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November 22, 2010 - November 28, 2010


Areas of dense fog were observed near sunrise on Monday morning. The warm airmass contributed to Monday afternoon high temperatures of 78 degrees at Cades and Hardeeville. At 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, the Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station reported 79 degrees. Rainshowers developed during the day. West Pelzer measured one of the heaviest totals with 0.41 inches. Chappells and Newberry received 0.18 inches. After a mostly sunny Wednesday, the Thanksgiving Thursday Holiday arrived under unseasonably mild temperatures and a mix of overcast skies, breaks of sunshine, drizzle and passing sprinkles. Holly Hill and Sandy Run both warmed to 79 degrees. Johnston recorded 0.19 inches of rain. Friday was much the same with continuing fair weather and short interruptions for light rains. Hartsville received 0.24 inches and Aiken received 0.23 inches. A cold front entered the state at the start of the weekend. Although under a full day of sun, Little Mountain's Saturday high temperature only made it to 54 degrees. On Sunday morning, the N Myrtle Beach AP temperature fell to 30 degrees, their lowest of the season. Caesars Head, located in the Greenville County mountains, recorded at Sunday high temperature of just 44 degrees. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was six degrees above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 81 degrees at Beaufort MCAS, Charleston AP, Givhans and Witherbee on November 25. The lowest official temperature reported was 21 degrees at Chesnee on November 28. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.50 inches at Chesnee ending at 8:00 a.m. on November 26. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.2 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           0.29   38.73     -7.4
      Anderson           0.37   35.47     -7.1
      Columbia           0.21   34.05    -10.6
    Orangeburg           0.05   37.96     -6.7
 Charlotte, NC           0.27   34.12     -6.0
   Augusta, GA           0.14   27.42    -13.8
      Florence           0.33   42.67      1.6
N Myrtle Beach           0.16   39.25     -2.8
    Charleston           0.14   54.97      6.9
  Savannah, GA           0.16   34.63    -12.0


Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 59 degrees, Charleston 60 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 59 degrees.

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