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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Columbia SC
1130 AM Fri Dec 06 2019

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

...Climate Summary for November...

...Below Normal Temperatures During November...
...Near Normal Precipitation Across the Region...
...Steady Rainfall Eases Drought Across the Midlands and CSRA...


November began with temperatures below normal and that trend
continued through the remainder of the month. Additionally, rainfall
across the Midlands and Central Savannah River Area was close to
normal. It was the 18th coldest November on record at Columbia as
temperatures were 3.5 degrees below normal.

It was the 3rd coldest November on record at the NWS Coop site at
Bamberg. Records for Bamberg began in 1951. Here are the top 3
coldest November years.

1. 49.2 degrees in 1976
2. 51.1 degrees in 2014
3. 51.4 degrees in 2019

It was the 4th coldest November on record at the NWS Coop site at
the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Records for the USC
site began in 1954. Here are the top 5 coldest November years.

1. 50.5 degrees in 1976
2. 52.3 degrees in 2019, 2014, 1997 and 1976

It was the 5th coldest November on record at the NWS Coop site at
the Orangeburg Water Plant. Records for Orangeburg began in 1953.
Here are the top 5 coldest November years.

1. 47.6 degrees in 1976
2. 49.7 degrees in 2014
3. 50.0 degrees in 2008
4. 50.5 degrees in 2012
5. 50.8 degrees in 2019


.Augusta Average Temperatures...

The average temperature at Augusta Regional Bush Field for November
was 52.9 degrees or 2.3 degrees below the normal of 55.2 degrees.


.Columbia Average Temperatures...

The average temperature at Columbia Metro Airport for November was
51.3 degrees or 3.5 degrees below the normal of 54.8 degrees.


.Augusta Rainfall...

Augusta Bush Field received 2.62 inches of rainfall during November,
0.20 inches below the normal of 2.82 inches.


.Columbia Rainfall...

Columbia Metro Airport received 3.00 inches of rainfall during
November, 0.26 inches above the normal of 2.74 inches.


Here are some of the highest NWS Coop Observer monthly rainfall
totals for November 2019:

WYNG1 Waynesboro..................4.82 inches
MANS1 Manning.....................4.45 inches
EDFS1 Edgefield....................4.25 inches
NRTS1 North 5 E...................3.92 inches

Here are some of the highest CoCoRaHS Observers monthly rainfall
totals for November 2019:

SC-SM-20  Sumter 3.6 SSW..........4.87 inches
SC-LN-10  Indian Land 4.7 S.......4.62 inches
SC-LX-122 Pelion 4.7 W............3.72 inches
SC-MC-5   McCormick 2.3 W.........3.59 inches
SC-CA-18  Swansea 5.7 ENE.........3.47 inches

GA-CU-3   Evans 2.1 NNW...........4.20 inches
GA-MD-1   Thomson 2.5 S...........3.74 inches
GA-CU-6   Martinez 0.9 NW.........3.69 inches
GA-BK-9   S. Augusta 4.1 S........2.37 inches
GA-LC-2   Tignall 10.2 NE.........2.14 inches


Highest Wind Gusts at ASOS Sites During November:

Augusta Bush Field (AGS)..............42 mph on the 7th
Columbia Metro Airport (CAE)..........37 mph on the 23rd
Orangeburg County Airport (OGB).......34 mph on the 7th
Columbia Hamilton Owens Field (CUB)...32 mph on the 23rd
Augusta Hamilton Owens Field (DNL)....29 mph on the 7th


Highest Wind Gusts on the area lakes during November:

Lake Murray Towers USGS (IRMS1).......36 mph on the 24th
Lake Murray Flotilla Island (LMFS1)...33 mph on the 23rd
Lake Thurmond Dam (CHDS1).............32 mph on the 23rd
Lake Wateree Dam (WATS1)..............25 mph on the 23rd

Lake Murray Water Temperatures (near surface) at The Towers for
November:

Warmest...71.4F on the 1st.
Coolest...59.9F on the 30th.


