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Tropical Cyclone History for Southeast South Carolina and Northern Portions of Southeast Georgia

Updated: September 18, 2017

Climatology:

During June and early July, the western Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico are the favored locations for tropical cyclone formation. By late July, this area shifts eastward and the frequency increases. Late August storms form over a broad area of the eastern Atlantic and extend to the Cape Verde Islands off the coast of Africa. The period from August 20 through September 15 shows a maximum of Cape Verde storms with peak frequency of Atlantic basin hurricanes on September 10. Most Cape Verde storms cross the Atlantic and turn northward then northeastward towards northern Europe before dissipating. A few may move far enough westward to be a threat to North America. Those storms that make landfall in the U.S. are generally severe since they have been over the warm waters gathering strength for days or even weeks. By the middle of September, the frequency of storm occurrence declines and the formation area returns to the still warm, shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. By the middle of November, tropical cyclone activity in the Atlantic basin has normally decreased.

For more information on tropical cyclone climatology check out the National Hurricane Center.

 

Statistics:

  • Since official records began in 1851, 56 tropical cyclones have made landfall in South Carolina and Georgia, as noted in the charts below.

  • 41 of these 56 storms made landfall in the NWS Charleston, SC "County Warning Area" (Charleston County, SC southward through McIntosh County, GA). This includes 25 hurricanes, 10 tropical storms, and 6 tropical depressions.
Decade
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Number/Intensity of Landfalling Storms

Per State

1851-1859 GA: Cat 3 (1)
1860-1869 SC: Cat 1 (1)
1870-1879 SC: Cat 1 (2)
1880-1889 SC: Cat 2 (1) / GA: TS (1), Cat 2 (1)
1890-1899 SC: Cat 1 (2), Cat 3 (1) / GA: Cat 3 (1)
1900-1909  
1910-1919 SC: TS (1), Cat 1 (1), Cat 2 (2) / GA: TD (1), TS (2)
1920-1929 SC: TS (1), Cat 1 (1)
1930-1939  
1940-1949 SC: Cat 2 (1) / GA: TS (1), Cat 2 (1)
1950-1959 SC: Cat 1 (1), Cat 2 (1), Cat 4 (1) / GA: TD (1)
1960-1969 GA: TS (1)
1970-1979 SC: TD (2), TS (1) / GA: Cat 2 (1)
1980-1989 SC: TD (1), Cat 1 (1), Cat 4 (1) / GA: TS (1)
1990-1999  
2000-2009 SC: TS (1), Cat 1 (2)
2010-2016 SC: TD (1), Cat 1 (1)

 

Storm Details:
Note: Storms that made landfall in the NWS Charleston, SC "County Warning Area" after 1851 (when official records began) are highlighted in red. Additional information for some storms can be obtained by clicking on the storm name and/or year. 

 

For more detailed storm information, refer to the National Hurricane Center's data archive. You can plot tracks of all storms on record back to 1851 via NOAA's Historical Hurricane Tracks webpage.

 

