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Hurricane Hugo Hit 28 Years Ago Tonight

On this night, 28 years ago, Hurricane Hugo blasted through South Carolina. It was a night that wont ever be forgotten. The storm made landfall just north of Charleston as a Category 4 Hurricane with wind gust to 138 mph.…

Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria slammed into the tiny island of Dominica on Monday night. This is the first time in recorded history that a Category 5 Hurricane has come within 100 miles of Dominica. On Wednesday Maria is expected to make a…

Is it Time for a New Hurricane Scale?

The recent hurricanes have stirred the discussion of whether we need to update our existing hurricane scale. We currently categorize hurricanes from 1 to 5 bases only on wind speed. But that doesn't really cover the whole issue. Take Sandy…

Ocean Waters Cool Under Hurricanes

Check out this image that shows the ocean temperature. It's pretty easy to see where hurricanes have been recently. That's because the storms mix and cool the water as they pass over the top.

Irma Rain Totals & Wind Gusts

Check out these two links for Midlands rain totals and wind gusts from Irma.

Tracking Hurricane Irma

ABC NEWS (WOLO)-- South Carolina Emergency officials are keeping a close eye on the latest forecast for Hurricane Irma. Officials are asking you to be prepared, put a plan in place, but not panic. ABC Columbia Meteorologists say the track…

Tracking Hurricane Irma-ABC Columbia Meteorologists

Meteorologist Greg Armbrecht shares the latest on Hurricane Irma, including an updated track from Tuesday. Greg reminds everyone that it is too early to tell if there is any potential impact to…

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