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Chances Increasing that a Subtropical Storm Will Develop Near Bahamas This Weekend

May 12, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Dr. Athena Masson
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WEDNESDAY MIDDAY UPDATE: There is now a “high” chance of subtropical development near or north of the Bahamas this weekend, according to the 8 am outlook from the National Hurricane Center. Forecasters place the probability that a depression or storm will form at 70 percent...

Unusual Late Season Frost Possible This Weekend

May 8, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
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Patches of frost are becoming increasingly likely over northern South Carolina this weekend. A strong cold front that is expected to bring showers to much of the state Friday into Friday evening will have chilly air behind it. The air temperature on Saturday is forecast to...

Squall Line Likely to Move through South Carolina Wednesday Night

April 28, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Severe Storm Risk Wednesday Night

Update as of Noon Wednesday: Mostly sunny skies over the Palmetto State early Wednesday afternoon are not expected to last much longer. Showers and a few thunderstorms could develop over the Upstate as soon as the late afternoon hours. Nearly all high-resolution model...

Risk of Severe Storms Continues for Lowcountry, Grand Strand Thursday Afternoon and Evening

April 22, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Athena Masson
Severe Storm Timing Thursday

UPDATE as of Noon EDT Thursday: The Enhanced Risk has lessened across the Palmetto State for Thursday with most of the heavy activity expected to be in the southeast part of the state. A Slight Risk (risk level 2 out of 5) is in place for eastern parts of the Midlands and...

Turbulent Weather Possible Again Thursday

April 21, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Another Storm Risk on Thursday

Strong, damaging winds, tornadoes, and hail are possible for the third time in as many weeks on Thursday in the Palmetto State. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center issued an "enhanced risk" (a level 3 out of 5) for the Lowcountry and Central Savannah River areas of the state,...

Wind Damage, Tornado Risk Returns Sunday Night

April 19, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Dr. Athena Masson
Weather Risk

Damaging winds, isolated tornadoes, and heavy rain are likely across portions of the Palmetto State beginning Sunday evening, lasting into Monday morning. Locations at greatest risk for the destructive storms are the Lowcountry, PeeDee and Grand Strand regions. A warm front...

Strong Storms Return to the Palmetto State Sunday Night and Monday

April 17, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Dr. Athena Masson
Possible Strong Storms

Damaging winds, isolated tornadoes, and heavy rain are likely across the Palmetto State beginning Sunday evening, and lasting into Monday morning. A low pressure system is forecast to develop over the Southern Plains Sunday and move into the lower Tennessee Valley Sunday...

Tornadoes Take Lives from the Lowcountry to the Upstate

April 13, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Scott Morgan
Destruction in Givhans in Dorchester County following deadly storms

It's being called the most significant severe weather outbreak in South Carolina in 12 years and already it's claimed nine lives. "This is a very rare situation that I've only faced working in different parts of the country several times in my career," said Richard Okulski...

Tornado Watches for much of South Carolina

April 13, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Tornado Watches This Morning

A Tornado Watch is in effect for much of the Upstate region until 8 AM, while the Midlands and Lowcountry is under a Tornado Watch until 11 AM. Additional watches are likely to be issued for the Pee Dee and Grand Strand areas later this morning. Thunderstorms have produced...

Strong Tornadoes and Widespread Strong Winds Likely Overnight into Monday morning

April 12, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Severe Storm Risk and Timing

A line of intense thunderstorms is expected to bring the potential for widespread damaging winds and a few strong tornadoes to the Palmetto State late Sunday night into Monday morning. Tornadoes have been observed in northern Louisiana late Sunday morning. These storms are...

Risk of Damaging Storms Sunday Night into Monday

April 10, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Severe Risk Sunday Night into Monday

Thunderstorms capable of producing destructive wind gusts up to 70 mph are possible across a large area of the Palmetto State late Sunday night or Monday morning. A few tornadoes are also possible, along with heavy rainfall, ahead of a powerful cold front that is expected...

Strong, Gusty Storms Possible Later Wednesday into Thursday Morning

April 8, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Weather Warning

A complex of strong thunderstorms, a few of which will be capable of producing wind damage, is forecast to move across the Palmetto State early Thursday morning. A stray thunderstorm or two is also possible Wednesday afternoon across the northern tier of the state, capable...

Early Signs Point to an Active Hurricane Season Ahead

April 2, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Dr. Athena Masson
Hurricane Forecast

Scientists say this year’s Atlantic hurricane season could be more active than normal, but stress the role uncertainty plays 60 days out. The Colorado State University (CSU) Tropical Meteorology Project team, led by Dr. Phil Klotzbach, is predicting 16 named storms, eight...

Strong Storms Possible in the Lowcountry Tuesday Afternoon and Evening

March 31, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
Tornado Watch

Update Tuesday 2:30 PM ET: A Tornado Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service until 9:00 PM EST. The watch includes the following counties in South Carolina: Allendale, Charleston, Hapton, Beaufort, Colleton, Jasper, Berkeley, and Dorchester. Update Tuesday 2...

Does Climate Have a Role in the Spread of COVID-19?

March 27, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Dr. Athena Masson
Covid-19 Study

SCEIN — COVID-19 could be more infectious and deadly than the flu, but only time will tell if the contagion is seasonal. The rapid spread of the virus has created an urgent need for researchers to find links to its spread. One possible factor is the climate. Uncertainty on...

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