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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 Hurricane Local Statement details a storm's status, possible impacts, and recommended precautionary and preparedeness actions. Graphics are also issued that describe the potential impacts people should be preparing for. Below you will find information to help you stay updated throughout the hurricane season, prepare for a storm and learn about past storms that have affected the region.


Provide Feedback On the Hurricane Surge Simulator!!

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

Hurricane Threat and Impact Graphics

Available when Tropical Storm/Hurricane Watches and Warnings are in effect showing the potential storm impacts that people should 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