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October 28 - November 3, 2013


Light showers fell over parts of the Upstate on Monday morning. Long Creek measured 0.17 inches, but most reporting sites received less than a tenth of an inch. Union and Conway recorded a mild Monday 74-degree high temperature. A warming trend started on Tuesday. The Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station reached 80 degrees. On Wednesday, Bennettsville and Summerville warmed to 81 degrees. Kingstree and Andrews reported a Thursday afternoon high temperature of 82 degrees. After having its first sub-freezing morning back on October 26 (30 degrees), the McEntire ANG AP recorded two consecutive days of "Indian Summer" warming with a pair of 81's on October 30 and 31. The Charleston AP ended October with a high temperature of 83 degrees. For the 31-day period, the state's greatest rainfall total was measured at Cheraw with 5.29 inches and the least amount of rainfall at Greenwood with just 0.03 inches. A frontal boundary began approaching from the northwest on Friday. Pre-frontal rains developed ahead of the feature with the heaviest amounts across central South Carolina to the coast. Twenty-four hour totals ending on Saturday morning included 1.32 inches at Edgefield, 1.26 inches at Pelion, 1.25 inches at Georgetown AP and 1.19 inches at Johnston and Charleston AP. Gusting west winds on Saturday delivered colder air. On Sunday morning, Cedar Creek, located in northern Richland County, cooled to 34 degrees. A sunny Florence and N Myrtle Beach reported afternoon high temperatures of 66 degrees. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was five degrees above the long-term average.

The highest official temperature reported was 85 degrees at Pinopolis on October 29. The lowest official temperature reported was 33 degrees at Ninety Nine Islands on November 3. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.40 inches at Clarks Hill, Sandhill and Lugoff ending at 7:00 a.m. on November 2. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.7 inches.


                              Weekly   Jan 1   Departure   
        Anderson AP            0.27    56.38     19.5  
           Greer AP            0.16    58.88     19.2
   Charlotte, NC AP            0.51    39.37      3.8
  Columbia Metro AP            1.15    48.68      9.8
      Orangeburg AP            0.79    50.11      9.4
Augusta, GA Bush AP            0.89    47.71     10.1
        Florence AP            0.59    48.77     11.3
  N Myrtle Beach AP            0.70    44.19     -1.6
      Charleston AP            1.19    53.63      7.9
    Savannah, GA AP            1.01    50.19      7.3

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 66 degrees, Charleston 67 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 66 degrees.

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