Berkeley County, South Carolina
To view the watches and warnings information that we have available you will need to select your city, county, or state first.
Enter City, State or Zip Code to Select a Location from the List
Watch/Warnings
Click to view enlarged map

The National Weather Service's Watches, Warnings and Advisories by state counties include: Thunderstorm, Tornado, Flood, Flash Flood, Winter Storm, High Wind, Gale, Small Aircraft, High Surf, Marine, Heat, Air Quality, Ashfall, Hazardous, and Special Statements.
Weather Alerts: Berkeley County, South Carolina
« View county list

Hurricane Statement
GAZ087-088-099>101-114>119-137>141-SCZ040-042>045-047>052-280545-

TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWO LOCAL STATEMENT ADVISORY NUMBER 1
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC AL022016
541 PM EDT FRI MAY 27 2016

THIS PRODUCT COVERS SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA

**TROPICAL STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST**


NEW INFORMATION
---------------

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- A TROPICAL STORM WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR INLAND
BERKELEY...INLAND JASPER...BEAUFORT...COASTAL
COLLETON...CHARLESTON...COASTAL JASPER AND TIDAL BERKELEY

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR INLAND
BERKELEY...INLAND JASPER...BEAUFORT...COASTAL
COLLETON...CHARLESTON...COASTAL JASPER AND TIDAL BERKELEY

* STORM INFORMATION:
- ABOUT 420 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CHARLESTON SC OR ABOUT 450 MILES
EAST-SOUTHEAST OF SAVANNAH GA
- 28.5N 74.7W
- STORM INTENSITY 35 MPH
- MOVEMENT WEST-NORTHWEST OR 300 DEGREES AT 13 MPH

SITUATION OVERVIEW
------------------

TROPICAL DEPRESSION 2 HAS DEVELOPED IN THE SOUTHWESTERN ATLANTIC...
ABOUT 420 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CHARLESTON...OR 450 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST
OF SAVANNAH. THE DEPRESSION IS EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY MOVE NORTHWEST
TONIGHT AND SATURDAY...MAKING LANDFALL ALONG THE LOWER SOUTH CAROLINA
COAST SUNDAY MORNING AS A TROPICAL STORM.

WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL STEADILY DETERIORATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND
ESPECIALLY SATURDAY NIGHT AS THE DEPRESSION APPROACHES THE COAST. RAIN
COULD BECOME LOCALLY HEAVY AT TIMES WITH AS MUCH AS 1 TO 2 INCHES
POTENTIALLY FALLING ACROSS SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA WITH AN INCH
OR LESS FALLING ACROSS SOUTHEAST GEORGIA. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE
POSSIBLE. THERE WILL BE A RISK FOR MINOR FLOODING...ESPECIALLY IN LOW
LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS...BUT SIGNIFICANT FLASH FLOODING IS NOT
EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. THE RISK FOR FLOODING WILL BE HIGHEST IN
URBAN AREAS AS WELL AS COASTAL AREAS DURING TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.
HOWEVER...THE AMOUNT OF RAIN THE AREA RECEIVES WILL BE DEPENDENT ON
THE EXACT TRACK THE TROPICAL DEPRESSION TAKES.

THE RISK FOR TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS WILL BE HIGHEST SATURDAY NIGHT
INTO SUNDAY AS THE DEPRESSION APPROACHES THE LOWER SOUTH CAROLINA
COAST. THE AREA THAT IS MOST LIKELY TO SEE TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS...
POTENTIALLY AS HIGH AS 30 TO 40 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS...WILL BE ALONG
THE COASTAL AREAS OF SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA...INCLUDING THE
CHARLESTON METRO AREA. WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE ARE CAPABLE OF DOWNING
A FEW TREES AND POWERLINES. SOME POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE.

THERE WILL BE INCREASED RISK FOR STRONGER AND MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS
AS WELL AS BEACH EROSION ALONG THE BEACHES THROUGH THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
-----------------

* WIND:
PROTECT AGAINST HAZARDOUS WIND HAVING POSSIBLE LIMITED IMPACTS ACROSS
SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA. POTENTIAL IMPACTS
INCLUDE:
- DAMAGE TO PORCHES, AWNINGS, CARPORTS, SHEDS, AND UNANCHORED
MOBILE HOMES. UNSECURED LIGHTWEIGHT OBJECTS BLOWN ABOUT.
- MANY LARGE TREE LIMBS BROKEN OFF. A FEW TREES SNAPPED OR
UPROOTED, BUT WITH GREATER NUMBERS IN PLACES WHERE TREES ARE
SHALLOW ROOTED. SOME FENCES AND ROADWAY SIGNS BLOWN OVER.
- SOME ROADS IMPASSABLE DUE TO DEBRIS, PARTICULARLY WITHIN URBAN
OR HEAVILY WOODED LOCATIONS. HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS ON
BRIDGES AND OTHER ELEVATED ROADWAYS, ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES.
- ISOLATED TO SCATTERED POWER AND COMMUNICATIONS OUTAGES.

