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...

Florence: It's Now All About the Flooding

September 14, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
Predicted path.

Hurricane Florence has slowed and is now crawling to the west at 6 mph. Life-threatening storm surge, inland flooding, and wind damage are imminent along the coast of North Carolina from Wilmington to the Outer Banks and stretching to northern portions of South Carolina...

Many in the Charleston Area Shelter in Place for Florence

September 14, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Victoria Hansen
Dunleavys Pub on Sullivan's Island is boarded up but open for business

Just hours before hurricane Florence slammed into North Carolina, Dallas Cone and his nearly 1 year-old daughter Hannah sat in the sand on Sullivan’s Island just outside of Charleston enjoying the cool breeze and growing waves. He admitted his family was poised to leave,...

Hurricane Florence Slows as It Approaches the Coast of North Carolina

September 13, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Jim Huffman

Hurricane Florence is now only moving at 5 mph. This will prolong the risks of life-threatening storm surge and wind damage, which are imminent along the coast of North Carolina from Wilmington to the Outer Banks. The first tornado warned cell associated with outer bands of...

South Carolina Braced for Hurricane Florence

September 13, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Derrec Becker
South Carolina Emergency Management Division logo

The South Carolina Emergency Response Team continues to track Hurricane Florence and remains fully dedicated to preparing for the storm's potential impact on South Carolina. Forecasters say that Florence is currently a Category 2 hurricane with the capacity to bring record...

Santee Cooper Crew Numbers Continue to Increase for Hurricane Recovery Effort

September 13, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Editor
Santee Cooper line workers stock trucks in Myrtle Beach on Thursday, in advance of Hurricane Florence.

Santee Cooper will have approximately 130 line and tree crews –roughly four times the number during normal conditions - working to restore outages on its system caused by Hurricane Florence, including more than 70 mutual aid and contract crews coming from Florida, Tennessee...

The Importance of HAM Radio During a Storm

September 13, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Aimee Crouch

With Hurricane Florence heading to the coast, communications could become an issue between emergency personnel. HAM, or amateur radio, is used when nothing else will work. S.C. Emergency Management Director, Kim Stenson said, "Amateur radio, ham radio, is extremely...

Nichols Prepares for Hurricane Florence, SCDNR Explains How Rain in NC impacts SC

September 12, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Thelisha Eaddy
Cars flooded in the parking lot of a Dollar General stoe

Flooding will be a major concern for parts of South Carolina, possibly during and after Hurricane Florence makes landfall. The town of Nichols, in Marion county, experienced severe flooding in 2016 during the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Disaster Recovery Coordinator...