Temperature/Precipitation Records Tied or Broken during the month
of November:

Augusta...

None


Columbia...

None



Events...

November 7th...Widespread rainfall event across the Midlands and
Central Savannah River Area. An area of low pressure developed along
an approaching cold front. This produced rainfall amounts from one
half inch up to over 2 inches across portions of the region. This
system helped ease the drought conditions across the area.

Here are some of the 24 hour rainfall reports from the event:

Location                     Amount    Time/Date       Provider

Sumter 3.6 SSW               2.34 in   0709 AM 11/08   COCORAHS
Eastover ESD                 2.33 in   0700 AM 11/08   RC-WINDS
Gadsden                      2.33 in   0700 AM 11/08   RC-WINDS
Congaree Run Fire Stn        1.70 in   0700 AM 11/08   RC-WINDS
Wateree (Richland County)    1.66 in   0700 AM 11/08   RC-WINDS
Hopkins                      1.65 in   0700 AM 11/08   RC-WINDS
Sumter 1.1 SSW               1.50 in   0600 AM 11/08   COCORAHS
Horrell Hill                 1.46 in   0700 AM 11/08   RC-WINDS
Sumter                       1.45 in   0746 AM 11/08   CWOP
Mcentire Ang                 1.43 in   0656 AM 11/08   AWOS
Richland Co Detention Ctr    1.42 in   0700 AM 11/08   RC-WINDS
Pinewood                     1.32 in   0700 AM 11/08   CWOP
North 5.1 NE                 1.32 in   0700 AM 11/08   COCORAHS
Swansea 3.9 ENE              1.30 in   0700 AM 11/08   COOP
Sumter WeatherSTEM           1.24 in   0700 AM 11/08   Mesonet
Leesburg - Hwy 601           1.22 in   0700 AM 11/08   RC-WINDS
Congaree                     1.18 in   0747 AM 11/08   RAWS
Lwr Richland Fire Stn        1.18 in   0700 AM 11/08   RC-WINDS
Aiken                        1.14 in   0740 AM 11/08   CWOP
Red Bank area                1.07 in   0734 AM 11/08   CWOP
Shaw AFB Sumter              1.06 in   0656 AM 11/08   AWOS
Lexington Co Airport-Pelion  1.06 in   0700 AM 11/08   RC-WINDS
Pinewood                     1.03 in   0700 AM 11/08   CWOP
Sumter 0.2 NE                1.03 in   0546 AM 11/08   COCORAHS
Sumter                       1.00 in   0730 AM 11/08   CWOP
Neeses 7.0 SE                0.98 in   0700 AM 11/08   COCORAHS
Orangeburg                   0.96 in   0746 AM 11/08   CWOP
SCEMD                        0.95 in   0700 AM 11/08   RC-WINDS
Orangeburg                   0.94 in   0716 AM 11/08   RAWS
Aiken 8.3 E                  0.93 in   0700 AM 11/08   COCORAHS
Prosperity 4.7 ENE           0.93 in   0700 AM 11/08   COCORAHS
Springfield 4.0 WNW          0.92 in   0700 AM 11/08   COCORAHS
Savriv                       0.86 in   0707 AM 11/08   RAWS
Santee 6.9 WSW               0.86 in   0700 AM 11/08   COCORAHS
Beech Island 4.7 NE          0.85 in   0734 AM 11/08   COCORAHS
Santee                       0.84 in   0748 AM 11/08   CWOP
Wagener 1.4 S                0.83 in   0700 AM 11/08   COCORAHS
0.9 SW Orangeburg            0.82 in   0545 AM 11/08   HADS
West Columbia                0.80 in   0745 AM 11/08   CWOP
Williston 4.3 NNW            0.79 in   0700 AM 11/08   COCORAHS
Santee Nwr                   0.77 in   0744 AM 11/08   RAWS
Fort Mill                    0.76 in   0746 AM 11/08   CWOP
Columbia                     0.76 in   0656 AM 11/08   ASOS
Orangeburg                   0.75 in   0724 AM 11/08   ASOS
Savraw                       0.75 in   0706 AM 11/08   RAWS
Carolina Sandhills           0.73 in   0614 AM 11/08   RAWS
Trenton 6.5 SSW              0.70 in   0700 AM 11/08   COCORAHS
Evans 3.0 N                  0.69 in   0733 AM 11/08   COCORAHS
North Augusta                0.67 in   0747 AM 11/08   CWOP
Orangeburg                   0.64 in   0744 AM 11/08   CWOP
Columbia 6.4 W               0.64 in   0700 AM 11/08   COCORAHS
3.0 S Fort Gordon            0.64 in   0415 AM 11/08   HADS
North Augusta                0.63 in   0746 AM 11/08   CWOP
Lexington 4.3 E              0.63 in   0700 AM 11/08   COCORAHS
Springfield                  0.60 in   0745 AM 11/08   CWOP
North Augusta                0.60 in   0748 AM 11/08   CWOP
Thomson-Mcduffie County Airp 0.60 in   0735 AM 11/08   AWOS
Barnwell 4.6 S               0.60 in   0700 AM 11/08   COCORAHS
Columbia Hamilton-Owens Airp 0.59 in   0653 AM 11/08   ASOS
Lexington 2.5 E              0.59 in   0700 AM 11/08   COCORAHS
2 E Cayce                    0.56 in   0750 AM 11/08   AWS
Lexington                    0.55 in   0745 AM 11/08   CWOP
Grovetown 4.5 NNW            0.55 in   0700 AM 11/08   COCORAHS
7.9 N Girard                 0.55 in   0715 AM 11/08   HADS
Augusta 4.2 W                0.54 in   0700 AM 11/08   COCORAHS
Mccrady Training Center      0.54 in   0733 AM 11/08   RAWS
Aiken 7.8 SSE                0.53 in   0700 AM 11/08   COCORAHS
Weir Tower                   0.53 in   0651 AM 11/08   RAWS
Gracewood                    0.52 in   0740 AM 11/08   CWOP
3.9 S Norway                 0.52 in   0630 AM 11/08   HADS
Grovetown 4.4 NNW            0.52 in   0530 AM 11/08   COCORAHS
Augusta Daniel               0.52 in   0653 AM 11/08   ASOS


