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November 23, 2009 - November 29, 2009


Lingering clouds with periods of drizzle and mist were reported Monday into Tuesday. Little Mountain noted a high temperature on Tuesday of only 49 degrees. A few rainshowers affected the southern counties on Wednesday morning as an area of low pressure passed west to east over northern Florida. Overcast skies across the Upstate began thinning during the mid-morning hours allowing for warming sunshine. Both Hunts Bridge and Pickens reported a mild 64 degrees. The Thanksgiving Holiday Thursday started with areas of dense fog for central South Carolina before lifting and becoming mostly sunny. The state's highest temperature recorded on Thursday was 68 degrees at Ft. Moultrie. A cold front entered the state Friday with gusting winds and afternoon temperatures peaking in the 50's. On Saturday morning, the thermometer registered 32 degrees as far south as Walterboro and Summerville. Rapid warming began Saturday afternoon over the southernmost counties as evidenced by Pritchardville's 69 degrees. The holiday weekend ended with most of the state enjoying sunny conditions and temperatures around 70 degrees. The state average temperature for the period was near normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 74 degrees at Sandy Run on November 29. The lowest official temperature reported was 27 degrees at Table Rock, Cedar Creek, Chesterfield, Pelion, Bennettsville and Dillon on November 28. The heaviest official 24-hour rain reported was 0.32 inches at Edisto Beach State Park ending at 7:00 a.m. on November 25. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.1 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                        Total   Total   from Avg
         Greer           0.06   44.11     -2.2
      Anderson           0.03   46.60      3.9
      Columbia           0.11   45.59      0.8
    Orangeburg           0.06   38.99     -5.8
 Charlotte, NC           0.28   41.02      0.8
   Augusta, GA           0.06   41.61      0.3
      Florence           0.04   35.25     -6.0
N Myrtle Beach           0.05   36.60     -5.6
    Charleston           0.11   45.91     -2.3
  Savannah, GA           0.01   50.41      3.7   

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 57 degrees, Charleston 59 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to above normal. Ocean water temperatures at nearby Fort Pulaski, GA, were reported at 62 degrees and at Ocean Crest Pier, NC, 61 degrees.

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