Year Date(s) Name/# Impacts
1600s
1686 Sep 4-5 Spanish Repulse Hurricane Drove ships onto land, destroyed crops, houses and livestock, and killed many people.
1700s
1700 Sep 14 Rising Sun Hurricane Produced severe storm surge flooding and caused damage to several ships, including the 800-ton Scottish ship, the "Rising Sun".  Killed 100+ people.
1713 Sep 16-17 Great Storm Hurricane made landfall north of Charleston causing significant property damage and at least 70 deaths.
1722 Sep 19-21   Caused significant flooding.
1724 Aug 28   Brushed the SC/GA coasts.
1728 Aug 13-14   Hurricane made landfall south of Charleston causing much property and crop damage, particularly to shipping.
1752 Sep 13-15 Great Hurricane Very strong hurricane made landfall just south of Charleston and produced severe storm surge flooding, much property and crop damage and at least 95 deaths. It is likely the worst storm to ever hit Charleston and it occurred around the transition from the Julian to Gregorian calendars.
  Sep 30 - Oct 1   Hurricane grazed the coast producing widespread ship and crop damage.
1758 Aug 23   Hurricane swept the Georgia coastal waters and made landfall in SC.
1769 Sep 5-6   Remained offshore but produced heavy damage to shipping and crops.
1770 Jun 6-7   Manigault Papers describe a "great storm at night" which mainly affected coastal areas, destroying several boats.
1778 Aug 10   Storm with hurricane force winds moved along the SC coast making landfall north of Georgetown. Produced extensive damage to ships and crops near Charleston.
1781 Aug 10   Storm with hurricane force winds moved northward along the GA/SC coasts. Two British ships sunk.
1783 Oct 7-8   Strong storm struck just north and east of Charleston causing considerable damage to wharves.
1784 Sep 10   Major storm struck west of Charleston. Coastal islands were covered with storm surge, especially Sullivan's Island.
1787 Sep 19   Storm produced substantial damage to shipping, property, and crops from Beaufort to Georgetown.
1792 Oct 30-31   Storm passed just east of Charleston causing considerable damage in and around Charleston harbor.
1797 Oct 19-20   Landfall near Charleston. Caused considerable damage to ships and at least 14 deaths. High surge covered all the wharves.
1800s
1800 Oct 4-5   Hurricane near Charleston caused the most damage since the 1783 storm.
1804 Sep 7-8   Strong hurricane skirted the GA and SC coasts. Produced considerable wind damage, severe storm surge flooding (about 3 feet higher than the storm in 1752) and around 500 deaths.
1806 Aug 22   Storm passed off the SC coast and struck the NC coast. Produced significant damage near Georgetown with only minor damage in Charleston.
  Oct 8-9   TS or minimal hurricane hit SC.
1810 Sep 10   TS struck southwest of Charleston producing minor damage.
1811 Sep 10   TS likely made landfall north of Charleston producing a tornado in the city.
1813 Aug 27-28   Hurricane made landfall just north of Charleston. One of Charleston's worst storms with significant property damage and 15 to 20 deaths.
  Sep 16-17   Very strong hurricane made landfall around northeast FL/extreme southeast GA producing significant wind/surge damage.
1814 Jul 1   Tropical system caused a tornado near Charleston.
1815 Sep 1   Storm struck SC a glancing blow before moving into NC near Cape Lookout.
1820 Sep 10   A hurricane struck near the NC/SC border producing minor damage mainly north of Charleston.
1822 Sep 27-28   Strong hurricane made landfall between Charleston and Georgetown near Cape Romain producing hundreds of deaths.
1824 Sep 14-15   Strong (possibly Cat 3), but small hurricane made landfall on the GA coast between Jacksonville, FL and Savannah, GA near Saint Simons Island producing tremendous wind damage and storm surge flooding along with many deaths. 
1825 Jun 3-4   Hurricane struck SC a glancing blow. Trees and fences were leveled in Charleston.
1827 Aug 25   Tropical system grazed the coast.
1830 Aug 15   Hurricane passed just offshore but still produced moderate storm surge flooding at Winyah Bay and Georgetown.
1834 Sep 4   A small hurricane brushed the SC coast passing north and east of Charleston but producing major flooding in Georgetown with a significant loss of agriculture.
1835 Sep 18-19   Storm moved north inland from the GA/SC coasts producing minor damage.
1837 Aug 6-7   Storm made landfall near Jacksonville, FL but produced wind and surge damage along the GA coast.
  Aug 16-18 Calypso Hurricane Storm tracked just off the GA/SC coasts. Damage worse at Georgetown compared to Charleston.
  Aug 31-Sep 1   Landfall near Apalachee Bay, FL. Moved northeast and off the coast near the FL/GA border producing minor impacts.
  Oct 8-9 Racer's Storm Tracked along the Gulf Coast as a hurricane and then moved through GA and off the coast near Charleston.
1839 Aug 28   Hurricane hit just north of Charleston.
1842 Oct 4-6   Storm brought highest tides in many years to the Charleston area.
1846 Oct 10-12   Tropical system passed through interior SC from the south.
Offical Records Begin in 1851
1851 Aug 24   Landfall over central FL panhandle as a Cat 3 hurricane and then weakened to a TS over central GA before moving northeast through east-central SC.
1852 Aug 27-28   Landfall near the AL/MS border as a Cat 3 hurricane. Moved northeast across central GA and SC as a TS before moving off the coast near the NC/SC border.
1852 Oct 9-10   Landfall along the eastern FL panhandle as a Cat 2 hurricane. Moved northeast across southeast GA and eastern SC as a TS before moving out to sea off the NC coast.
1853 Oct 20-22   Cat 2 hurricane approached the GA coast but turned northeast and remained offshore before dissipating off the SC coast.
1854 Sep 7-9 Great Carolina Hurricane Landfall just south of Savannah, GA as a Cat 3 hurricane with an estimated pressure of 954 mb. Produced great property damage from wind and surge even around Charleston, SC. Savannah recorded a minimum pressure of 973 mb (28.74 in Hg) with 90 mph winds.
1856 Aug 31-Sep 1   Landfall near Panama City, FL as a Cat 2 hurricane before moving northeast into central GA and weakening into a TS. Tracked northeast through northeast SC and southeast NC before moving offshore across the NC Outer Banks.
1860  Aug 13-14   Landfall across eastern LA as a Cat 3 hurricane. Moved east northeast across southern AL and weakened into a TS. Then moved east across southern GA before moving off the coast near the SC/GA border.
1867 Jun 21-22   Landfall near Charleston, SC as a Cat 1 hurricane. Moved north-northeast across northeast SC as a TS before dissipating in NC.
1867 Oct 6-7   Landfall just north of Cedar Key, FL as a Cat 1 hurricane before weakening to a TS. Moved northeast and offshore near Jacksonville, FL before tracking well off the GA and SC coasts.
1868 Oct 4-5   Landfall along the central FL panhandle as a TS. Moved northeast across southeast GA before passing offshore remaining off the SC coast.
1871 Aug 18-23   Landfall along the southeast FL coast as a Cat 3 hurricane before weakening to a TS over central FL. Moved northeast off the GA coast before looping back into the coast near the FL/GA border and weakening to a TD across southwest GA.
1871 Aug 26-29   Landfall along the east-central coast of FL as a Cat 2 hurricane and then weakened into a TS over central FL. Tracked northwest into southwest GA and weakened to a TD before moving east-northeast across GA and out to sea off the southeast SC coast.
1871 Sep 6-7   Landfall near Cedar Key, FL as a Cat 1 hurricane. Moved northeast across FL and weakened into a TS before moving out to sea near Jacksonville. Remained off the SC/GA coasts.
1871 Oct 5-6   Landfall near the Big Bend area of FL as a TS. Moved northeast across southeast GA and extreme southern SC before tracking offshore.
1872 Oct 24   Landfall near Tampa, FL as a TS. Moved off the FL east coast and then north toward NC becoming a Cat 1 hurricane off the northern SC coast.
1873 Jun 2   Landfall near GA/FL border as a TS. Moved into south-central GA and weakened to a TD.
1873 Sep 19-20   Landfall at Apalachicola, FL as a Cat 1 hurricane. Moved northeast across southeast GA and extreme southeast SC as a TS before moving offshore.
1874 Sep 27-28   Landfall at Cedar Key, FL as a Cat 1 hurricane and then weakened to a TS before moving offshore near Jacksonville, FL. The storm then re-intensified to a Cat 1 hurricane off the GA coast before making another landfall near Charleston, SC. Produced downed telegraph lines in Charleston and extensive damage to rice crops along with 2 deaths.
