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Hazardous Weather Briefing

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IMPORTANT: Be sure to check the date/time of the briefing as some or all of the information may be old! The latest forecast information, including our Forecast Discussion,  can be found below and/or on our forecast page.

 

 

Hazards/Conditions/Forecasts
 

Experimental Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook

Graphical Hazardous Weather Outlook

Experimental graphics showing the risk of various weather hazards through 7 days
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 Observations/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 satellite imagery

 

Enhanced Graphics

Local Forecast Graphics

Local forecast graphics, including max/min temperature, max wind/wind gust, max heat index, min wind chill, precipitation amounts, and more

Additional Text/Graphical Forecast Products


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 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
Emailnws.charlestonsc@noaa.gov
Twitter: @NWSCharlestonSC

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Additional Severe Thunderstorm Information


Precipitation/Hydrology
 

Enhanced Graphics

Local Precipitation Forecast

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

NOTE: Check date/time of graphic to ensure it is current!

Local Text Products

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

WPC Precipitaton Forecasts

National Precipitation Amount Forecasts

7-day precipitation amount forecasts for the U.S. (issued by the NWS 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

National Excessive Rainfall Outlooks

Excessive rainfall potential outlooks  for the U.S. (issued by the NWS 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

Observed Precipitation

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

Report Flooding

 

Phone: 888-383-2024
Emailnws.charlestonsc@noaa.gov
Twitter: @NWSCharlestonSC

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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

SC | GA

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

Local 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 (issued by NWS Charleston)

Ice Amount Forecast

Ice accumulation forecast for southeast SC/GA (issued by NWS Charleston)

Enhanced Graphics

Minimum Temperature

Low temperature forecast graphics for southeast SC/GA (issued by NWS Charleston)

Enhanced Graphics

Minimum Wind Chill

Minimum wind chill graphics for southeast SC/GA (issued by NWS Charleston)

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 (issued by 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 (issued by the NWS Weather Prediction Center)

 

 

Local 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
Emailnws.charlestonsc@noaa.gov
Twitter: @NWSCharlestonSC

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Additional Winter Weather Information


National Hazard/Climate Outlooks
 

NWS National Hazards Assessment

Days 3-7 Hazards Outlook

Weather, water and climate hazard outlook issued by the NWS Weather Prediction Center

 

Day 8-14 Outlook

Days 8-14 Hazards Outlook

issued by the NWS Climate Prediction Center

8-14 Day Outlooks

Climate Outlooks

issued by the NWS Climate Prediction Center

Days 8-14: Temp | Precip

1-Month  |  3-Month

   

Tsunamis