- Associated Press - Thursday, December 24, 2015

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) - This year may bring the warmest Beaufort County Christmas in 141 years of recorded temperatures.

The Island Packet reports (https://bit.ly/1mh9w10) with projected highs of 81 degrees, December 25 is expected be 15 to 20 degrees warmer than average.

Meteorologists at the National Weather Service Charleston say high pressure off the East Coast is causing the unseasonable warm weather by funneling warm air into the area. The unusual weather pattern is expected to continue into early next week, bringing near record highs until at least Sunday.

Since the National Weather Service began keeping record on Beaufort County in 1871, there has only been one white Christmas on record - in 1989. The coldest Beaufort County Christmas was in 1983, with a low of 10 degrees and a high of 27 degrees.


Information from: The Island Packet, https://www.islandpacket.com

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