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November 2 - November 8, 2015


At 7:00 a.m. on Monday, Greenville and Rock Hill both reported heavy rain. Roadway flooding was observed in Anderson, Greenville, York, Laurens, Greenwood and Charleston counties. Organized downpours moved eastward though the day. At midnight, the Greenville-Spartanburg AP had received 3.28 inches. Tuesday morning measurements included 4.35 inches at Sullivan's Island, 4.05 inches in Bamberg and 3.58 inches in Kingstree. Two-day measurements reached 5.12 inches in Greenwood (most ever measured for so early in November's recordkeeping) and 4.44 inches at the Charleston AP. The pattern of rainy weather lingered into Wednesday. The N Myrtle Beach AP noted heavy rain at 9:00 a.m. The nearby Conway AP recorded a steady 64 degrees for 19 continuous hours ending at 11:35 a.m. on November 4. If rain was not falling, the conditions were drizzle, mist or foggy. Localized and drenching rains on Wednesday afternoon fell over Marion County resulting in destruction of a bridge on the Old Mullins Highway and a depth of water on Front Street in Mullins estimated at three feet. Four-day rainfalls taken on Thursday had risen to 6.92 inches in Mullins, 5.72 inches in Bamberg and 4.21 inches in Chester. Nearly all of South Carolina observed a cloudy and wet Thursday with the exception of Rock Hill and N Myrtle Beach which saw late afternoon breaks for sunlight that moved the temperature to 75 and 76 degrees respectively. Caesars Head's Friday morning low temperature of 58 degrees was nearly 20 degrees above the date's low temperature average and just ahead of a boundary of cooler air arriving on Friday afternoon. Ahead of the approaching front, Jamestown, Moncks Corner and Summerville warmed to 82 degrees. For the first time since October 31, the Greenwood AP observed a shy appearance of daylight-ending sun rays just before Friday's darkness. More cloudiness developed along a nearly stationary front for Saturday. Visibilities in dense fog were reduced to one-eighth mile at Hilton Head Island and Charleston AP. A gradient of warming was observed on Saturday for the southern counties. Beaufort reached 84 degrees, Orangeburg warmed to 83 degrees and Holly Hill recorded 82 degrees. Saturday's showers brought 1.13 inches of rain to Hemingway and 0.85 inches to Clinton. Northeast surface winds on Sunday added a chill to the cloudy conditions. Newberry and Calhoun Falls reported a low temperature of 49 degrees. At 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, rain was falling from Anderson into Orangeburg, south to Beaufort and north into Myrtle Beach. The McCormick Sunday afternoon high temperature only made it to 50 degrees.

The highest official temperature reported was 87 degrees at the Georgetown County AP on November 7. The lowest official temperature reported was 46 degrees at the Greenville-Spartanburg AP on November 8. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 4.83 inches at Mullins ending at 7:00 a.m. on November 5. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 3.0 inches. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was eight degrees above the long term average.


  Weekly Jan 1 Departure
Anderson AP 4.46 40.13 2.7
Greer AP 4.23 45.17 4.9
Charlotte, NC AP 4.47 35.41 -0.6
Columbia Metro AP 1.31 53.54 14.2
Orangeburg AP 4.05 49.19 8.0
Augusta, GA Bush AP 1.77 37.08 -1.0
Florence AP 1.29 46.86 8.9
N Myrtle Beach AP 3.29 60.11 13.8
Charleston AP 5.45 69.35 23.2
Savannah, GA AP 1.67 43.19 -0.1

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 65 degrees, Charleston 71 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were above normal or in flood. The Charleston Harbor Ravenel Bridge reported a water temperature of 70 degrees. Springmaid Pier at Myrtle Beach reported a surf water temperature of 68 degrees.

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