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Current Conditions - Charleston, SC

Scattered Clouds
77°
Scattered Clouds
Wind: 5 mph from the NW
Dew Point: 75°F
Pressure: 29.89 in
Humidity: 94%
Visibility: 10.0 miles
Updated: 1:15 AM EDT on September 01, 2016 at Charleston, South Carolina(KJZI)
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Extended Forecast for Charleston

Thursday
Partly cloudy with afternoon showers or thunderstorms. High 87F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Thursday Night
Scattered thunderstorms during the evening becoming more widespread overnight. Low 76F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Friday
Tropical storm conditions possible. Windy with showers and thunderstorms likely. High 83F. Winds SE at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of rain 100%. 2 to 3 inches of rain expected.
Friday Night
Windy...scattered thunderstorms in the evening, with cloudy skies overnight. Low 71F. Winds WSW at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Saturday
Partly cloudy skies. High 87F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday Night
A few clouds from time to time. Low 69F. Winds light and variable.
Sunday
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 86F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday Night
Clear skies. Low 71F. Winds light and variable.
Monday
A mainly sunny sky. High 89F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night
A mostly clear sky. Low 72F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday
Sunshine. High near 90F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
Clear skies. Low 72F. Winds light and variable.
Wednesday
Sunny skies. High 89F. NNW winds shifting to ESE at 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday Night
A mostly clear sky. Low 73F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday
A few isolated thunderstorms developing during the afternoon. High near 90F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Thursday Night
Clear. Low 74F. Winds light and variable.
Friday
Sunny skies. High 88F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night
Clear skies with a few passing clouds. Low 74F. Winds light and variable.
Saturday
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 86F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday Night
A few clouds from time to time. Low 74F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
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Conditions Nearby

  Conditions Temp Forecast: Hi/Low
Beaufort Clear 77° 87° / 70°
Columbia Clear 74° 93° / 69°
Darlington Clear 71° 93° / 68°
Florence Clear 73° 93° / 69°
Greenville Clear 76° 92° / 66°
Myrtle Beach Partly Cloudy 75° 92° / 73°
Rock Hill Clear 71° 94° / 64°
Sumter Clear 72° 94° / 67°

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Key: T = Trace of precipitation; MM = data not available
September 1, 2016
Normal high:88° Record high:95° (1944)
Normal low:71° Record low:56° (1999)
Sunrise:6:54 AM Moon Rise: 7:03 AM
Sunset:7:43 PM Moon Set: 8:00 PM
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Astronomy

Sunrise:06:54 AM (EDT) Moon Rise:07:03 AM (EDT)
Sunset:07:43 PM (EDT) Moon Set:08:00 PM (EDT)
Moon Phase
Sep. 01 Sep. 01 Sep. 09 Sep. 16 Sep. 23

Yesterday's State Extremes

State Highs:

Greenville Downtown 93°F
Bennettsville 93°F
Clemson 93°F
Greenwood 93°F
Greenville/Spartanburg 92°F

State Lows:

Pickens County Airport 66°F
Chester 68°F
Cheraw 68°F
Hartsville 68°F
Kingstree 68°F

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Impasse de la Mairie, Charleston, SC

Temp. Dew Point Humidity Wind Pressure Hourly Precip. Heat Index Updated
78.3°F 75°F 90% North at - 29.88 in - 81°F 1:10 AM EDT
Historical Data & Charts

Broad Street, Charleston, SC

Temp. Dew Point Humidity Wind Pressure Hourly Precip. Heat Index Updated
77.9°F 68°F 71% North at - 29.74 in - 80°F 1:28 AM EDT
Historical Data & Charts

NOS_NWLON, Charleston, SC

Temp. Dew Point Humidity Wind Pressure Hourly Precip. Heat Index Updated
77°F °F - NW at 4 mph 29.89 in 0.00 in 75°F 12:42 AM EDT
Historical Data & ChartsMeteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System

Downtown Charleston, Charleston, SC

Temp. Dew Point Humidity Wind Pressure Hourly Precip. Heat Index Updated
76.8°F 75°F 93% WNW at 0.0 mph 30.13 in 0.00 in 78°F 1:33 AM EDT
Historical Data & Charts

