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December 15 - December 21, 2014


The Kingstree AP Monday morning temperature reached a freezing 32 degrees before recovering into the afternoon with a high temperature of 70 degrees. A weak boundary made its way from west to east during the overnight hours with some light showers for the Upstate. Long Creek received 0.27 inches and 0.18 inches fell in Anderson. At noon, Rock Hill reported 50 degrees while Orangeburg was still in the warmest air at 71 degrees, and with southwest winds gusting to 31 mph. Conway and Beaufort recorded a mild afternoon maximum temperature of 73 degrees. Modified colder air arrived across the state for Wednesday. Saluda's sunrise temperature was a frosty 30 degrees. Aiken and Springmaid Pier were just a few sites to report an afternoon high temperature of 60 degrees. Mostly sunny, seasonal cold was observed on Thursday. The Greenville-Spartanburg AP and Bishopville recorded Thursday high temperatures of 58 degrees. Greenwood and Edisto Island reported Friday high temperatures of 58 degrees. Clouds and light rains dominated the state's weekend weather. Rainfall measurements for the twenty-four hours ending on Saturday morning included 0.23 inches at Clarks Hill and 0.12 inches at Saluda. Saturday, the last full day of Autumn 2014, was cold and cloudy. Chester's high temperature of just 44 degrees was more like mid-winter. Patches of light rain left 0.23 inches at Andrews, 0.12 inches at Orangeburg and 0.10 inches at Batesburg. Pickens, Georgetown and Beaufort all reported a Sunday high temperature of just 50 degrees. Areas of rain began moving into the southernmost counties late Sunday night. The state average temperature for the seven-day period was three degrees above the long-term average.

The highest official temperature reported was 74 degrees at Jamestown on December 16. The lowest official temperature reported was 24 degrees at Sandy Springs and Cedar Creek on December 15. The heaviest official 24-hour rainfall reported was 0.37 inches at Jocasse 8WNW ending at 7:00 a.m. on December 16. The state average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.3 inches.


                              Weekly   Jan 1    Departure 
        Anderson AP            0.27    33.67      -9.2
           Greer AP            0.14    47.17       1.2
   Charlotte, NC AP            0.12    43.31       2.7
  Columbia Metro AP            0.32    38.37      -4.9
      Orangeburg AP            0.52    44.34      -1.4
Augusta, GA Bush AP            0.29    34.81      -7.6
        Florence AP            0.23    41.63      -0.3 
  N Myrtle Beach AP            0.17    38.14     -12.9
      Charleston AP            0.26    50.12       0.2	
    Savannah, GA AP            0.53    47.09       0.1


Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  


4-inch depth soil temperature: Columbia 54 degrees, Charleston 54 degrees.


South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Charleston Harbor reported a water temperature of 54 degrees and Springmaid Pier at Myrtle Beach reported a surf water temperature of 52 degrees.

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