1877 Sep 20-21   Landfall along the LA coast as a Cat 1 hurricane. Moved east northeast and made a second landfall along the western FL panhandle before weakening to a TS and moving across southeast GA and then out to sea staying well off the SC coast.
1877 Oct 3-4   Landfall at Panama City, FL as a Cat 3 hurricane. Moved northeast across southeast GA and weakened to a TS before moving across central SC. Produced high tides along the GA coast, including the highest along the Savannah River in years.
1878 Sep 11-12   Landfall in southwest FL as a TS from the south before moving back off the west coast of FL and intensifying into a Cat 2 hurricane. Made a second landfall in FL before moving northeast and offshore near Jacksonville, FL. Made a third landfall just south of Charleston, SC as a Cat 1 hurricane.
1878 Oct 11   Landfall along the central FL panhandle as a TS. Moved northeast across southeast GA and then offshore of the SC coast.
1879 Oct 27   Landfall near Cedar Key, FL as a TS. Moved northeast and off the FL east coast just south of Jacksonville and then well off the GA/SC coasts.
1880 Sep 8-9   Landfall along the eastern FL panhandle as a TS. Moved northeast off the coast near the GA/FL border and then tracked just offshore of the SC coast.
1880 Oct 8-9   Landfall near Cedar Key, FL as a Cat 1 hurricane. Moved northeast and off the GA coast. Produced minor to moderate damage along the GA/SC coasts. 37 MPH winds were reported at Charleston.
1881 Aug 27-28   Landfall just south of Savannah, GA as a Cat 2 hurricane with winds ~105 mph before moving west into central GA and weakening into a TS. Produced significant surge flooding (~15 feet surge in Beaufort), much property/crop damage and 700+ deaths.
1882 Oct 11   Landfall along the eastern FL panhandle as a Cat 1 hurricane before weakening to a TS before moving northeast and offshore the GA coast. Tracked just off the SC coast before re-strengthening into a Cat 1 hurricane off the NC coast.
1883 Sep 10-11   Hurricane moved across the Bahamas and then made landfall near the SC/NC border as a Cat 2 hurricane.
1884 Sep 10-12   Landfall south of Savannah, GA as a TS. Weakened to a TD over land and recurved out to sea off the SC coast before re-strengthening to a TS.
1885 Aug 24-25   Landfall near Charleston, SC as a Cat 2 hurricane causing severe damage and many deaths. Moved inland across eastern SC and NC before moving out to sea along the NC Outer Banks.
1885 Aug 31   Landfall along the central panhandle of FL as a TS. Moved northeast and out to sea off the GA coast.
1885 Sep 21   Landfall along the central panhandle of FL as a TS. Moved northeast and out to sea off the GA coast.
1885 Sep 30-Oct 1   Landfall along the southeast LA or MS coast as a TS before tracking east along the FL panhandle while weakening to a TD and then moving offshore near Jacksonville. Strengthened into a TS again and turned northeast but remained off the GA/SC coasts.
1885  Oct 12   Landfall along the Big Bend area of FL as a TS. Moved north across the SC midlands as a TS.
1886 Jun 21-22   Landfall along the Big Bend area of FL as a Cat 2 hurricane. Moved northeast into GA and weakened into a TS before moving through upstate SC. 44 MPH winds reported at Charleston.
1886 Jun 30-Jul 1   Landfall near Apalachicola, FL as a Cat 2 hurricane. Weakened to a TS over southeast GA and then continued moving northeast across the SC midlands. Produced heavy rainfall which led to much crop damage.
1886 Jul 18-19   Landfall along the west-central coast of FL as a Cat 1 hurricane. Weakened to a TS over northeast FL and then continued moving northeast off the coast near Jacksonville.
1887 Oct 19-20   Landfall in southeast LA as a Cat 1 hurricane. Weakened to a TS as it moved through southern MS/AL and then to a TD across south-central GA before moving through central SC.
1888 Sep 9-10   Landfall in southeast FL as a TS. Moved northwest across the FL peninsula and then northeast through southeast GA and the SC midlands as a TS.
1888  Oct 10-11   Landfall near Cedar Key, FL as a Cat 2 hurricane. Moved northeast off the FL coast near Jacksonville as a Cat 1 hurricane and then weakened to a TS off the GA/SC coasts before making landfall again around Cape Fear, NC.
1889 Jun 17-18   Landfall near Cedar Key, FL as a TS. Moved northeast off the FL coast near Jacksonville and then off the GA/SC coasts while intensifying slightly.
1889 Sep 23-24   Landfall across southeast LA as a Cat 1 hurricane. Moved northeast and made a second landfall near the MS/FL border before weakening into a TS and continuing through west-central SC. 45 mph winds reported at Charleston.
1893 Jun 15-16   Landfall north of Cedar Key, FL as a TS. Moved northeast through southeast GA and then just inland from the SC coast with winds around 60 mph.
1893 Aug 27-28 Great Sea Islands Landfall just south of Savannah, GA as a Cat 3 hurricane. Moved north-northeast through the SC Midlands and weakened into a Cat 1 hurricane before reaching Columbia, SC. The storm hit near high tide and produced a catastrophic storm surge of 16+ feet, wind gusts greater than 115 mph, significant damage northward through around Charleston and ~2,000 deaths (mostly due to the storm surge). Downtown Savannah was spared complete inundation. The storm essentially marked the beginning of the end of the phosphate industry in the area.
1893 Oct 3-4   Landfall in southeast LA as a Cat 4 hurricane. Moved northeast and weakened into a TS over south-central AL before continuing through central SC just west of Columbia.
1893 Oct 12-13   Moved northeast off the coasts of GA and SC before making landfall just north of Charleston, SC as a Cat 3 hurricane with 120 mph winds and minimum central pressure of 955 mb. Produced significant flooding due to already wet ground from previous storms.
1894 Sep 26-27   Landfall along southwest coast of FL as a Cat 2 hurricane. Moved north northeast and made a second landfall on Hilton Head Island, SC as a Cat 1 hurricane before moving northeast and passing just west of Charleston with winds around 80 mph.
1894 Oct 8-9   Landfall in Panama City, FL as a Cat 3 hurricane. Moved northeast across southeast GA and SC while weakening to a TS near or before reaching Charleston.
1896 Jul 7-8   Landfall across the western FL panhandle as a Cat 2 hurricane. Moved northeast and weakened to a TS before entering southwest GA and continued through central GA near Macon and then into western SC as a TD.
1896 Sep 29   Landfall near Cedar Key, FL as a Cat 3 hurricane. Moved north-northeast across southeast GA and weakened to a Cat 2 hurricane before reaching Savannah and then to a Cat 1 hurricane before reaching central NC. Significant wind damage occurred around Savannah and Beaufort.
1897 Sep 21-22   Moved northeast off the FL coast near New Smyrna Beach as a TS and then off the GA/SC coasts while slowly intensifying. Charleston reported winds near 50 mph.
1898 Aug 30-31   Landfall on Hilton Head Island, SC as a Cat 1 hurricane. Weakened into a TS near Springfield and continued moving west through central GA just south of Macon. Significant wind damage occurred around Savannah and saltwater from the storm surge wrecked rice crops along the Savannah and Ogeechee Rivers.
1898 Oct 1-3   Landfall at Cumberland Island, GA as a Cat 4 hurricane. Moved northwest into central GA and weakened into a Cat 1 hurricane over Telfair County and then to a TS southwest of Macon. Produced a storm tide near 20 feet on Jekyl Island (with some significant flooding even around Savannah), significant property damage across southeast GA and 179 deaths in the U.S..
1899 Aug 14-15   Cat 3 hurricane moved north from the Bahamas before turning northeast well off the GA/SC coasts.
1899 Oct 5-6   Moved northeast off the FL coast near Daytona Beach as a TS before becoming an extra-tropical storm off the SC coast.
1899 Oct 30-31   Landfall at Garden City, SC as a Cat 2 hurricane. Considerable damage, especially in NC. 58 mph winds occurred in Charleston, SC.
1900s
1900 Oct 12   Landfall north of Cedar Key, FL as a TS. Moved northeast and offshore near Jacksonville, FL before becoming an extra-tropical storm off the GA coast.
1901 Sep 17-18   Landfall along the western panhandle of FL as a TS. Moved northeast through central GA and southeast SC as a TS and off the coast near Myrtle Beach, SC.
1901 Sep 28   Landfall near Tallahassee, FL as a TS. Moved north near Albany, GA before becoming an extra-tropical storm south of Macon.
1902 Jun 14-15   Landfall along the big bend area of FL as a TS. Moved northeast across southeast GA and then the SC midlands east of Columbia as a TS.