James Island Yacht Club, Charleston, SC

Temp. Dew Point Humidity Wind Pressure Hourly Precip. Heat Index Updated
77.8°F 75°F 91% NW at 6.0 mph 29.88 in 0.00 in 80°F 1:30 AM EDT
Historical Data & ChartsJames Island Yacht Club

Wappoo Heights, Charleston, SC

Temp. Dew Point Humidity Wind Pressure Hourly Precip. Heat Index Updated
77.7°F 75°F 91% SSW at 0.0 mph 29.59 in 0.00 in 80°F 9:35 PM EDT
Historical Data & Charts

James Island, Charleston, SC

Temp. Dew Point Humidity Wind Pressure Hourly Precip. Heat Index Updated
76.8°F 76°F 99% North at - 29.98 in - 77°F 1:33 AM EDT
Historical Data & Charts

SCDNR, Ft Johnson, James Island, Charleston, SC

Temp. Dew Point Humidity Wind Pressure Hourly Precip. Heat Index Updated
77.7°F 75°F 92% NW at 7.0 mph 29.89 in 0.00 in 80°F 1:32 AM EDT
Historical Data & Chartshttp://mrd-intranet/MRRI/Weather/index-davis

West Ashley - Magnolia Rd, Charleston, SC

Temp. Dew Point Humidity Wind Pressure Hourly Precip. Heat Index Updated
76.8°F 74°F 91% ESE at 0.0 mph 29.84 in 0.00 in 78°F 1:32 AM EDT
Historical Data & Charts

Canopy Cove, James Island, Charleston, SC

Temp. Dew Point Humidity Wind Pressure Hourly Precip. Heat Index Updated
77.9°F 74°F 88% North at - 29.83 in 0.00 in 80°F 1:11 AM EDT
Historical Data & Charts

West Ashley - Rotherwood Estates, Charleston, SC

Temp. Dew Point Humidity Wind Pressure Hourly Precip. Heat Index Updated
77.4°F 77°F - East at 0.0 mph 29.87 in 0.00 in 75°F 1:32 AM EDT
Historical Data & Charts

Mount Pleasant, Mount Pleasant, SC

Temp. Dew Point Humidity Wind Pressure Hourly Precip. Heat Index Updated
77.0°F 74°F 92% North at - 29.81 in - 78°F 1:10 AM EDT
Historical Data & Charts

Huntington Woods, Charleston, SC

Temp. Dew Point Humidity Wind Pressure Hourly Precip. Heat Index Updated
76.2°F 74°F 94% North at 0.0 mph 29.89 in 0.00 in 76°F 1:20 AM EDT
Historical Data & Charts

Seaside Plantation, James Island, SC

Temp. Dew Point Humidity Wind Pressure Hourly Precip. Heat Index Updated
75.9°F 73°F 92% West at 0.0 mph 29.89 in - 76°F 1:27 AM EDT
Historical Data & Charts

Sullivan's Island, SC

Temp. Dew Point Humidity Wind Pressure Hourly Precip. Heat Index Updated
76.4°F 68°F 74% WNW at 0.0 mph 29.89 in - 78°F 1:29 AM EDT
Historical Data & Charts

BeachBrum 1707 Middle St, SI, SC, Sullivans Island, SC

Temp. Dew Point Humidity Wind Pressure Hourly Precip. Heat Index Updated
75.5°F 74°F 95% WNW at 0.0 mph 29.89 in 0.00 in 74°F 1:30 AM EDT
Historical Data & Charts

Talison Row, Charleston, SC

Temp. Dew Point Humidity Wind Pressure Hourly Precip. Heat Index Updated
77.4°F 76°F 94% North at - 31.36 in - 79°F 1:33 AM EDT
Historical Data & Charts

Hobcaw Creek Plantation, Mount Pleasant, SC

Temp. Dew Point Humidity Wind Pressure Hourly Precip. Heat Index Updated
75.4°F 70°F 84% SW at 1.7 mph 29.77 in - 76°F 1:28 AM EDT
Historical Data & Charts

