Indian Summer days with 80 degree warmth were observed early in the week. On Wednesday, after nearly two months of flooding, the Waccamaw River at Conway finally receded below flood stage. A cold front edged into the state from the north late Thursday and initiated scattered thunderstorms. Several sites across the north and central midlands reported hail and high winds. Friday was a cloudy, cool day and preceded a sunny, warm weekend. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged seven degrees above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The maximum observed temperature was 83 degrees on November 9 and 14 at Orangeburg. The minimum observed temperature was 37 degrees at Blackville on the morning of November 13. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall was recorded at Clinton with 0.56" ending at 7:00 a.m. on November 12. Statewide rainfall for the period averaged 0.1 inches.
Precipitation Period 1999 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.10 31.6 13.6B 77 45 Charlotte, NC 0.07 32.3 5.5B 79 41 Columbia 0.22 28.3 16.4B 80 44 Florence FAA 0.00 37.5 1.8B 79 42 Blackville 0.20 36.2 6.1B 81 37 Augusta, GA 0.00 35.2 4.7B 81 41 Beaufort 0.60 46.1 0.9B 79 51 Charleston 0.00 43.0 4.1B 79 47 Myrtle Beach 0.00 60.6 13.6A 77 43*A=Above, B=Below
Note: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the prior 24-hrs ending 7 am Monday through ending 7 am Sunday
4 inch depth average soil temperatures: Clemson 60 degrees. Columbia 62 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
Most South Carolina rivers are near or below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 64 degrees.