1903 Sep 16   Landfall in Panama City, FL as a Cat 1 hurricane. Moved north and weakened into a TS over AL before turning northeast and weakening to a TD south of Atlanta and then dissipating northwest of Augusta.
1904 Sep 13-14   Landfall near Georgetown, SC as a Cat 1 hurricane. Produced excessive rain in northeast SC and 70 MPH winds at Georgetown.
1904 Nov 3-4   Landfall along the western panhandle of FL as a TS. Moved northeast across southeast GA and SC as a TD and then offshore near Georgetown.
1906 Sep 17-18   Landfall near Georgetown, SC as a Cat 1 hurricane. Moved west northwest and weakened into a TS over Williamsburg County before continuing through Columbia.
1906 Oct 20-21   Landfall in southeast FL as a Cat 3 hurricane. Moved northeast and off the southeast U.S. coast before looping back toward the coast and weakening into a Cat 1 hurricane off the SC coast. Continued southwest as a TS off the GA coast before making another landfall near Jacksonville, FL as a TS.
1907 Jun 29   Landfall along the western panhandle of FL as a TS. Moved northeast across southeast GA as a TS and offshore around St. Catherines Island before moving just off the SC coast.
1907 Sep 28-29   Landfall along the central panhandle of FL as a TS. Moved northeast across southeast GA as a TS and out to sea near the GA/SC border.
1908 May 27-28   TS moved north off the FL coast and then curved northeast and strengthened into a Cat 1 hurricane off the GA and SC coasts.
  Jul 29-30   TS moved north well off the FL coast and then strengthened into a Cat 1 hurricane off the GA and SC coasts.
1909 Jun 30-Jul 3   Landfall in southeast FL as a TS. Moved northwest and weakened into a TD before reaching southwest GA. Turned east through south-central GA and far southern SC before pushing offshore around Beaufort.
1910 Oct 18-20   Landfall in southwest FL as a Cat 2 hurricane. Moved north toward southeast GA while weakening to a TS and then moved northeast near the GA and SC coasts. Tides were unusually high for a TS due to the influence of the full moon, flooding Tybee Island and causing significant damage to cotton and rice crops. Winds at Savannah and Charleston never exceeded 60 mph and resulting damage was light.
1911 Aug 4-6   TD developed along the FL/AL border southwest of Dothan and moved east-northeast and off the GA coast around St. Catherines Island.
1911 Aug 27-30   Landfall on Hilton Head Island, SC as a Cat 2 hurricane. Moved slowly westward and weakened into a TS before reaching Statesboro, GA. Then continued into central GA while weakening to a TD before moving north and transitioning into an extra-tropical storm around Atlanta. Winds reached 110 mph in Beaufort, 96 mph in Savannah, 95 mph winds on Edisto Island and 94 mph winds at Charleston (before the anemometer broke) causing many trees, power lines, and telephone lines to fall. A significant storm surge produced extensive flood damage, especially from around Beaufort to Charleston. Much of the rice crops were destroyed, effectively ending the region's rice industry.
1912 Jul 14-16   Landfall near Altamaha Sound, GA as a TS. Slowly moved west across southern GA producing heavy rain.
1912 Sep 5-6   TS moved southwest off the SC coast before weakening into a TD and then making landfall on Ossabaw Island, GA.
1913 Oct 8-9   Landfall just north of Charleston, SC as a Cat 1 hurricane. Curved sharply northeast across the SC midlands before dissipating in NC. Produced heavy rain in northeast SC.
1914 Sep 16-17   Landfall at Amelia Island, GA as a TS. Moved west along the Gulf Coast before dissipating over LA.
1915 Aug 2-3   Landfall just south of Daytona Beach, FL as a Cat 1. Moved north-northwest through southeast GA and then north-northeast through central SC between Augusta and Columbia.
1915 Sep 4   Landfall east of Panama City, FL as a Cat 1 hurricane. Moved north-northeast into eastern AL while weakening into a TS and then into west-central GA.
1916 May 15-16   Landfall in the FL Keys while intensifying into a TS. Continued north and then northeast before moving offshore along the southern GA coast and then making another landfall around Beaufort, SC.
1916 Jul 13-14   TD developed north of the southeast Bahamas and then moved northwest, making landfall near Bulls Bay, SC as a Cat 2 hurricane. Moved northwest through SC as a TS before dissipating. The storm moved slowly and produced very heavy rainfall which caused severe river flooding.  Damage was significant, mostly north of Charleston and likely the worst in that area since the 1822 storm.
1916 Sep 5   Approached the SC coast as a TS but made landfall near Cape Fear, NC.
1916 Oct 4   Landfall at Sapelo Island, GA as a TS.
1917 Sep 29-30   Landfall at Fort Walton Beach, FL as a Cat 3 hurricane. Weakened into a TS before moving into southwest GA and became extra-tropical and dissipated just south of Vidalia, GA.
1919 Sep 30-Oct 1   TD developed northeast of the Bahamas and moved west before making landfall at Saint Simons Island, GA.
1923 Jun 26-27   Landfall near New Orleans, LA as a TS. Moved northeast and weakened to a TD before continuing east across southern GA. Moved offshore near Savannah and then re-strengthened into a TS just offshore.
1924 Sep 16-17   Landfall near Apalachicola, FL as a Cat 1 hurricane. Moved northeast and weakened into a TS before moving through southeast GA and then southeast SC.
1924 Sep 29   Landfall near Big Bend area of FL as a TS. Moved northeast into southeast GA and transitioned into an extra-tropical system before continuing through southeast SC.
1926 Jul 28-29   Landfall near Daytona Beach, FL as a Cat 2 hurricane. Moved northwest and weakened to a TS before tracking into southern GA.
1927 Oct 2-3   Landfall near Beaufort, SC as a TS. Produced 50 mph winds in Charleston.
1928 Aug 10   Landfall near Port Saint Lucie, FL as a Cat 2 hurricane. Moved northwest while weakening into a TD before moving north and then northeast through central GA and weakening into a TD. Became an extra-tropical system just west of Augusta, GA.
1928 Aug 14-15   Landfall just east of Apalachicola, FL as a TS. Moved north northwest into eastern AL.
1928 Sep 18 Lake Okeechobee Hurricane Landfall near West Palm Beach, FL as a Cat 4 hurricane. Recurved northeast and weakened into a Cat 1 hurricane before moving offshore around Jacksonville. Made another landfall near Beaufort, SC as a Cat 1 hurricane knocking down trees and power/phone lines. Produced 11+ inches of rain in Savannah which caused significant flooding and ~1 million in damage in Charleston.
1930 Sep 10-12   Landfall near Tampa, FL as a TS. Moved northeast while weakening into a TD before moving offshore near Daytona Beach, FL. Re-strengthened into a Cat 1 hurricane off the SC coast.
1932 Sep 15   Landfall around Big Bend area of FL as a TS. Moved northeast across extreme southeast GA as a TS and then off the SC coast before becoming an extra-tropical system as it continued northeast off the SC coast.
1933 Sep 5-7   Landfall in Palm Beach, FL as a Cat 3 hurricane. Moved northwest across FL and then northeast into GA as a TS before dissipating near the GA/SC border west of Augusta.
1934 Jul 22   TD developed off the southern SC/northern GA coasts and moved southwest into northeast FL.
1935 Sep 5 Labor Day Landfall just west of Cedar Keys, FL as a Cat 2 hurricane. Moved northeast into southeast GA as a Cat 1 hurricane and then weakened into a TS before crossing into SC east of Augusta. Produced heavy rain and 4 tornadoes in SC.
1937 Jul 30   Landfall just north of Tampa, FL as a TS. Moved northeast and offshore north of Daytona Beach before staying off the GA and SC coast.
1940 Aug 10-12   Landfall in extreme southeast SC as a Cat 2 hurricane. Moved west into GA and weakened into a TS. Produced a significant storm surge with the storm tide measured about 13 feet high, 10+ inches of rainfall (mostly across SC) and at least 33 deaths. The sea level pressure dropped to 28.81 in Hg (976 mb) at Savannah, which ties for the 3rd lowest reading on record.
1941 Oct 7-8   Landfall in Miami, FL as a Cat 2 hurricane. Moved northwest and made a second landfall along the central FL panhandle as a Cat 1 hurricane before recurving northeast and weakening to a TS across south-central GA and southern SC. Moved out to sea just north of  Charleston, SC.
1944 Aug 1   Category 1 hurricane approached SC from the southeast but curved more north well offshore making landfall near Cape Fear, NC.
1944 Oct 19-20   Landfall along the west central coast of FL as a Cat 2 hurricane. Moved northeast and weakened to a TS south of Jacksonville before continuing along the GA coast and through southeast SC. Produced heavy rain and $350,000 in damage.
