Afternoon high temperature early in the week reached 80 degrees or higher. The warm, moist airmass produced dense fog on both Monday and Tuesday mornings with visibilities of less than one-quarter mile. A cold front crossed the state on Thursday as a dry boundary. Wildfire counts, due to the extended absence of rain and gusting winds, began to rise. Most locations away from the coast reported frost and or freezing conditions Friday and Saturday mornings. Partly sunny skies and milder temperatures were observed on Sunday. For the period, the state average temperature was three degrees above normal.
The highest official temperature reported was 87 degrees at the Pee Dee Research facility north of Florence on November 9. The lowest official temperature reported was 26 degrees at Cedar Creek on the morning of November 11. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.00 inches. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.0 inches.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
Precipitation Weekly Jan 1 Deviation Total Total From Avg Greer 0.00 44.5 0.3 Columbia 0.00 39.0 -4.2 Orangeburg 0.00 35.9 -7.4 Charlotte, NC 0.00 33.6 -4.9 Augusta, GA 0.00 41.6 1.7 Florence 0.00 36.6 -3.2 Myrtle Beach 0.00 38.1 -2.5 Charleston 0.00 39.6 -7.2 Savannah, GA 0.00 40.5 -4.9 Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.
SOIL: 4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 66 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF: South Carolina river stages were below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 64 degrees.