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WEEKLY SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER 2009

November 2, 2009 - November 1, 2009

WEATHER SUMMARY:

The work week began with gray skies and misting conditions. Dense fog, with visibilities of one-eighth mile, was reported Tuesday morning at Sumter. Although early morning temperatures fell into the upper 30's, Pickens and Clinton warmed to 75 degrees during the afternoon. The stretch of sunny and dry, stable weather was the result of a large area of Canadian-origin high pressure parked over the southeastern United States. The week's coldest air overspread the state Thursday with Friday morning temperatures falling to near freezing. Parts of the Pee Dee, that included Cades, Loris, Hartsville, Darlington and Kingstree, all reported low temperatures of 32 degrees or less. At 10:00 a.m. Friday, Greenwood AP and Columbia Owens AP both measured a barometric air pressure value of 30.40 inches of mercury. Slow warming started Saturday and continued through the daylight hours on Sunday. Table Rock and Givhans recorded a 79 degree high temperature on Sunday afternoon. The state average temperature for the period was three degrees below normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 80 degrees at Barnwell on November 8. The lowest official temperature reported was 29 degrees at Chesnee on November 6 and at Pelion and Chesterfield on November 7. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.0 inches.

PRECIPITATION:

                            
                        Precipitation                    
                       Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           0.00   38.65     -5.0
      Anderson           0.00   41.78      1.7
      Columbia           0.00   41.42     -1.3
    Orangeburg           0.00   35.18     -7.5
 Charlotte, NC           0.00   36.59     -1.3
   Augusta, GA           0.00   36.06     -3.4
      Florence           0.00   30.68     -8.7
N Myrtle Beach           0.00   30.66     -9.4
    Charleston           0.00   43.66     -2.7
  Savannah, GA           0.00   48.10      3.1   






Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  

SOIL:

4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 62 degrees, Charleston 65 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF:

South Carolina river stages were near normal. Ocean water temperatures at nearby Fort Pulaski, GA, were reported at 68 degrees and at Ocean Crest Pier, NC, 66 degrees.

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