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October 31, 2011 - November 6, 2011


Rains fell over parts of the Pee Dee on Monday afternoon. Quinby measured 0.70 inches. A cloudy and wet Florence AP just made it to 50 degrees. At October's end, Lancaster had received a monthly rainfall total of 4.40 inches while Cades had received only 1.51 inches. Between Tuesday and Thursday, high pressure ridged south along the eastern seaboard with frosty mornings for many inland locations. At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, the Darlington AP reported a barometric pressure value of 30.45 inches of mercury. Cedar Creek's 29 degrees on Thursday morning was the third day in a row with the same minimum temperature. Further south and within shifting surface winds, the Charleston AP and Barnwell rebounded to a Thursday high temperature of 74 degrees. Late night rains entered the Upstate and moved eastward into Friday. The Greenville downtown airport reported heavy rain at 8:00 a.m. on Friday morning. Pickens noted a 24-hour rainfall amount of 1.45 inches. Strong northerly winds mixed with a departing area of low pressure on Friday afternoon. The airports at Columbia, Florence and Charleston recorded winds gusting to 36 mph. A late round of showers brought N Myrtle Beach an additional 0.40 inches. Longtown and Chester reported a Saturday high temperature of 55 degrees. Subsiding wind and a full day of autumn sunshine were observed on Sunday. Beaufort and Summerville warmed up to 72 degrees. Orangeburg, Barnwell, Effingham and Conway reached 70 degrees. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was six degrees below normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 76 degrees at Andrews, Ridgeville and Givhans on November 3. The lowest official temperature reported was 28 degrees at Chesnee and Hunts Bridge on October 31 and at Pelion on November 3. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.48 inches at Caesars Head ending at 7:00 a.m. on November 4. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.5 inches.


                            Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                            Total    Total    from Avg
         Greer AP            0.73    38.33     -1.7
      Anderson AP            0.78    29.74     -7.5
      Columbia Metro AP      0.11    33.94     -5.2
    Orangeburg AP            0.16    34.14     -6.8
 Charlotte, NC AP            1.15    38.92      3.1
   Augusta, GA Bush AP       0.09    26.61    -11.3
      Florence AP            1.66    26.33    -11.4
N Myrtle Beach AP            1.17    30.71    -15.4
    Charleston AP            0.08    35.04    -11.0
  Savannah, GA AP            0.04    33.02    -10.1
Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 62 degrees, Charleston 64 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 61 degrees.

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