SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER AND CLIMATE

November 15 - 21, 2004


WEATHER SUMMARY

With the exception of the central and southern beaches, the thermometer fell below 32 degrees on Monday morning. Sites away from the coast recorded a hard freeze. On Wednesday, surface winds began shifting to a more southerly and milder source. Below normal rainfall across the south coastal plain has contributed to an increase in woods fires. High temperatures from Thursday through the weekend peaked well above normal and in the 70's. Passing light showers fell on Saturday and Sunday. For the period, the state average temperature was two degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 80 degrees at Witherbee, Jamestown, and Orangeburg on November 20. The lowest official temperature reported was 22 degrees at Johnston on the morning of November 15. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.30" at Pickens ending at 7:00 a.m. on November 20. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.0.

PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA

                            Precipitation                    
                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
         Greer           0.12    40.1       -5.2
      Columbia           0.07    39.0       -5.0          
    Orangeburg           0.00    36.5       -7.8
 Charlotte, NC           0.03    39.8       +0.5 
   Augusta, GA           0.02    37.0       -3.8 
      Florence           0.00    39.0       -1.5           
  Myrtle Beach           0.01    43.0       +1.7 
    Charleston           0.07    37.0      -10.5           
  Savannah, GA  	 0.01    34.6      -11.5 

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.            
                                                
  
   

SOIL

4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 64 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF

South Carolina river stages were below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach
and Savannah will average around 62 degrees.


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