1945 Jun 24-25   Landfall near Cedar Key, FL as a Cat 1 hurricane. Weakened into a TS before moving offshore south of Jacksonville, FL, then re-strengthened into a Cat 1 hurricane as it moved northeast of the GA and SC coasts.
1945 Sep 17   Landfall near Miami, FL as a Cat 4 hurricane. Moved northwest and then northeast and off the coast near Jacksonville, FL before making a second landfall near the GA/SC border as a TS. Produced high winds, moderate flooding, and tornadoes with $6-7 million damage.
1946 Jul 5   Extra-tropical storm formed off the GA/SC coasts and moved north just off the SC coast while becoming a tropical storm. Then made landfall in southeast NC near Cape Fear.
1946 Oct 8-9   Landfall near Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL as a Cat 1 hurricane. Moved north-northeast across southeast GA as a TS and entered SC near Augusta. Weakened into an extra-tropical storm and then moved northeast into eastern NC . Produced excessive rainfall.
1946 Nov 2-3   Landfall along southeast coast of FL as a TS. Moved northwest and weakened into a TD before moving northeast and offshore near Jacksonville, FL. The storm then dissipated off the GA coast.
1947 Oct 6-8   Landfall near FL/GA border as a TS. Made a counterclockwise loop over southwest GA/FL panhandle while weakening to a TD before moving north into upstate SC and dissipating.
1947 Oct 14-15   Landfall across southwest FL as a Cat 1 hurricane. Moved northeast off the FL coast and strengthened into a hurricane before turning west and making a second landfall just south of Savannah, GA as a Cat 2 hurricane with 90 knot (~105 mph) winds and minimum central pressure of 966 mb. Produced minor to moderate damage in Savannah as well as above normal tides in Charleston where minor flooding occurred. The sea level pressure dropped to 28.77 in Hg (974 mb) at Savannah, the lowest ever recorded there.
1949 Aug 27-28   Landfall in Palm Beach, FL as a Cat 4 hurricane. Moved northwest and then north across FL and then into south-central GA before weakening into a TS before crossing into upstate SC as a TS.
1950 Sep 6-7 Easy Landfall north of Tampa, FL as a Cat 3 hurricane. Made a counter-clockwise loop  near the coast and then weakened into a TS over central FL before eventually turning back northwest and through southern GA while weakening into a TD. Produced very heavy rainfall over the area, especially across coastal GA where 15+ inches fell, including 16 inches at Savannah, GA.
1950 Oct 18-19  King Landfall in Miami, FL as a Cat 4 hurricane. Moved north-northwest across FL and into south-central GA before weakening into a TS and then into AL as a TD.
1950 Oct 21-22 Love Landfall near the FL big bend area as a TS and then weakened into a TD as it tracked northeast through southeast GA before becoming extra-tropical near the Savannah River.
1952 Aug 27-28   TS formed off the northeast coast of SC and moved northwest making landfall around Myrtle Beach, SC. Little to no impact to southeast SC/GA.
1952 Aug 30-31 Able Landfall near Beaufort, SC as a Cat 2 hurricane with 85 knot winds and minimum central pressure of 980 mb. Produced 90 mph winds at Beaufort, heavy rainfall over eastern SC and 2 deaths and $3 million in damage in SC.
1953 Aug 31-Sep 1   TS approached the GA coast but weakened into a TD before making landfall south of Savannah, GA. The storm then moved inland through southeast GA and dissipated over central GA.
1954 May 28   TD developed off the GA coast and moved northeast off the SC coast while intensifying into a TS.
1954 Jul 10-11   TS developed just off the GA coast near Ossabaw Island and moved east northeast away from the coast while intensifying slightly.
1954 Oct 15 Hazel Landfall near the SC/NC border as a Cat 4 hurricane with 115 knot (~130 mph) winds and minimum central pressure of 938 mb. One of the most severe storms to ever hit SC with significant damage, mainly from Pawleys Island northward. Occurred during the highest astronomical tide cycles of the year which led to a storm surge ~ 18 feet. Produced $27 million in damage.
1956 Sep 25 Flossy Landfall at Destin, FL as a Cat 1 hurricane. Moved northeast and quickly weakened into a TS before becoming an extra-tropical storm southwest of Vidalia, GA. 
1956 Oct 16-17   Landfall in southern FL as a TS before moving northeast off the east-central FL coast and then staying east of the GA and SC coasts.
1957 Jun 8-9   Landfall at Apalachicola, FL as a TS. Moved northeast then out to sea near Savannah, GA producing heavy rainfall across southeast GA.
1957 Sep 8-9 Debbie Landfall just west of Panama City, FL as a TS. Moved northeast into southwest GA and weakened into a TD before quickly dissipating. Produced heavy rainfall across southeast GA into southern SC.
1958 Sep 26-27 Helene Approached the central/northern coast of SC from the southeast as a Cat 3 hurricane before curving northeast just off the NC coast. Produced minor coastal effects in southern SC with most of the rainfall north of Charleston.
1959 Jun 2 Arlene Landfall along the LA coast as a TS. Weakened into a TD and moved northeast before dissipating near Florence, SC. Rainfall was minimal across southeast SC/GA.
1959 Jul 7-9 Cindy Landfall just north of Charleston, SC near Bulls Bay as a Cat 1 hurricane with 65 knot (75 mph) winds. 56 knot (64 mph) winds were recorded at McClellanville along with 1 death. Storm tides were ~4 feet above normal and heavy rain fell. 
1959 Sep 28-29 Gracie Landfall near Beaufort, SC as a Cat 4 hurricane. Moved northwest past Columbia and weakened into a TS before moving into NC producing heavy rainfall which led to significant flooding as well as severe crop damage. Sustained winds were 115 knots (~130 mph) and the minimum central pressure was 951 mb at landfall with tides 6 feet above normal (~12 feet above MLLW). Fortunately, the highest storm surge occurred during low tide. However, the storm still caused extensive damage to southeast SC, mainly from around Beaufort to Charleston, along with 10 deaths in GA and SC.
1960 Jul 29 Brenda Landfall in Cedar Keys, FL as a TS. Moved through Savannah, GA and along the SC coast while producing heavy rainfall.
1960 Sep 11 Donna Landfall in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL as a Cat 3 hurricane. Tracked northeast off the FL coast while weakening to a Category 2 hurricane. Produced heavy rain, gusts near 70 mph on the coast near Charleston and 2 tornadoes that injured about 10 people and did considerable damage in the Charleston area.
1961 Sep 13-14   TD moved north from the Bahamas and moved north staying well offshore the GA and SC coasts.
1962 Aug 27 Alma TD made landfall near Fort Lauderdale, FL and then tracked northeast off the GA and SC coasts.
1963 Oct 24-26 Ginny Tracked north off the GA coast as a Cat 1 hurricane before intensifying into a Cat 2 hurricane and tracking northeast off the SC coast. Produced heavy rain and minor damage along the immediate SC coast.
1964 Jun 6-7   Landfall near Suwannee, FL as a TD. Tracked northeast and off the coast near Jacksonville before remaining off the GA and SC coasts. Produced ~3 inches of rain at Charleston, SC.
1964 Aug 28-30 Cleo Landfall in Palm Beach, FL as a Cat 2 hurricane. Moved north-northwest along the east coast of FL while weakening to a TS, then offshore around Jacksonville, FL before moving back onshore near Sapelo Island, GA as a TS. The storm then continued inland while weakening into a TD before reaching Augusta, GA, then began to shift north and then northeast into central NC. Produced gales along the coast, several tornadoes, and very heavy rainfall, including 8.68 inches at Vernon View, GA in Chatham County.
1964 Sep 9-13 Dora Landfall in St. Augustine, FL as a Cat 2 hurricane. Moved west toward the FL panhandle, then turned northeast through southeast GA near Statesboro and then through southeast SC producing heavy rainfall (widespread 3+ inches with localized 5+ inches), surge damage north to Tybee Island and 1 tornado. Peak wind gusts were 55 mph in McClellanville, 59 mph at Savannah Airport, and 64 mph at Savannah Beach.
1965 Jun 15   TS made landfall near Panama City, FL and moved northeast through central GA before becoming extra-tropical near Augusta, GA. Produced little rainfall.
1966 Jun 9-10 Alma Landfall south of Tallahassee, FL as a Cat 2 hurricane. Moved northeast across southeast GA as a TS and then offshore around the GA/SC border producing quite a bit of cotton crop damage due to the heavy rainfall, including 2.18 inches at Savannah.
1967 Jun 16-17   TD moved northwest toward the northern SC coast but veered northeast and made landfall near Cape Fear, NC. Produced little rainfall.
1968 Jun 6-8, 10-11 Abby

