This study provides an overview of South Carolina’s climatic trends and variability over the last century. Most studies nationally have focused on large-scale temperature and precipitation trends, but examination of regional and local trends are needed to monitor the significance of the state’s climate signal and advance our understanding of the complex physical controls on the region’s climate. The behavior of several climatic elements since the 1900s were evaluated for 66 sites in South Carolina and bordering states to determine the variability of the system on annual, seasonal and decadal scales, including the use of threshold approaches to assess climate patterns. Results from the bordering states were not directly discussed, but were included in the study for continuity.

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