SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER AND CLIMATE

November 29 - December 5, 2004


WEATHER SUMMARY

Seasonal temperatures dominated the week with afternoon highs generally in the 60s and lows in the 30s. High pressure kept most of the state dry on Monday before a cold front pushed through late Tuesday bringing rain to many locations. Rainfall was generally less than one half inch. High pressure settled over the Carolinas Thursday through Sunday bringing dry weather and afternoon temperatures in the 60s and lows ranging from the upper 20s upstate to mid 30s along the coast. For the period, the state average temperature was two degrees below normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 73 degrees at Pritchardville on November 30. The lowest official temperature reported was 25 degrees at Chester on the morning of December 2, at Lake Bowen on the morning of December 4, and at Hunts Bridge on the morning of December 5. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.01 at Long Creek ending at 7:00 a.m. on December 1. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 0.2 inches.

PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA

                           
                            Precipitation                    
                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
         Greer           0.26    41.5       -5.5
      Columbia           0.08    40.5       -4.9          
    Orangeburg           0.03    39.0       -6.2
 Charlotte, NC           0.12    41.5       +0.7 
   Augusta, GA           0.05    39.4       -2.4 
      Florence           0.01    41.1       -0.7           
  Myrtle Beach           0.01    44.5       +1.7
    Charleston           0.01    38.2      -10.5          
  Savannah, GA  	 0.01    35.4      -11.8

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.            
                                               
 
   

SOIL

4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 59 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF

South Carolina river stages were below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach
and Savannah will average around 59 degrees.


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