Landfall near Tampa, FL as a TS. Moved northward along the FL east coast and into southeast GA where it weakened into a TD. Then moved into upstate SC before turning northeast into central NC and then dropping southeast into northeast SC. Produced tides about 2 to 3 feet above normal, beach erosion and very heavy rainfall, including 3.9 inches at Savannah and up to 10 inches in SC. 

1968 Aug 10-11 Dolly TD made landfall near Miami, FL and then turned northeast and off the east-central FL coast staying well off the GA and SC coasts.
1968 Aug 31   TD moved off the coast near Jacksonville, FL before dissipating just offshore east of Brunswick, GA. Produced very heavy rainfall across coastal GA.
1968 Oct 19 Gladys Landfall north of Tampa, FL as a Cat 1 hurricane. Moved northeast and offshore south of Jacksonville and then well off the GA and SC coasts. Produced heavy rainfall, especially across SC.
1969 Sep 8 Gerda Landfall near West Palm Beach, FL as a TD. Recurved off the east-central FL coast and strengthened into a TS before passing well off the GA and SC coasts, eventually strengthening into a Cat 1 hurricane southeast of Cape Fear, NC.
1970 May 25-26 Alma Landfall at Cedar Key, FL as a TD. Moved northeast across southeast GA and SC producing heavy rain, especially across southeast GA.
1971 Sep 10-11   TD made landfall around Charleston, SC from the east and dissipated before moving into GA.
1972 Jun 20-21 Agnes Landfall just east of Panama City, FL as a Cat 1 hurricane. Moved northeast and weakened into a TD over south-central GA and then continued into SC tracking south and east of Columbia. Produced widespread heavy rainfall, including 7+ inches over southeast GA.
1972 Sep 12-14 Dawn TS weakened into a TD as it approached the GA coast from the east. Turned north and then northeast remaining just off the GA and SC coasts before dissipating east of Charleston, SC. No significant rainfall.
1975 Jun 27-28 Amy TD developed off the east-central FL coast and moved north off the GA and SC coasts.
1975 Oct 25-26 Hallie TD developed off the east-central FL coast and moved north northwest and then northeast off the GA and SC coasts before strengthening into a TS off the northeast SC coast.
1976 Aug 20-21 Dottie Landfall near Charleston, SC as a TS before dissipating north of Lake Moultrie. 
1977 Sep 5 Clara Developed into a TD near Charleston and moved northeast away from the area but not before producing some heavy rainfall near the coast (3.53 inches at Beaufort, SC).
1979 Jun 15-16   TD approached the central SC coast from the south and made landfall near Kiawah Island before dissipating east of Columbia. Produced ~1-3 inches of rainfall across the area.
1979 Sep 4 David Landfall on Sapelo Island, GA as a Cat 2 hurricane. Weakened into a Cat 1 hurricane before moving into SC and then into a TS south of Columbia, SC. Produced 5 tornadoes, very heavy rainfall (including 6.86 inches at Savannah), significant storm surge and beach erosion and ~$10 million in damage in SC. The sea level pressure dropped to 28.78 in Hg (975 mb) at Savannah, the second lowest on record.
1981 Jul 3   TD moved north along the FL coast and made landfall just north of Hilton Head Island, SC.
  Aug 19 Dennis Landfall across southern FL as a TS and moved northeast and off the northeast FL coast before skirting the SC coast as a TS. Produced heavy rain across southeast SC/GA, including 5-7 inches near Charleston.
1984 Sep 10-11 Diana Developed just north of the Bahamas, moved northwest toward Jacksonville, FL and then northeast well off the GA and SC coasts while intensifying into a Cat 3 hurricane east of Charleston. Produced a 32 mph wind gust in downtown Charleston and generally 1-3 inches of rain across the area.
1984 Sep 28-29 Isidore Landfall in Palm Beach, FL as a TS. Moved inland and then out to sea near Jacksonville, FL producing heavy rain over southeast GA.
1985 Jul 24-25 Bob Landfall near Fripp Island, SC as a Cat 1 hurricane. Produced a 44 mph wind gust in downtown Charleston, SC and a 48 mph gust at Folly Beach, SC. 5 inches of rain was recorded at the Charleston Airport.
1985 Aug 9 Claudette TD developed offshore south and east of Charleston, SC and moved east northeast.
1985 Oct 10-13 Isabel Landfall near the FL/GA border as a TS. Weakened to a TD and recurved quickly out to sea in GA before moving slowly away from the coast.
1985 Nov 21-22 Kate Landfall in Panama City, FL as a Cat 2 hurricane. Moved northeast across southeast GA as a Cat 1 hurricane before weakening into a TS across eastern SC. Produced heavy rainfall across southeast GA/SC, mainly inland. At Savannah, GA, 1.73 inches of rain and a 62 mph wind gust were recorded while Charleston, SC recorded a 50 mph wind gust.
1986 Aug 13-15 Charley Landfall along the FL panhandle as a TD. Moved northeast into southeast GA and then east into SC producing heavy rainfall before moving out to sea and strengthening into a TS well east of Charleston.
1987 Aug 16-17   Landfall in TX as a TS. Moved east into southeast GA before dissipating. Produced heavy rain, mainly across coastal GA.
  Sep 7   TD developed north of the Bahamas and moved north well off the GA coast and moved back onshore near the SC/NC border. Produced some heavy rain.
1988 Aug 28 Chris Landfall near Savannah, GA as a TS. Produced heavy rainfall (~3 inches over eastern SC).
1989 Sep 21-22 Hugo Landfall at Sullivan's Island, SC as a Cat 4 hurricane, the first major hurricane to make landfall in SC since Gracie in 1959. The strongest sustained winds (~140 mph) mainly occurred in northern Charleston County. At the Charleston Airport in North Charleston, winds were 78 mph with gusts to 98 mph, downtown Charleston recorded a wind gust of 108 mph and the Coast Guard Cutter "Rambler" in the Cooper River reported a 138 mph gust. Storm tides ~20 feet above mean sea level occurred near Cape Romain and around were 10-12 feet above mean sea level in Charleston Harbor. Rainfall was mainly 5-10 inches across southeast SC into southeast GA with the highest total at Edisto Island (10.28 in). Check out our 25th Anniversary commemoration, including a 5-part video series about the storm and its impacts.
1990 Oct 11-13 Marco Landfall along the west coast of FL as a TS. Weakened into a TD as it moved north west of Augusta, GA and then northeast toward Columbia, SC before dissipating. Combined with the remnants of TS Klaus to produce very heavy rainfall (10+ inches) across southeast SC/GA.
1991 Jul 1-2 Ana TD made landfall near Miami, FL and recurved northeast to just west of Tampa before moving back offshore near Jacksonville and then continuing well off the GA and SC coasts.
1994 Jul 20 #2 TD developed off the central SC coast and moved north-northwest making landfall around Georgetown, SC producing some heavy rain.
1994 Nov 20-21 Gordon Landfall across southwest FL as a TS and then moved northeast into the Atlantic and strengthened into a hurricane before looping back into northeast FL as a TD. Then moved north/northeast along the GA/SC coasts before dissipating over northeast SC. Produced little rainfall.
1995 Jun 5-6 Allison Landfall along FL panhandle as a TS. Moved into southeast GA and weakened into an extra-tropical system producing heavy rainfall over southeast SC/GA.
1995 Aug 25-27 Jerry Landfall along the southeast FL coast as a TS. Moved northwest into south-central GA after weakening to a TD and then dissipated near the GA/SC border. Produced 8-10 inches of rain across eastern GA/SC with isolated higher amounts. In fact, the storm produced the highest rainfall total ever for a tropical system in SC...18.51 inches at Antreville, SC.
1996 Jun 18-19 Arthur Formed near the Bahamas and moved north off the Southeast U.S. coast while intensifying into a TS. The storm then began to move northeast while remaining off the SC coast.
