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WEEKLY SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER 2014

November 10 - November 16, 2014

WEATHER SUMMARY:

Most of South Carolina observed their second consecutive week with no rain. Afternoon high temperatures on Monday reached 65 degrees at Chester, Hemingway and Charleston. A brief coastal shower brought McClellanville and the Georgetown County AP 0.05 inches of rain. Sandy Springs reported a Tuesday morning sub-freezing 31 degrees. Bright and warming sunshine on Tuesday afternoon resulted in a 77-degree high temperature at Union, Bennettsville and Edisto Island. Rock Hill's Wednesday morning 6:00 a.m. temperature of 40 degrees climbed to 77 degrees at 3:00 p.m. It was quite warm for the date with 82 degrees at Barnwell and 80 degrees at Orangeburg. Fountain Inn and Darlington recorded 79 degrees. Thursday's cloud layer over Aiken and Johnston only allowed for a high temperature of 58 degrees. Spotty light rains fell at Lake City (0.05 inches) and at Marion (0.03 inches). A boundary of more seasonal cold arrived for Friday. At 8:00 a.m., Florence noted 42 degrees and north winds of 18 mph. The Laurens County AP 11:00 a.m. temperature of 37 degrees was 20 degrees colder than at the same hour on Thursday. McCormick's Friday high temperature only made it to 42 degrees. Autumn's coldest air was observed on Saturday morning. Chesnee's 19 degrees was their lowest temperature since February 1, 2014. Newberry recorded a morning minimum of 23 degrees; it was 24 degrees at Johnston, 27 degrees at Hemingway and 32 degrees at Edisto Island. At 10:00 a.m., instruments at the Greenwood County AP noted a peak barometric pressure value of 30.48 inches of mercury. Despite the sunny, clear conditions, the 46-degree Saturday high temperature at Little Mountain and Mullins was over twenty degrees below the date's average value. During the late morning hours, light rains formed over the central coastal counties and moved northward into the Pee Dee region. Dillon received 0.20 inches of rain and 0.16 inches fell at the Georgetown County North Inlet gage. Variable surface winds on Sunday made an effort to bring milder air into the state with high temperature values ranging from Anderson's 55 degrees to Beaufort's 66 degrees. More light rain began arriving for parts of the Upstate during the evening hours. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was four degrees below the long-term average.

The highest official temperature reported was 83 degrees at Cheraw on November 12. The lowest official temperature reported was 18 degrees at Caesars Head on November 15. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.24 inches at Charleston AP on November 16. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.0 inches.

PRECIPITATION:

 
                                  
                                   Precipitation  
                              Weekly   Jan 1    Departure 
        Anderson AP            0.01    29.48      -9.0
           Greer AP            0.00    42.52       1.3
   Charlotte, NC AP            0.01    39.43       2.6
  Columbia Metro AP            0.00    34.67      -5.4
      Orangeburg AP            0.01    40.72      -1.3
Augusta, GA Bush AP            0.00    31.47      -7.3
        Florence AP            0.02    38.12      -0.5 
  N Myrtle Beach AP            0.06    34.93     -12.2
      Charleston AP            0.24    45.36      -1.4	
    Savannah, GA AP            0.00    41.90      -2.0


Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  

SOIL:

4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 55 degrees, Charleston 56 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF:

South Carolina river stages were below normal. Charleston Harbor reported a water temperature of 60 degrees and Springmaid Pier at Myrtle Beach reported a surf water temperature of 59 degrees.

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