November 9th and 10th...Cold morning temperatures across the
Midlands and CSRA. Cold Canadian high pressure settled in across the
Southeast and produced morning low temperatures in the middle 20s to
lower 30s across the region. This cold stretch ended the growing
season for much of the area.

Here are the morning low temperatures on the 9th:

Location                     Temp      Time/Date       Provider
Cedar Creek                   26 F     0730 AM 11/09   NWS COOP
Springhill                    26 F     0730 AM 11/09   RC-WINDS
Bear Creek                    26 F     0730 AM 11/09   RC-WINDS
Richland Co Landfill          26 F     0730 AM 11/09   RC-WINDS
Elgin                         27 F     0733 AM 11/09   CWOP
Fort Mill                     27 F     0653 AM 11/09   CWOP
Dutch Fork HS                 27 F     0730 AM 11/09   RC-WINDS
Saluda                        28 F     0735 AM 11/09   CWOP
Peak                          28 F     0616 AM 11/09   CWOP
Heath Springs                 28 F     0625 AM 11/09   AWS
Carolina Sandhills            28 F     0614 AM 11/09   RAWS
Lancaster                     28 F     0535 AM 11/09   AWOS
Crossroads Fire Station       28 F     0730 AM 11/09   RC-WINDS
Newberry Sheriff              28 F     0730 AM 11/09   RC-WINDS
Newberry                      28 F     0730 AM 11/09   AWS
Swansea 3.5 NE                29 F     0730 AM 11/09   NWS COOP
Pinewood                      29 F     0700 AM 11/09   CWOP
Lexington                     29 F     0715 AM 11/09   CWOP
Ridge Spring                  29 F     0735 AM 11/09   AWS
Lincolnton 4S                 29 F     0730 AM 11/09   NWS COOP
Irmo                          29 F     0730 AM 11/09   AWS
Mccrady Training Center       29 F     0733 AM 11/09   RAWS
Blythewood Fire Stn           29 F     0730 AM 11/09   RC-WINDS
Crane Creek                   29 F     0730 AM 11/09   RC-WINDS
Newberry (WEATHERSTEM)        30 F     0730 AM 11/09   MESOWEST
Gilbert                       30 F     0746 AM 11/09   CWOP
Wedgefield                    30 F     0700 AM 11/09   CWOP
Congaree                      30 F     0647 AM 11/09   RAWS
6.5 E Jefferson               30 F     0314 AM 11/09   HADS
Camden Woodward               30 F     0715 AM 11/09   AWOS
Cheraw                        30 F     0715 AM 11/09   AWOS
Newberry                      30 F     0735 AM 11/09   AWOS
1 ESE North                   30 F     0656 AM 11/09   AWOS
1.4 E North (NWS/FAA)         30 F     0656 AM 11/09   MESOWEST
Long Cane                     30 F     0612 AM 11/09   RAWS
Savriv                        30 F     0707 AM 11/09   RAWS
Weir Tower                    30 F     0651 AM 11/09   RAWS
Gilbert                       30 F     0730 AM 11/09   RC-WINDS


