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November 6, 2017 - November 12, 2017


Patchy dense fog began the week's weather on Monday morning. Zero visibility was reported at airports in Laurens, Colleton, and Marlboro counties. CoCoRaHS observers in Union, Sumter, and Horry counties also reported very foggy conditions. After the fog cleared, high pressure and a southwesterly surface wind helped push afternoon temperatures into the mid-80s on Monday. The high temperature at the Charleston Air Force Base reached 82 degrees on Monday. A weak cold front sagged slowly southwards over the state Tuesday evening bringing cooler temperatures and scattered showers. The COOP observer at the Cleveland 3S site reported a rainfall amount of 0.73 inches falling during a 24-hour period ending Wednesday morning. Wednesday's high temperature reached 74 degrees at the Beaufort Marine Corp Air Station.

An area of low pressure developed over the Upstate on Thursday and interacted with an offshore cold front. This offshore front provided abundant moisture for a day-long Thursday rain event. The Greenwood County Airport's high temperature only reached 51 degrees on Thursday. Thursday's rain totaled to 1.35 inches at the Orangeburg 2 COOP site. Clear skies on Friday allowed the temperature to rise to 70 degrees at the Orangeburg 2 COOP site. Friday and Saturday were dry.

A cold front ahead of a large, cold, dry Canadian air mass passed over the state Friday night. Temperatures dropped rapidly behind the front. The state's lowest Saturday morning was 27.5 degrees on Sassafras Mountain. Cool high pressure settled over the state for the weekend. Caesars Head reported morning low temperatures of 28 and 29 degrees on Saturday and Sunday respectively. A weak upper level disturbance brought scattered showers to the Upstate Sunday afternoon. The Rock Hill-York County Airport received 0.35 inches of rain on Sunday.

(Note: The highest and lowest official temperatures and highest precipitation totals provided below are based on observations from the National Weather Service Cooperative Observer network and the National Weather Service's Forecast Offices.)
The highest official temperature reported was 85 degrees at the University of South Carolina in Columbia on November 7.
The lowest official temperature reported was 27.5 degrees on Sassafras Mountain on November 11.
The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.35 inches at the Orangeburg 2 COOP site on November 9.
The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.9 inches.


  Weekly* Since Jan 1 Departure
Anderson Airport 0.88 49.10 11.2
Greer Airport 0.67 50.15 9.4
Charlotte, NC Airport 0.68 42.31 5.9
Columbia Metro Airport 0.67 43.56 3.8
Orangeburg Airport 1.24 36.21 -5.4
Augusta, GA Airport 1.19 40.77 2.4
Florence Airport 0.54 37.81 -0.5
North Myrtle Beach Airport 1.31 45.47 -1.3
Charleston Air Force Base 1.17 49.93 3.5
Savannah, GA Airport 0.37 49.97 6.4
*Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.                    


4-inch depth soil temperature: Clinton 56 degrees. Columbia 59 degrees. Barnwell 52 degrees. Mullins 50 degrees


Upstate river stages were normal.
Midlands and Pee Dee river stage were normal.
Lowcountry river stages were normal.


Charleston Harbor water temperature: 64 degrees.
Capers Nearshore Buoy (Station 41029): 65 degrees.

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