SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER AND CLIMATE

November 1 - 7, 2004


WEATHER SUMMARY

The week started with a stalled frontal boundary to the west and much above normal temperatures in the 80s for Monday through Wednesday. Widely scattered showers were reported on Tuesday and Wednesday with a line of showers occurring as the cold front pushed through the state on Thursday. By the end of the week, cold, dry, high pressure brought plenty of sunshine and below normal temperatures. This air mass combined with light winds produced the coldest morning of the season on Saturday with temperatures in the 30s. For the period, the state average temperature was six degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 87 degrees at Givhans on November 1. The lowest official temperature reported was 31 degrees at Long Creek on the morning of November 6. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.47" at Table Rock ending at 7:00 a.m. on November 3. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.5.

PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA

                                                
                            Precipitation                    
                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
         Greer           1.73    39.3       -4.2
      Columbia           0.28    38.4       -4.2          
    Orangeburg           0.28    36.4       -5.6
 Charlotte, NC           0.96    39.3       +1.5 
   Augusta, GA           0.57    36.3       -3.1 
      Florence           0.36    37.6       -1.7           
  Myrtle Beach           0.09    42.1       +2.2 
    Charleston           0.10    36.9       -9.3           
  Savannah, GA  	 0.03	 34.4      -10.6 

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.            

   

SOIL

4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 69 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF

South Carolina river stages were below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach
and Savannah will average around 69 degrees.


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