Columbia, Augusta and Charleston set records Wednesday for the lowest maximum temperature on Jan. 29. That’s why so much of the snow is still around.
The new records for highest temperature on Jan. 29 are 32 in Columbia, 31 in Augusta and 34 in downtown Charleston, according to the National Weather Service.
Columbia went 40 hours at freezing or colder, from 7 p.m. Tuesday through 11 a.m. Thursday. The temperature was a balmy 34 at noon. That’s the second time this month — the other was Jan. 7 — that Columbia had a full calendar day at 32 or below.