A mild day started the week before a push of colder air arrived on Tuesday. Mostly sunny weather followed with afternoon temperatures in the 60's and morning lows in the 30's and 40's. Thanksgiving morning was the coldest of the week with many sites reporting sub-freezing temperatures. Just as quickly as the cold arrived it departed as a warm front began overrunning the colder surface air. Widespread rainshowers began on Friday with one inch amounts common. Scattered wet weather gave way to partial clearing and near 80 degree warmth on Saturday and Sunday. For the period the state averaged six degrees above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The highest temperature was 83 degrees at Owens Field AP in Columbia on November 25. The lowest temperature was 21 degrees at Lake Bowen on the morning of November 22. The heaviest 24 hour rainfall reported was 2.00" at Salem ending at 7:00 a.m. on November 24. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.8."
Precipitation Period 2001 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 1.82 38.07 8.5B 74 30 Columbia 0.47 26.58 19.2B 82 27 Florence E0.87 E30.91 E9.4B 78 29 Charleston 0.46 38.28 9.7B 80 37 N Myrtle Beach 1.59 37.27 8.7B 75 32 Augusta, Ga. 0.78 32.56 8.3B 79 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 63 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages were below normal and rising.
Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 61 degrees.