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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Columbia SC
1130 AM EST Thu Dec 14 2017


...November 2017 Climate Summary...


...Below Normal Rainfall for the Month...
...Near Normal Temperatures for the Month...
...Growing Season Ends...
...40 Acre Wildfire Caused by Squirrel...


Rainfall for November was below normal, much like the previous
months, across the Midlands and Central Savannah River Area. Some
areas received less than one inch of rainfall for the month. Parts
of the northern Midlands and Pee Dee were the hardest hit regions
with limited rainfall. Temperatures on the morning of the 20th
dropped into the middle to upper 20s putting an end to much of
the growing season across the region.


...Augusta Average Temperatures...

The average temperature at Augusta Regional Bush Field for
November was 55.5 degrees or 0.3 degrees above the normal of
55.2.

...Columbia Average Temperatures...

The average temperature at Columbia Metro Airport for November
was 55.6 degrees or 0.8 degrees above the normal of 54.8.

...Orangeburg Average Temperatures...

The average temperature at the Orangeburg County Airport for
November was 55.6 degrees or 0.6 degrees below the normal of 56.2.



...Augusta Rainfall...

Augusta Bush Field received 1.36 inches of rainfall during
November. Normal is 2.82 inches.

...Columbia Rainfall...

Columbia Metro Airport received 1.28 inches of rainfall during
November. Normal is 2.74 inches

...Orangeburg Rainfall...

Orangeburg County Airport received 1.93 inches of rainfall during
November. Normal is 2.92 inches.


Here are some of the highest monthly rainfall CoCoRaHS Reports
for November:

SC-OR-29  Orangeburg 4.5 NNW......3.05 inches
SC-OR-17  Orangeburg 3.2 NW.......2.99 inches
SC-AK-32  Aiken 1.6 NNW...........2.83 inches
SC-AK-15  Aiken 2.7 NW............2.48 inches
SC-AK-74  Aiken 1.1 N.............2.45 inches

GA-CU-14  Grovetown 4.5 NNW.......1.97 inches
GA-MD-5   Thomson 2.6 S...........1.59 inches
GA-BK-9   South Augusta 4.1 S.....1.36 inches

Here are some of the highest/lowest NWS Coop Observer
monthly rainfall reports for October:

AKIS1 Aiken 2E....................2.13 inches
SADS1 Saluda Water Plant..........2.10 inches
JOHS1 Johnston 4SW................2.01 inches
BNLS1 Barnwell 5ENE...............1.86 inches
MCCS1 McCormick...................1.86 inches

CTFS1 Chesterfield 3E.............0.51 inches
CEWS1 Cheraw Water Plant..........0.67 inches
BSPS1 Bishopville WAGS 1ENE.......0.70 inches
WATS1 Lake Wateree Dam............0.79 inches
LUGS1 Lugoff 2NE..................0.95 inches



Highest Wind Gusts at ASOS Sites during November:

Columbia Metro Airport (CAE)..........34 mph on the 18th
Augusta Daniel Field (DNL)............30 mph on the 19th
Columbia Hamilton Owens Field (CUB)...29 mph on the 19th
Orangeburg County Airport (OGB).......28 mph on the 19th
Augusta Bush Field (AGS)..............28 mph on the 19th


Highest Wind Gusts on the area lakes during November:

Lake Murray Flotilla Island (LMFS1)...32 mph on the 19th
Lake Thurmond Dam (CHDS1).............32 mph on the 19th
Lake Murray Towers USGS (IRMS1).......32 mph on the 19th
Lake Wateree Dam (WATS1)..............30 mph on the 19th


Lake Murray Water Temperatures at The Towers:

Warmest...69.8 degrees on November 4th
Coolest...61.2 degrees on November 29th and 30th


TEMPERATURE RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE MONTH OF
November:

Augusta...

3rd...Tied record high of 87 degrees set in 2016.
4th...Reached 86 degrees, broke previous record of 85
set in 1961.

COLUMBIA...

7th...Tied record high of 84 degree set in 1986.


Events for November 2017...

7th...As a weak area of low pressure moved across the Southeast it
produced a few widely scattered strong to severe thunderstorms. A
severe thunderstorms downed trees in northern McCormick county in
the area of Mt. Carmel.

