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November 23 - November 29, 2015


Cold, yet drying high pressure, ridged south along the Eastern Seaboard on Monday. Early morning temperatures produced a hard freeze into the Piedmont. Fountain Inn and Sandy Springs both reported 23 degrees. Saluda and Newberry noted a minimum of 28 degrees and Edisto Island reached 37 degrees. It was the state's coldest morning since March 29. At 2:00 p.m., Anderson, Florence and N Myrtle Beach all reported sunny skies and 49 degrees. On Tuesday morning, heavy frost was observed in McClellanville as the seasonal cold moved to the coast. The Charleston AP low temperature dropped to 31 degrees. The Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station 5:56 a.m. temperature of 35 degrees was that site's coldest morning since March 7. The Tuesday high temperature at Chester and Springmaid Pier just made it to 56 degrees or nearly 10 degrees below the date's average. The freezing line on Wednesday morning extended from near Aiken eastward though Sumter and Conway. Orangeburg and Lake City recorded an afternoon high temperature of 63 degrees. Sunny, milder conditions were observed on Thanksgiving Thursday. At 10:00 a.m., runway instruments at the Rock Hill York County AP (KUZA) recorded a peak barometric pressure value of 30.73 inches of mercury (1040.6 MB). The 3:00 p.m. sky condition and temperature at Columbia, Florence, Myrtle Beach and Mt. Pleasant was a sunny 72 degrees. Mild, mostly sunny weather continued into the holiday weekend. Friday high temperatures included 72 degrees at the Greenwood AP, 75 degrees in Hemingway and 78 degrees at the Charleston AP. On Saturday, full sunshine moved the temperature to 78 degrees in Barnwell and 75 degrees at Sandhill and Sullivan's Island. High clouds eased into the Upstate on Sunday before expanding southward during the afternoon hours. A partly sunny Dillon, Andrews and Summerville all recorded a Sunday high temperature of 77 degrees. Rains fell over Greenville County from around 7:00 p.m. into midnight.

The highest official temperature reported was 79 degrees at Orangeburg 2 (Water Filtration Plant) on November 28 and at Barnwell on November 29. The lowest official temperature reported was 22 degrees at the Walhalla Fish Hatchery (Jocassee 8WNW) on November 24. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.38 inches at the Greenville Downtown AP (KGMU) on November 29. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.0 inches. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was two degrees above the long term average.


  Weekly Jan 1 Departure
Anderson AP 0.00 42.75 2.8
Greer AP 0.37 49.11 6.2
Charlotte, NC AP 0.00 39.16 1.0
Columbia Metro AP 0.00 57.13 15.9
Orangeburg AP 0.00 50.71 7.4
Augusta, GA Bush AP 0.00 40.47 0.4
Florence AP 0.00 51.44 11.6
N Myrtle Beach AP 0.00 61.71 13.3
Charleston AP 0.00 71.75 23.9
Savannah, GA AP 0.00 44.25 -0.7

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 63 degrees, Charleston 64 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to above normal. The Charleston Harbor Ravenel Bridge reported a water temperature of 62 degrees. Springmaid Pier at Myrtle Beach reported a surf water temperature of 62 degrees.

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