Periods of showers provided relief to thirsty soils throughout the week. Departing high pressure on Tuesday and Wednesday allowed afternoon temperatures to rise to near 80 degrees across eastern sites. A slow moving boundary over the weekend caused rainshowers, averaging around one half inch, to fall from the mountains into the eastern midlands. After early morning showers on Sunday skies became partly sunny. Temperatures for the period averaged three degrees above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The maximum observed temperature was 86 degrees on November 10 at Florence Airport. The minimum observed temperature was 30 degrees at Cedar Creek on the morning of November 12. Statewide rainfall for the period averaged 0.6 inches.
Precipitation Period 1998 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 1.12 47.4 2.1A 71 39 Charlotte, NC 0.71 37.3 0.7B 74 40 Columbia 0.52 43.7 1.1B 80 39 Florence FAA 0.55 39.0 0.4B 86 45 Blackville 0.32 45.5 2.9A 81 39 Augusta, GA 0.21 46.0 6.0A 81 38 Beaufort 0.96 51.4 4.3A 80 51 Charleston AP 0.07 63.3 16.3A 84 45 Myrtle Beach 0.30 55.0 7.9A 79 45 *A=Above, B=Below E=EstimateNote: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the prior 24-hrs ending 7:00 a.m. Monday through ending 7:00 a.m. Sunday
ENERGY DEMAND AND AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY
Degree Days Actual November 1-15 Cooling Heating Columbia 9 130 Charleston 25 76 Greenville 0 162Temperatures are expected to average near normal for the week. Rainfall is expected to be near normal. The Sandhill Research and Education Center in north Columbia reports an average 4-inch depth soil temperature of 65 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
Rivers are below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 64 degrees.