Monday was the coldest morning of the Fall season with widespread frost and freezing conditions for most sites except for southern coastal counties. Sunny weather and a gradual warming followed with "Indian Summer" type weather into the weekend. A pair of weak boundaries passed through the state on Friday and Sunday but only a few light showers were reported. Dry soils and woodlands have increased the threat of wildfire incidence. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged near normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The highest temperature was 86 degrees at Orangeburg on November 3. The lowest temperature was 18 degrees at Cedar Creek on the morning of October 29. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.11" at Springfield and Saluda ending at 7:00 a.m. on November 3. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.0."
Precipitation Period 2001 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.00 36.18 7.8B 80 31 Columbia 0.00 26.11 17.7B 82 27 Florence 0.03 30.04 8.4B 82 30 Charleston 0.07 37.82 8.4B 82 34 N Myrtle Beach 0.02 35.68 8.2B 79 30 Augusta, Ga. 0.04 31.78 7.3B 83 27 *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 temperature: Columbia 66 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages were below normal.
Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 65 degrees.