Beresford Creek Street, Charleston, SC

Temp. Dew Point Humidity Wind Pressure Hourly Precip. Heat Index Updated
76.8°F 73°F 89% North at - 29.87 in 0.00 in 78°F 1:30 AM EDT
Historical Data & Charts

APRSWXNET, Sullivans Island, SC

Temp. Dew Point Humidity Wind Pressure Hourly Precip. Heat Index Updated
76°F 68°F 76% WNW at 0 mph 29.89 in 0.00 in 77°F 12:59 AM EDT
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Belle Hall Plantation, Mount Pleasant, SC

Temp. Dew Point Humidity Wind Pressure Hourly Precip. Heat Index Updated
77.2°F 75°F 94% NW at 0.9 mph 29.88 in 0.00 in 78°F 1:32 AM EDT
Historical Data & Charts

Belle Hall, Mount Pleasant, SC

Temp. Dew Point Humidity Wind Pressure Hourly Precip. Heat Index Updated
74.8°F 72°F 92% NNW at 0.0 mph 29.82 in - 73°F 1:32 AM EDT
Historical Data & Charts

Bell Hall, Mount Pleasant, SC

Temp. Dew Point Humidity Wind Pressure Hourly Precip. Heat Index Updated
77.0°F 62°F 59% East at 0.0 mph 29.87 in - 79°F 9:47 PM EDT
Historical Data & Charts

Belle Hall Parkway, Mount Pleasant, SC

Temp. Dew Point Humidity Wind Pressure Hourly Precip. Heat Index Updated
74.8°F 74°F 97% SSE at 0.0 mph 29.89 in 0.00 in 72°F 1:33 AM EDT
Historical Data & Charts

Snee Farm, Mt. Pleasant, SC

Temp. Dew Point Humidity Wind Pressure Hourly Precip. Heat Index Updated
75.3°F 74°F 96% NE at 0.0 mph 29.82 in 0.00 in 74°F 1:30 AM EDT
Historical Data & Charts

This product covers southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia

**tropical storm watches now in effect for portions of southeast
Georgia and southeast south carolina**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch has been issued for
      Jenkins... Screven... Candler... Bulloch... Effingham... Tattnall... Evans... inland
      Bryan... coastal Bryan... inland Chatham... coastal
      Chatham... long... inland Liberty... coastal Liberty... inland
      McIntosh... coastal McIntosh... Allendale... Hampton... inland
      Colleton... Dorchester... inland Berkeley... inland
      Jasper... Beaufort... coastal Colleton... Charleston... coastal
      Jasper and tidal Berkeley

* current watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch is in effect for
      Jenkins... Screven... Candler... Bulloch... Effingham... Tattnall... Evans... inland
      Bryan... coastal Bryan... inland Chatham... coastal
      Chatham... long... inland Liberty... coastal Liberty... inland
      McIntosh... coastal McIntosh... Allendale... Hampton... inland
      Colleton... Dorchester... inland Berkeley... inland
      Jasper... Beaufort... coastal Colleton... Charleston... coastal
      Jasper and tidal Berkeley

* storm information:
    - about 640 miles southwest of Charleston SC or about 560 miles
      southwest of Savannah GA
    - 25.8n 87.0w
    - storm intensity 60 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 25 degrees at 10 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Storm Hermine continues to slowly strengthen over the south
central Gulf of Mexico... and is expected to become a hurricane
before making landfall early Friday morning over the Florida Panhandle.
Hermine will continue moving toward the northeast across southeast
Georgia and southeast South Carolina late Thursday night through Friday.

There is still uncertainty in the track and intensity of
Hermine... especially as it moves inland across southeast Georgia
and southeast South Carolina. Given the latest forecast from the
National Hurricane Center... impacts from the storm could begin
across southeast Georgia and the adjacent coastal waters by late
Thursday night and early Friday morning... then spread north and
eastward into southeast South Carolina and the adjacent coastal
waters through Friday.

