South Carolinians awoke Monday to the coldest morning of the season. All reporting sites were at or below freezing. Cold high pressure continued in control through mid-week with below normal temperatures. Shifting winds on Thursday allowed for a slight moderation in the cold temperatures. Under sunny skies and light winds, Friday warmed into the 60's. Clouds returned over the weekend with scattered rainshowers. Coastal counties received the heavier amounts. Sunday ended the week with areas of light rain and temperatures remaining in the 40's. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged seven degrees below normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The maximum temperature was unavailable. The minimum temperature was 10 degrees at Cedar Creek on December 4. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall was 1.95" at Jamestown ending at 7:00 a.m. on December 10. Statewide average rainfall for the period was 0.2".
Precipitation Period 2000 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.00 33.2 15.2B 64 19 Columbia 0.08 35.6 11.8B 66 20 Florence 0.08 35.3 6.4B NA 21 Charleston 1.31 44.8 4.5B 66 23 N Myrtle Beach 0.87 52.4 4.8A NA 25 Augusta, Ga. 0.23 36.7 5.6B 67 18 *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 50 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages are below normal.
Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 50 degrees.