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November 7, 2011 - November 13, 2011


Much of the state warmed into the 70's during the Monday through Thursday period. Florence and Conway reached 75 degrees on Monday afternoon. Lake City and Orangeburg warmed to 75 degrees on Tuesday. The Georgetown AP recorded a Wednesday high temperature of 78 degrees before clouds began arriving with a few light showers over portions of the Upstate. A cold front pushed eastward Thursday night with pockets of light rain. McCormick measured 0.22 inches and Clinton measured 0.16 inches. The majority of rain gages were left dry. The season's lowest temperatures were observed on Saturday morning. Hunts Bridge, Cedar Creek, Chesterfield and Barnwell recorded a hard freeze of 25 degrees. Summerville's thermometer registered 28 degrees and the Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station noted a frosty 30 degrees. Only the coastal island locations and their warmer surrounding waters prevented their first freeze. A fast recovery to milder conditions occurred on a mostly sunny Sunday. Pinopolis and Ft. Moultrie each recorded an afternoon maximum temperature of 75 degrees. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was three degrees below normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 80 degrees at Givhans on November 8 and 9. The lowest official temperature reported was 22 degrees at Bennettsville and Pelion on November 12. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.23 inches at Newberry and Longtown ending at 7:00 a.m. on November 11. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.0 inches.


                            Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                            Total    Total    from Avg
         Greer AP            0.03    38.41     -2.4
      Anderson AP            0.09    29.83     -8.2
      Columbia Metro AP      0.03    33.97     -5.8
    Orangeburg AP            0.00    34.14     -7.6
 Charlotte, NC AP            0.08    39.00      2.5
   Augusta, GA Bush AP       0.01    26.62    -11.9
      Florence AP            0.08    26.41    -12.0
N Myrtle Beach AP            0.01    30.72    -16.1
    Charleston AP            0.00    35.04    -11.5
  Savannah, GA AP            0.02    33.04    -10.6
Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 60 degrees, Charleston 62 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 61 degrees.

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