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November 12 - November 18, 2007


A warming trend took place Monday through midweek with many locations reporting afternoon high temperatures around 80 degrees. During the evening and overnight hours Wednesday, several areas of rain passed eastward in response to a cold front. Calhoun Falls in Abbeville County received 0.68 inches of welcomed rainfall. Central sections measured amounts around one quarter of an inch while counties towards the coast hardly saw a drop. Strong northwesterly winds forced freezing air into South Carolina Thursday afternoon. Winds at Florence AP gusted to 39 mph. Morning low temperatures on both Friday and Saturday fell into the middle 20's across much of the state. A quick rebound was observed Sunday with mostly sunny skies and mild afternoon temperatures climbing from the 50's up to near 70 degrees. Late Sunday evening a few light showers were observed over southern counties. The state average temperature for the period was near normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 84 degrees at Allendale on November 14. The lowest official temperature reported was 20 degrees at Pelion on the morning of November 17. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.80 inches at Caesars Head ending at 7:00 a.m. November 15. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.1 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
         Greer           0.24   25.28    -19.6
      Columbia           0.37   25.60    -18.1
    Orangeburg           0.01   32.76    -10.9
 Charlotte, NC           0.21   24.11    -14.9            	
   Augusta, GA           0.01   25.97    -14.4
      Florence           0.02   30.65     -9.6
N Myrtle Beach           0.09   30.21    -10.8
    Charleston           0.00   37.63     -9.6    
  Savannah, GA           0.00   40.47     -5.3


Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 59 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were below normal. Ocean water temperatures at S Capers Island were reported at 62 degrees.

For additional information contact tylerw@dnr.sc.gov or by calling (803) 734-9100.

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