Jan 1 Departure
Anderson AP 2.66 35.67 -1.0
Greer AP 2.35 40.94 1.5
Charlotte, NC AP 1.92 30.94 -4.4
Columbia Metro AP 2.04 52.23 13.5
Orangeburg AP 1.46 45.14 4.6
Augusta, GA Bush AP 1.50 35.31 -2.1
Florence AP 2.42 45.57 8.3
N Myrtle Beach AP 1.13 56.82 11.2
Charleston AP 1.01 63.90 18.9
Savannah, GA AP 0.90 41.52 -1.2

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.

SOIL:

4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 67 degrees, Charleston 70 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF:

South Carolina river stages were near to above normal. The Charleston Harbor Ravenel Bridge reported a water temperature of 71 degrees. Springmaid Pier at Myrtle Beach reported a surf water temperature of 70 degrees.

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