Here are the morning low temperatures on the 10th:

Location                     Temp      Time/Date       Provider
Cedar Crk                     26 F     0800 AM 11/10   COOP
Elgin                         27 F     0713 AM 11/10   CWOP
Pinewood                      28 F     0700 AM 11/10   CWOP
2 ESE Saluda                  28 F     0720 AM 11/10   AWS
Saluda                        28 F     0700 AM 11/10   CWOP
Mccrady Training Center       28 F     0733 AM 11/10   RAWS
Lancaster                     28 F     0655 AM 11/10   AWOS
Cheraw                        28 F     0655 AM 11/10   AWOS
Savriv                        28 F     0707 AM 11/10   RAWS
0.9 NE Lincolnton             28 F     0800 AM 11/10   COOP
Wedgefield                    29 F     0700 AM 11/10   CWOP
Mcentire Ang                  29 F     0656 AM 11/10   AWOS
Gilbert                       29 F     0731 AM 11/10   CWOP
Red Bank area                 29 F     0704 AM 11/10   CWOP
Lexington                     29 F     0646 AM 11/10   CWOP
1 S Pelion                    29 F     0634 AM 11/10   AWS
Long Cane Portable            29 F     0650 AM 11/10   RAWS
Wagener 1SW                   29 F     0900 AM 11/10   COOP
Sumter                        30 F     0716 AM 11/10   CWOP
Pinewood                      30 F     0701 AM 11/10   CWOP
Sumter Municipal Airport      30 F     0615 AM 11/10   AWOS
0.6 S Saluda                  30 F     0800 AM 11/10   COOP
Irmo                          30 F     0730 AM 11/10   AWS
Peak                          30 F     0715 AM 11/10   CWOP
Congaree                      30 F     0647 AM 11/10   RAWS
Springfield                   30 F     0745 AM 11/10   CWOP
Orangeburg                    30 F     0721 AM 11/10   CWOP
West Columbia                 30 F     0701 AM 11/10   CWOP
Fort Mill                     30 F     0654 AM 11/10   CWOP
Camden Woodward               30 F     0715 AM 11/10   AWOS
North Augusta                 30 F     0612 AM 11/10   CWOP
Long Cane                     30 F     0512 AM 11/10   RAWS
Santee Cooper Region Arpt     30 F     0655 AM 11/10   AWOS
Cheraw                        30 F     0738 AM 11/10   CWOP
Barnwell                      30 F     0655 AM 11/10   AWOS
Aiken                         30 F     0655 AM 11/10   AWOS
Fort Gordon                   30 F     0701 AM 11/10   RAWS
6 SSE Augusta                 30 F     0638 AM 11/10   AWS
Thomson-Mcduffie County Airp  30 F     0655 AM 11/10   AWOS


November 13th...Once again cold Canadian high pressure settled
southeast into the region producing cold morning temperatures.
Temperatures fell into the lower to middle 20s across much of the
area on the morning of the 13th.

