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November 1, 2010 - November 7, 2010


While most of the state cooled in response to Monday's southward moving cold front, the Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station warmed to 78 degrees. At 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, the Anderson AP reported partly sunny skies; 55 degrees and northeast winds gusting to 18 mph. Hemingway recorded a Tuesday maximum temperature of just 59 degrees. Light rains began falling across the state early Wednesday morning. By Thursday morning, Saluda had received 0.73 inches of rain. Parts of eastern South Carolina observed the formation of fog Thursday morning that reduced visibilities to one-quarter of a mile. Rain continued falling from the Midlands and eastward to the coast. Conway measured 1.15 inches of rain and Sandy Run measured 0.80 inches. Re-enforcing cold overspread the state throughout the day on Friday. A trace of snow was reported at Table Rock and Sandy Springs. Florence, Aiken and Manning recorded Saturday high temperatures of only 54 degrees. Sunday morning's frosty conditions were the coldest since the first week of last March. Caesars Head and Anderson reported a minimum temperature of 27 degrees. It was 31 degrees at Orangeburg, Marion and Walterboro. At 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, the Greenwood AP noted a barometric pressure value of 30.47 inches of mercury. The state's highest Sunday temperature was 61 degrees at Summerville. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was five degrees below normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 81 degrees at Hardeeville on November 1. The lowest official temperature reported was 24 degrees at Chesnee on November 7. The heaviest official 24-hour rain reported was 1.29 inches at Crabtree Swamp ending at 7:00 a.m. on November 5. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.5 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           0.33   38.21     -5.3
      Anderson           0.50   34.78     -5.2
      Columbia           0.97   33.61     -9.0
    Orangeburg           0.78   37.76     -4.8
 Charlotte, NC           0.12   33.80     -4.0
   Augusta, GA           0.80   26.94    -12.5
      Florence           0.95   42.23      2.9
N Myrtle Beach           0.54   39.09     -0.8
    Charleston           0.04   54.83      8.6
  Savannah, GA           0.05   34.46    -10.5

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 61 degrees, Charleston 63 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Ocean Crest Pier NC were reported at 62 degrees. (Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach not reporting)

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