National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce


Contact Information

5777 South Aviation Ave.
N. Charleston, SC 29406

Phone: (843) 747-5860




The Charleston, South Carolina office of the National Weather Service has weather forecast and severe weather warning responsibility for 8 counties in southeast South Carolina, 12 counties in northern portions of southeast Georgia and a portion of the Atlantic coastal waters from the Santee River in South Carolina to the Altamaha River in Georgia. We routinely issue public forecasts as well as specialized forecasts/products (e.g., aviation, marine, fire weather, hydrology and climate). When severe weather threatens the area we issue a variety of products, including watches, warnings and advisories, to help protect lives and property. Click here to view a video about what we do!




Michael Emlaw (Meteorologist-in-Charge)
Ron Morales (Warning Coordination Meteorologist)
Frank Alsheimer (Science and Operations Officer)
Brent Shirts (Electronic Systems Analyst)


Senior Forecasters

Pete Mohlin
John Quagliariello
Steven Rowley
Steven Taylor
Richard Thacker

Meteorologist Interns

Carl Barnes
James Carpenter
Emily Timte


Julie Packett (Administrative Support Assistant)
Jeffrey Stewart (Information Technology Officer)
Vacant (Observation Program Leader)


General Forecasters

Doug Berry
Robert Bright
Blair Holloway
Jonathan Lamb
Michael Stroz

Electronics Technicians

Scott Edwards
Alan Phillips


Virtual Tour

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


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