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November 4 - November 10, 2013


Dry, cool conditions accompanied building high pressure over the state on Monday. Chesnee and Cedar Creek reported a Tuesday minimum temperature of 31 degrees. At 9:53 a.m. on Tuesday, instruments at Greenville Municipal AP recorded a barometric pressure value of 30.55 inches of mercury. A few areas of light rain formed near the central and southern beaches with amounts generally under one-tenth of an inch. The Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station reported a mild Tuesday afternoon high temperature of 72 degrees. Slow warming continued for Wednesday with Marion and Jamestown reaching 78 degrees. Localized showers on Wednesday developed along the coastal plain. Some of the heavier amounts included 0.59 inches at Socastee, 0.43 inches at Georgetown AP and 0.31 inches at McClellanville. Caesars Head State Park personnel described the leaf colors on November 6 as "peaking" from an elevation of 2000 feet and higher. Thursday's 4:00 p.m. sky and temperature at Anderson, Columbia and Myrtle Beach was a sunny 73 degrees. Cold air moved into South Carolina overnight. On Friday morning, Saluda, Lugoff and Longtown reported 34 degrees. The 1:00 p.m. observation at N Myrtle Beach was 58 degrees with north winds gusting to 22 mph. The season's second episode of freezing air arrived on Saturday morning. Manning and Bishopville recorded 31 degrees and Conway and McClellanville noted 32 degrees. Orangeburg's 65-degree high temperature was one of the warmest afternoon values. Sunny weather on Sunday and light southwest winds helped Pickens rebound from a Saturday morning 30 degrees to a Sunday afternoon 75 degrees. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was two degrees below the long-term average.

The highest official temperature reported was 82 degrees at Pinopolis on November 7. The lowest official temperature reported was 27 degrees at Ninety Nine Islands, Spartanburg and Pelion on November 9. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.79 inches at N Myrtle Beach AP ending at 7:00 a.m. on November 7. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.0 inches.


                              Weekly   Jan 1   Departure   
        Anderson AP            0.02    56.40     18.7  
           Greer AP            0.01    58.89     18.4
   Charlotte, NC AP            0.00    39.37      3.1
  Columbia Metro AP            0.00    48.68      9.2
      Orangeburg AP            0.00    50.11      8.7
Augusta, GA Bush AP            0.00    47.71      9.5
        Florence AP            0.01    48.78     10.7
  N Myrtle Beach AP            0.81    45.00     -1.6
      Charleston AP            0.02    53.65      7.3
    Savannah, GA AP            0.04    50.23      6.8

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 63 degrees, Charleston 64 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 62 degrees.

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