Here are some of the morning low temperatures on the 13th:

Location                     Temp      Time/Date       Provider

Fort Mill                     23 F     0714 AM 11/13   CWOP
Heath Springs                 23 F     0735 AM 11/13   AWS
Newberry                      23 F     0705 AM 11/13   AWS
Cedar Crk                     24 F     0800 AM 11/13   COOP
Elgin                         24 F     0713 AM 11/13   CWOP
Lake Greenwood                24 F     0800 AM 11/13   COOP
Newberry WKDK                 24 F     0800 AM 11/13   COOP
Saluda                        24 F     0730 AM 11/13   CWOP
Carolina Sandhills            24 F     0714 AM 11/13   RAWS
Irmo                          24 F     0730 AM 11/13   AWS
Winnsboro                     24 F     0800 AM 11/13   COOP
Peak                          25 F     0732 AM 11/13   CWOP
Cheraw                        25 F     0655 AM 11/13   AWOS
Graniteville                  25 F     0800 AM 11/13   COOP
Newberry                      25 F     0715 AM 11/13   AWOS
Lancaster                     25 F     0715 AM 11/13   AWOS
Lincolnton                    25 F     0800 AM 11/13   COOP
Longtown                      25 F     0830 AM 11/13   COOP
Lugoff 2 NE                   25 F     0800 AM 11/13   COOP
Ridge Spring                  25 F     0745 AM 11/13   AWS
2 ESE Saluda                  25 F     0735 AM 11/13   AWS
Newberry (WEATHERSTEM)        26 F     0740 AM 11/13   MESOWEST
Springfield                   26 F     0725 AM 11/13   CWOP
Red Bank area                 26 F     0723 AM 11/13   CWOP
Gilbert                       26 F     0717 AM 11/13   CWOP
Pinewood                      26 F     0700 AM 11/13   CWOP
North Augusta                 26 F     0707 AM 11/13   CWOP
McEntire JNGB                 26 F     0656 AM 11/13   AWOS
Long Cane                     26 F     0712 AM 11/13   RAWS
Little Mountain               26 F     0900 AM 11/13   COOP
1 S Pelion                    26 F     0710 AM 11/13   AWS
Saluda                        26 F     0800 AM 11/13   COOP
Long Cane Portable            26 F     0650 AM 11/13   RAWS
Weir Tower                    26 F     0651 AM 11/13   RAWS
6 SSE Augusta                 27 F     0707 AM 11/13   AWS
Barnwell                      27 F     0800 AM 11/13   COOP
Cheraw                        27 F     0803 AM 11/13   CWOP
Evans                         27 F     0755 AM 11/13   CWOP
Aiken                         27 F     0800 AM 11/13   CWOP
Lugoff                        27 F     0749 AM 11/13   CWOP
North Augusta                 27 F     0749 AM 11/13   CWOP
Sumter                        27 F     0715 AM 11/13   CWOP
Pinewood                      27 F     0700 AM 11/13   CWOP
Wedgefield                    27 F     0700 AM 11/13   CWOP
Columbia                      27 F     0730 AM 11/13   CWOP
I-20 @ Columbia Weigh Statio  27 F     0720 AM 11/13   GADOT
2.5 N Grovetown               27 F     0700 AM 11/13   MESOWEST
Aiken                         27 F     0715 AM 11/13   AWOS
Camden Woodward               27 F     0735 AM 11/13   AWOS
Winnsboro                     27 F     0735 AM 11/13   AWOS
Shaw AFB Sumter               27 F     0656 AM 11/13   AWOS
North                         27 F     0656 AM 11/13   AWOS
North                         27 F     0656 AM 11/13   COOP
Savriv                        27 F     0607 AM 11/13   RAWS
Swansea                       27 F     0700 AM 11/13   COOP
Thomson                       27 F     0800 AM 11/13   COOP
5.6 SW Mccormick              27 F     0700 AM 11/13   HADS
McCrady Training Center       27 F     0733 AM 11/13   RAWS
Fort Gordon                   27 F     0701 AM 11/13   RAWS
Wagener 1SW                   27 F     0946 AM 11/13   COOP



YEAR TO DATE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION STATISTICS...