15th...A 40 acre wildfire near Pelion, in Lexington County, was
caused by a squirrel on a powerline that got electrocuted. This
produced sparks that started the fire. The fire also destroyed
$11,000 dollars in property damage.


20th...A deep trough across the eastern portion of the country
allowed cold canadian high pressure to build down into the
Southeast. This produced widespread morning low temperatures in
the middle to upper 20s across the Midlands and Central Savannah
River Area.

Here are a few of the lowest temperatures from the morning of the
20th:

8 SE New Ellenton.................25 degrees
8 E Fort Jackson..................25 degrees
Saluda............................26 degrees
Camden-Woodward Field.............27 degrees
Cheraw Municipal Airport..........27 degrees
Thomson-McDuffie County Airport...27 degrees
Mcentire JNG......................27 degrees
1 W Clarks Hill...................28 degrees
Augusta Bush Field................28 degrees
Newberry County Airport...........28 degrees
Aiken Municipal Airport...........28 degrees
Lancaster County Airport..........28 degrees
Heath Springs.....................29 degrees
Irmo..............................29 degrees
Barnwell Regional Airport.........30 degrees
Columbia Metro Airport............30 degrees


YEAR TO DATE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION STATISTICS...

COLUMBIA SC METROPOLITAN AIRPORT 2015/2016/2017 MONTHLY AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES AND DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL...

          AVG HIGH/DEP   AVG LOW/DEP   AVG TEMP   NORM  DEPARTURE
JAN 2015  55.7/-0.3      33.7/ 0.0      44.7      44.8    -0.1
FEB       54.1/-6.2      32.1/-4.7      43.1      48.5    -5.4
MAR       70.3/+2.1      46.9/+3.9      58.6      55.6    +3.0
APR       77.8/+1.5      50.4/+5.7      67.0      63.4    +3.6
MAY       86.0/+2.2      61.0/+1.5      73.5      71.7    +1.8
JUN       93.6/+3.6      71.6/+3.4      82.6      79.1    +3.5
JUL       96.4/+3.7      74.3/+2.7      85.3      82.2    +3.1
AUG       92.9/+2.2      72.2/+1.2      82.6      80.8    +1.8
SEP       85.9/+0.7      67.6/+3.4      76.7      74.7    +2.0
OCT       75.6/-0.5      53.6/+1.5      64.6      64.1    +0.5
NOV       69.4/+2.1      48.6/+6.3      59.0      54.8    +4.2
DEC       70.1/+11.9     50.1/+14.8     60.1      46.7   +13.4

JAN 2016  55.1/-0.9      33.6/-0.1      44.3      44.8    -0.5
FEB       60.1/-0.2      37.9/+1.1      49.0      48.5    +0.5
MAR       75.0/+6.8      49.8/+6.8      62.4      55.6    +6.8
APR       78.1/+1.8      53.6/+3.2      65.8      63.4    +2.4
MAY       83.4/-0.4      61.9/+2.4      72.7      71.7    +1.0
JUN       94.2/+4.2      71.7/+3.5      83.0      79.1    +3.9
JUL       99.2/+6.5      75.2/+3.6      87.2      82.2    +5.0
AUG       93.8/+3.1      74.8/+3.8      84.3      80.8    +3.5
SEP       89.2/+4.0      69.6/+5.4      79.4      74.7    +4.7
OCT       80.5/+4.4      56.0/+3.9      68.3      64.1    +4.2
NOV       70.6/+3.3      41.8/-0.5      56.2      54.8    +1.4
DEC       59.6/+1.4      39.9/+4.6      49.7      46.7    +3.0

JAN 2017  64.5/+8.5      43.0/+9.3      53.7      44.8    +8.9
FEB       71.4/+11.1     43.1/+6.3      57.2      48.5    +8.7
MAR       70.9/+2.7      44.1/+1.1      57.5      55.6    +1.9
APR       81.0/+4.7      57.7/+7.3      69.4      63.4    +6.0
MAY       85.2/+1.4      61.9/+2.4      73.6      71.7    +1.9
JUN       89.3/-0.7      70.1/+1.9      79.7      79.1    +0.6
JUL       93.7/+1.0      73.5/+1.9      83.6      82.2    +1.4
AUG       91.4/+0.7      73.2/+2.2      82.3      80.8    +1.5
SEP       88.6/+3.4      65.6/+1.4      77.1      74.7    +2.4
OCT       80.3/+4.2      55.8/+3.7      68.0      64.1    +3.9
NOV       70.1/+1.0      40.9/-0.5      55.5      55.2    +0.3

AUGUSTA GA BUSH FIELD 2015/2016/2017 MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
AND DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL...

