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November 19 - November 25, 2012


' Mostly sunny, dry weather returned on Monday. Despite brisk surface winds from the northeast, Orangeburg, Shaw AFB and Little Mountain all reached 67 degrees. High pressure moved into the state on Tuesday. Allendale reported an afternoon high temperature of 70 degrees. Wednesday's sunny weather let Sandy Springs and Edisto Beach share a high temperature of 69 degrees. Thanksgiving Thursday started with a few reports of frost across central South Carolina. Clear conditions were observed from the mountains to the coast. The Rock Hill AP, Marlboro County AP, Kingstree AP and Walterboro recorded a holiday maximum temperature of 64 degrees. The Charleston airport's 32-degree Friday morning low temperature was that location's first freeze of the season. A sunrise to sunset sunny day allowed Johnston and the Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station to warm up to a Friday afternoon temperature of 72 degrees. Much colder air arrived on Saturday. Newberry and N Myrtle Beach recorded a high temperature of just 58 degrees. On Sunday morning, the temperature fell to its lowest of the season. A hard freeze was observed from the southern Piedmont through the Midlands and into the Pee Dee. Pelion reported 21 degrees. The thermometers at Saluda, Lugoff, Bishopville and Hartsville indicated a low value of 23 degrees. Summerville's Sunday morning temperature of 31 degrees doubled in warmth to an afternoon high of 62 degrees. The state average temperature for the period was two degrees below normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 73 degrees at Barnwell on November 23. The lowest official temperature reported was 19 degrees at Ninety Nine Islands on November 25. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.02 inches at Little Mountain and Johnston ending at 7:00 a.m. on November 20. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.0 inches.


                           Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                            Total    Total    from Avg       
         Greer AP            0.00    33.05     -9.3
      Anderson AP            0.00    34.41     -5.1
      Columbia Metro AP      0.00    39.18     -1.7
    Orangeburg AP            0.00    38.20     -4.7
 Charlotte, NC AP            0.00    29.82     -8.0
   Augusta, GA Bush AP       0.00    31.21     -8.5
      Florence AP            0.01    37.37     -2.1
N Myrtle Beach AP            0.01    35.40    -12.6
    Charleston AP            0.00    40.11     -7.4
  Savannah, GA AP            0.00    38.27     -6.3
Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 57 degrees, Charleston 57 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 55 degrees.

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