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NWS Charleston, SC Weather Product Criteria


-- Severe Weather:
  Tornado Warning
  Severe Thunderstorm Warning
  Special Weather Statement

-- Flooding:
  Flash Flood Warning
  Flood Warning (Areal)
  Flood Warning (River)
  Flood Advisory
  Flood Watch

-- Coastal:
  Costal Flood Warning
  Costal Flood Advisory
  Costal Flood Watch
  Coastal Flood Statement
  High Surf Advisory

-- Tropical:
  Hurricane Watch/Warning
  Tropical Storm Watch/Warning
  Storm Surge Watch/Warning
  Extreme Wind Warning

-- Heat:
  Excessive Heat Watch/Warning
  Heat Advisory

-- Wind:
  High Wind Watch/Warning
  Wind Advisory
  High Wind Watch/Warning for Lake Moultrie
  Lake Wind Advisory

-- Fog / Smoke:
  Dense Fog Advisory
  Freezing Fog Advisory
  Dense Smoke Advisory

-- Air Quality:
  Air Quality Alert
-- Winter Storm:
  Winter Storm Watch/Warning
  Winter Weather Advisory
  Snow Squall Warning

-- Freezing Rain:
  Ice Storm Warning

-- Blizzard:
  Blizzard Warning

-- Wind Chill:
  Wind Chill Watch/Warning
  Wind Chill Advisory

-- Fire Weather:
  Red Flag Warning/Fire Weather Watch

-- Frost/Freeze:
  Freeze Watch/Warning
  Frost Advisory

-- Marine Severe Weather:
  Special Marine Warning
  Marine Weather Statement

-- Marine Winds:
  Hurricane Wind Watch/Warning
  Hurricane-Force Wind Watch/Warning
  Tropical Storm Watch/Warning
  Storm Watch/Warning
  Gale Watch/Warning
  Small Craft Advisory

-- Marine Fog / Smoke:
  Dense Fog/Smoke Advisory

-- Tsunami:
  Tsunami Warning
  Tsunami Watch
  Tsunami Advisory
NWS Charleston, SC

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