Drizzle and fog, associated with a warm front, were reported on Monday. Mild weather followed through Wednesday. A slow moving and weak cold front helped create rainshowers late in the day on Thanksgiving Thursday which continued into Friday. Heavy rains were measured across the higher elevations in the upstate. Sunny conditions along with 70 degree afternoon temperatures ended the week. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged eight degrees above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The maximum observed temperature was 82 degrees on November 23 at Orangeburg. The minimum observed temperature was 30 degrees at Walhalla on the morning of November 27 and at Blackville on November 28. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall was recorded at Walhalla with 2.62" ending at 7:00 a.m. on November 26. Statewide rainfall for the period averaged 0.7 inches.
Precipitation Period 1999 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 1.69 33.3 13.6B 70 41 Charlotte, NC 0.81 33.2 6.2B 71 34 Columbia 0.27 28.6 17.6B 77 38 Florence FAA 0.41 38.0 2.5B 79 41 Blackville 0.79 37.0 6.4B 79 30 Augusta, GA 0.58 35.8 5.3B 78 35 Beaufort NA NA NA NA NA Charleston 0.74 43.9 4.3B 79 41 Myrtle Beach 1.02 62.3 13.7A 78 41*A=Above, B=Below
Note: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the prior 24-hrs ending 7 am Monday through ending 7 am Sunday
4 inch depth average soil temperatures: Clemson 60 degrees. Columbia 61 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
Most South Carolina rivers are near or below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 62 degrees.