Thursday, February 9, 2012
First freeze of February comes after warm January.
Saturday and Sunday evening will provide some of the coolest temperatures in a winter that has broken records as one of the warmest in history. Forecasters predict temperatures in the high 20s on both evenings followed by warmer, sunny weather during the daylight hours. In any normal winter, the slight dip below freezing would not be news, but the average temperature in January was 65 this year. Normally, the mercury hovers around 38 degrees, according to the National Weather service. The warming trend is being noticed outside the Charleston area, too. A report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has identified January 2012 as the fourth-warmest January on record for the contiguous United States, according to a new …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
As temperature nears 100 degrees, it could feel as hot as 110.
It's starting to feel a lot less like news and a lot more like business as usual, but the Charleston region is under another heat advisory today. The advisory runs from 1-7 p.m. with the temperature and humidity bringing the heat index up to 110 degrees. The National Weather Service recommends rescheduling outside activities, getting them done this morning or waiting until later this evening. Wear light clothes, stay hydrated, and stay cool. If you are outside, take breaks in the shade whenever possible. And the seven-day forecast doesn't bode well for a breeze either. The weather service is expecting another day of record temperatures Thursday. Things are going to cool down only slightly by Friday, and heat advisories are expected through…
Friday, July 29, 2011
It's hot today, worse tomorrow.
We're under a heat advisory today until 8 p.m. The humidity and high temperatures are expected to drive the heat index to 107 degrees, and possibly as high as 110 degrees early this afternoon. The most intense heat is expected to pass by 6 p.m. The National Weather Service is warning people to avoid the outdoors and to take extra precautions if you do have to be out in the heat. Stay hydrated and in the shade whenever possible. And we're expected to get just as hot and bothered Saturday, as the temperature reaches as high as 98 degrees, pushing the heat index into the 105-110 degree range in the afternoon. Sunday will be another hot one, with the high at 96 degrees. But, hopefully, an afternoon shower will cool things off.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Heat index could reach 111 in Goose Creek.
This is starting to look like a good weekend to stay indoors. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Goose Creek area. From noon until 8 p.m. the high temperatures and stuffy humidity is expected to drive the heat index as high as 111 degrees in the area. Unlike the past few hot days where the worst temps were in the early afternoon, the NWS expects the dangerous levels to hang out into the evening. There are some standard tips: stay hydrated, stay cool, stay out of the sunshine, and check on relatives and neighbors. The weekend doesn't look like it will be much better. The heat index could reach 110 degrees on Saturday and its expected to be high through early next week.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
National Weather Service warns of 105 degree heat Wednesday through Monday.
It looks like another heatwave in the Lowcountry this week. The National Weather Service is warning that the heat index could climb higher than 105 degrees on Wednesday. The high temps and stuffy humidity could then hang out through the weekend. Be on the lookout for heat advisories or excessive heat warnings and we’d go ahead and modify your schedule, when possible, to stay indoors. The forecast puts temperatures in the mid-90s through the weekend as well as a chance of afternoon showers Thursday.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Heat-related illnesses expected as temperatures climb even higher than Tuesday.
It looks like it will be another hot one Wednesday as the National Weather Service issues an excessive heat warning from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. The stuffy humidity and temperatures near 100 degrees will make it feel like anywhere between 113 degrees and 117 degrees. The worst of the heat is expected between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. The National Weather Service is warning everyone to remain inside if at all possible, noting that even a short time in the heat can be dangerous. There are some standard tips: stay hydrated, stay cool, stay out of the sunshine, and check on relatives and neighbors. The NWS also warns not to leave pets or children unattended in cars, even with the window rolled down.