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November 3 - November 9, 2014


Low temperatures on Monday morning fell to their autumn coldest. Chesnee reported 24 degrees. Rock Hill and Pelion had a hard freeze of 25 degrees and both Allendale and Walterboro reported minimums of 29 degrees. The Monday afternoon high temperature at Greenville-Spartanburg AP, Aiken and Beaufort all came in at 65 degrees. Tuesday's sky started overcast before becoming mostly sunny and allowing Anderson, Calhoun Falls and N Myrtle Beach to reach a mild 70 degrees. Warming sunshine on Wednesday sent the thermometer readings up to 77 degrees at Kingstree and Georgetown. Afternoon temperatures on Thursday made it to 80 degrees at Beaufort and Charleston well ahead of a frontal boundary of cold air. Southwest winds gusted to 30 mph at Florence and Columbia. Isolated showers fell over the Upstate. Table Rock State Park reported 0.24 inches and Chester measured 0.09 inches. Johnston cooled to 31 degrees on Friday morning. Under bright blue skies, Orangeburg and McClellanville recorded an afternoon high temperature of 64 degrees. Saluda's sunrise temperature on Saturday of 31 degrees only made it to 59 degrees as clouds were slow to exit. Showers formed right along the central coast. Edisto Beach received 0.21 inches, Charleston City 0.09 inches and McClellanville 0.12 inches. Most of the state's inland counties observed a sunny, cool Sunday. The 67-degree maximum temperature at Columbia was still a few degrees below their date's average of 70 degrees. A dry Pickens has not had rain since October 15. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was two degrees below the long-term average.

The highest official temperature reported was 81 degrees at Allendale on November 6. The lowest official temperature reported was 22 degrees at Jocassee 8WNW on November 3. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.43 inches at Sullivan's Island ending at 7:00 a.m. on November 9. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.0 inches.


                              Weekly   Jan 1    Departure 
        Anderson AP            0.00    29.47      -8.1
           Greer AP            0.04    42.52       2.1
   Charlotte, NC AP            0.04    39.42       3.3
  Columbia Metro AP            0.00    34.67      -4.8
      Orangeburg AP            0.00    40.71      -0.6
Augusta, GA Bush AP            0.00    31.47      -6.7
        Florence AP            0.00    38.10       0.1 
  N Myrtle Beach AP            0.00    34.87     -11.6
      Charleston AP            0.00    45.12      -1.1
    Savannah, GA AP            0.00    41.90      -1.5

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 61 degrees, Charleston 64 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Charleston Harbor reported a water temperature of 64 degrees and Springmaid Pier at Myrtle Beach reported a surf water temperature of 62 degrees.

Update on SC state record earliest measurable snowfall amount observed on November 1, 2014 at Pelion, SC. Reported as 2 inches at the observers customary 7:00 a.m. measurement, adds an additional 1 inch measured after 7:00 a.m. for a 3-inch event total. Record is preliminary until approved by NCDC Asheville NC.

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