November 6 - November 12, 2006


A gray day started the week with rains developing early Tuesday morning. Wet weather continued into the afternoon with locations across the Pee Dee reporting periods of heavy rain. A few breaks in the clouds allowed for drying sunshine late Wednesday. Cloudless, blue skies were observed on Thursday as high pressure, centered near the Florida-Alabama coast, made for seasonal conditions. Surface winds became more southerly on Friday and was reflected in warm afternoon temperatures reaching over 80 degrees. Clouds began increasing Saturday evening ahead of a cooler boundary approaching from the west. A line of showers crossed the state overnight and was followed on Sunday with brisk winds and temperatures falling almost 15 degrees. For the period, the state average temperature was two degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 85 degrees at Johnston on November 10. The lowest official temperature reported was 31 degrees at Rock Hill and Cedar Creek on the morning of November 6. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 3.14 inches at Galivants Ferry ending at 7:00 AM on November 8. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.9 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
         Greer           1.72   35.60     -8.5
      Columbia           0.50   34.97     -8.1 
    Orangeburg           0.58   32.70    -10.3 
 Charlotte, NC           1.77   37.52     -0.9             	
   Augusta, GA           0.32   32.90     -6.9  
      Florence           2.08   41.08      1.4
  Myrtle Beach           1.41   46.13      5.7
    Charleston           1.32   44.12     -2.6     
  Savannah, GA           0.32   29.97    -15.4

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  

SOIL: 4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 62 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF: South Carolina river stages were below normal. Ocean water temperatures at South Capers Island were reported at 63 degrees.