Weather

Summer Heat Safety

By S. Hankinson

Temperature

That hot summer weather is coming a bit early this year! Starting in June, temperatures in South Carolina will hit nearly 100 degrees. It’s a perfect opportunity to go swimming, eat popsicles or hang out somewhere with air conditioning. However, there are also a number of risks to be aware of when temperatures rise.

Pawley's Island House of Worship Shows Resilience Through the Years

By S. Stone

House of Worship

Coastal towns are a testament to resilience. The ocean, the sand and the wind work slowly to corrode infrastructure. Storms and hurricanes bring a more sudden form of destruction. Yet residents continue to return, rebuild and restore their towns. In Southern communities, this intrinsic determination to remain is augmented by a strong love for the preservation of tradition and history. The Pawleys Island House of Worship exemplifies these qualities.

Winter Weather Operations Scaling Back

By A. Crouch

Ice

Most of the winter weather has left the Palmetto State and as of midday today, the State Emergency Operations Center returned to normal operations.  The National Weather Service predicts some light snow for the remainder of the day in parts of the state, but temperatures will stay above freezing. 

Winter Weather Continues to Hit Parts of South Carolina Saturday Morning

By T. Safdi

Snow

Parts of South Carolina are continuing to be hit with snow and sleet making travel unpredictable.

The Upstate areas are being hit the most. Snow and ice fell Friday with more expected in northwest South Carolina. The system is expected to end Saturday afternoon. State officials are still warning residents that roadways will be dangerous.

In an update from the SC Emergency Management Division, power was out for about 30,000 utility customers, mostly in counties north and west of Columbia.

Parts of South Carolina Experiencing Wintry Mess

By P.A. Bennett

Ice and Snow

"Stay home if you can." That’s the warning for residents of Upstate South Carolina. A Winter Storm Warning is in place for the Upstate that means a quarter to a half-inch of ice and one to four inches of snow could accumulate.

The weather prognosticators say that the Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Cherokee, and Clemson areas will be hit with a mixture of rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow. But road crews are ready, according to WSPA.com; crews started pre-treating Interstates and bridges on Thursday, anticipating this ice event.

Freezing Rain, Snow Hits Parts of S.C. as Winter Storm Sweeps In

By T. Safdi

Freezing Rain

The National Weather Service is calling for hazardous winter weather in the parts of the Upstate beginning Friday morning with freezing rain and sleet, gradually changing to snow on Friday night and Saturday morning. 

In the Upstate, officials say travel conditions might become treacherous Friday morning and continue throughout the weekend. Highway Patrol in the affected areas are urging drivers to stay off the roads, unless it is absolutely necessary.

Dangerous Winter Storm Forecast for South Carolina

By T. Safdi

Ice

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division asks residents to prepare themselves and their homes for winter weather. The National Weather Service predicts freezing rain and ice accumulations in the Upstate and northern Midlands lasting into Saturday. State and local agencies are putting emergency plans in place for winter weather and urge everyone in South Carolina to consider preparations to keep your home, community, family, vehicles and pets safe.