Mild weather started the new month with afternoon high temperatures near 80 degrees. Rainshowers developed late Monday into Tuesday ahead of an approaching cold front. Strong winds toppled trees in Pickens County as the boundary passed. The state's first taste of winter was observed at Caesars Head State Park with brief snow flurries observed late Monday night. Much colder temperatures settled into the area as high pressure positioned over the southeast. A frost and hard freeze occurred on both Thursday and Friday mornings at rural sites across the midlands and westward. Dry, sunny days continued through the weekend with a general warming trend. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged two degrees below normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The maximum observed temperature was 83 degrees on November 1 at Kingstree. The minimum observed temperature was 23 degrees at York on the morning of November 4. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall was recorded at Caesars Head with 1.95" ending at 7:00 a.m. on November 2. Statewide rainfall for the period averaged 0.7 inches.
Precipitation Period 1999 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.85 31.5 12.8B 77 31 Charlotte, NC 0.56 32.2 4.8B 75 25 Columbia 0.26 28.1 16.0B 77 30 Florence FAA 0.17 37.5 1.2B 81 34 Blackville 0.33 36.0 5.7B 78 25 Augusta, GA 0.54 35.2 4.2B 79 29 Beaufort 0.92 45.5 0.9B 75 39 Charleston 0.78 43.0 3.5B 80 34 Myrtle Beach 1.16 60.6 14.4A 77 31*A=Above, B=Below
Note: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the prior 24-hrs ending 7 am Monday through ending 7 am Sunday
4 inch depth average soil temperatures: Clemson 58 degrees. Columbia 62 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
Flooding continues on the Waccamaw River. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 65 degrees.