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November 24 - November 30, 2014


At 3:40 a.m. on Monday morning, the Charleston Harbor Pilot Boat reported visibilities in dense fog along Charleston's beaches at just 10 feet. The Charleston Harbor was temporarily closed at 4:00 a.m. to all vessel traffic. Thunderstorms formed during the afternoon and produced one-inch hail along Lake Murray Boulevard while racing northeastward at up to 60 knots. Temperatures reached 77 degrees at Union, Greenwood and Calhoun Falls. Dillon measured 1.50 inches of rain and 1.20 inches fell over Summerville. A boundary of unsettled weather continued on Tuesday with more sub-tropical rains for central and eastern counties. Manning reported an overnight measurement of 1.67 inches. Lake City received 1.63 inches and nearby Kingstree reported 1.61 inches. The 1.70 inches noted at Summerville helped push their three-day total to 5.70 inches. Light rains on Wednesday began clearing from west to east around mid-day. Sunny, cool and breezy conditions were observed on Thanksgiving Thursday. NWS instruments at Lake Murray recorded west winds of 43 mph at 6:45 a.m. Newberry, Florence and Georgetown all shared a holiday high temperature of 55 degrees. Freezing temperatures on Friday morning were recorded at Fountain Inn (22 degrees), Cedar Creek (23 degrees), Allendale (28 degrees) and the Conway AP (30 degrees). The south coastal community of Daufuskie Island reported a heavy frost. Orangeburg, Kingstree and Edisto Beach were a few sites to report a Friday high temperature of 50 degrees. Clemson, Johnston and Sullivan's Island all reached 59 degrees on Saturday. Warming south to southwest winds on Sunday allowed for more comfortable outside activities. The Greenville Downtown AP recorded a mild 67 degrees. It was 70 degrees in Marion, Columbia made it to 71 degrees and Beaufort reached 73 degrees. The November 2014 rainfall range included a high value of 6.71 inches at Ft. Mill and a low value of 2.85 inches at Wateree Dam. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was near the long-term average.

The highest official temperature reported was 81 degrees at Walterboro on November 24. The lowest official temperature reported was 21 degrees at Sandy Springs on November 28. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.80 inches at McColl ending at 7:00 a.m. on November 26. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 1.4 inches.


                              Weekly   Jan 1    Departure 
        Anderson AP            0.57    32.59      -7.5
           Greer AP            0.70    46.57       3.5
   Charlotte, NC AP            1.11    42.39       4.5
  Columbia Metro AP            1.03    38.31      -3.1
      Orangeburg AP            1.44    43.81       0.4
Augusta, GA Bush AP            0.84    34.48      -5.7
        Florence AP            1.82    41.29       1.4 
  N Myrtle Beach AP            0.64    37.79     -10.8
      Charleston AP            2.23    49.60       1.7	
    Savannah, GA AP            2.70    46.54       1.5


Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 55 degrees, Charleston 56 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near normal. Charleston Harbor reported a water temperature of 57 degrees and Springmaid Pier at Myrtle Beach reported a surf water temperature of 55 degrees.

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