Early morning fog was observed during the first couple of days of the week. Warming southerly winds on Wednesday and Thursday sent afternoon temperatures into the 80's over eastern sites. A cold front slowly passed eastward late Thursday and produced generous rainfall amounts across the upstate. These long awaited rains were welcomed in reducing the woodlands fire threat. Areas east of the piedmont reported little to no rain. More dry and cooler weather followed into the weekend with sunny 60 degree afternoons. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged five degrees above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The maximum observed temperature was 84 degrees at Beaufort on November 8. The minimum observed temperature was 26 degrees at Lake Bowen on the morning of November 12. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall was reported by Jocassee with 3.37 inches ending Friday morning, November 10. Statewide average rainfall for the period was 0.3".
Precipitation Period 2000 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 1.55 30.8 14.2B 74 36 Columbia 0.00 32.2 12.3B 81 31 Florence 0.00 32.4 6.7B 82 40 Charleston 0.04 40.7 5.9B 83 37 N Myrtle Beach 0.00 48.1 3.5A 77 37 Augusta, Ga. 0.10 33.1 6.6B 82 31 *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 60 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages are below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 64 degrees.