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WEEKLY SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER 2016

November 21, 2016 - November 27, 2016

WEATHER SUMMARY:

Temperatures on Monday morning dropped to 28 degrees at Aiken, Columbia's Hamilton-Owens AP and Hartsville with frost observed as far south as Wadmalaw Island. At 1:53 p.m., the Greenville Downtown AP reported sunny skies, 67 degrees and 8 percent relative humidity. At 6:55 a.m. on Tuesday morning, the Kingstree AP reached its daily minimum of 28 degrees. Under thin cloudiness, Johnston and Walterboro noted afternoon high temperatures of 66 degrees, very near the date's average. Milder air moved into the Lowcountry on Wednesday with Charleston and Beaufort recording 72 degrees. Spotty, late evening showers moved across the high elevation counties leaving 0.11 inches at Caesars Head and 0.10 inches at Sassafras Mountain. Mostly sunny, mild conditions were observed on the Thanksgiving Thursday holiday with Walterboro and the Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station reporting a warm 81 degrees. The Friday afternoon temperature at York moved to 74 degrees and to 78 degrees at Holly Hill. Small amounts of rain were reported during the late evening hours over the coastal counties. Clemson AP and Shaw AFB both recorded a Saturday afternoon high temperature of 65 degrees, just ahead of much colder air for Sunday morning. Sunrise temperatures fell to 22 degrees at Chesnee, 23 degrees at Whitmire and 28 degrees for Saluda and Bishopville. Instruments at the Summerville (KDYB) and Walterboro (KRBW) airports registered low temperatures of 32 degrees. At 3:00 p.m., the National Weather Service Regional Weather Roundup indicated sunny skies and 55 degrees for Greenwood, Manning and Conway. Since October 8, Chesnee has only received 0.02 inches of rain, and for Walhalla, just 0.04 inches. At week's end, and with little cooperation from the weather, the Pinnacle Mountain-Table Rock wildfire had consumed over 9,500 acres.

The highest official temperature reported was 82 degrees at Hilton Head Island AP on November 24 and 25. The lowest official temperature reported was 20 degrees at Ninety Nine Islands on November 25. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.20 inches at Myrtle Beach City ending at 7:00 a.m. on November 26. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.0 inches. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was one degree below the long-term average.

PRECIPITATION:

  Weekly Jan 1 Departure
Anderson AP 0.00 21.42 -18.3
Greer AP 0.00 29.86 -12.8
Charlotte, NC AP 0.00 29.81 -8.2
Columbia Metro AP 0.00 35.04 -6.0
Orangeburg AP 0.00 41.17 -1.9
Augusta, GA Bush AP 0.00 33.25 -6.6
Florence AP 0.00 56.25 17.3
N Myrtle Beach AP 0.01 53.57 5.3
Charleston AP 0.00 54.85 7.2
Savannah, GA AP 0.06 51.02 6.3

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.

SOIL:

4-inch depth soil temperature: Clinton 57 degrees. Columbia 59 degrees. Barnwell 52 degrees. Mullins 48 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF:

South Carolina river stages were near to below normal (coastal zones) and much below normal (Upstate) to below normal (Midlands). Charleston Harbor Custom House reported a water temperature of 62 degrees. Sunset Beach, NC Nearshore Buoy (NDBC 41024) reported a water temperature of 61 degrees.

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