1996 Jul 11-12 Bertha Stayed offshore and made landfall at Cape Fear, NC as a Cat 2 hurricane. Produced gusts to 59 mph at the Edisto buoy (41004), 58 mph in downtown Charleston, 60 mph at the Folly Beach C-MAN station and 45 mph at the Charleston Airport.
1996 Sep 5 Fran Moved northwest toward the northern SC coast but then turned north and made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, NC as a Cat 3 hurricane. Produced a 45 mph wind gust in downtown Charleston.
1996 Oct 7-8 Josephine Landfall along the Big Bend of FL as a TS and then moved into southeast GA before weakening into an extra-tropical storm. Then moved northeast along the SC coast and produced 5 inches of rain in a few hours in Charleston.
1998 Aug 26-27 Bonnie Landfall near Wilmington, NC as a borderline Cat 2/3 hurricane. Produced a 45 mph wind gust in downtown Charleston.
1998 Sep 3 Earl Landfall near Panama City, FL as a Cat 1 hurricane and then tracked into southeast GA while weakening into a TS. Continued to weaken into an extra-tropical system before moving into southeast SC. Produced several tornadoes including an F2 in Frogmore, SC (Beaufort Co), resulting in 1 death and 4 injuries as well as an F2 in Moncks Corner, SC (Berkeley Co), resulting in 9 injuries and $2.8 million in damage. Also, produced 3+ inches of rain across inland areas (including 2.21 inches at Savannah and 2.6 inches at Charleston).
  Sep 30-Oct 1 Georges Landfall near Biloxi, MS as a Cat 2 hurricane. Then weakened quickly into a TD and moved east into southeast GA before dissipating. Produced ~1-3 inches of rain, mainly over southeast Georgia, including 1.42 inches at Savannah.
1999 Aug 29-30 Dennis Tracked northwest near the Bahamas and then north off the GA coast before turning northeast well away from the SC coast.
1999 Sep 15 Floyd Floyd was a large and intense Cape Verde storm that pounded parts of the Bahamas and threatened the entire Southeast U.S. coast. Floyd neared Cat 5 intensity in the Bahamas; however, it weakened thereafter and was a Cat 2 as it made landfall near Cape Fear, NC. Produced a 53 mph wind gust at the Savannah Airport and an 85 mph gust in downtown Charleston. The minimum pressure at the Charleston Airport was 989.5 mb while rainfall totaled ~4 inches at the Charleston Airport and in downtown Charleston.
1999 Oct 16-17 Irene Landfall over the FL Keys as a minimal hurricane. Irene continued north, paralleling the GA, SC and NC coasts, while intensifying and accelerating northeast away from land. Buoy 41008 southeast of Savannah, GA recorded a 59 mph wind gust. Heavy rain fell along the Southeast U.S. coast, including ~4 inches in Charleston.
2000s
2000 Sep 18-19 Gordon Landfall just north of Cedar Key, FL as a TS. Moved northeast across southeast GA as a TD before dissipating into an extra-tropical system. Produced heavy rainfall, mainly along the coast north of Charleston.
2000 Sep 22-23 Helene Landfall over the western FL panhandle as a TS. Moved northeast through central GA and SC while weakening to a TD but not before producing several inches of rainfall, especially inland. Charleston and Savannah both received ~1 inch of rain.
2002 Oct 11-12 Kyle Moved north-northeast along the GA/SC coasts before making landfall near McClellanville, SC as a TS. Produced heavy rainfall across coastal southeast GA and southeast SC (2.25 inches at the Savannah Airport and 4.91 inches at the Charleston Airport) as well as an F-2 tornado in Georgetown, SC.
2003 Jul 25-26 #7 TD developed off the FL coast near Daytona Beach and moved northwest before making landfall at Sapelo Island, GA and then dissipating over central GA. Produced heavy rainfall, including ~5 inches near Savannah.
2004 Aug 1-3 Alex Developed off the SC/GA coasts and strengthened into a TS before slowly moving northeast and continuing to intensify. Produced minimal impacts on the SC/GA coasts, mainly some minor beach erosion due to the increased swells.
2004 Aug 12-13 Bonnie Landfall near St. Vincent Island, FL as a TS before quickly weakening into a TD as it moved across southeast GA and eastern SC. Produced ~1.5 inches of rain at the Charleston Airport.
2004 Aug 14 Charley Landfall at Cape Romain, SC as a Cat 1 hurricane. Produced a peak wind gust of 38 mph and 1.02 inches of rain at the Charleston Airport.
2004 Aug 29-30 Gaston Landfall near Awendaw, SC as a Cat 1 hurricane. Produced a peak wind gust of 55 mph and 4.05 inches of rain at the Charleston Airport and 4.63 inches in Downtown Charleston.
2004 Sep 5-7 Frances Landfall on the east coast of FL near Stuart as a Cat 2 hurricane. The storm then moved into the northeast Gulf of Mexico and made a second landfall along the Big Bend area of FL as a TS before moving into western GA and dissipating into a TD. 20 tornadoes were documented across southeast SC and northern portions of southeast GA.
2004 Sep 26-28 Jeanne Landfall near Stuart, FL as a Cat 3 hurricane. The storm then moved up the west coast of FL and weakened into a TS before continuing into central GA and upstate SC as a TD. The storm produced ~1-3 inches of rain and 6 confirmed weak tornadoes across southeast SC and northern portions of southeast GA.
2005 Sep 12-14 Ophelia Formed near the Bahamas and meandered off the Southeast U.S. coast for days between a TS and Category 1 hurricane before eventually moving northeast just off the NC coast. Produced a 38 mph wind gust at the Charleston Airport and a mph gust at the Edisto Buoy (41004). However, rainfall amounts across southeast SC/GA were less than 0.25 inches.
2005 Oct 5-6 Tammy Landfall near Atlantic Beach, FL as a TS. Moved northwest into southeast GA before weakening into a TD. Produced very heavy rainfall over southeast GA/SC, including localized amounts near 10 inches, especially over southeast GA where over 14 inches fell around Darien causing significant flooding.
2006 Jun 13-14 Alberto Landfall along the Big Bend area of FL as a TS. Moved northeast into southeast GA and weakened to a TD before moving into central SC and becoming an extra-tropical storm. Produced ~2-5 inches of rain across southeast SC/GA (3.29 inches of rain at the Savannah Airport and 2.51 inches at the Charleston Airport) with locally higher amounts near 7 inches (7.05" at Rincon, GA). In addition, 7 tornadoes were documented across southeast SC/GA in NWS Charleston's County Warning Area. 
2006 Aug 30-31 Ernesto Landfall in south FL as a TS. Moved northeast and weakened into a TD before moving back out over the Atlantic. The storm then re-strengthened into a TS and continued moving northeast off the GA/SC coasts before striking southeast NC. Produced 2.61 inches of rain at at the Charleston Airport.
2007 Jun 2 Barry Landfall near Tampa, FL as a TD. Moved northeast and became an extra-tropical system over southeast GA before continuing northeast through southeast SC. Produced heavy rainfall, especially over southeast GA.
2008 Jul 18-19 Cristobal Formed about 70 miles off the GA/SC coasts and strengthened into a TS before moving northeast toward the NC Outer Banks. Produced minimal impact on the SC/GA coasts.
2008 Aug 19-23 Fay Landfall along the southwest coast of FL as a TS and then moved northeast and offshore the east-central coast of FL. The storm then moved back onshore near Flagler Beach (its third landfall in FL) and proceeded generally westward. Produced heavy rainfall over southeast GA/SC with widespread 2-4 inches and some locally higher amounts.
2008 Sep 5-6 Hanna Moved generally north from the Bahamas as a TS and made landfall near the NC/SC border. Produced heavy rainfall, mainly around the Charleston, SC area with ~5 inches of rain at McClellanville.
2011 Aug 26 Irene Moved north northeast well off the SC coast before making landfall in the NC Outer Banks.
2012 May 19-21 Alberto Developed well off the SC coast as a TS and moved southwest staying well off the GA coast before turning east and moving farther offshore. The storm eventually weakened into a TD before dissipating.
2012 May 27-30 Beryl