Heavy rainfall and flooding... along with increasing winds to possibly
tropical storm force are the most probable threats at this time.
However... elevated tides and storm surge flooding... beach erosion...
and isolated tornadoes will also be possible.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across southeast South Carolina and southeast
Georgia. Potential impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding could prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries could quickly rise with swifter
      currents. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches could
      become swollen and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in normally
      vulnerable spots. Rapid ponding of water could occur at
      underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Several
      storm drains and retention ponds become near-full and begin to
      overflow. Some brief Road and bridge closures.

* Wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia. Potential impacts
include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges and access routes
      impassable.
    - Travel by vehicle or on foot increasingly difficult. Increasing
      danger of death or injury from falling objects such as trees or
      electric wires outside.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines, which could persist for hours
      or days.
    - Some poorly secured small craft could break loose from their
      moorings.

* Tornadoes:
prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia. Potential impacts
include:
    - isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution of emergency plans.
    - Isolated locations could experience tornado damage, along with
      power and communications disruptions.
    - In isolated locations, tornadoes could damage trees, vehicles,
      boats and buildings, especially Mobile homes and and other
      poorly constructed structures.

* Surge:
prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts
across low lying coastal areas of southeast Georgia and southeast South
Carolina. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - localized inundation of saltwater mainly along immediate
      shorelines and in low-lying spots farther inland near rivers
      and creeks.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions hazardous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Minor to moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf possibly breaching
      dunes, mainly in normally vulnerable locations. Strong rip
      currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

Elsewhere across southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia,
little to no impact is anticipated.

* Other coastal hazards:
elevated risk of life threatening rip currents and possible beach erosion.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:
now is the time to check your emergency plan and take necessary
actions to secure your home or business. Deliberate efforts should be
underway to protect life and property. Ensure that your emergency
supplies kit is stocked and ready.

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track as there are inherent forecast uncertainties
which must be taken into account.

If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind,
such as a Mobile home, an upper floor of a high rise building, or on
a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you
and your family for several days.

If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as
near the ocean or a large Inland Lake, in a low lying or poor
drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe
shelter on higher ground

Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any orders
that are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives
of others.

When securing your property, outside preparations should be conducted
as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of
strong gusty winds and heavy rain can cause certain preparedness
activities to become unsafe.

Be a good samaritan and check on those who may not be fully aware of
the situation or who are unable to make personal preparations.

Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings.
If you are a visitor, know the name of the County or Parish in which
you are located and where it is relative to current watches and
warnings. If staying at a hotel, ask the management staff about their
onsite disaster plan. Listen for evacuation orders, especially
pertaining to area visitors.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the
forecast.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Charleston SC around 6 am, or sooner if conditions warrant.


1157 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

This product covers southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia

**tropical storm watches now in effect for portions of southeast
Georgia and southeast south carolina**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch has been issued for
      Jenkins... Screven... Candler... Bulloch... Effingham... Tattnall... Evans... inland
      Bryan... coastal Bryan... inland Chatham... coastal
      Chatham... long... inland Liberty... coastal Liberty... inland
      McIntosh... coastal McIntosh... Allendale... Hampton... inland
      Colleton... Dorchester... inland Berkeley... inland
      Jasper... Beaufort... coastal Colleton... Charleston... coastal
      Jasper and tidal Berkeley

* current watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch is in effect for
      Jenkins... Screven... Candler... Bulloch... Effingham... Tattnall... Evans... inland
      Bryan... coastal Bryan... inland Chatham... coastal
      Chatham... long... inland Liberty... coastal Liberty... inland
      McIntosh... coastal McIntosh... Allendale... Hampton... inland
      Colleton... Dorchester... inland Berkeley... inland
      Jasper... Beaufort... coastal Colleton... Charleston... coastal
      Jasper and tidal Berkeley

* storm information:
    - about 640 miles southwest of Charleston SC or about 560 miles
      southwest of Savannah GA
    - 25.8n 87.0w
    - storm intensity 60 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 25 degrees at 10 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Storm Hermine continues to slowly strengthen over the south
central Gulf of Mexico... and is expected to become a hurricane
before making landfall early Friday morning over the Florida Panhandle.
Hermine will continue moving toward the northeast across southeast
Georgia and southeast South Carolina late Thursday night through Friday.

