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November 21, 2011 - November 27, 2011


At 7:00 a.m. on Monday morning, the Johns Island Executive AP reported fog with "zero" visibility. Beaufort, Charleston, Orangeburg and Columbia warmed to a Monday afternoon high temperature of 81 degrees. A few showers over the Upstate left 0.32 inches of rain at Chesnee and 0.25 inches at Table Rock. Southerly surface winds pushed temperatures to 82 degrees at Cades, Pinopolis and Allendale on Tuesday. A frontal boundary approached the State Tuesday evening with scattered areas of rain. Laurens received 1.25 inches and nearby Clinton received 0.88 inches. At 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, the Anderson AP reported northwest winds of 22 mph, gusting to 30 mph. By noon, most of the wet weather had moved beyond the coast. Sunny, seasonal conditions were observed on Thanksgiving Thursday. At 4:00 p.m., the Columbia Metro AP reported clear skies, 67 degrees and 22 percent relative humidity. Edisto Beach and Sullivan's Island managed to warm up to 73 degrees ahead of the boundary. Freezing air arrived on Friday morning for Summerville with a minimum temperature of 31 degrees. Full sun and light winds allowed temperatures to rebound to 71 degrees at Holly Hill and Walterboro. Sandy Run recorded a Saturday high temperature of 73 degrees. Givhans and the Charleston AP recorded an unseasonably warm, Sunday high temperature of 79 degrees. A south-to-north axis of rain began edging into the far western counties of South Carolina late Sunday night. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was eight degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 85 degrees at Pinopolis on November 21. The lowest official temperature reported was 25 degrees at Pelion on November 25. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.35 inches at Darlington ending at 7:00 a.m. on November 23. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.3 inches.


                            Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                            Total    Total    from Avg
         Greer AP            0.20    40.15     -2.5
      Anderson AP            0.23    30.51     -9.1
      Columbia Metro AP      0.69    34.97     -6.1
    Orangeburg AP            0.06    34.80     -8.3
 Charlotte, NC AP            0.35    40.11      2.1
   Augusta, GA Bush AP       0.11    27.54    -12.3
      Florence AP            0.00    26.51    -13.1
N Myrtle Beach AP            0.35    31.52    -16.7
    Charleston AP            0.12    35.44    -12.2
  Savannah, GA AP            0.17    33.37    -11.4
Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 62 degrees, Charleston 66 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 63 degrees.

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