Sunny days and frosty mornings were observed through most of the work week. Afternoon high temperatures reached into the 60's. Mid-winter like weather occurred over the weekend with plummeting temperatures and scattered snowfalls, some heavy. On Sunday morning low pressure dropped southeastward across the state producing snow amounts from around five inches in the upstate to flurries into the southern midlands. Very cold north winds kept high temperatures in the 30's over most of South Carolina. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged six degrees below normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The maximum temperature was 71 degrees at Holly Hill on November 29. The minimum temperature was unavailable. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall was unavailable. Statewide average rainfall for the period was 0.1".
Precipitation Period 2000 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.12 33.2 14.3B 63 26 Columbia 0.05 35.5 11.2B 68 27 Florence 0.03 35.2 5.8B 67 NA Charleston 0.23 43.5 5.1B 67 33 N Myrtle Beach 0.06 51.6 4.7A 65 NA Augusta, Ga. 0.01 36.4 5.1B 70 26 *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 51 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages are below normal.
Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 52 degrees.