Saturday, February 16, 2013
Evening temperatures and rain will form snow in parts of Berkeley and Charleston counties.
Grab your sweaters, blankets and firewood, freezing temperatures will blanket the Charleston area over the next 24 hours. And yes, part of that forecast includes snow. Forecasts call for a small amount of the white stuff between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. this evening when temperatures dip below freezing and a small amount of rain falls. "The snow will begin mixing with the rain across the area between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., changing over to all snow in parts of Berkeley and northern Charleston counties by 10 p.m. to midnight," according to the National Weather Service Charleston. The snow event will be over by 1 a.m., and most forecasters do not expect there to be much accumulation, except for parts of Berkeley County near Lake Moultrie, which may …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Temperatures at or below freezing, with scattered frost.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for portions of the Lowcountry early Sunday morning. The warning will run from 2-8 a.m., with temperatures at or below freezing, along with scattered frost. According to the NWS, temperatures will be at or below freezing for three to five hours inland and one to three hours closer to Hwy. 17. Outdoor plants will likely be damaged unless protective measures are taken. The weather service also notes a freeze warning may be necessary Monday morning.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
A Tornado Warning is in effect for Charleston County until 4:15 p.m.
Update: At 4:42 p.m. the National Weather Service cancelled the Tornado Warning for Charleston County. Update: At 4:12 p.m. the National Weather Service extended the Tornado Warning for Southeastern Charleston County until 5 p.m. The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning for Charleston County until 4:15 p.m. Thursday. At 3:44 p.m. two water spouts were spotted off of Edisto Island heading inland according to WeatherUnderground.com
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
June 24-30 is National Lightning Awareness Week.
Summer is the peak season for one of the nation's deadliest weather phenomena— lightning. But don't be fooled, lightning strikes year round, and sometimes with deadly consequences. June 24-30 is National Lightning Awareness Week. Although the average annual number of lightning deaths has dropped from 73 to 55, NOAA and its lightning safety partners believe that’s still too many and urge the public, “When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!” Click here to watch the National Weather Service's message on lightning. To date, there have been four deaths in 2012. In May, a lightning strike to a Summerville home displaced a family. Hundreds of people are permanently injured each year. People struck by lightning suffer from a variety of long-term, …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
NWS suggests extreme caution for individuals planning to burn.
Weather conditions will increase the chances of fire danger into Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. The forecast calls for low humidity and increased winds up to 25 mph. "The combination of gusty northwest winds, critically low humidity around 20 percent and very dry fuels will lead to an enhanced fire danger," according to a special weather statement from the NWS. If planning a controlled burn, individuals are encouraged to check with local permitting authorities and, if allowed to burn, use extreme caution.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The drill is part of the annual Severe Weather Awareness Week
A statewide tornado drill has been scheduled for Tuesday morning in South Carolina. The drill, which will happen at 9 a.m., is part of Severe Weather Awareness Week sponsored by the South Carolina Emergency Management Division and the National Weather Service. Organizers say that Tuesday's drill is a good time for community members to test their tornado plan. What's the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning? Emergency management officials said during a watch that weather conditions are such that tornadoes are likely to develop. A tornado warning is issued when a tornado has been sighted or indicated by radar. When a tornado watch is issued, you should: When a tornado warning is issued, you should:
Friday, February 24, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties
Severe weather is on its way to the Lowcountry. At 4:57 p.m. Friday the National Weather Service in Charleston issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the tri-county area until 6 p.m. Meteorologists identified severe thunderstorms in a line of weather heading east at 70 mph. NWS said to prepare for damaging winds with gusts up to 60 mph and quarter size hail. The counties are also under a Tornado Watch until 8 p.m. tonight.
Monday, February 20, 2012
National Weather Service puts Lowcountry under tornado watch until 8 p.m. Friday.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch advisory for Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties until 8 p.m. Friday. A tornado watch means there is a possibility of tornado development. A warning means that a tornado has been spotted in the area. Unseasonably warm and moist air combined with the strong winds have created the potential for a tornado, according to the weather service. Potential thunderstorms have added to the conditions. The most severe weather should be between 1 and 7 p.m. Friday. The weather service advises residents in southeast South Carolina to continue to monitor the latest weather conditions throughout the day.
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 …
Friday, November 11, 2011
Cold temperatures to stick around into the morning.
A freeze warning is in effect from 2-8 a.m. Saturday morning. The National Weather Service is predicting freezing temperatures and widespread frost, with temperatures just below freezing, between 29 degrees and 32 degrees. The coldest temperatures are expected to still be around as we wake up Saturday morning, between 4-7 a.m. The widespread frost is expected to kill sensitive vegetation. Temperatures are expected to improve during the day on Saturday, with the high near 66 and the low Saturday night around 42.