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WEEKLY SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER 2016

October 31, 2016 - November 6, 2016

WEATHER SUMMARY:

Warm temperatures were observed on Monday. Walhalla and Beaufort both reported 85 degrees. This was the state's warmest Halloween since 2004 (record warmest known Halloween 93 degrees at Bamberg 1961). October ended with a rainfall range of 17.22 inches at Dillon to 0.09 inches at Fountain Inn and Springfield. October was the 3rd driest in the past 46 years at Woodruff. November began with a low temperature of 55 degrees at Walterboro before warming to 81 degrees during the afternoon. York and Kingstree cooled to 52 degrees on Wednesday morning. The Charleston AP reached 83 degrees on Wednesday at 3:37 p.m. After over 25 days at or above flood stage (11 feet), the Waccamaw River near Conway subsided to 10.99 feet at 6:15 p.m. Florence reported a Thursday morning minimum temperature of 54 degrees on their way to an afternoon high of 84 degrees. A boundary of cooler air arrived on Friday. The Florence high temperature fell 10 degrees from Thursday. A few sprinkles developed over the Pee Dee and into the northern coast, leaving just 0.04 inches at Conway and 0.02 inches at Pawley's Island. At 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, all airports were reporting sunny skies. The afternoon home collegiate football games at Clemson University and the University of South Carolina were played under mild temperatures reaching 70 degrees. Colder air settled over the state for Sunday morning. Whitmire noted a minimum of 33 degrees. Hartsville and Kingstree both chilled to 34 degrees. Sunday's afternoon high temperatures ranged from 64 degrees at Sassafras Mountain to 75 degrees at McCormick. Nearly all observation sites in South Carolina have not had measurable rain in four weeks.

The highest official temperature reported was 88 degrees at Clarks Hill and McCormick on October 31. The lowest official temperature reported was 32 degrees at Cedar Creek on November 6. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.22 inches at Myrtle Beach City ending at 7:00 a.m. on November 5. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.0 inches. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was four degrees above the long-term average.

PRECIPITATION:

  Weekly Jan 1 Departure
Anderson AP 0.00 21.13 -16.1
Greer AP 0.00 29.66 -10.4
Charlotte, NC AP 0.00 29.76 -6.1
Columbia Metro AP 0.00 34.19 -5.0
Orangeburg AP* 0.00 40.69 -0.3
Augusta, GA Bush AP 0.01 33.25 -4.6
Florence AP 0.01 55.48 17.7
N Myrtle Beach AP* 0.00 53.39 7.3
Charleston AP 0.00 54.74 8.8
Savannah, GA AP 0.00 50.96 7.9
*NWS CAE adjustments this period to yearly total Orangeburg *NWS ILM adjustments this period to yearly total October false reading N Myrtle Beach

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.

SOIL:

4-inch depth soil temperature: Clinton 62 degrees. Columbia 69 degrees. Barnwell 58 degrees. Mullins 56 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF:

South Carolina river stages were above normal (Pee Dee/N Coast) and much below normal (Upstate). Charleston Harbor reported a water temperature of 70 degrees. Sunset Beach, NC Nearshore Buoy (NDBC 41024) reported a water temperature of 69 degrees.

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