Charleston Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Coastal Flood Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement
Statement as of 3:09 PM EDT on April 19, 2014

...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 10 PM this evening to 2 am EDT Sunday... ...High rip current risk in effect from Sunday morning through Sunday evening...

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a coastal Flood Advisory...which is in effect from 10 PM this evening to 2 am EDT Sunday. A high rip current risk has also been issued from Sunday morning through Sunday evening.

* Tide levels...high tide will occur in Charleston Harbor around midnight tonight. Peak tide levels will reach between 7.0 and 7.4 feet mean lower low water.

* Impacts...inundation of saltwater in and near low-lying coastal areas could lead to some Road closures and flooding of properties. Flooding is especially likely in downtown Charleston and portions of Mount Pleasant.

* Rip currents...wind and wave conditions support the development of very strong rip currents on Sunday. These rip currents will be life threatening to anyone who enters the surf.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Be prepared for the possibility of Road closures and minor flooding of properties. If travel is necessary...do not attempt to drive through water of unknown depth.

No one should enter the surf due to life threatening rip currents.

Record Report
Statement as of 1:40 am EDT on April 19, 2014

...Record daily maximum rainfall set at Savannah GA...

a record rainfall of 2.27 inches was set at Savannah GA yesterday...April 18. This breaks the old record of 1.04 inch set in 1957.

Local Storm Report

04/19/2014 0420 am

Charleston, Charleston County.

Flash flood, reported by law enforcement.

Numerous roads remain closed due to flash flooding in downtown Charleston.

04/19/2014 0159 am

Downtown charlesto, Charleston County.

Flash flood, reported by law enforcement.

Numerous roads remain closed through the downtown Charleston area. Flash flooding is still in progress as heavy rain falls.

04/19/2014 0144 am

Charleston, Charleston County.

Heavy rain m2.90 inch, reported by mesonet.

04/19/2014 0143 am

Charleston Airport, Charleston County.

Heavy rain m2.37 inch, reported by ASOS.

04/19/2014 0136 am

Downtown charlesto, Charleston County.

Heavy rain m2.71 inch, reported by official NWS obs.

04/18/2014 1130 PM

1 miles E of Charleston, Charleston County.

High astr tides, reported by tide gage.

A maximum tide level of 7.55 ft MLLW was observed at the Charleston Harbor tide gage. Shallow coastal flooding typically begins along the lower South Carolina coast when tide levels reach 7.0 ft MLLW in the Charleston Harbor.

04/18/2014 1157 PM

3 miles NE of Archdale, Charleston County.

Heavy rain m2.56 inch, reported by cocorahs.

04/18/2014 1138 PM

Downtown charlesto, Charleston County.

Flash flood, reported by broadcast media.

The following roads are closed in downtown Charleston... area bounded by Calhoun... Ashley... Rutledge... Bennett and gadsen streets. Calhoun street from ogier to Rutledge. Ogier street from Calhoun to vanderhourst. Bogard street from the Crosstown to president. Crosstown Lane 3 north and south bound. Spring street from Crosstown to Courtney. President street from Crosstown to Hagood. Hagood street from line to fishbourne. South Market between meeting and East Bay.

04/18/2014 1104 PM

Charleston Airport, Charleston County.

Heavy rain m2.02 inch, reported by ASOS.

04/18/2014 1102 PM

Downtown charlesto, Charleston County.

Heavy rain m2.06 inch, reported by mesonet.

04/18/2014 1100 PM

2 miles ENE of James Island, Charleston County.

Heavy rain m2.03 inch, reported by official NWS obs.

04/18/2014 1058 PM

3 miles NE of Archdale, Charleston County.

Heavy rain m2.03 inch, reported by cocorahs.

04/18/2014 1051 PM

5 miles SW of Adams Run, Charleston County.

Heavy rain m2.37 inch, reported by RAWS.

04/18/2014 0958 PM

3 miles W of Kiawah Island, Charleston County.

Heavy rain m2.19 inch, reported by official NWS obs.

04/18/2014 0911 PM

Downtown charlesto, Charleston County.

Flash flood, reported by broadcast media.

The following roads are closed in downtown Charleston due to flash flooding... Ashley Ave north of fishbourne...Bogard street from the Crosstown... Ashley Ave between Bennett street and Halsey... one Lane on Hagood near fishburne.

04/18/2014 0819 PM

1 miles WNW of Charleston, Charleston County.

Flash flood, reported by social media.

The intersection of Ashley Ave and Cannon street is closed to high water.

04/17/2014 1106 PM

1 miles E of Charleston, Charleston County.

High astr tides, reported by tide gage.

A maximum tide level of 7.03 ft MLLW was observed at the Charleston Harbor tide gage. Shallow coastal flooding typically begins along the lower South Carolina coast when tide levels reach 7.0 ft MLLW in the Charleston Harbor.

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 1:49 PM EDT on April 19, 2014

...NOAA Weather Radio all hazards stations operating from the National Weather Service office in Charleston are back in service...

NOAA Weather Radio all hazards transmitters khb-29 operating on a frequency of 162.550 mhz...wxm-93 operating on a frequency of 162.475 mhz...wxj-23 operating on a frequency of 162.450 mhz... kec-85 operating on a frequency of 162.400 mhz and wwh- 25 operating on a frequency of 162.425 mhz are back in service. However...there may be brief delays or interruptions in service over the next 24 hours. We apologize for any inconvenience the outage may have caused.