SOUTH CAROLINA WEATHER AND CLIMATE
Dec. 23-29, 1996
The week began with a continuation of cold weather as high pressure
covered the southeast. Wednesday, Christmas Day, was mostly sunny with
afternoon high temperatures in the upper 40's to low 50's. Light rain
showers returned on Thursday and Friday . The weekend started under
widespread fog as warm moist air worked northward over the much cooler
surface. Scattered light showers were reported both Saturday and Sunday.
Temperatures responded with the warm front boundary by rising into the
upper 60's and low 70's. Statewide temperatures for the period averaged 4
degrees above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The maximum observed temperature was 78 degrees on December 29 at
Orangeburg, Cades and Holly Hill. The minimum observed temperature was 18
degrees at Cedar Creek on the morning of December 26. The heaviest official
24 -hour rainfall was recorded at Greenwood with 0.55" ending at 7:00 a.m. on
December 27. Statewide rainfall for the week averaged 0.2".
Period 1996 Deviation* Temperature
Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum
Greer 0.23 53.7 2.7A 64 26
Charlotte, NC 0.16 40.2 2.7B 64 27
Columbia 0.21 33.2 16.7B 75 24
Florence 8 NE 0.23 51.3 5.7A 74 25
Blackville 0.08 35.2 11.6B 76 31
Augusta, GA 0.13 38.3 6.3B 78 23
Beaufort NA NA NA NA NA
Charleston 0.03 45.7 5.2B 75 34
Myrtle Beach 0.00 47.5 4.8B 71 36
ENERGY DEMAND AND AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY
Columbia 0 523
Charleston 2 396
Greenville 0 603
Temperatures are expected to average above normal for the week.
Rainfall is expected to be near normal. Sandhill Experiment Station in
North Columbia reports average soil temperature at a 4-inch depth of 48
RIVERS AND SURF
River stages are near normal.
Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 53
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