Most locations within the state's borders are into their fourth week without measurable rain. Much was the case this past Monday through Sunday with dry, sunny days. Raindrops did fall across the Pee Dee on Tuesday and again across western counties early Sunday but amounts were of little consequence. Following the previous week's morning freeze and frost observations, warm, near 80 degree afternoons provided for several days of Autumn's Indian Summer. For the period, the state average temperature was two degrees above normal.
The highest official temperature reported was 82 degrees at Pageland, Pritchardville, Ft. Moultrie, and Sandhill on November 6. The lowest official temperature reported was 28 degrees at Cheraw on the morning of October 31. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.02 inches at Kingstree ending at 7:00 a.m. on November 1. 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 44.5 1.2 Columbia 0.00 39.0 -3.5 Orangeburg 0.00 35.9 -6.7 Charlotte, NC 0.00 33.6 -4.1 Augusta, GA 0.00 41.6 2.3 Florence 0.00 36.6 -2.7 Myrtle Beach 0.01 38.1 -1.8 Charleston 0.00 39.6 -6.7 Savannah, GA 0.00 40.5 -4.4 Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.
SOIL: 4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 68 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF: South Carolina river stages were below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 66 degrees.