          AVG HIGH/DEP   AVG LOW/DEP   AVG TEMP   NORM  DEPARTURE
JAN 2015  55.8/-2.1      32.1/-0.7     44.0       45.4    -1.4
FEB       55.4/-6.9      30.1/-5.8     42.8       49.1    -6.3
MAR       71.3/+1.4      45.3/+3.3     58.3       55.9    +2.4
APR       77.8/+0.5      54.9/+6.8     66.3       62.7    +3.6
MAY       86.7/+1.7      58.1/+0.8     72.4       71.1    +1.3
JUN       93.1/+2.1      68.1/+1.9     80.6       78.6    +2.0
JUL       95.8/+2.4      71.3/+1.5     83.6       81.6    +2.0
AUG       91.4/-0.4      69.8/+0.5     80.6       80.5    +0.1
SEP       85.5/-1.2      65.1/+2.5     75.3       74.6    +0.7
OCT       77.7/-2.1      52.4/+1.4     64.0       64.4    -0.4
NOV       70.2/+1.1      47.0/+5.6     58.6       55.2    +3.4
DEC       70.3/+10.3     48.3/+13.8    59.3       47.2   +12.1

JAN 2016  55.3/-2.6      33.1/+0.3     44.2       45.4    -1.2
FEB       61.7/-0.6      37.9/+2.0     49.8       49.0    +0.7
MAR       74.4/+4.5      47.1/+5.1     60.8       55.9    +4.9
APR       77.5/+0.2      50.1/+2.0     63.8       62.7    +1.2
MAY       83.2/-1.8      58.2/+0.9     70.7       71.1    -0.4
JUN       92.2/+1.2      68.8/+2.6     80.5       78.6    +1.9
JUL       97.5/+4.1      71.7/+1.9     84.6       81.6    +3.0
AUG       94.2/+2.4      72.1/+2.8     83.1       80.2    +2.6
SEP       88.9/+2.2      66.0/+3.4     77.4       74.6    +2.8
OCT       82.5/+4.8      53.8/+2.8     68.2       64.4    +3.8
NOV       73.4/+4.3      41.2/-0.2     57.3       55.2    +2.1
DEC       62.4/+2.4      41.8/+7.3     52.4       47.2    +5.2

JAN 2017  67.5/+9.6      43.5/+10.7    55.5       45.4   +10.1
FEB       73.2/+10.9     43.4/+7.5     58.3       49.1    +9.2
MAR       73.7/+3.8      43.8/+1.8     58.8       55.9    +2.9
APR       83.2/+5.9      55.4/+7.3     69.3       62.7    +6.6
MAY       87.1/+2.1      61.1/+3.8     74.1       71.1    +3.0
JUN       90.8/-0.2      69.4/+3.2     80.1       78.6    +1.5
JUL       94.3/+0.9      72.9/+3.1     83.6       81.6    +2.0
AUG       91.7/-0.1      72.8/+3.5     82.3       80.5    +1.8
SEP       87.4/+2.7      64.0/+1.4     76.7       74.6    +2.1
OCT       82.4/+4.7      54.7/+3.7     68.5       64.4    +4.1
NOV       68.9/+1.6      42.4/+0.1     55.6       54.8    +0.8

COLUMBIA SC METROPOLITAN AIRPORT 2015/2016/2017 MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION...