* FLOODING RAIN:
PROTECT AGAINST 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.

* OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS:
RIP CURRENTS...THERE WILL BE AN INCREASED FOR STRONGER AND MORE FREQUENT
RIP CURRENTS AT AREA BEACHES THROUGH THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND. SOME BEACH
EROSION IS LIKELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
----------------------------------

* EVACUATIONS:
IF YOU ARE EXCEPTIONALLY VULNERABLE TO WIND OR WATER HAZARDS FROM
TROPICAL SYSTEMS, CONSIDER VOLUNTARY EVACUATION, ESPECIALLY IF BEING
OFFICIALLY RECOMMENDED. RELOCATE TO A PREDETERMINED SHELTER OR SAFE
DESTINATION.

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
NOW IS THE TIME TO BRING TO COMPLETION ALL PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT
LIFE AND PROPERTY IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR EMERGENCY PLAN.

OUTSIDE PREPARATIONS SHOULD BE WRAPPED UP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BEFORE
WEATHER CONDITIONS COMPLETELY DETERIORATE. ANY REMAINING EVACUATIONS
AND RELOCATIONS SHOULD BE EXPEDITED BEFORE THE ONSET OF TROPICAL
STORM FORCE WIND.

KEEP CELL PHONES WELL CHARGED AND HANDY. ALSO, CELL PHONE CHARGERS
FOR AUTOMOBILES CAN BE HELPFUL AFTER THE STORM. LOCATE YOUR CHARGERS
AND KEEP THEM WITH YOUR CELL PHONE.

IN EMERGENCIES IT IS BEST TO REMAIN CALM. STAY INFORMED AND FOCUSED
ON THE SITUATION AT HAND. EXERCISE PATIENCE WITH THOSE YOU ENCOUNTER.
BE A GOOD SAMARITAN AND HELPFUL TO OTHERS.

IF YOU ARE A VISITOR AND STILL IN THE AREA, LISTEN FOR THE NAME OF
THE CITY OR TOWN IN WHICH YOU ARE STAYING WITHIN LOCAL NEWS UPDATES.
BE SURE YOU KNOW THE NAME OF THE COUNTY OR PARISH IN WHICH IT
RESIDES. PAY ATTENTION FOR INSTRUCTIONS FROM LOCAL AUTHORITIES.

CLOSELY MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER LOCAL NEWS OUTLETS FOR
OFFICIAL STORM INFORMATION. BE READY TO ADAPT TO 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 9 PM EDT, OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS
WARRANT.

$$

Tropical Storm Warning
SCZ045-047-048-049-050-051-052-053-054-055-056-280300-
/O.NEW.KNHC.TR.W.1002.160527T2100Z-000000T0000Z/
500 PM EDT FRI MAY 27 2016

SAVANNAH-RIVER-GA 32.03N 80.86W
LITTLE-RIVER-INLET-SC 33.85N 78.56W

$$

Tropical Storm Warning
SCZ052-280530-
/O.NEW.KCHS.TR.W.1002.160527T2121Z-000000T0000Z/
TIDAL BERKELEY-
521 PM EDT FRI MAY 27 2016

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS TROPICAL STORM WIND CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THIS AREA AND WITHIN THE NEXT 36 HOURS

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
- DANIEL ISLAND
- RED BANK LANDING

* WIND
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: EQUIVALENT TROPICAL STORM FORCE WIND
- PEAK WIND FORECAST: 30-40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH
- WINDOW FOR TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS: SATURDAY EVENING
UNTIL SUNDAY EVENING

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: ELEVATED
- EMERGENCY PLANS SHOULD INCLUDE A REASONABLE THREAT FOR
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WIND OF 39 TO 57 MPH.
- TO BE SAFE, PREPARE FOR THE POTENTIAL OF LIMITED WIND
IMPACTS. REMAINING EFFORTS TO SECURE PROPERTIES SHOULD NOW
BE BROUGHT TO COMPLETION.
- HAZARDOUS WIND IS POSSIBLE. FAILURE TO ADEQUATELY SHELTER
MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY. MOVE TO SAFE SHELTER BEFORE
THE WIND BECOMES HAZARDOUS.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: LIMITED
- DAMAGE TO PORCHES, AWNINGS, CARPORTS, SHEDS, AND UNANCHORED
MOBILE HOMES. UNSECURED LIGHTWEIGHT OBJECTS BLOWN ABOUT.
- MANY LARGE TREE LIMBS BROKEN OFF. A FEW TREES SNAPPED OR
UPROOTED, BUT WITH GREATER NUMBERS IN PLACES WHERE TREES
ARE SHALLOW ROOTED. SOME FENCES AND ROADWAY SIGNS BLOWN
OVER.
- SOME ROADS IMPASSABLE DUE TO DEBRIS, PARTICULARLY WITHIN
URBAN OR HEAVILY WOODED LOCATIONS. HAZARDOUS DRIVING
CONDITIONS ON BRIDGES AND OTHER ELEVATED ROADWAYS,
ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.
- ISOLATED TO SCATTERED POWER AND COMMUNICATIONS OUTAGES.