Developed well off the SC coast and moved southwest while strengthening into a TS before making landfall near Jacksonville, FL. Weakened into a TD and moved into south-central GA before curving northeast through southeast GA and then through SC while strengthening back to a TS. Produced heavy rainfall across southeast SC/GA.

2013 Jun 6-7 Andrea Made landfall around the FL Big Bend area and moved northeast through southeast GA and eastern SC as a TS. Produced heavy rainfall with widespread amounts of 3-5 inches and localized totals near 7 inches.
2014 Jul 3 Arthur Developed off the east-central FL coast and moved north as a TS off the GA coast, then northeast as a Cat 1 hurricane off the SC coast before making landfall at Cape Lookout, NC as a Category 2 hurricane.
2015 May 7-9 Ana Developed as a subtropical storm well off the SC coast before transitioning into a TS as it moved toward the northern SC coast, eventually making landfall near the NC border.
2016 May 28-30 Bonnie Developed north of the Bahamas and strengthened into a TS as it move northwest toward the GA/SC coasts, eventually weakening to a TD before making landfall near Charleston. Produced heavy rainfall (widespread 3-7 inches with local amounts over 10 inches), mainly north of I-16, which led to significant flooding.
2016 Jun 6-7 Colin Developed north of the Yucatan Peninsula and moved northeast while strengthening into a TS before making landfall around the Big Bend area of FL. Moved through southeast GA and then near the SC coast as a TS. Produced heavy rainfall (mainly 2-3 inches with locally higher amounts over 4 inches), which led to some flooding. Also produced some coastal flooding due to high storm tides.
2016 Sep 1-3 Hermine Made landfall around the Big Bend area of FL as a Cat 1 hurricane and then moved northeast just inland through southeast GA and SC as a TS. Produced widespread tropical storm force wind gusts (60+ mph near the coast), heavy rainfall (widespread 3-5 inches with locally higher amounts over 8 inches toward the SC Midlands), and 2 EF-1 tornadoes (1 in Liberty County, GA and 1 in Chatham County, GA). 
2016 Sep 14-15 Julia Developed near Jacksonville, FL as a TS and moved north and then northeast near the GA coast and then southern SC coast before moving east away from the coast and weakening to a TD. The storm then meandered well offshore while strengthening into a TS again and then weakening into a TD before dissipating.
2016 Oct 7-8 Matthew Moved north and then northwest through the Caribbean Sea and then through the Bahamas while strengthening to a Cat 4 hurricane. Tracked just off the east coast of FL and GA while weakening to a Cat 1 before making landfall near McClellanville, SC. Produced hurricane force wind gusts near the coast, significant coastal flooding from high storm tides (including a record level at Fort Pulaski), and very heavy rainfall (widespread 6 to 12 inches with locally higher amounts near 17 inches) which led to significant freshwater flooding. 

 

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