Warm, moist air caused foggy mornings early in the week. A cold front passed through the state late Tuesday lowering temperatures and providing scattered rainshowers. Low pressure, positioned just offshore from Myrtle Beach on Thursday, brought more wet weather over near beach counties. A second, colder boundary cleared the state Friday setting up a mostly sunny, cool weekend. Sunday morning low temperatures dropped to at or below freezing from the midlands westward into the mountains. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged four degrees above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The maximum observed temperature was 84 degrees on November 17 at Charleston City. The minimum observed temperature was 25 degrees at Cedar Creek on the morning of November 22. Statewide rainfall for the period averaged 0.5 inches.
Precipitation Period 1998 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.35 47.7 1.6A 72 31 Charlotte, NC 0.42 37.7 1.0B NA 28 Columbia 0.43 44.1 1.4B 74 32 Florence FAA 0.35 39.3 0.7B 79 38 Blackville 0.31 45.8 2.6A 80 33 Augusta, GA 0.14 46.2 5.6A NA 33 Beaufort 0.02 51.4 3.8A 81 50 Charleston AP 0.05 63.4 15.7A 80 45 Myrtle Beach 1.30 56.3 8.4A 81 43 *A=Above, B=Below E=EstimateNote: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the prior 24-hrs ending 7:00 a.m. Monday through ending 7:00 a.m. Sunday
ENERGY DEMAND AND AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY
Degree Days Actual November 1-22 Cooling Heating Columbia 9 182 Charleston 35 93 Greenville 0 244Temperatures are expected to average near normal for the week. Rainfall is expected to be near normal. The National Weather Service located at Columbia Metropolitan Airport reports an average 4-inch depth soil temperature of 62 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
Rivers are below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 62 degrees.