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It got cold, but not too cold

Mar 29, 2011 10:02:00 AM - thestate.com
Temperatures stayed above freezing in much of South Carolina overnight. Even in the pockets that dipped below 32, the temperatures rose quickly back above 40.

Agriculture officials said most crops can withstand quick blasts of cold, so the unseasonably cool spell should cause few problems.

Of the cities with hourly temperature listings posted on the National Weather Service website, only Rock Hill made it below freezing this morning, with a low of 31. The Columbia Metropolitan Airport hit 33, which means traditionally colder areas in the Midlands fell below freezing.

The low at the Greenville-Spartanburg airport was 40, as clouds hung around longer in the Upstate and held in warmth.

By 9 a.m., temperatures had risen above 40 throughout the state, on the way to highs today in the 60s.

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