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The Hurricane Forecast Meteorologists Don't Want You to See

April 8, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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Fewer hurricanes are expected this year than the last two seasons, according to renowned researcher Dr. Phil Klotzbach of Colorado State University. However, both of those seasons far outperformed expectations. Even Phil doesn't have much confidence in his forecast this...

Heavy Rain, Strong Winds Likely Tuesday from Coastal Storm

April 1, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
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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
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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
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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
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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...

Flash Flood and Severe Weather Risk in Eastern South Carolina Friday

December 14, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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Yet another strong storm system is approaching the Palmetto State. On a weekend, of course. But this one will bring all rain. And a lot of it. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for the Pee Dee region of South Carolina through Saturday afternoon, where two to four inches...

Season's First Winter Storm Arrives Sunday

December 8, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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The season's first winter storm is poised to move into portions of upstate South Carolina Sunday, where several inches of snow and sleet are expected. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect through midday Monday for areas along and west of the I-85 corridor from Anderson to...

Tropical Storm Michael Moving Away Quickly

October 11, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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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...

S.C. Remains in a State of Emergency for Affects from Hurricane Florence, Potential Impact from Hurricane Michael

October 10, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Kaitlyn Park
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Governor Henry McMaster today announced that the state of South Carolina remains in a state of emergency due to continued flooding from Hurricane Florence and potential impact from Hurricane Michael. Forecasters believe Hurricane Michael will weaken to a tropical storm...

FEMA Staging at Spartanburg Downtown Airport

October 1, 2018 - Posted in Weather by William Richardson
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Prior to Hurricane Florence making landfall on the Carolina coasts, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (F.E.M.A.) determined that Spartanburg, South Carolina was in an ideal location to pre-stage its assets to move in for post storm emergencies. The Spartanburg...

Georgetown Braces for Florence's Final Stop

September 28, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Victoria Hansen
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The city of Georgetown may get a bit of a reprieve as Hurricane’s Florence’s flood waters make a final push before heading out to sea. Georgetown County officials now say an updated flood anticipation map from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources shows a much...

FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams Working in South Carolina

September 27, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Alfred Turner
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FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance teams are working in South Carolina areas affected by Hurricane Florence, but survivors with uninsured or underinsured losses should not wait for one of these teams to arrive before they register with FEMA. DSA teams are equipped with...

Flooding Update: Governor McMaster on Florence's Aftermath

September 26, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Kaitlyn Park
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Governor Henry McMaster addressed the public in a press conference from South Carolina’s Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) this afternoon at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Governor McMaster began by saying that while the actual hurricane, Hurricane Florence...

Hurricane Florence Special Report

September 24, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Gavin Jackson
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Host Gavin Jackson examines Hurricane Florence and it's impact on South Carolina.

Florence Affects Darlington Cotton Farm

September 21, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Libby Dallis
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Another one of the state’s top industries is still feeling the effects of Florence. ETV Sumter visits the farming community.

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