There is still uncertainty in the track and intensity of
Hermine... especially as it moves inland across southeast Georgia
and southeast South Carolina. Given the latest forecast from the
National Hurricane Center... impacts from the storm could begin
across southeast Georgia and the adjacent coastal waters by late
Thursday night and early Friday morning... then spread north and
eastward into southeast South Carolina and the adjacent coastal
waters through Friday.

Heavy rainfall and flooding... along with increasing winds to possibly
tropical storm force are the most probable threats at this time.
However... elevated tides and storm surge flooding... beach erosion...
and isolated tornadoes will also be possible.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across southeast South Carolina and southeast
Georgia. Potential impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding could prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries could quickly rise with swifter
      currents. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches could
      become swollen and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in normally
      vulnerable spots. Rapid ponding of water could occur at
      underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Several
      storm drains and retention ponds become near-full and begin to
      overflow. Some brief Road and bridge closures.

* Wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia. Potential impacts
include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges and access routes
      impassable.
    - Travel by vehicle or on foot increasingly difficult. Increasing
      danger of death or injury from falling objects such as trees or
      electric wires outside.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines, which could persist for hours
      or days.
    - Some poorly secured small craft could break loose from their
      moorings.

* Tornadoes:
prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia. Potential impacts
include:
    - isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution of emergency plans.
    - Isolated locations could experience tornado damage, along with
      power and communications disruptions.
    - In isolated locations, tornadoes could damage trees, vehicles,
      boats and buildings, especially Mobile homes and and other
      poorly constructed structures.

* Surge:
prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts
across low lying coastal areas of southeast Georgia and southeast South
Carolina. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - localized inundation of saltwater mainly along immediate
      shorelines and in low-lying spots farther inland near rivers
      and creeks.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions hazardous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Minor to moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf possibly breaching
      dunes, mainly in normally vulnerable locations. Strong rip
      currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

Elsewhere across southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia,
little to no impact is anticipated.

* Other coastal hazards:
elevated risk of life threatening rip currents and possible beach erosion.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:
now is the time to check your emergency plan and take necessary
actions to secure your home or business. Deliberate efforts should be
underway to protect life and property. Ensure that your emergency
supplies kit is stocked and ready.

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track as there are inherent forecast uncertainties
which must be taken into account.

If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind,
such as a Mobile home, an upper floor of a high rise building, or on
a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you
and your family for several days.

If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as
near the ocean or a large Inland Lake, in a low lying or poor
drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe
shelter on higher ground

Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any orders
that are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives
of others.

When securing your property, outside preparations should be conducted
as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of
strong gusty winds and heavy rain can cause certain preparedness
activities to become unsafe.

Be a good samaritan and check on those who may not be fully aware of
the situation or who are unable to make personal preparations.

Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings.
If you are a visitor, know the name of the County or Parish in which
you are located and where it is relative to current watches and
warnings. If staying at a hotel, ask the management staff about their
onsite disaster plan. Listen for evacuation orders, especially
pertaining to area visitors.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the
forecast.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Charleston SC around 6 am, or sooner if conditions warrant.


1157 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

This product covers southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia

**tropical storm watches now in effect for portions of southeast
Georgia and southeast south carolina**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch has been issued for
      Jenkins... Screven... Candler... Bulloch... Effingham... Tattnall... Evans... inland
      Bryan... coastal Bryan... inland Chatham... coastal
      Chatham... long... inland Liberty... coastal Liberty... inland
      McIntosh... coastal McIntosh... Allendale... Hampton... inland
      Colleton... Dorchester... inland Berkeley... inland
      Jasper... Beaufort... coastal Colleton... Charleston... coastal
      Jasper and tidal Berkeley

