Weather

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...

Record Warmth Likely in South Carolina This Weekend

March 27, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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The second weekend of spring will feel more like the start of summer across the Palmetto State, and numerous record highs are even likely to be broken. A sprawling dome of high pressure is forecast to build across the Southeast in the coming days, which will promote sinking...

Heavy Rain and Strong Storms Likely to Return to the Palmetto State

March 24, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Marginal Risk of Severe Storms

The latest batch in the seemingly endless waves of heavy rainfall that have moved across the state this winter is on track to move through Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night. A stationary front extends east to west from near Georgetown to about Aiken at midday Tuesday...

More Rain Coming After a Record Wet Winter

March 2, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Rainfall Forecast through Thursday

Several more rounds of rain are on the way to the Palmetto State, adding to the record wet winter many areas of the state have officially recorded. Today marks the last day of meteorological winter (Dec through Feb) and it sure has been a wet season. Columbia (left) had its...

It's Not Your Imagination, SC Has Been Getting More Rain than Usual

February 27, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Linda Nunez
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Credit South Carolina State Climatology Office Lately, South Carolinians have been talking about the weather. Not as a mere pleasantry, but because we seem to be experiencing several days in a row of rain. Even your Facebook friends have probably either posted or commented...

A Touch of Snow Possible In Parts of South Carolina Thursday

February 19, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Potential Snowfall

UPDATE: A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Chesterfield, Lancaster, York, and Cherokee counties, valid from early Thursday morning through late Thursday night. It has been a mild and wet winter thus far in the Palmetto State. The “wet” is not likely to go away...

Final Bout of Rain Arriving Before Drier Weekend

February 12, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
River Flooding Forecast

Update as of 8:30 AM Thursday A line of strong thunderstorms, which prompted The National Weather Service to issue Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for Anderson, Pickens, and Oconee counties early Thursday morning, is moving eastward through the Upstate. Strong winds in the...

A Brief Lull in the Rain, But More Expected This Week

February 11, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Rainfall forecast

Update as of 3:00 PM Tuesday: The National Weather Service has canceled the Flash Flood Watch it had in effect over the Upstate. Scattered showers or an isolated strong thunderstorm are still possible Tuesday evening thanks to the passage of a weak front. Overall, a brief...

Tornado Watch issued for more of South Carolina

February 6, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
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A new Tornado Watch has been issued for the South Carolina Midlands until 8 PM. The watch includes the Columbia metropolitan area, Orangeburg, Sumter, and North Augusta. A line of severe thunderstorms, which has produced significant wind damage and possible tornadoes in the...

Tornado Watch for parts of the Upstate, Midlands

February 5, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
10:20 am update

Update as of 10:30 AM: A Tornado Watch is in effect until 5 PM for the entire upstate of South Carolina and for a portion of the Midlands to the west of Columbia. The watch includes Rock Hill, Greenville, Spartanburg, and Anderson. A line of thunderstorms, with damaging...

Strong Storm to Bring Rain, Damaging Wind Concerns Wednesday Night through Thursday Night

February 4, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Rainfall Forecast for South Carolina

Multiple weather-related hazards are possible Wednesday night and Thursday over a large portion of the Palmetto State. First round Wednesday night An increasingly warm and humid air mass will surge northward across the state Wednesday afternoon into Thursday. A fe showers...

Low Risk of Wind Damage From Approaching Front Saturday Night

January 10, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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A powerful storm is expected to move through the Central U.S. Saturday, sending a squall line of destructive storms through the Mid-South and dumping heavy snow on the Upper Midwest. The system is likely to weaken considerably before reaching South Carolina, but it still...

Significant Flash Flood Risk Today and Tonight

December 22, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
map of south carolina showing flood zones

Update as of 10:30 AM Monday: Heavy rain has overspread much of the Palmetto State and it’s expected to last into early Tuesday morning resulting in a significant risk for flash flooding. The National Weather Service has continued Flash Flood Watches for the Midlands, Pee...

Second Half of the Weekend Likely a Washout

December 20, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Rainfall Sunday into Monday

Swaths of heavy rain are expected to spread across the Palmetto State over the weekend. The rain will be heavy enough to cause river and street flooding, but there are still questions as to which parts of the state will see the greatest amounts. An area of low pressure is...

Another Round of Rain and Thunderstorms Overnight

December 13, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Rain Amounts Tonight

Heavy rain over spread much of the Palmetto State on Friday, prompting the issuance of Flood Advisories and Warnings near the Columbia and North Augusta areas. Data from Doppler radar and rain gauges indicate that 2 to 4 inches of rain has accumulated over the Midlands...

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