SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER AND CLIMATE

November 8 - 14, 2004


WEATHER SUMMARY

Sunny and mild weather was observed on Monday. High pressure forced colder air into the state on Tuesday. Central and western counties reported several mornings of scattered frost. A secondary boundary of cold air approached the state on Friday producing rain and thunderstorms. Locations within the Pee Dee measured rainfall amounts near one inch. Clear blue skies returned over the weekend. Daytime high temperatures only managed to climb into the 50's while morning low's close to freezing were nearing the coast. For the period, the state average temperature was four degrees below normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 80 degrees at Orangeburg on November 8. The lowest official temperature reported was 29 degrees at Long Creek, Chester, and Union on the morning of November 10. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.67" at Mullins ending at 7:00 a.m. on November 13. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.5.

PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA

                                                
                             Precipitation                    
                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
         Greer           0.65    39.9       -4.5
      Columbia           0.47    38.9       -4.4          
    Orangeburg           0.16    36.5       -6.0
 Charlotte, NC           0.52    39.8       +1.2 
   Augusta, GA           0.70    37.0       -3.1 
      Florence           1.32    39.0       -0.9           
  Myrtle Beach           0.90    43.0       +2.4 
    Charleston           0.03    37.0       -9.9           
  Savannah, GA  	 0.17	 34.6      -10.9 

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.            

   

SOIL

4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 60 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF

South Carolina river stages were below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach
and Savannah will average around 62 degrees.


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