SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER AND CLIMATE

November 22 - 28, 2004


WEATHER SUMMARY

This was the wettest period since the second week of September. A moist surface flow along a nearly stationary boundary contributed to periods of rain, some with thunder Monday and Tuesday. A strong cold front pushed through the State on Wednesday bringing heavy rain, damaging high winds, and two reports of tornadoes in Union and Aiken Counties. Thanksgiving day was mostly sunny with brisk winds. On Friday morning, more cool air followed with southern coastal Counties reporting their first freeze of the season. Clouds and wet weather preceded the week's second cold front on Saturday, with afternoon temperatures struggling to reach 50 degrees. Clearing blue skies were observed on Sunday. For the period, the state average temperature was three degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 79 degrees at Charleston Airport and Jamestown on November 24. The lowest official temperature reported was 25 degrees at Chester and Union on the morning of November 26. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 2.25 at Chappells ending at 7:00 a.m. on November 23. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 1.6.

PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA

                           
                            Precipitation                    
                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
         Greer           1.15    41.2       -4.9
      Columbia           1.49    40.4       -4.3          
    Orangeburg           2.44    39.0       -5.9
 Charlotte, NC           1.61    41.4       +1.3 
   Augusta, GA           2.40    39.4       -1.9 
      Florence           2.15    41.1        0.0           
  Myrtle Beach           1.46    44.5       +2.4 
    Charleston           1.17    38.2       -9.9          
  Savannah, GA  	 0.88    35.4      -11.2 

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.            
                                                
 
   

SOIL

4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 64 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF

South Carolina river stages were below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach
and Savannah will average around 62 degrees.


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