Cool, high pressure was in control Monday with late afternoon high clouds signaling approaching rainshowers. On Tuesday many areas of the state reported rain with heavier amounts across the upstate. Colder weather followed and produced frost reports from the foothills into the midlands on Wednesday morning. A nearly stationary boundary on Friday set the stage for periods of rain which lasted over the weekend. Much colder air became involved late Saturday night and by early Sunday wintry precipitation in the form of sleet and snow was being observed from the northernmost midlands westward into the mountains. Both Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties measured three inches of snow. Sites outside of the freezing air reported rainfall amounts of around one inch. The week ended more like a January day with high temperatures hovering in the 30's and lower 40's. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged six degrees below normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
Due to a lengthy service interruption the statewide maximum temperature was unavailable. The minimum observed temperature was unavailable. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall was unavailable. Statewide average rainfall for the period was 1.3".
Period 2000 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.99 31.7 14.0B 64 34 Columbia 1.74 34.0 11.3B 66 30 Florence 1.81 34.2 5.5B 70 32 Charleston 1.63 42.3 5.1B 71 33 N Myrtle Beach 1.79 49.9 4.6A 67 31 Augusta, Ga. 1.85 35.0 5.3B 65 28 *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 56 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages are below to near normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 60 degrees.