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November 9 - November 15, 2015


The morning low temperature on Monday fell to 36 degrees atop Sassafras Mt in Greenville County. Spartanburg AP reported heavy rain at 8:00 a.m., 45 degrees and northeast winds gusting to 20 mph. A rainy Winnsboro and Whitmire struggled to reach a Monday afternoon high temperature of 52 degrees. The mostly sunny coastal locations of Myrtle Beach and Mt. Pleasant recorded a mild 72 degrees. Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and midnight, rains of 2.71 inches, part of a 3.82-inch total, fell at the Lake Murray Dam causing localized flash flooding and damage to roads. The Monday calendar-day rainfall at Charleston AP of 1.81 inches moved that site's November 2015 total to a new November record of 7.71 inches, besting the 7.35 inches that fell in the thirty days of 1972. Cedar Creek reported a Tuesday morning 24-hour amount of 2.20 inches. West to east clearing on Tuesday helped the Clemson-Oconee County AP reach a mild 74 degrees. On Wednesday morning, Walhalla cooled to 36 degrees and a 37-degree fall from their Tuesday afternoon high of 73 degrees. Under bright blue skies, Walterboro and Beaufort warmed to 75 degrees. Pre-frontal, southwest winds gusted to 39 mph on Thursday morning at the Greenville Downtown AP. Edisto Beach recorded a Friday high temperature of 76 degrees. Seasonal cold arrived on Saturday morning with freezing temperatures for much of western South Carolina and reports of frost into the Midlands. It was 28 degrees in Chesnee and Cedar Creek, 30 degrees in Greenwood and Saluda, 31 degrees in Chesterfield and 32 degrees in Calhoun Falls. Newberry and Bamberg reported a Saturday maximum temperature of 63 degrees or about 5 degrees below the date's average value. The freezing/frost boundary slid south and eastward for Sunday morning. McEntire ANG AP reported a sub-freezing 31 degrees. Hartsville and Conway both noted a low temperature of 32 degrees. The Columbia Metro AP 32-degree minimum was that location's lowest temperature since March 7. Jamestown and Summerville were just above the freezing mark at 34 degrees. An observer in Sumter reported rooftop and ground frost. High clouds lowered through the day limiting the state's surface warming. The Greenwood AP high temperature only made it to 59 degrees.

The highest official temperature reported was 80 degrees at the Georgetown County AP and Sullivan's Island on November 12. The lowest official temperature reported was 27 degrees at Table Rock State Park and Sandy Springs on November 14 and at Rock Hill AP and Whitmire on November 15. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.21 inches at McTier Creek USGS near Monetta ending at 7:00 a.m. on November 10. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 1.1 inches. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was near the long term average.


  Weekly Jan 1 Departure
Anderson AP 0.80 40.93 2.1
Greer AP 1.31 46.48 5.4
Charlotte, NC AP 2.28 37.69 0.9
Columbia Metro AP 1.32 54.86 14.9
Orangeburg AP 0.79 49.98 8.1
Augusta, GA Bush AP 1.34 38.42 -0.3
Florence AP 0.57 47.43 8.9
N Myrtle Beach AP 0.47 60.58 13.6
Charleston AP 1.94 71.29 24.6
Savannah, GA AP 0.49 43.68 -0.1

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.


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


South Carolina river stages were near normal or in flood. The Charleston Harbor Ravenel Bridge reported a water temperature of 67 degrees. Springmaid Pier at Myrtle Beach reported a surf water temperature of 65 degrees.

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