COLUMBIA SC METROPOLITAN AIRPORT 2018/2019 MONTHLY AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES AND DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL...

         AVG HIGH/DEP   AVG LOW/DEP   AVG TEMP    NORM  DEPARTURE
JAN 2018  55.5/-0.5      30.5/-3.2      43.0      44.8    -1.8
FEB       70.1/+9.8      49.6/+12.8     59.8      48.5   +11.3
MAR       65.8/-2.4      42.5/-0.5      54.2      55.6    -1.4
APR       75.1/-1.2      49.4/-1.0      62.3      63.4    -1.1
MAY       87.3/+1.4      66.5/+7.0      76.9      71.7    +5.2
JUN       93.8/+3.8      71.7/+3.5      82.8      79.1    +3.7
JUL       93.5/+0.8      73.5/+1.9      83.5      82.2    +1.3
AUG       92.9/+2.2      72.7/+1.7      82.8      80.8    +2.0
SEP       91.2/+6.0      72.6/+8.4      81.9      74.7    +7.2
OCT       79.6/+3.5      57.5/+5.4      68.5      64.1    +4.4
NOV       62.3/-5.0      43.2/+0.9      52.8      54.8    -2.0
DEC       58.5/+0.3      39.2/+3.9      48.8      46.7    +2.1
Annual    77.1/+1.6      55.7/+3.3      66.4      63.9    +2.5

JAN 2019  57.7/+1.7      36.3/+2.6      47.0      44.8    +2.2
FEB       65.1/+4.8      41.2/+4.4      53.2      48.5    +4.7
MAR       67.4/-0.8      42.7/+0.3      55.1      55.6    -0.5
APR       77.9/+1.6      52.7/+2.3      65.3      63.4    +1.9
MAY       89.2/+5.4      65.4/+5.9      77.3      71.7    +5.6
JUN       88.9/-1.1      68.2/ 0.0      78.5      79.1    -0.6
JUL       93.2/+2.9      72.2/+0.6      82.7      82.2    +0.5
AUG       92.5/+1.8      72.1/+1.1      82.3      80.8    +1.5
SEP       93.0/+7.8      68.9/+4.7      80.9      74.7    +6.2
OCT       82.0/+5.9      58.3/+6.2      70.1      64.1    +6.0
NOV       63.0/-4.3      39.6/-2.7      51.3      54.8    -3.5


AUGUSTA GA BUSH FIELD 2018/2019 MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
AND DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL...

         AVG HIGH/DEP   AVG LOW/DEP   AVG TEMP    NORM  DEPARTURE
JAN 2018  57.1/-0.8      29.2/-3.6     43.1       45.4    -2.3
FEB       71.6/+9.3      48.4/+12.5    60.0       49.1   +10.9
MAR       67.7/-2.2      41.2/-1.4     54.5       55.9    -1.4
APR       75.1/-2.2      46.1/-2.0     60.6       62.7    -2.1
MAY       86.4/+1.4      61.5/+4.2     74.0       71.1    +2.9
JUN       92.2/+1.2      68.7/+2.5     80.5       78.6    +1.9
JUL       91.2/-2.2      70.9/+1.1     81.0       81.6    -0.6
AUG       92.4/+0.6      70.4/+1.1     81.4       80.5    +0.9
SEP       92.4/+5.7      70.4/+7.8     81.4       74.6    +6.8
OCT       80.6/+2.9      56.7/+4.3     68.7       64.4    +4.3
NOV       64.3/-4.8      43.3/+1.9     53.8       55.2    -1.4
DEC       61.1/+1.1      40.5/+6.0     50.8       47.2    +3.6
Annual    77.7/+0.8      53.9/+2.9     65.8       63.9    +1.9


