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Jared Smith founded @chswx on Twitter in 2008 as an experiment in disseminating weather data through social media. Somehow, it caught on, and he kept doing it.

Heavy rain, gusty winds, possible flooding for the Tuesday morning commute

/ April 1, 2019 at 8:03 PM

Tuesday may be one of the busier weather days we’ve had so far in 2019 as low pressure is expected to brush the coast with strong, gusty winds and a bout of heavy (yet much-needed) rainfall. This may have impacts on the morning commute.

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Unseasonable chill and much-needed rain in store

/ at 12:43 AM

No fooling: It’s not going to get out of the 50s on Monday. (Nor will it on Tuesday.) The good news is that we may actually see something resembling substantial rainfall across much of the area for the first time all year. Will it be enough to bust the drought?

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A (mostly) good-looking weekend lies ahead, but changes are coming

/ March 28, 2019 at 11:06 PM

A nearly flawless Spring Break week (weather-wise, anyway…) will close with a nice warmup as temperatures surge into the upper 70s and perhaps the 80s to end March. Changes are coming, though — the transitional season of Spring is not through with us yet.

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Mostly quiet week ahead, but watch the tides

/ March 17, 2019 at 11:34 PM

Weather-wise, we have a pretty tranquil week ahead (save for maybe a shower or two overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning). We’ll just need to keep an eye on tides with a full moon in perigee (“Supermoon!”) this week.

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Mid-March temperature rollercoaster

/ March 11, 2019 at 8:28 AM

Mostly cloudy skies and isolated showers will characterize today, but the sun will come out again by tomorrow.

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Warming trend begins

/ March 7, 2019 at 8:41 AM

After a couple rather cold days, temperatures will start to make a comeback closer to (and eventually above) normal as we head into the weekend.

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Chilly interlude — but spring returns this weekend

/ March 6, 2019 at 8:33 AM

We’re off to a very chilly start this morning in the Lowcountry as Arctic air has once again taken residence in the eastern half of the country. But as it goes in March, just wait five minutes and it’ll change.

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A busy weather day gives way to cooler weather

/ March 4, 2019 at 12:12 AM
Four-panel radar view of a tornado-warned supercell that went through Ridgeville. No tornado has been confirmed as of this writing. Click for full resolution.

Today was a very bad weather day for a lot of people in Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina. Fortunately, we return to much calmer conditions for Monday.

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LIVE BLOG: Tornado Watch cancelled

/ March 3, 2019 at 11:29 AM

 

We in the Charleston weather community are watching the potential for a few damaging wind gusts and possibly tornadoes this afternoon into tonight as a cold front approaches the area.

The tornado watch has been cancelled.

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A stormy Sunday night approaches

/ March 2, 2019 at 6:13 PM

Sunday may represent our first good shot at thunderstorms so far in 2019. However, a few of those could be on the strong side with gusty winds, especially for those of you who are a little further inland (think Berkeley and Dorchester counties). Let’s dig in…

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