               TOTAL   NORMAL   DEPARTURE
              (INCHES)
JAN 2015       2.60     3.58    -0.98
FEB            4.76     3.61    +1.15
MAR            2.78     3.73    -0.95
APR            4.03     2.62    +1.41
MAY            1.71     2.97    -1.26
JUN            8.79     4.69    +4.10
JUL            1.53     5.46    -3.93
AUG            4.85     5.26    -0.41
SEP            6.15     3.54    +2.61
OCT           14.46     3.17   +11.29
NOV            5.47     2.74    +2.73
DEC            6.45     3.22    +3.23
ANNUAL        63.58    44.59   +18.99

JAN 2016       1.94     3.58    -1.64
FEB            4.69     3.61    +1.08
MAR            1.88     3.73    -1.85
APR            2.80     2.62    +0.18
MAY            2.61     2.97    -0.36
JUN            2.39     4.69    -2.30
JUL            1.79     5.46    -3.67
AUG            4.83     5.26    -0.43
SEP            6.81     3.54    +3.27
OCT            2.09     3.27    -1.18
NOV            2.01     2.74    -0.73
DEC            3.35     3.22    +0.13
ANNUAL        39.55    44.59    -5.04

JAN 2017       7.04     3.58    +3.46
FEB            1.60     3.61    -2.01
MAR            2.38     3.73    -1.35
APR            6.11     2.62    +3.49
MAY            7.15     2.97    +4.18
JUN            5.13     4.69    +0.44
JUL            5.42     5.46    -0.04
AUG            1.92     5.26    -3.34
SEP            4.55     3.54    +1.01
OCT            1.57     3.17    -1.60
NOV            1.28     2.74    -1.46

AUGUSTA GA BUSH FIELD 2015/2016/2017 MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...

               TOTAL   NORMAL   DEPARTURE
              (INCHES)
JAN 2015       2.10     3.91     -1.81
FEB            4.70     3.92     +0.78
MAR            3.04     4.18     -1.14
APR            4.86     2.84     +2.02
MAY            0.93     2.65     -1.72
JUN            3.50     4.72     -1.22
JUL            3.52     4.33     -0.81
AUG            3.74     4.32     -0.58
SEP            4.05     3.22     +0.83
OCT            4.62     3.27     +1.35
NOV            5.41     2.82     +2.59
DEC            6.92     3.39     +3.53
ANNUAL        47.39    43.57     +3.82

JAN 2016       1.66     3.91     -2.25
FEB            3.76     3.92     -0.16
MAR            3.18     4.18     -1.00
APR            4.42     2.84     +1.58
MAY            5.71     2.65     +3.06
JUN            2.87     4.72     -1.85
JUL            1.31     4.33     -3.02
AUG            3.66     4.32     -0.66
SEP            6.81     3.54     +3.27
OCT            4.45     3.17     +1.28
NOV            0.62     2.82     -2.20
DEC            4.41     3.39     +1.02
ANNUAL        38.27    43.57     -5.02

JAN 2017      10.13     3.91     +6.22
FEB            2.11     3.92     -1.81
MAR            1.77     4.18     -2.41
APR            2.60     2.84     -0.24
MAY            3.14     2.65     +0.69
JUN            3.52     4.72     -1.20
JUL            5.04     4.33     +0.71
AUG            5.87     4.32     +1.55
SEP            4.28     3.22     +1.06
OCT            0.83     3.27     -2.44
NOV            1.36     2.82     -1.46

The 3-Month Outlook for Winter
(December/January/February)...

The outlook calls for a 40 to 50 percent chance of above normal
temperatures with a 40 to 50 percent chance of below normal
precipitation.

Go to the Climate Prediction Center web page at
www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov for more details and the latest outlooks.

ENSO (EL NINO SOUTHERN OSCILLATION)...
...La Nina Advisory...

Equatorial sea surface temperatures are below average
across the central and eastern Pacific Ocean. La Nina conditions
are predicted to continue (65%-75%) at least through the Northern
Hemisphere Winter 2017-18.

Climate Outlooks and ENSO Discussions courtesy of NOAA Climate
Prediction Center...www.cpc.noaa.gov .

Note...much appreciation goes out to our NWS Cooperative Weather
Observers...CoCoRaHS (Community...Collaborative...Rain...Hail and
Snow Network) Observers...South Carolina State Climate Office...
Southeast Regional Climate Center...Richland County Emergency
Services...USGS and local weather partners for the data they provide
throughout the year. Their hard work and dedication is greatly
appreciated.

Temperature records for Columbia go back to 1887 and for Augusta
back to 1873. Precipitation records for Columbia go back to 1878
and for Augusta back to 1871.

Additional climate information, including current and archived
daily and monthly summaries, can be found on the National Weather
Service Columbia SC home page at http://www.weather.gov/cae .


$$

Vaughan

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