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November 7, 2016 - November 13, 2016


Sunny, seasonal weather was observed on Monday with Greer and Georgetown both reporting a high temperature of 70 degrees. On Tuesday morning, scattered frost formed as far south as Salley, through Manning, and into the west side of Horry County. Cedar Creek and Whitmire noted 31 degrees, and Hartsville, Kingstree and Conway all shared a freezing 32 degrees. Holly Hill and Mt. Pleasant reached 66 degrees for a Tuesday high temperature. Wednesday's cold front changed surface winds to the northwest and brought smoke into central sections from wildfires in western North Carolina and a 250-plus acre fire on Pinnacle Mountain in Pickens County, South Carolina. The SC Forestry Commission placed a burning ban on most of the Upstate's high elevation counties Wednesday which was expanded eastward into York County and southward into the Midlands on Thursday. The thermometer at Chester, Little Mountain and Walterboro moved to 65 degrees on a sunny, Thursday afternoon. Table Rock, Rock Hill and Pelion reported a Friday minimum temperature at 32 degrees. Periods of calm air and bright sunshine helped temperatures climb to a mild 73 degrees at Greenville, Newberry, Bennettsville and Hilton Head Island. Increased cloudiness on Saturday kept the high temperature at Chester and Mullins to just 58 degrees while fair weather over Summerville moved the temperature to 68 degrees. An area of low pressure developed along a coastal boundary overnight trapping cold temperatures at the surface and bringing rains for most of Sunday's daylight hours. At 9:56 a.m., the Anderson AP noted heavy rain. The 12:58 p.m. McEntire ANG AP observation included light rain, 40 degrees, north winds at 8 mph, yielding an early season wind chill value of 34 degrees. Occasional thunder was heard at 3:40 p.m. across the Midlands and was described as "rolling" for up to 10 seconds. The Columbia Metro AP received 0.85 inches of rain, the first measurable amount since October 8. Other notable rains included 1.99 inches at Murrells Inlet (CoCoRaHS), 0.98 inches at Bishopville, 0.62 inches at Blackville and 0.43 inches at Antreville. Rainfalls across the mountains ranged from trace amounts to just 0.03 inches at Table Rock and 0.07 inches at Travelers Rest. The Sunday 52-degree high temperature at Charleston AP was 19 degrees below the date's average.

The highest official temperature reported was 76 degrees at Spartanburg 3SE on November 10. The lowest official temperature reported was 27 degrees at Ninety Nine Islands on November 11. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.34 inches at the Marion RAWS site on November 13. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.3 inches. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was three degrees below the long-term average.


  Weekly Jan 1 Departure
Anderson AP 0.29 21.42 -16.6
Greer AP 0.20 29.86 -11.0
Charlotte, NC AP 0.05 29.81 -6.7
Columbia Metro AP 0.85 35.04 -4.7
Orangeburg AP 0.12 40.81 -0.9
Augusta, GA Bush AP 0.00 33.25 -5.3
Florence AP 0.77 56.25 17.9
N Myrtle Beach AP 0.17 53.56 6.7
Charleston AP 0.11 54.85 8.3
Savannah, GA AP 0.00 50.96 7.3

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.


4-inch depth soil temperature: Clinton 57 degrees. Columbia 61 degrees. Barnwell 54 degrees. Mullins 49 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near normal (Pee Dee/N Coast) and much below normal (Upstate). Charleston Harbor (Ravenel Bridge) reported a water temperature of 63 degrees. Sunset Beach, NC Nearshore Buoy (NDBC 41024) reported a water temperature of 64 degrees.

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