* STORM SURGE
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. TO BE
UPDATED SHORTLY.

- THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. TO BE
UPDATED SHORTLY.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. TO BE UPDATED
SHORTLY.

* FLOODING RAIN
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
- PEAK RAINFALL AMOUNTS: AROUND 1 INCH

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: ELEVATED
- EMERGENCY PLANS SHOULD INCLUDE A REASONABLE THREAT FOR
MINOR FLOODING WHERE PEAK RAINFALL TOTALS ARE NEAR AMOUNTS
CONDUCIVE FOR LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING AND RAPID INUNDATION.
- TO BE SAFE, PREPARE FOR THE POTENTIAL OF LIMITED FLOODING
RAIN IMPACTS.
- LOCALIZED FLOODING IS POSSIBLE. IF FLOOD RELATED WATCHES
AND WARNINGS ARE ISSUED, 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 UNFAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: NONE
- EMERGENCY PLANS NEED NOT INCLUDE A THREAT FOR TORNADOES.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH STRONG GUSTY WINDS MAY STILL
OCCUR.
- LITTLE TO NO PREPARATIONS NEEDED TO GUARD AGAINST TROPICAL
TORNADOES.
- ENSURE READINESS FOR THE NEXT TROPICAL TORNADO EVENT.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: LITTLE TO NONE
- LITTLE TO NO POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM TORNADOES.

* FOR MORE INFORMATION:
- HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/CHS

$$

Tropical Storm Warning
SCZ045-280530-
/O.NEW.KCHS.TR.W.1002.160527T2121Z-000000T0000Z/
INLAND BERKELEY-
521 PM EDT FRI MAY 27 2016

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS TROPICAL STORM WIND CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THIS AREA AND WITHIN THE NEXT 36 HOURS

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
- GOOSE CREEK
- MONCKS CORNER
- SAINT STEPHEN

* WIND
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: EQUIVALENT TROPICAL STORM FORCE WIND
- PEAK WIND FORECAST: 30-40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: ELEVATED
- REMAIN BRACED AGAINST THE REASONABLE THREAT FOR TROPICAL
STORM FORCE WIND OF 39 TO 57 MPH.
- TO BE SAFE, EFFORTS SHOULD FULLY FOCUS ON AVOIDING INJURY.
PROPERTIES REMAIN SUBJECT TO LIMITED WIND IMPACTS.
- NOW IS THE TIME TO HIDE FROM THE WIND. FAILURE TO
ADEQUATELY SHELTER MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY. REMAIN
SHELTERED UNTIL THE HAZARDOUS WIND SUBSIDES.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: STILL UNFOLDING
- POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM THE MAIN WIND EVENT ARE STILL
UNFOLDING.
- THE EXTENT OF REALIZED IMPACTS WILL DEPEND ON THE ACTUAL
STRENGTH, DURATION, AND EXPOSURE OF THE WIND AS EXPERIENCED
AT PARTICULAR LOCATIONS.

* FLOODING RAIN
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
- PEAK RAINFALL AMOUNTS: 1-3 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 UNFAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: NONE
- EMERGENCY CONSIDERATIONS NEED NOT INCLUDE A THREAT FOR
TORNADOES. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH STRONG GUSTY
WINDS MAY STILL OCCUR.
- LITTLE TO NO PREPARATIONS NEEDED TO GUARD AGAINST TROPICAL
TORNADOES.
- ENSURE READINESS FOR THE NEXT TROPICAL TORNADO EVENT.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: LITTLE TO NONE
- LITTLE TO NO POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM TORNADOES.

* FOR MORE INFORMATION:
- HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/CHS

$$

National Weather Service

Providing "weather, water cycle, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy."
Weather Alerts by Type
Air Quality Alert
Flash Flood Warning
Flash Flood Watch
Flood Advisory
Flood Warning
Flood Watch
Freeze Warning
Hurricane Statement
Hydrologic Statement
Lake Wind Advisory
Rip Current Statement
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Severe Thunderstorm Watch
Special Weather Statement
Tornado Warning
Tropical Storm Warning
Wind Advisory
Additional Severe Weather Maps
Severe Outlook Today
Severe Outlook Today
WSI's Severe Outlook Map displays current Watches, Warnings and Advisories via County Fill colors.
Severe Outlook Tomorrow
Severe Outlook Tomorrow
WSI's Severe Outlook Forecast Map displaying projected Watches, Warnings and Advisories.
THUNDERcast
THUNDERcast
The THUNDERcast map shows areas of probability for regional or national thunderstorms for the current day.
1Km Storm Watch
1Km Storm Watch
The 1Km map allows you to view 1 kilometer (km) resolution radar imagery both nationally and regionally.
Metro Storm Watch
Metro Storm Watch
The Metro map allows you to view 1 kilometer (km) resolution radar imagery.
Advertisements
Track Severe Weather on mobile