On Monday strong northeast winds buffeted the state because of high pressure to the north and Hurricane Michelle just south of Florida. Skies were overcast but no measurable rain was reported. Early morning light frost was observed on both Tuesday and Wednesday before warmer conditions arrived. On both Thursday and Friday central counties enjoyed afternoon high temperatures in the upper 70's and low 80's. Wildfire incidence continued to increase with several uncontrolled fires at week's end. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged two degrees below normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The highest temperature was 83 degrees at Allendale on November 8. The lowest temperature was 25 degrees at Lake Bowen on the morning of November 7. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.0."
Precipitation Period 2001 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.00 36.17 8.7B 75 33 Columbia 0.00 26.11 18.3B 80 29 Florence 0.00 30.04 9.0B 79 30 Charleston 0.00 37.82 8.9B 78 35 N Myrtle Beach 0.00 35.68 8.8B 75 32 Augusta, Ga. 0.00 31.78 7.8B 80 28 *A=Above, B=Below
Note: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the prior 24-hrs ending 7 am Monday through ending 7 am Sunday.
4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 64 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages were below normal.
Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 63 degrees.