JAN 2019  60.7/+2.8      37.4/+4.6     49.1       45.4    +3.7
FEB       68.4/+6.1      43.2/+7.3     55.8       49.1    +6.7
MAR       71.2/+1.3      42.8/+0.8     57.0       55.9    +1.1
APR       80.0/+2.7      52.1/+4.0     66.0       62.7    +3.3
MAY       91.0/+6.0      64.1/+6.8     77.5       71.1    +6.4
JUN       90.7/-0.3      67.6/+1.4     79.2       78.6    +0.6
JUL       96.3/+2.9      71.1/+1.3     83.7       81.6    +2.1
AUG       93.7/+1.9      71.5/+2.2     82.6       80.5    +2.1
SEP       93.7/+7.0      66.8/+4.2     80.2       74.6    +5.6
OCT       83.3/+5.6      58.0/+7.0     70.6       64.4    +6.2
NOV       65.9/-3.2      40.0/-1.4     52.9       55.2    -2.3


COLUMBIA SC METROPOLITAN AIRPORT 2018/2019 MONTHLY/YEARLY
PRECIPITATION...

               TOTAL   NORMAL   DEPARTURE
              (INCHES)
JAN 2018       2.42     3.58    -1.16
FEB            1.61     3.61    -2.00
MAR            2.97     3.73    -0.76
APR            3.10     2.62    +0.48
MAY            2.76     2.97    -0.21
JUN            3.45     4.69    -1.24
JUL            3.68     5.46    -1.78
AUG            3.25     5.26    -2.01
SEP            6.09     3.54    +2.55
OCT            6.36     3.17    +3.22
NOV            6.55     2.74    +3.81
DEC            7.25     3.22    +4.03
Annual        49.52    44.59    +4.93

JAN 2019       3.07     3.58    -0.57
FEB            0.88     3.61    -2.73
MAR            2.61     3.73    -1.12
APR            2.86     2.62    +0.24
MAY            2.35     2.97    -0.62
JUN            8.03     4.69    +3.34
JUL            4.50     5.46    +0.96
AUG            1.40     5.26    -3.86
SEP            1.95     3.54    -1.59
OCT            2.36     3.17    -0.81
NOV            3.00     2.74    +0.26


AUGUSTA GA BUSH FIELD 2018/2019 MONTHLY/YEARLY PRECIPITATION...

               TOTAL   NORMAL   DEPARTURE
              (INCHES)
JAN 2018       2.09     3.91     -1.82
FEB            1.57     3.92     -2.35
MAR            3.21     4.18     -0.97
APR            3.47     2.84     +0.63
MAY            8.21     2.65     +5.56
JUN            5.19     4.72     +0.47
JUL            3.13     4.33     -1.20
AUG            4.28     4.32     -0.04
SEP            7.19     3.22     +3.97
OCT            4.58     3.27     +1.31
NOV            5.98     2.82     +3.16
DEC            5.94     3.39     +2.55
Annual        54.84    43.57    +11.27

Jan 2019       4.40     3.91     +0.49
FEB            1.14     3.92     -2.78
MAR            2.23     4.18     -1.95
APR            3.01     2.84     +0.17
MAY            3.70     2.65     +1.05
JUN            6.45     4.72     +1.73
JUL            1.39     4.33     -2.94
AUG           12.92     4.32     +8.60
SEP            0.77     3.22     -2.45
OCT            4.12     3.27     +0.85
NOV            2.62     2.82     -0.20



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

The outlook calls for a 33 to 40 percent chance of above normal
temperatures along with equal chance of above, below and normal
rainfall.

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)...
ENSO-neutral conditions are present.

Equatorial sea surface temperatures are near to above average across
much of the Pacific Ocean.

ENSO-neutral is favored during the Northern Hemisphere Winter 2019-
20 with a 70 percent chance of continuance. There is a 60 to 65
percent chance that ENSO-neutral conditions will continue through
Spring of 2020.

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 .

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LCV