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December 1 - December 7, 2014


Mild temperatures were observed on December 1. At 2:00 p.m., Spartanburg and Mt. Pleasant both reported a sunny 73 degrees. There were no observations of freezing temperatures reported in South Carolina on Tuesday morning. A distinct temperature boundary on Tuesday afternoon held the Chesnee high temperature to just 51 degrees while Barnwell warmed to 77 degrees. A few light showers formed on the approach of a southward-moving cold front and some coastal zone instability. Summerville measured one of the heavier rain totals with 0.25 inches. Dense fog on Wednesday morning affected the lower Savannah River basin counties into Beaufort. Chester, Dillon and Edisto Beach each reported a high temperature of 59 degrees. Cloudy, cool conditions were observed on Thursday for most of the northern half of South Carolina. At 3:00 p.m., Greenwood, Columbia and Sumter all noted cloudy skies and 57 degrees. Southern Jasper County's Hardeeville warmed to 76 degrees. Isolated showers left 0.23 inches of rain at Anderson AP, Greenville Downtown AP and Greenwood AP. A ridge of rising air pressure made a brief entrance on Friday from the north. At 10:00 a.m., instruments at Newberry County AP recorded a crest of barometric pressure at 30.48 inches of mercury. Saturday's light southwest winds and partial sunshine helped Kingstree and Georgetown reach 72 degrees. Scattered showers fell across the Foothills and into the Pee Dee. Anderson measured a twenty-four-hour total of 0.65 inches. Marion received 0.20 inches and nearby Mullins reported 0.19 inches. Despite the majority of sunshine on Sunday, gusting surface winds from the northeast prevented any out-of-season warming. Greenville-Spartanburg AP, Saluda and Sullivan's Island all shared an afternoon high temperature of 56 degrees. Winds at Florence Regional AP gusted to 37 mph. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was seven degrees above the long-term average.

The highest official temperature reported was 81 degrees at Walterboro on December 1. The lowest official temperature reported was 29 degrees at Jocassee 8WNW on December 7. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 1.00 inches at Keowee Dam and Catawba ending at 7:00 a.m. on December 5. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.2 inches.


                              Weekly   Jan 1    Departure 
        Anderson AP            0.81    33.40      -7.6
           Greer AP            0.46    47.03       3.0
   Charlotte, NC AP            0.16    43.05       3.9
  Columbia Metro AP            0.03    38.34      -3.7
      Orangeburg AP            0.02    43.83      -0.5
Augusta, GA Bush AP            0.04    34.52      -6.4
        Florence AP            0.07    41.36       0.8 
  N Myrtle Beach AP            0.10    37.89     -11.5
      Charleston AP            0.15    49.75       1.2	
    Savannah, GA AP            0.02    46.56       0.9


Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 56 degrees, Charleston 61 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near normal. Charleston Harbor reported a water temperature of 58 degrees and Springmaid Pier at Myrtle Beach reported a surf water temperature of 56 degrees.

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