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November 5 - November 11, 2007


On Monday and Tuesday, northwest surface winds delivered cold and dry air to South Carolina. At 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Greenwood AP reported a relative humidity value of 13%. Cloudless, blue skies were observed during the day Wednesday following early morning minimum temperatures falling below freezing for most counties away from the coast. Thursday morning proved to be the state's coldest in seven months. Only the Charleston peninsula and southern most beachfront locations escaped the ground frost and freeze. Sunny, cool weather started the weekend. By Sunday afternoon, calm conditions under bright sunshine were helping temperatures warm back into the middle 60's. Sixteen days have passed since the last event of measurable rain. The state average temperature for the period was seven degrees below normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 77 degrees at Jamestown and Givhans on November 6. The lowest official temperature reported was 21 degrees at Lake Bowen on the morning of November 8. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.0 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
         Greer           0.00   25.04    -19.0
      Columbia           0.00   25.23    -17.8
    Orangeburg           0.00   32.75    -10.3
 Charlotte, NC           0.00   23.90    -14.4            	
   Augusta, GA           0.00   25.96    -13.8
      Florence           0.00   30.63     -9.0
N Myrtle Beach           0.00   30.12    -10.2
    Charleston           0.00   37.63     -9.0    
  Savannah, GA           0.00   40.47     -4.8


Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 61 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were below normal. Ocean water temperatures at S Capers Island were reported at 62 degrees.

For additional information contact tylerw@dnr.sc.gov or by calling (803) 734-9100.

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