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WEEKLY SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER 2012

November 26 - December 2, 2012

WEATHER SUMMARY:

At 3:00 p.m. on Monday afternoon, all South Carolina airports noted "sunny" conditions. Pinopolis warmed to 74 degrees. A boundary of clouds and light rain arrived late on Tuesday morning. Darkness came noticeably early as the horizon's low clouds combined with one of the season's earliest sunset minute. Most of the light rain was just enough to wet surfaces but a few locations reported amounts just over one-quarter of an inch. Pageland measured 0.38 inches and Darlington measured 0.30 inches. The Charleston AP gage received 0.29 inches and Allendale received 0.28 inches. Falling temperatures moved into the state on Wednesday as cold, high pressure anchored itself to the south. A heavy frost and temperatures in the 20's were observed on Thursday morning. Dillon, Hartsville and Bishopville recorded 26 degrees. On Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m., instruments at the Columbia Hamilton-Owens AP and Darlington AP indicated a peak barometric pressure of 30.50 inches of mercury. The seaside locations of McClellanville, Sullivan's Island, Edisto Island and Beaufort have yet to record a seasonal freeze. Milder, mostly sunny weather began on Friday and continued through the weekend. Adam's Run and Summerville reached 69 degrees on Friday. The thirty days of November 2012 ended with a state rainfall range of 2.86 inches at the Georgetown AP to just 0.63 inches at Long Creek. A mostly sunny Florence recorded an unseasonably mild 72 degrees on Saturday. The 77-degree afternoon high temperature at Hardeeville, Givhans and Allendale was more than ten degrees above the date's long term average. The state average temperature for the period was near normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 78 degrees at Barnwell on December 2. The lowest official temperature reported was 23 degrees at Hunts Bridge on November 30. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.51 inches at Summerville ending at 7:00 a.m. on November 28. The state average rainfall for the period was 0.2 inches.

PRECIPITATION:

                                Precipitation                
                           Weekly   Jan 1   Departure     
                            Total    Total    from Avg    
         Greer AP            0.00    33.05    -10.3
      Anderson AP            0.04    34.45     -5.9
      Columbia Metro AP      0.07    39.25     -2.3
    Orangeburg AP            0.10    38.30     -5.4
 Charlotte, NC AP            0.03    29.85     -8.8
   Augusta, GA Bush AP       0.20    31.41     -9.0
      Florence AP            0.15    37.52     -2.6
N Myrtle Beach AP            0.16    35.56    -13.2
    Charleston AP            0.30    40.41     -7.7
  Savannah, GA AP            0.03    38.30     -6.9

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  

SOIL:

4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 59 degrees, Charleston 61 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF:

South Carolina river stages were below normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 55 degrees.

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