Daily high temperatures climbed to near 80 degrees early in the week. Scattered thunderstorms gave Hemingway 4.20 inches of rain over a three-day period. Clearing was observed Wednesday evening with the passage of a cold front. On Saturday morning, Hilton Head reported pockets of frost. Warming southerly winds returned during the day on Saturday. Thunderstorms developed late afternoon Sunday with large hail covering the ground in Greenwood. By midnight, rains were expanding eastward into South Carolina from Georgia. For the period, the state average temperature was two degrees above normal.
The highest official temperature reported was 80 degrees at Pritchardville on November 29. The lowest official temperature reported was 23 degrees at Caesars Head on the morning of December 2. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.92 inches at Caesars Head ending at 7:00 a.m. on November 29. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.6 inches.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
Precipitation Weekly Jan 1 Deviation Total Total From Avg Greer 2.04 49.2 2.4 Columbia 0.92 42.1 -3.2 Orangeburg 0.20 38.8 -6.5 Charlotte, NC 0.55 36.9 -3.9 Augusta, GA 0.19 43.5 1.7 Florence 1.13 40.2 -1.5 Myrtle Beach 0.93 42.6 -0.1 Charleston 0.32 43.0 -5.6 Savannah, GA 0.33 43.6 -3.5 Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.
SOIL: 4-inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 58 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF: South Carolina river stages were near normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 58 degrees.