* current watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch is in effect for
      Jenkins... Screven... Candler... Bulloch... Effingham... Tattnall... Evans... inland
      Bryan... coastal Bryan... inland Chatham... coastal
      Chatham... long... inland Liberty... coastal Liberty... inland
      McIntosh... coastal McIntosh... Allendale... Hampton... inland
      Colleton... Dorchester... inland Berkeley... inland
      Jasper... Beaufort... coastal Colleton... Charleston... coastal
      Jasper and tidal Berkeley

* storm information:
    - about 640 miles southwest of Charleston SC or about 560 miles
      southwest of Savannah GA
    - 25.8n 87.0w
    - storm intensity 60 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 25 degrees at 10 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Storm Hermine continues to slowly strengthen over the south
central Gulf of Mexico... and is expected to become a hurricane
before making landfall early Friday morning over the Florida Panhandle.
Hermine will continue moving toward the northeast across southeast
Georgia and southeast South Carolina late Thursday night through Friday.

There is still uncertainty in the track and intensity of
Hermine... especially as it moves inland across southeast Georgia
and southeast South Carolina. Given the latest forecast from the
National Hurricane Center... impacts from the storm could begin
across southeast Georgia and the adjacent coastal waters by late
Thursday night and early Friday morning... then spread north and
eastward into southeast South Carolina and the adjacent coastal
waters through Friday.

Heavy rainfall and flooding... along with increasing winds to possibly
tropical storm force are the most probable threats at this time.
However... elevated tides and storm surge flooding... beach erosion...
and isolated tornadoes will also be possible.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across southeast South Carolina and southeast
Georgia. Potential impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding could prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries could quickly rise with swifter
      currents. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches could
      become swollen and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in normally
      vulnerable spots. Rapid ponding of water could occur at
      underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Several
      storm drains and retention ponds become near-full and begin to
      overflow. Some brief Road and bridge closures.

* Wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia. Potential impacts
include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges and access routes
      impassable.
    - Travel by vehicle or on foot increasingly difficult. Increasing
      danger of death or injury from falling objects such as trees or
      electric wires outside.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines, which could persist for hours
      or days.
    - Some poorly secured small craft could break loose from their
      moorings.

* Tornadoes:
prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia. Potential impacts
include:
    - isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution of emergency plans.
    - Isolated locations could experience tornado damage, along with
      power and communications disruptions.
    - In isolated locations, tornadoes could damage trees, vehicles,
      boats and buildings, especially Mobile homes and and other
      poorly constructed structures.

* Surge:
prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts
across low lying coastal areas of southeast Georgia and southeast South
Carolina. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - localized inundation of saltwater mainly along immediate
      shorelines and in low-lying spots farther inland near rivers
      and creeks.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions hazardous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Minor to moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf possibly breaching
      dunes, mainly in normally vulnerable locations. Strong rip
      currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

Elsewhere across southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia,
little to no impact is anticipated.

* Other coastal hazards:
elevated risk of life threatening rip currents and possible beach erosion.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:
now is the time to check your emergency plan and take necessary
actions to secure your home or business. Deliberate efforts should be
underway to protect life and property. Ensure that your emergency
supplies kit is stocked and ready.

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track as there are inherent forecast uncertainties
which must be taken into account.

If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind,
such as a Mobile home, an upper floor of a high rise building, or on
a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you
and your family for several days.

If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as
near the ocean or a large Inland Lake, in a low lying or poor
drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe
shelter on higher ground

Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any orders
that are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives
of others.

When securing your property, outside preparations should be conducted
as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of
strong gusty winds and heavy rain can cause certain preparedness
activities to become unsafe.

Be a good samaritan and check on those who may not be fully aware of
the situation or who are unable to make personal preparations.

Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings.
If you are a visitor, know the name of the County or Parish in which
you are located and where it is relative to current watches and
warnings. If staying at a hotel, ask the management staff about their
onsite disaster plan. Listen for evacuation orders, especially
pertaining to area visitors.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the
forecast.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Charleston SC around 6 am, or sooner if conditions warrant.



