Category Archives: Weather

King Tides in the Charleston Area December 13 – 16

A King Tide is a non-scientific term used to describe high tides that are higher than normal. They usually occur during a full or new moon or during specific seasons throughout the year. They can cause flooding of low-lying areas … Continue reading

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Ceiling Fans in Cooler Weather

Cooler weather is upon us, so it’s time to start thinking of changing the direction of your ceiling fan. Warm air rises, so turning the fan blades in a clockwise direction brings the air down. It will not only make … Continue reading

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Possible Flooded Roadway Warning

There will be high tides over 7.0’ in the early evening for the next 3 nights.  The tide height and times are listed below.  If it is raining during these king tide events, we will have standing water on some … Continue reading

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Rip Currents Possible Today Along with Coastal Flooding

The National Weather Service has issued a high rip current risk for today, September 15, from 8:00 am through this evening and a coastal flood watch between this afternoon and this evening. The coastal flooding could be associated with king … Continue reading

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Kiawah’s New Tide Station

The Town of Kiawah Island has an interesting weather station that monitors water levels as well as weather information. As we all know, storm surge and high tides are an issue to barrier islands such as ours. The public webpage … Continue reading

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Town of Seabrook Hurricane Isaias Advisory #6 – Final

Hurricane Isaias Advisory #6 – Final August 4, 2020 – 12:00 pm The outer bands of Hurricane Isaias brushed the coast of Charleston County during the afternoon hours of Monday, August 3rd. The center of the storm remained offshore, which … Continue reading

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Isaias Brought NJ-Style Waves to SI

Seabrook Island escaped Isaias relatively unscathed with little more than rain, big waves, and some minor flooding. The Greater Charleston area was similarly spared. Read The Post and Courier article here. Tidelines subscriber Dean Morr sent these photos taken from … Continue reading

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Town of Seabrook Island Tropical Storm Isaias Advisory #5

Tropical Storm Isaias Advisory #5 August 3, 2020 – 2:00 pm On Monday afternoon, officials from the Town of Seabrook Island participated in a countywide conference call organized by the Charleston County Emergency Management Department (CCEMD). During the call, a … Continue reading

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Town of Seabrook Island Tropical Storm Isaias Advisory #4

Tropical Storm Isaias Advisory #4 August 2, 2020 – 3:00 pm On Sunday afternoon, officials from the Town of Seabrook Island participated in another countywide conference call organized by the Charleston County Emergency Management Department (CCEMD). During the call, a … Continue reading

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Town of Seabrook Island Hurricane Isaias Advisory #3

Hurricane Isaias Advisory #3 August 1, 2020 – 3:00 pm Earlier this afternoon, officials from the Town of Seabrook Island again participated in a countywide conference call organized by the Charleston County Emergency Management Department (CCEMD). During the call, a … Continue reading

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What Are Rip Currents?

Now that Isaias has been upgraded from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane, it is important to understand the potential impact the hurricane may have here on Seabrook Island. Wind, heavy rainfall, coastal flooding and rip currents are … Continue reading

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Hurricane Preparedness Checklist for When a Storm is Approaching 2020

Now that a storm is approaching, it is time to take action! Review Early Summer Hurricane Preparedness and the Midsummer Hurricane Preparedness checklist for any issues that still need attention. In the week before a possible hurricane event, take the actions … Continue reading

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