Welcomed rains were reported over upstate counties on Monday and into Tuesday morning. Early week high temperatures warmed past the 80 degree mark. A cold front replaced the mild conditions on Thursday with brisk winds and falling temperatures. Freezing weather along with frost was observed on Saturday morning for most western sites and normally colder areas. Cloudy skies and a few light showers across central sections ended the week. Temperatures for the period averaged one degree below normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The maximum observed temperature was 84 degrees on November 2 at Williams and Allendale. The minimum observed temperature was 23 degrees at Cedar Creek on the morning of November 7. Statewide rainfall for the period averaged 0.2 inches.
Precipitation Period 1998 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.92 46.3 1.8A 69 36 Charlotte, NC 1.07 36.6 0.6B NA 26 Columbia 0.12 43.2 1.0B 81 30 Florence FAA 0.00 38.4 0.4B 84 32 Blackville 0.03 45.2 3.3A 83 27 Augusta, GA 0.10 45.8 0.3B 83 30 Beaufort 0.01 50.4 3.9A 82 43 Charleston AP 0.02 63.3 16.7A 81 37 Myrtle Beach 0.00 54.7 8.3A 75 35 *A=Above, B=Below E=EstimateNote: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the prior 24-hrs ending 7:00 a.m. Monday through ending 7:00 a.m. Sunday
ENERGY DEMAND AND AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY
Degree Days Actual November 1-8 Cooling Heating Columbia 6 80 Charleston 14 57 Greenville 0 96Temperatures are expected to average near to above normal for the week. Rainfall is expected to be near normal. The Sandhill Research and Education Center in north Columbia reports an average 4-inch depth soil temperature of 62 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
Rivers are below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 64 degrees.