National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce


Contact Information

5777 South Aviation Ave.
North Charleston, SC 29406

Phone: (843) 747-5860




The Charleston, South Carolina office of the National Weather Service has weather forecast and severe weather warning responsibility for 8 counties in southeast South Carolina, 12 counties in northern portions of southeast Georgia and a portion of the Atlantic coastal waters from the Santee River in South Carolina to the Altamaha River in Georgia. We routinely issue a variety of observational/forecast products, including specialized products for the aviation, marine, fire, hydrology and climate communities. When severe weather threatens the area, we also issue watches, warnings and advisories to help protect lives and property. We also routinely release weather balloons twice per day to assist with the national upper-air program. Lastly, we work closely with other federal, state and local officials as well as the media to educate them on weather hazards/risks and assist them with their critical weather-sensitive decisions. Check out the videos below to learn more about what we do!

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Virtual Tour

Learn more about our office and what we do by watching these short videos:

For more information about the NWS's mission and vision check out this page.

Office Tours and Off-site Group Presentations

Submit all requests via our Outreach Request Form. Please provide a contact name, phone number, email address and number of attendees, including ages, in the request. For an office tour, all adults must sign in and show a photo ID, and an adult must accompany minors. All attendees must be U.S. citizens. All NWS tours/presentations are free of charge.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Michael Emlaw (Meteorologist-in-Charge)
Ron Morales (Warning Coordination Meteorologist)
Steve Rowley (Science and Operations Officer)
Brent Shirts (Electronic Systems Analyst)


Julie Packett (Administrative Support Assistant)
Jeffrey Stewart (Information Technology Officer)
Vacant (Observation Program Leader)

Electronics Technicians

Scott Edwards
Alan Phillips



Neil Dixon 
Blair Holloway 
Pete Mohlin 
Steven Taylor 
Richard Thacker 

Doug Berry 
Robert Bright
Michael Stroz 
Jonathan Lamb 

James Carpenter
Emily McGraw
Rebecca Davidson