Hurricane Expo in Bluffton June 1

May 17, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Holly Bounds Jackson
Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew at Hunting Island State Park.

The South Carolina Department of Insurance will host a Hurricane Expo on Saturday, June 1 at the Bluffton Home Depot (20 Gateway Village ) from 10am-1pm. There will be free kids activities, food, and giveaways. You can get a start on your home preparedness kit, get...

NHC: Low Chance of Tropical Development in Atlantic This Weekend

May 1, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman

Hurricane season is still a month away, but we're already watching a disturbance in the Atlantic. In a special preseason tropical weather outlook from the National Hurricane Center issued Wednesday, forecasters said a cluster of thunderstorms near The Bahamas had a “low...

Extensive Wind Damage Likely in Parts of South Carolina Today

April 19, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne

Update at 4:00 PM: Tornado Watches continue for most of the state, but the watch has been canceled for parts of the Low Country (including Charleston, Beaufort, Walterboro, and Hilton Head). Thunderstorms with damaging wind gusts will move through the Grand Strand area...

Tornado Watch Issued for Midlands and Upstate Regions

April 14, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne

UPDATE 1 PM SUNDAY: A Tornado Watch was issued by the National Weather Service for the Midlands and Upstate regions of South Carolina until 7 pm. The watch includes the cities of Columbia, Greenville, and Anderson, SC. A band of showers and thunderstorms that produced...

Severe T-Storm Watch for Most of South Carolina Until 10 pm Monday

April 8, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Cyndee O'Quinn

UPDATE 3 PM MONDAY A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for most of central and northern parts of South Carolina until 10 pm. At 3 pm, a line of strong thunderstorms was seen organizing on radar from just east of Anderson, SC to about 30 miles west of Augusta, GA...

South Carolina ETV, South Carolina Public Radio launch storytelling-focused weather service

April 8, 2019 - Posted in SCETV by Jeremy Cauthen
Weather in Context

For immediate release: April 8, 2019 COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) and South Carolina Public Radio today launched a new, storytelling-focused weather service. Located online at , the new service gives people in South...

The Hurricane Forecast Meteorologists Don't Want You to See

April 8, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman

Fewer hurricanes are expected this year than the last two seasons, according to renowned researcher Dr. Phil Klotzbach of Colorado State University. However, both of those seasons far outperformed expectations. Even Phil doesn't have much confidence in his forecast this...

Heavy Rain, Strong Winds Likely Tuesday from Coastal Storm

April 1, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne

A coastal storm is forecast to form late tonight near the Northeast Florida coast and intensify as it hugs the South Carolina coast Tuesday morning. The impacts from the storm will be felt across most of the state, ranging from heavy rain and gusty winds over the Midlands,...

Rain Chances Return Next Four Days

February 26, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman

The sun was in rare form Monday across South Carolina. It was out the entire day! Much of the state has experienced a prolong period of gloomy skies since the middle of the month. Columbia, for example, hadn't had a day with more than 50 percent sunshine since February 14th...

Growing Risk of Flash Flooding in Upstate South Carolina This Week

February 17, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Cyndee O'Quinn

Keep the umbrellas, rain jackets and galoshes handy. The extended forecast in upstate South Carolina is for rain, more rain. And then, more rain. So much water may fall that flash flooding will be a concern, forecasters at the National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg...

El Niño is Here and it's Already Affecting South Carolina

February 15, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman

Scientists at NOAA's Climate Prediction Center have officially declared an El Niño. It is a natural warming over the water in the eastern and/or Central Pacific Ocean that occurs every 2 to 7 years. The El Niño is expected to be weak and forecasters at the government agency...

Tropical Storm Michael Moving Away Quickly

October 11, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman

Flash flooding and tornadoes are the remaining risks from Tropical Storm Michael as it exits the Palmetto State Thursday afternoon. The heaviest rain is likely to fall in northern sections of the midlands and upstate regions, whereas the tornado risk is greatest in the...

Hurricane Florence Relief and Recovery

September 21, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Kaitlyn Cannon
Flooding in the Town of Cheraw, SC

With the damage Hurricane Florence has done and continues to do across the State of South Carolina, we talk to nonprofits like Harvest Hope and American Red Cross to hear about their efforts and storm preparations.

Florence Still Crawling as Catastrophic Flooding Continues

September 15, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
Additional Rain Florence

There IS an end in sight. It’s just not anytime soon for those that need it the most. Even though all tropical storm warnings have been cancelled, the persistent heavy rain and flash flooding from Tropical Storm Florence will continue for several more hours in portions of...

Hurricane Florence Continuing to Cause Outages for Santee Cooper

September 14, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Alfred Turner

Reports from Santee Cooper indicated that as of 3:30 p.m. Friday, some 38,900 Santee Cooper retail customers were without power due to early impacts from Hurricane Florence. Earlier in the afternoon outages peaked at 39,200, and crews were able to restore about 9,000...