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NWS Charleston is responsible for issuing special products when tropical cyclones threaten southeast South Carolina and portions of southeast Georgia. The main product is the Hurricane Local Statement which details the storm's status, possible impacts, and recommended precautionary and preparedeness actions. In addition, graphics are issued that detail the possible impacts from each of the 4 main hazards (winds, storm surge, rainfall and tornadoes). Below you will find information to help you stay updated on the tropics, prepare for a storm, and learn about past storms which have affected the region.


Hurricane Guide for Southeast SC/GA

Satellite Imagery of the Tropical Atlantic

Satellite Imagery

Satellite imagery of the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico tropical regions

Visible | Infrared | Water Vapor

Tropical Atlantic Surface Weather Map

Tropical Atlantic Surface Weather Map

Surface weather analysis over the tropical Atlantic indicating major weather features


Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook

Tropical Weather Outlook

Probability of tropical cyclone formation within the next several days

5-day Outlook

Storm Surge Inundation Probability Forecasts

Storm Surge/Inundation

Probabilistic storm surge/inundation forecasts (mainly only available when a Hurricane Watch or Warning is in effect)


Tropical Cyclone Impact Graphics

Tropical Cyclone Potential Impact Graphics

Experimental graphics issued when Tropical Storm/Hurricane Watches and Warnings are in effect showing the potential storm impacts (and what to prepare for)

Wind | Storm Surge Flooding | Rainfall Flooding | Tornadoes



NWS Charleston Products

NOTE: Valid only when there is a Tropical Storm/Hurricane Watch or Warning in effect for Southeast South Carolina/North Coastal Georgia and/or the nearby Atlantic waters.

National Hurricane Center Products

Storm Surge/Inundation Information

Safety/Preparedness Information

Evacuation Information

South Carolina:


Historical Tropical Cyclone Information

Additional Information