Category Archives: Weather

King Tides This Week

As reported in the Post & Courier yesterday (3-19-19), higher than normal tides are expected through Thursday. Blame the gravitational pull of that beautiful full moon we’ll have on Wednesday. So-called king tides, like this one, are at least a … Continue reading

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Total Lunar Eclipse Tonight

A reminder that the Total Lunar Eclipse is tonight. You will not need special glasses to see the eclipse. It will start around 9:36 pm EST on Sunday, January 20, start going into the umbra (the fully-shaded inner region of … Continue reading

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Possible Freeze Warning Tonight, January 10

According to the National Weather Service and Storm Team 2 Weather, a possible freeze warning is in effect for coastal communities and further inland has an elevated risk tonight, January 10. Temperatures are projected to be around 33°, but a … Continue reading

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King Tide – December 23 – 24

December 23 – 24 will bring us another round of King Tides, so this is a good time to explain what King Tides are. Define King Tide: The term “King Tide” is not a scientific term; it is used to … Continue reading

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Possible High Water on Roads

The Post and Courier reported that there is a possibility that gale force winds, heavy rain, and unusually high tides might cause road flooding on Saturday, December 8, and Sunday, December 9. NWS Charleston is predicting the tide at the … Continue reading

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Winter Weather Awareness Week

Winter Weather Awareness Week is December 2-8, 2018. While our winter weather is not as bad as in some areas, there are still a few things we should keep in mind. Also, many Seabrookers will be traveling to areas that do … Continue reading

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Freezing Weather and Water Pipes

The Seabrook Island Utility Commission would like to remind its customers that, during freezing temperatures enhanced by possible elevated winds, dripping (slow droplets or slow streams of water) their interior and exterior faucets, turning off both their irrigation system and … Continue reading

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Freeze Warning for Tonight

According to the National Weather Service and Live 5 News, a freeze warning is in effect for the Lowcountry anticipating that the overnight temperature will fall below freezing into Wednesday morning.  We have already posted an article about preparing for … Continue reading

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Preparing For Freezing Weather and Ice Events

It is hard to believe that we need to prepare for freezing weather and ice storms in South Carolina. However, we typically have several winter days with temperatures below 32°F and occasionally ice events occur, most recently in January 2018. There are … Continue reading

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Town of Seabrook Island Hurricane Michael Update #2

         Thursday 11 October 2018                                                                                 1:00pm The Town will return to reduced emergency readiness status of Operations Condition 5 (normal operations) effective 1:00 pm Thursday, 11 October. Town Hall will remain closed for the remainder of Thursday … Continue reading

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SIPOA Michael Update #2, October 11

The following is an operational update from SIPOA. Winds are abating slightly, but sustained winds of 20+ mph with higher gusts continue. SIPOA security has requested that for your safety, please limit walking and driving around the island, as wind-borne … Continue reading

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SIPOA Security Asks Us To Stay Indoors

With winds gusting around 40 mph SIPOA and the Security Officers are asking all Seabrookers to stay indoors. Winds can blow debris — like pieces of broken glass and other objects — at high speeds. Flying debris is the most … Continue reading

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