Periods of heavy rain fell during the passing of a large low-pressure area Monday and overnight into Tuesday. Winds gusted to 49 mph at the Isle of Palms and caused power disruptions. Fountain Inn measured 5.15 inches of rain for the event and Caesars Head observed the state's first snowflakes of the season. At 2:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Darlington reported a barometric pressure of 29.29 inches. Much colder conditions replaced the exiting storm with heavy frost Wednesday morning throughout the central counties. Mostly sunny skies and light winds Thanksgiving Thursday allowed for brief warming into the 70's for southern sites. Brisk north to northeast winds on Friday and Saturday kept high temperatures in the upper 50's. The holidays ended Sunday with increasing clouds, fog and scattered showers. For the period, the state average temperature was three degrees below normal.
The highest official temperature reported was 74 degrees at Pritchardville, Allendale, and Beaufort on November 24. The lowest official temperature reported was 23 degrees at Caesars Head on the morning of November 23. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 4.82 inches at Fountain Inn ending at 7:00 a.m. on November 22. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 2.3 inches.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
Precipitation Weekly Jan 1 Deviation Total Total From Avg Greer 2.62 47.2 1.2 Columbia 1.36 41.1 -3.5 Orangeburg 1.99 38.6 -6.0 Charlotte, NC 2.62 36.3 -3.7 Augusta, GA 1.30 43.3 2.2 Florence 1.94 39.1 -1.9 Myrtle Beach 3.52 41.7 -0.2 Charleston 2.72 42.7 -5.3 Savannah, GA 1.93 43.2 -3.3 Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.
SOIL: 4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 58 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF: South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 60 degrees.