A tropical low pressure center near Florida's southern coast and high pressure to our north combined to give South Carolina brisk northeast winds, cloudy skies and below normal temperatures during the early work week. Widely scattered light showers managed to edge inland along coastal counties but brought little relief to dry soils. Warmer weather ended the week with afternoon temperatures nearing 80 degrees on both Friday and Saturday. Most of the eastern half of the state has not received helpful rains since late September. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged one degree above normal
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The highest temperature was 82 degrees at Orangeburg on November 17. The lowest temperature was 24 degrees at Lake Bowen on the morning of November 13. The heaviest 24 hour rainfall reported was 0.10" at Edisto Island ending at 7:00 a.m. on November 15. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.0."
Precipitation Period 2001 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.00 36.17 9.5B 75 39 Columbia 0.00 26.11 19.0B 77 32 Florence 0.00 30.04 9.6B 77 35 Charleston 0.00 37.82 9.5B 80 45 N Myrtle Beach 0.00 35.68 9.5B 77 40 Augusta, Ga. 0.00 31.78 8.5B 79 33 *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 temperature: Columbia 62 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages were below normal.
Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 60 degrees.