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2:20 am on Wednesday November 13, 2013

Climate change expected to have big impact on Southeast

More heat, flooding, and drought is expected to hit the Southeast as the world's climate warms.
5:07 am on Friday January 4, 2013

Beaufort, Jasper counties in 'severe drought'

The US Drought Monitor now includes Jasper and Beaufort counties in the severe drought affecting Georgia and South Carolina. 
7:58 am on Monday March 19, 2012

Little rain paves way for fungus to take down Carolina Oaks

Flickr user devils rancher A southern red oak, aka a spanish oak.With low rainfall during the last 10 of 13 years in South Carolina, conditions are right for the oak fungus known as hypoxylon canker — and it's killing many oaks in South Carolina....
4:20 am on Sunday March 18, 2012

Little rain paves way for fungus to take down Carolina oaks

Image by Flickr user devils rancher A southern red oak, aka a spanish oak. With low rainfall during the last 10 of 13 years in South Carolina, conditions are right for the oak fungus known as hypoxylon canker — and it's killing many oaks in South...
9:46 am on Sunday January 8, 2012

Hot, dry, stormy: A look back at 2011 records and extremes in S.C. weather

MDG-Graphix.net Irene's chop off the South Carolina coast in August 2011. 2011 was another year of extreme weather events in South Carolina. June through August 2011 was the second warmest on record statewide (out of 117 years) and the year's...
9:46 am on Sunday January 8, 2012

Hot, dry, stormy: A look back at 2011 records and extremes in S.C. weather

2011 was another year of extreme weather events in South Carolina. June through August 2011 was the second warmest on record statewide (out of 117 years) and the year's temperature extremes ranged from a low of 5 degrees at Jocassee on January 13,...
4:23 am on Friday September 9, 2011

Horry County drought status lowered to 'moderate'

Sharon Drummond Thanks to some heavy rainstorms in the past few months, the South Carolina State Climatology Office's Drought Response Committee felt it was appropriate to lower our status from 'severe' to 'moderate'. Before this status change,...
3:29 am on Monday July 18, 2011

Severe drought for Horry County (update: no relief soon)

Flickr user Bert G Kaufmann Drought Update July 18th: With no significant rainfall in sight, we'll likely be in drought status through all of July. While the recent break in the sweltering heat has been nice, the lack of rainfall could be a bigger...
2:11 am on Saturday June 18, 2011

High heat, no rain forces Charleston into incipient drought status (update: worse)

Image by Flickr user dasrooflessUpdate June 18: The recent rains haven't been enough to thwart the weeks of intense (and record) heat, and the drought has continued to worsen.  On Friday the State Climatology Office upgraded much of the Midlands...
12:15 am on Saturday June 18, 2011

High heat, no rain forces Beaufort into drought status (update: Beaufort, Jasper now 'extreme')

Flickr user dasroofless Update June 18: The recent rains haven't been enough to thwart the weeks of intense (and record) heat, and the drought has continued to worsen.  On Friday the State Climatology Office upgraded much of the Midlands and all of...

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