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Dorian strengthening as it heads toward Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

August 28, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Tropical Storm Dorian Forecast Cone

Tropical Storm Dorian has strengthened overnight as it steadily approaches Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. There is still uncertainty in the future path and intensity of the storm, but trends in the computer models are toward a stronger storm as it approaches the...

Neither Tropical Storm Dorian or Tropical Depression Six are a Current Threat to South Carolina

August 27, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Tropical Storm Dorian Forecast Cone

Two tropical systems are churning through the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea in the weeks leading up to the climatological peak of the hurricane season: Tropical Storm Dorian and Tropical Depression Six. Tropical Storm Dorian was moving through the Windward Islands...

Tropical Storm Dorian Headed for the Caribbean

August 26, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Tropical Storm Dorian Forecast Cone

Tropical Storm Dorian is moving steadily westward toward the Caribbean. As of midday Monday, Tropical Storm Dorian was located 135 miles east-southeast of Barbados, and moving west-northwest at 14 mph. Tropical storm conditions are expected to arrive in the Windward Islands...

85% of All Hurricane Activity Occurs After This Date

August 15, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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More than 85 percent of all hurricane activity in the Atlantic Basin occurs after the middle of August. Some consider Aug. 15 as the “real” start to hurricane season. To others, like former FEMA administrator Craig Fugate, it’s synonymous with the start of football season...

Stormier Days Ahead in South Carolina Thanks to Slow-Moving Front

August 13, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
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Thunderstorms are likely to become more widespread across the Palmetto State over the next three days, thanks to an approaching front. The storms will provide some relief from the heat, but a few of them may become strong enough to produce damaging wind gusts and flash...

An Uptick in Atlantic Activity is Possible, but It May Be Temporary

August 2, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
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The most active part of the hurricane season are the months of August, September, and October. In this “State of the Season” report, we will assess trends in atmospheric and oceanic conditions around the globe that may lend clues on how the waters could behave over the next...

The Atlantic is About to Come Alive

July 31, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Tropics are becoming more active

The most active part of the hurricane season often begins in August. Right on-cue, at least one tropical system is likely to form in the Atlantic by the upcoming weekend. System Near Florida Only a Rain-Maker A tropical wave moving through Hispaniola Wednesday afternoon is...

Heat Wave to Break Tuesday, Thanks to a Strong Front

July 22, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Cyndee O'Quinn
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Update Tuesday 2:00 p.m. ET: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for eastern South Carolina until 10 p.m. A line of strong to severe thunderstorms are developing along and southeast of a cold front moving south towards the Lowcountry. Scattered damaging wind gusts...

Heat Wave expected to last into the weekend

July 18, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Ridge Holds Through The Weekend

The large heat dome that has prompted the issuance of heat advisories and warnings over a large swath of the central and eastern United States is making its presence felt here in South Carolina. Widespread temperatures in the mid to upper 90s, along with high humidity, will...

Barry To Drench Parts of the Gulf Coast

July 12, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Tropical Storm Barry Forecast Cone

Tropical Storm Barry is intensifying as it moves slowly toward the Louisiana Gulf coast. Barry was located 100 miles southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River, according to the advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center at 11 am Friday. The warm waters of the...

Tropical Storm Barry Forms in the Gulf of Mexico

July 11, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Tropical Storm Barry Forecast Cone

The National Hurricane Center says the tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico is now Tropical Storm Barry, and it could become a hurricane before hitting Louisiana this weekend. Barry was located 95 miles south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River, according to...

Likely Tropical Development in the Gulf

July 8, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Tropical Depression Likely To Form In the Gulf

A low that is over South Carolina and Georgia on Monday morning is likely to become a tropical depression later this week as it moves south into the northern Gulf of Mexico. There is a high probability (80%) that a tropical depression is likely to form by the end of the...

A Sizzling and Stormy Fourth Expected in South Carolina

July 3, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Megan Borowski
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Update Thursday 2:30 pm ET: Thunderstorms are blossoming across South Carolina at this hour. The strongest activity was noted on radar north of Columbia, near Rock Hill and Lancaster, where several Severe Thunderstorm Warnings have been issued. Another strong cluster of...

A Stormy Start... But What About the Rest of Summer?

June 28, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Cyndee O'Quinn
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It was a stormy start to summer with a severe weather outbreak threatening the Palmetto state on the first night of summer. An "enhanced risk" of severe thunderstorms was issued for two-thirds of the state on June 22 with multiple severe thunderstorm warnings across the...

Another Round of Strong Storms is Headed for South Carolina

June 24, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Megan Borowski
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Update 7 pm Monday: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was issued for the Upstate region through 1 am. Strong storms are moving into the region and have the potential to produce damaging wind and hail. A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for parts of GA, NC, SC, VA, WV...

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