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A low pressure system developed over the Gulf of Mexico and tracked northeast across the
Florida Peninsula in the early morning hours of December 17. As it tracked northeastward it
continued to strengthen, impacting the southeast coast with coastal flooding, dangerous marine
conditions, flash flooding, and gusty winds. The climate sites at the Savannah, GA (KSAV),
Downtown Charleston, and North Charleston (KCHS) broke daily rainfall records.


Storm Total Rainfall (click image to enlarge)

StormTotal rainfall for December 17th Nor'easter

List of the storm total rainfall reports: Link


Observed Peak Wind Gusts (click image to enlarge)

Peak Wind gusts

List of the highest wind gusts: Link


Collection of Storm Reports (click image to enlarge)

Map of storm reports

Collection of storm reports from across southeast Georgia and South Carolina: Link


Coastal Flooding (click image to enlarge)

Charleston Harbor Tide gage Fort Pulaski tide gage
Major coastal flooding was seen along the southeast South Carolina coast on December 17th, with the Charleston Harbor Tide Gage reaching a preliminary value of 9.86 ft MLLW, the 4th highest tide on record. This tide also broke the record for the highest non-tropical high tide value.  Moderate coastal flooding along the southeast Georgia coast on December 17th. The Fort Pulaski tide gage peaked at 10.07 ft MLLW, which is the 15th highest tide on record.


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