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State of the Season: Quiet Now, Uncertainty Looms Later

June 15, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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The Tropical Atlantic Ocean is quiet, which is typical for mid-June. However, uncertainty looms on how busy the season may become by August. Please note: Meteorologists from the South Carolina Emergency Information Network will publish an update on the state of the...

Recent Rain Helped, but Now It's Dry Again

June 14, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Cyndee O'Quinn
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Drier weather has returned to South Carolina, and it could last for several days. Last week's rain certainly eased drought conditions across some areas of the Palmetto State, but more rain is still needed in parts of the Lowcountry and Pee Dee regions. Moderate drought...

Flash Flood Watch Issued for Lowcountry Wednesday

June 11, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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Flash flooding is possible in the South Carolina Lowcountry Tuesday night and Wednesday, thanks to multiple rounds of showers and t-storms likely to hit the same areas over a short amount of time. The National Weather Service in Charleston issued a Flash Flood Watch Tuesday...

Flash Flood Watch Issued for the Upstate through Sunday

June 8, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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The risk of repeating rounds of heavy rain has forecasters in the South Carolina Upstate concerned about flash flooding. The National Weather Service offices in Columbia and Greenville-Spartanburg have issued a Flash Flood Watch for areas along the I-85 corridor, extending...

Weekend Washout Could be a Drought Buster

June 6, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
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Friday 12 pm Update : Rain showers have been widespread this morning along the border with North Carolina. Another round of scattered thunderstorms is expected across much of the state Friday afternoon and evening. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK has placed the...

2018 Was the Fourth Hottest Year on Record

June 5, 2019 - Posted in Weather by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
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2018 was the fourth hottest year in the modern record, part of a decades-long trend of warming. The record dates back to 1880, when it became possible to collect consistent, reliable temperatures around the planet. NASA and NOAA work together to track the temperatures, part...

Preparing for Hurricane Season

June 4, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Holly Bounds Jackson
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SC Department of Insurance Director Ray Farmer spoke with SCETV recently about the importance of getting flood insurance as soon as possible. It’s important to understand it takes 30 days before the insurance goes into effect. Just one inch of water can cause around $25,000...

Hurricane Season Begins with No South Carolina Threat

June 1, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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Saturday marks the official start of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season, and the second named storm of the year could already be developing. However, it poses no current threat to the United States. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center are watching a disturbance...

Historic Heat Expected Over the Holiday Weekend

May 24, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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The Palmetto State will be sizzling this Memorial Day Weekend, and the heat could be historic. Record highs dating back to the 1950's and 60's are in jeopardy of being broken or tied in several cities by Monday. Triple-digit temperatures are forecast across the Midlands...

First Storm of the Season Forms in the Atlantic

May 20, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
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UPDATE 7 PM MONDAY: The National Hurricane Center has begun advisories on Subtropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season. In a special statement issued just before 6 pm EDT, forecasters concluded that data from an Air Force Reserve...

Citizens' Academy Teaches Public How State, Local Governments Respond to Emergencies

May 14, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Tut Underwood
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The past few years of historic floods and hurricanes has amply demonstrated how subject South Carolina can be to severe weather emergencies. To help the public better understand how the state reacts to and deals with these situations, the S.C. Emergency Management Division...

NHC: Low Chance of Tropical Development in Atlantic This Weekend

May 1, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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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
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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
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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
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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...

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