The coldest airmass of the season began entering South Carolina late Monday. High temperatures on Tuesday struggled to reach50 degrees. Under diminishing winds, early morning low temperatures Wednesday plunged into the middle teens upwards to freezing along the beaches. Winter-like temperatures slowly moderated with mostly sunny skies over Thanksgiving Thursday before a boundary of rainy weather washed out Saturday. An almost continuous rain produced widespread amounts of over one inch. A few breaks of warming sunshine were observed late Sunday afternoon. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged seven degrees below normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The maximum temperature was 74 degrees at Walterboro on November 25. The minimum temperature was 12 degrees at both Cedar Creek and York on the morning of November 22. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall was measured at Longs with 2.44" ending at 7:00 a.m. November 26. Statewide average rainfall for the period was 1.3".
Precipitation Period 2000 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 1.35 33.1 13.5B 58 20 Columbia 1.45 35.4 10.5B 61 21 Florence 0.93 35.2 5.2B 61 NA Charleston 0.96 43.3 4.7B 72 24 N Myrtle Beach 1.56 51.5 5.4A 66 NA Augusta, Ga. 1.42 36.4 4.5B 64 20 *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 54 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages are below normal and rising.
Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 57 degrees.