A frosty morning greeted early risers Monday across central and western rural sites. Minimum temperatures fell into the upper 20's and low 30's. Several day of mild, mid-70 degree Autumn weather followed through the weekend. A few light showers were observed late in the week as a moist, easterly surface flow developed but almost all of the state remained dry. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged two degrees below normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The maximum observed temperature was 82 degrees on October 30 at Kingstree. The minimum observed temperature was 26 degrees at Cedar Creek on the morning of October 25. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall was recorded at Charleston AP with 0.09" on October 31. Statewide rainfall for the period averaged 0.0 inches.
Precipitation Period 1999 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.09 30.6 12.8B 77 34 Charlotte, NC 0.00 31.7 4.7B 76 28 Columbia 0.00 27.8 15.7B 78 32 Florence FAA 0.00 37.3 0.9B 79 na Blackville 0.00 35.6 5.5B 77 29 Augusta, GA 0.00 34.6 4.2B 77 31 Beaufort 0.04 44.6 1.3B 78 43 Charleston 0.09 42.2 3.6B 76 38 Myrtle Beach 0.00 59.5 13.9A 77 41*A=Above, B=Below
Note: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the prior 24-hrs ending 7 am Monday through ending 7 am Sunday
4 inch depth average soil temperatures: Clemson 65 degrees. Columbia 68 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
Flooding continues on the Little Pee Dee and Wacamaw Rivers. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 66 degrees.