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Smoky...

Wild fires continue burning from Western North Carolina to Northern Georgia. And when the wind blows from the northwest, we get a good dose of smoke. Plan on plenty of smoke through Wednesday, but by Thursday afternoon the winds will… continue reading ›

Super Moon

This month's full moon is called a Super Moon. Why? It's about 17,000 miles closer to earth than average. The result is that it appears 14% larger and 30% brighter than average. The last time the full moon was this… continue reading ›

Drought Update

It may sound hard to believe for some folks living in the Eastern Midlands (Sumter, Manning, etc.), but parts of the Midlands are in the first stages of drought. And the drought is much worse in parts of the Upstate. continue reading ›

Record Flooding From Hurricane Matthew

Although here in the Midlands the flooding was nothing like what we saw last October, some parts of North Carolina saw all-time records broken. https://www.usgs.gov/news/severe-flooding-nc-breaks-more-a-dozen-usgs-peak-records continue reading ›

Hurricane Matthew Now a Category 1 Storm

Hurricane Matthew is now (8AM Saturday) a Category 1 storm located just along the coast of Charleston. It will continue to move along the coast toward Myrtle Beach this afternoon, continuing to bring lots of flooding and power outages near… continue reading ›

Hurricane Matthew Update

Hurricane Matthew is still on track to hug the South Carolina Coast all day Saturday. That means major impacts near the coast as well as significant impacts inland. Here in the Midlands, expect up to 5-10 inches of rain near… continue reading ›

Hurricane Matthew Update

Hurricane Matthew Update: I wish I had better news, but unfortunately the news is not good. We were hoping that Matthew would track farther out to sea, but indications are that it will hug the coast. That means higher storm… continue reading ›

Hurricane Matthew Update

The forecast for Hurricane Matthew remains largely unchanged. We'll see rain starting on Friday with the most intense rain and wind developing late Friday night into early Saturday. Expect up to 6 inches of rain in the Eastern Midlands -… continue reading ›

Hurricane Matthew Update

The latest forecast on Hurricane Matthew has remained largely unchanged. We're still looking at a hurricane skirting the South Carolina Coast. The impact will start to be felt late Friday night in Hilton Head and spread north throughout the day… continue reading ›

Hurricane Matthew Update

The latest forecast still brings Hurricane Matthew along the South Carolina coast on Saturday. It's important to know that this is the best estimate, given what we know right now. On this track the coast would take the most significant… continue reading ›

Hurricane Matthew Update

Hurricane Matthew is still a very powerful Category 4 Hurricane. It's expected to continue to move north over the next several days. On its current path, it's expected to be somewhere near the South Carolina Coast on Saturday. Please stay… continue reading ›

Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew is now a very powerful Category 5 Hurricane with winds of 160 mph. It's expected to push to the north over the next several days. A lot of folks have asked if this storm will hit us here… continue reading ›

Tropical Storm Matthew

Tropical Storm Matthew has formed. Over the next few days it's expected to move through the Caribbean and strengthen into a hurricane. By early next week, it's expected to be somewhere south of Cuba, but where it goes after that… continue reading ›

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