Indian Summer conditions were observed early in the week with sunny warm afternoons close to 80 degrees. A cold front entered the state overnight Wednesday with hardly a drop of rain. Freezing air, underneath the Canadian sourced high pressure, pushed the mercury in South Carolina to its lowest of this autumn season. Low temperatures on both Friday and Saturday were reported in the 20's at many inland locations. Saturday's high temperature of 56 degrees at Charleston City tied a date record lowest maximum previously set in 1966. A full day of bright sunshine was observed on Sunday with mid-afternoon temperatures easing back to near 60 degrees. For the period, the state average temperature was five degrees below normal.
The highest official temperature reported was 83 degrees at Pritchardville on October 31 and at Cades, Givhans, and Allendale on November 1. The lowest official temperature reported was 22 degrees at Lake Bowen and Cedar Creek on the morning of November 4. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.02 inches at Table Rock and York ending at 7:00 AM on November 2. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.0 inches.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
Precipitation Weekly Jan 1 Deviation Total Total From Avg Greer 0.00 33.88 -9.3 Columbia 0.00 34.47 -8.0 Orangeburg 0.00 32.12 -10.3 Charlotte, NC 0.00 35.75 -1.8 Augusta, GA 0.00 32.58 -6.6 Florence 0.00 39.00 -0.1 Myrtle Beach 0.00 44.72 5.0 Charleston 0.00 42.80 -3.2 Savannah, GA 0.00 29.65 -15.1 Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.
SOIL: 4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 61 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF: South Carolina river stages were below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Myrtle Beach were reported at 62 degrees.