SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER AND CLIMATE

November 17 - 23, 2003


WEATHER SUMMARY

Cloudy skies and mild temperatures were observed early in the week. A line of storms began crossing the state on Wednesday morning with heavy rains upstate and high winds that caused scattered, light damage in their wake all the way to the coast. Clearing and cooler weather followed on Thursday and Friday with freezing conditions on Friday morning. Mild weather was reported on both Saturday and Sunday with temperatures rising into the upper 70's. The statewide average temperature for the period was six degrees above normal.

The highest temperature reported was 82 degrees at Edisto Island, Charleston AP and Allendale on November 18. The lowest temperature was 32 degrees at Chester and Union on the morning of November 21. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 6.45" at Jocassee Hatchery ending at 7:00 a.m. on November 19. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.9.

PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA

                             Precipitation                  Temperature
                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation      Average  Average
                        Total   Total   From Avg      Maximum  Minimum  Average
         Greer           2.30    59.8       14.3           71       46       59 
      Columbia           0.64    54.2       10.0           76       46       61 
   Augusta, GA           0.39    50.6        9.8           77       42       59 
        Cheraw           1.37    40.7       -3.3           72       50       61 
       Chester           0.77    49.2        5.9           71       39       55 
      Johnston           0.50E   49.1        4.8           75       45       60 
        Sumter           0.66    43.7       -0.6           75       46       61
       Clemson           2.55    58.2        9.8           71       48       60
      Florence           0.83    39.8        0.0           75       44       59 
  Myrtle Beach           1.33    52.8       11.3           73       48       61 
     Allendale           0.35E   46.9        4.4           78       44       61 
    Charleston           0.51    48.9        1.2           76       49       62 
      Beaufort           0.36    50.9        4.4           78       53       65 

  
             

Note: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the 24-hour period ending midnight Sunday.

SOIL

4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 67 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF

South Carolina river stages were near normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and
Savannah will average around 66 degrees.


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