Gulf moisture, overrunning cold surface air, set the stage for cloudy skies and soaking rains on Monday. This pattern continued into Thursday with afternoon temperatures falling back to seasonal normals because of cloud cover. Areas of dense morning fog were observed on Friday as a warm front pushed northward. Partly sunny weather combined with widely scattered showers over the weekend. For the period, the state average temperature was nine degrees above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The highest temperature was 77 degrees at Beaufort and Charleston on December 13. The lowest temperature was unavailable. The heaviest 24 hour rainfall reported was 2.75" at Ft. Moultrie ending at 7:00 a.m. on December 11. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 1.4".
Period 2001 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 1.33 39.48 9.8B 68 40 Columbia 1.01 27.81 20.2B 73 44 Florence 0.25 30.66 11.6B 77 38 Charleston 1.49 39.77 10.2B 78 49 N Myrtle Beach 2.16 39.43 8.8B 75 42 Augusta, Ga. 0.82 33.39 9.5B 75 40 *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 61 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages were below normal.
Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 60 degrees