Rains continued on Monday, November 4, and fifty degree high temperatures made it feel like winter. There was little change on Tuesday, Election Day, as clouds and showers slowed the voting process. More wet weather followed on Wednesday ahead of a strong cold front. Winds gusted over thirty-five miles per hour as the system passed. Frost and freezing mornings were reported on both Thursday and Friday as cold high pressure spread over the region. Fall colors were becoming quite apparent from the foothills into the midlands. The cool weather departed quickly and by the weekend afternoon high temperatures were back in the 70's. Sunday ended the week with scattered, passing showers across eastern sections. The average statewide temperature for the period was two degrees above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The highest temperature reported was 79 degrees at USC in Columbia on November 10. The lowest temperature was 28 degrees at Jocassee on the morning of November 8. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.06" at Givhans ending at 7:00 a.m. on November 6. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.8."
Precipitation Period 2002 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 1.44 38.40 5.2B 72 36 Columbia 0.48 40.82 2.0B 77 35 Florence 0.22 31.77 7.9B 78 35 Charleston 2.64 52.86 6.3A 83 40 N Myrtle Beach 1.22 33.31 7.1B 74 37 Augusta, Ga. 0.56 33.10 6.7B 79 34 A=Above, B=Below
Note: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the 24-hour period ending midnight Sunday.
4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 65 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages are near to below normal.
Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 66 degrees.