Warm weather was observed through most of the workweek. Spotty, light showers fell along the coastal counties and near the mountains Tuesday morning. Dense fog formed Wednesday morning preceding temperatures climbing to near 80 degrees across the low country. Moist, southeast surface winds helped generate isolated and light showers Thursday afternoon over the Pee Dee. Thundershowers fell on the state's highest elevations. A much colder air mass approached from the northwest on Friday. South winds ahead of the front gusted to 40 mph at Greer NWS. Lines of showers quickly moved east with rainfall amounts of generally less than one-quarter of an inch being measured. Saturday's weather was sunny with afternoon high temperatures in the 60's. On Sunday, a weak area of low pressure formed offshore and forced clouds and a few showers inland for eastern counties. For the period, the state average temperature was seven degrees above normal.
The highest official temperature reported was 81 degrees at Andrews on November 29. The lowest official temperature reported was 27 degrees at Cedar Creek on the morning of December 3. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.42 inches at Caesars Head ending at 7:00 AM on December 1. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.3 inches.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
Precipitation Weekly Jan 1 Deviation Total Total From Avg Greer 0.12 37.49 -9.3 Columbia 0.32 40.39 -4.8 Orangeburg 0.67 36.18 -9.0 Charlotte, NC 0.06 42.08 1.5 Augusta, GA 0.18 35.63 -6.1 Florence 0.55 45.03 3.5 Myrtle Beach 0.56 49.35 6.8 Charleston 0.20 47.16 -1.4 Savannah, GA 0.44 31.74 -15.3 Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.
SOIL: 4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 59 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF: South Carolina river stages were near to above normal. Ocean water temperatures at Springmaid Pier Myrtle Beach were reported at 58 degrees.