The first half of the work week was mostly sunny and cool as high pressure spread over the southeast. On Tuesday morning, minimum temperatures fell to the lowest of the season and were joined with widespread frost over the central and western counties. A cold front entered the state on Thursday with only a few sites reporting measurable rain. Low clouds and brisk winds kept Saturday's high temperatures in the 50s and low 60s. The week ended under bright sunny skies. Statewide temerpatures for the period averaged 5 degrees below normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The maximum observed temperature was 74 degrees on November 3 at Jamestown. The minimum observed temperature was 25 degrees at Huntsbridge on the morning of November 4. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall was recorded at Loris with 0.33" ending at 7:00 a.m. on November 7. Statewide rainfall for the period averaged 0.1 inches.
Precipitation Period 1997 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.34 43.2 1.4B 61 34 Charlotte, NC 0.03 41.6 4.3A NA 35 Columbia 0.00 39.6 4.7B 67 36 Florence FAA 0.00 41.7 2.8A 70 37 Blackville 0.00 47.0 5.1A 69 37 Augusta, GA NA 39.0 0.5B 69 34 Beaufort 0.13 45.7 0.9B 71 43 Charleston 0.02 55.3 8.7A 71 39 Myrtle Beach 0.03 44.6 1.9B 73 41 *A=Above, B=BelowNote: 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 Nov. 1-9 Cooling Heating Columbia 0 104 Charleston 0 68 Greenville 0 133
Temperatures are expected to average near to below normal for the week. Rainfall is expected to be near to above normal.
The Sandhill Research and Education Center in north Columbia reports an average 4-inch depth soil temperature of 55 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
River stages are near normal.
Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 62 degrees.