Cloudy skies with areas of light rain exiting the state were reported on Monday morning. Southerly winds through Thursday provided for much above normal temperatures. Several observation sites set daily high temperature records during the unseasonable warm spell. A weak frontal boundary entered the state early Friday morning with only widely scattered showers. Rainfall amounts were heavier across the mountains but generally less than a tenth of an inch elsewhere. The week ended under sunny and cooler conditions. For the period the state average temperature was thirteen degrees above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The highest temperature was 88 degrees at Pee Dee on November 27. The lowest temperature was 36 degrees at Salem on the morning of December 2. The heaviest 24 hour rainfall reported was 0.70" at Caesars Head ending at 7:00 a.m. on November 30. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.1."
Precipitation Period 2001 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.16 38.15 9.2B 75 42 Columbia 0.22 26.80 19.7B 81 42 Florence 0.03 30.41 10.5B 82 50 Charleston 0.00 38.28 10.3B 81 54 N Myrtle Beach 0.00 37.27 9.5B 79 54 Augusta, Ga. 0.01 32.57 8.9B 83 38 *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 temperature: Columbia 65 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages were below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 63 degrees.