1157 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

This product covers southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia

**tropical storm watches now in effect for portions of southeast
Georgia and southeast south carolina**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch has been issued for
      Jenkins... Screven... Candler... Bulloch... Effingham... Tattnall... Evans... inland
      Bryan... coastal Bryan... inland Chatham... coastal
      Chatham... long... inland Liberty... coastal Liberty... inland
      McIntosh... coastal McIntosh... Allendale... Hampton... inland
      Colleton... Dorchester... inland Berkeley... inland
      Jasper... Beaufort... coastal Colleton... Charleston... coastal
      Jasper and tidal Berkeley

* current watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch is in effect for
      Jenkins... Screven... Candler... Bulloch... Effingham... Tattnall... Evans... inland
      Bryan... coastal Bryan... inland Chatham... coastal
      Chatham... long... inland Liberty... coastal Liberty... inland
      McIntosh... coastal McIntosh... Allendale... Hampton... inland
      Colleton... Dorchester... inland Berkeley... inland
      Jasper... Beaufort... coastal Colleton... Charleston... coastal
      Jasper and tidal Berkeley

* storm information:
    - about 640 miles southwest of Charleston SC or about 560 miles
      southwest of Savannah GA
    - 25.8n 87.0w
    - storm intensity 60 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 25 degrees at 10 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Storm Hermine continues to slowly strengthen over the south
central Gulf of Mexico... and is expected to become a hurricane
before making landfall early Friday morning over the Florida Panhandle.
Hermine will continue moving toward the northeast across southeast
Georgia and southeast South Carolina late Thursday night through Friday.

There is still uncertainty in the track and intensity of
Hermine... especially as it moves inland across southeast Georgia
and southeast South Carolina. Given the latest forecast from the
National Hurricane Center... impacts from the storm could begin
across southeast Georgia and the adjacent coastal waters by late
Thursday night and early Friday morning... then spread north and
eastward into southeast South Carolina and the adjacent coastal
waters through Friday.

Heavy rainfall and flooding... along with increasing winds to possibly
tropical storm force are the most probable threats at this time.
However... elevated tides and storm surge flooding... beach erosion...
and isolated tornadoes will also be possible.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across southeast South Carolina and southeast
Georgia. Potential impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding could prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries could quickly rise with swifter
      currents. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches could
      become swollen and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in normally
      vulnerable spots. Rapid ponding of water could occur at
      underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Several
      storm drains and retention ponds become near-full and begin to
      overflow. Some brief Road and bridge closures.

* Wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia. Potential impacts
include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges and access routes
      impassable.
    - Travel by vehicle or on foot increasingly difficult. Increasing
      danger of death or injury from falling objects such as trees or
      electric wires outside.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines, which could persist for hours
      or days.
    - Some poorly secured small craft could break loose from their
      moorings.

* Tornadoes:
prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia. Potential impacts
include:
    - isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution of emergency plans.
    - Isolated locations could experience tornado damage, along with
      power and communications disruptions.
    - In isolated locations, tornadoes could damage trees, vehicles,
      boats and buildings, especially Mobile homes and and other
      poorly constructed structures.

* Surge:
prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts
across low lying coastal areas of southeast Georgia and southeast South
Carolina. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - localized inundation of saltwater mainly along immediate
      shorelines and in low-lying spots farther inland near rivers
      and creeks.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions hazardous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Minor to moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf possibly breaching
      dunes, mainly in normally vulnerable locations. Strong rip
      currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

Elsewhere across southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia,
little to no impact is anticipated.

* Other coastal hazards:
elevated risk of life threatening rip currents and possible beach erosion.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:
now is the time to check your emergency plan and take necessary
actions to secure your home or business. Deliberate efforts should be
underway to protect life and property. Ensure that your emergency
supplies kit is stocked and ready.

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track as there are inherent forecast uncertainties
which must be taken into account.

If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind,
such as a Mobile home, an upper floor of a high rise building, or on
a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you
and your family for several days.

If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as
near the ocean or a large Inland Lake, in a low lying or poor
drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe
shelter on higher ground

Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any orders
that are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives
of others.

When securing your property, outside preparations should be conducted
as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of
strong gusty winds and heavy rain can cause certain preparedness
activities to become unsafe.

