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Experimental Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook

Graphical Hazardous Weather Outlook

Experimental graphics that depict the risk of various weather hazards through 7 days. Text Version
Marine Portal

Marine/Tide Observations

Marine observations and forecasts, including sea surface temperatures and tides

NWS Charleston Marine | National Data Buoy Center | Tides

Charleston, SC Radar

Radar Imagery

Charleston, SC Doppler radar

Southeast U.S. | National

Columbia, SC | Wilmington, NC | Robins AFB, GA | Moody AFB, GA | Jacksonville, FL

Rivers/Lakes AHPS

River/Lake/Tide Levels/Forecasts

The Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS) provides observations and forecasts for river, lake and tide levels

Observed Precipitation Amounts

Latest IR Satellite Image

Satellite Imagery

GOES-East satellite imagery

Southeast U.S. Visible
Southeast U.S. Infrared
Southeast U.S. Water Vapor

Enhanced Graphics

Enhanced Forecast Graphics

Local forecast graphics, including max/min temperature, max winds/wind gusts, max heat index, and min wind chill

Severe Thunderstorms

Current Watches

Current Severe Thunderstorm/ Tornado Watches (issued by the NWS Storm Prediction Center)

Severe Weather Watch County Notification (WCN)

Storm Prediction Center Mesoscale Outlooks

Current Mesoscale Discussions

Current Mesoscale Discussions (issued by the NWS Storm Prediction Center)

Storm Prediction Center Thunderstorm Outlooks

Severe Thunderstorm Outlooks

Outlooks indicating the probability for severe thunderstorms (issued by the NWS Storm Prediction Center)

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Days 4-8

Storm Prediction Center Mesoscale Analysis

Mesoscale Analysis

Mesoscale analysis of current (and past) weather conditions (from the NWS Storm Prediction Center)

Storm Reports

Storm Reports

Preliminary reports of tornadoes, hail and strong winds

Local: Map | Text

Report Severe Weather/Damage

Phone: 888-383-2024
Twitter: @NWSCharlestonSC


Additional Severe Thunderstorm Information


Enhanced Graphics

Local Precipitation Forecast

3-day precipitation amount forecast for southeast SC/GA (issued by NWS Charleston)

NOTE: Check date/time of graphics to ensure they are current!

Local Rainfall Flooding Products

Flash Flood Watch | Flash Flood Warning | Flash Flood Statement | Flood Statement/Advisory

WPC Precipitaton Forecasts

National Precip. Forecasts

7-day precipitation amount forecasts for the U.S. (issued by the Weather Prediction Center)

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Days 1-2 | Days 1-3 | Days 4-7 | 7-Day Total | Probabilistic forecasts

WPC's Day 1 Excessive Rainfall Forecast

Excessive Rainfall Outlooks

Excessive rainfall potential outlooks  for the U.S. (issued by the Weather Prediction Center)

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3

SERFC Significant River Flood Outlook

River Levels

River level observations/forecasts and more (from the Southeast U.S. River Forecast Center)

Hydrologic Briefing

Rainfall/Precip. Reports

CoCoRaHS Maps
Local CoCoRaHS Summary
AHPS Precipitation Analysis
Storm Reports: Text
Public Information Statement

Report Flooding


Phone: 888-383-2024
Twitter: @NWSCharlestonSC


U.S. Drought Monitor

U.S. Drought Monitor

A synthesis of multiple indices and impacts that represents a consensus of federal and academic scientists regarding drought conditions


Additional Precipitation/Hydrology Information

Tropical Weather

Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook

Current Tropical Cyclones

Current tropical cyclones across the Atlantic Basin (including the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and portions of the Atlantic Ocean)

Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook

Tropical Weather Outlook

Probability of tropical (and subtropical) cyclone formation within the next 5 days

Satellite Imagery of the Tropical Atlantic

Satellite Imagery

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

Visible | Infrared | Water Vapor


Wind Speed Forecast

Maximum sustained wind speed  forecast graphics for southeast SC/GA

Maximum Wind Gusts

Storm Surge Inundation Probability Forecasts

Storm Surge/Inundation

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

NOTE: The 10% exceedence product is suggested for planning purposes!




Additional Tropical Weather Information

Fire Weather

Observed Fire Danger Rating

Fire Danger Rating

Observed fire danger rating from the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS)

Forecast Fire Danger Rating

Local Graphical Fire Weather Forecasts

Graphical Fire Weather Forecasts

Forecast graphics of various fire weather parameters

Enhanced Graphics

Enhanced Forecast Graphics

Local forecast graphics including max/min temps, max wind/wind gust and min relative humidity

Storm Prediction Center Day One Fire Weather Outlook

National Fire Weather Outlooks

Fire weather outlooks for the U.S. (issued by the NWS Storm Prediction Center)

Day 1 | Day 2 | Days 3-8

Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlooks

Monthly/seasonal outlooks for significant wildland fire potential (issued by Predictive Services)



Additional Fire Weather Information

Winter Weather

Snow Amount Forecast

Snow amount forecast for southeast SC/GA

Ice Amount Forecast

Ice accumulation forecast for southeast SC/GA

Enhanced Graphics

Minimum Temperature

Low temperature forecast graphics for southeast SC/GA

Enhanced Graphics

Minimum Wind Chill

Minimum wind chill graphics for southeast SC/GA

Day 1 Winter Weather Probabiliities

Snow/Ice Probability Graphics

Probability of snow exceeding 4, 8 and 12 inches and freezing rain exceeding 0.25 inches (from the NWS Weather Prediction Center)

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3

Winter Weather Impact Graphics

National Impact Graphics

Experimental products depicting model-derived winter weather impacts (from the NWS Weather Prediction Center)



Text Products

Winter Weather Message
Local Storm Reports
Public Information Statement
Current Observations

Check date/time of products to ensure they are current!


Report Snow/Ice Amounts


Phone: 888-383-2024
Twitter: @NWSCharlestonSC


Additional Winter Weather Information

National Outlooks

NWS National Hazards Assessment

U.S. Hazards Outlook

Weather, climate and hydrologic hazard outlooks


8-14 Day Outlooks

Climate Outlooks

Days 8-14: Temp | Precip

1-Month  |  3-Month