Be a good samaritan and check on those who may not be fully aware of
the situation or who are unable to make personal preparations.

Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings.
If you are a visitor, know the name of the County or Parish in which
you are located and where it is relative to current watches and
warnings. If staying at a hotel, ask the management staff about their
onsite disaster plan. Listen for evacuation orders, especially
pertaining to area visitors.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the
forecast.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Charleston SC around 6 am, or sooner if conditions warrant.




... High rip current risk remains in effect through Thursday
evening...
... Coastal Flood Advisory will expire at 9 PM EDT this evening...

* rip currents... wind and wave conditions support the
development of very strong rip currents. These rip currents
will be life threatening to anyone who enters the surf.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

No one should enter the surf due to life threatening rip
currents.







... Tropical storm watch in effect...

A tropical storm watch means tropical storm wind conditions are
possible somewhere within this area and within the next 48 hours

* locations affected
    - Charleston
    - McClellanville
    - Edisto Island

* wind
    - latest local forecast: equivalent tropical storm force wind
        - peak wind forecast: 30-40 mph with gusts to 50 mph

    - current threat to life and property: moderate
        - remain braced against the reasonable threat for strong
          tropical storm force wind of 58 to 73 mph.
        - To be safe, efforts should fully focus on protecting life.
          Properties remain subject to significant wind impacts.
        - Now is the time to hide from the wind. Failure to
          adequately shelter may result in serious injury, or in some
          cases loss of life. Remain sheltered until the hazardous
          wind subsides.

    - Potential impacts: unfolding
        - potential impacts from the main wind event are unfolding.
        - The extent of realized impacts will depend on the actual
          strength, duration, and exposure of the wind as experienced
          at particular locations.

* Storm surge
    - latest local forecast: localized storm surge possible
        - peak storm surge inundation: the potential for up to 2 feet
          above ground somewhere within surge prone areas
        - window of concern: early Thursday evening until Saturday
          morning

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - emergency plans should include a reasonable threat for peak
          storm surge flooding of greater than 1 foot above ground.
        - To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited storm
          surge flooding impacts. Efforts should now be brought to
          completion before conditions deteriorate.
        - Localized inundation is possible. Follow the instructions
          of local officials. Consider voluntary evacuation if
          recommended. Leave immediately if evacuation orders are
          issued.

    - Potential impacts: limited
        - localized inundation of saltwater mainly along immediate
          shorelines and in low-lying spots farther inland near
          rivers and creeks.
        - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become
          overspread with surge water. Driving conditions hazardous
          in places where surge water covers the Road.
        - Minor to moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf possibly
          breaching dunes, mainly in normally vulnerable locations.
          Strong rip currents.
        - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks,
          boardwalks, and piers. A few small craft broken away from
          moorings.

* Flooding rain
    - latest local forecast:
        - peak rainfall amounts: additional 4-8 inches, with locally
          higher amounts

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - emergency considerations should include a threat of
          flooding.
        - Be safe and remain ready to protect against flooding rain
          impacts.
        - If flood related watches and warnings are in effect, heed
          recommended actions.

    - Potential impacts: limited
        - localized rainfall flooding could prompt a few evacuations.
        - Rivers and tributaries could quickly rise with swifter
          currents. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches could
          become swollen and overflow in spots.
        - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in
          normally vulnerable spots. Rapid ponding of water could
          occur at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
          areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
          near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
          closures.

* Tornado
    - latest local forecast:
        - situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - emergency considerations should include a reasonable threat
          for tornadoes.
        - Be safe and remain ready to protect against tornado
          impacts. Stay informed.
        - Listen for tornado watches and warnings. If a tornado
          approaches, quickly move to the safest place within your
          shelter.

    - Potential impacts: limited
        - isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution of emergency
          plans.
        - Isolated locations could experience tornado damage, along
          with power and communications disruptions.
        - In isolated locations, tornadoes could damage trees,
          vehicles, boats and buildings, especially Mobile homes and
          and other poorly constructed structures.

* For more information:
    - http://weather.Gov/chs
    - http://ready.Gov/hurricanes




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