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Midlands braces for potential winter storm this weekend

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) — South Carolina residents are accustomed to extreme heat, but maybe not extreme cold. With winter weather threatening much of the Palmetto State this weekend, you may not be sure what to be prepared for. Voice of Steve LaVoie, NWS Meteorologist :10-20 Dr. Matthew Bitner, Prisma Health Emergency Medicine Physician  1:25-35 Most of the Midlands will be…

South Carolina recognized for storm preparedness by National Weather Service

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) — Whether it’s tornadoes, hurricanes or winter storms, South Carolina is no stranger to severe weather. Tuesday, the National Weather Service (NWS) recognized the Palmetto State as being certified as Storm Ready.   “South Carolina is only one of five Storm Ready states across the country. That’s a big initiative that South Carolina undertook over the past several…

Watch: Officials Kick-Off Severe Weather and Flood Safety Awareness Week

Columbia , S.C. (WOLO) — This week is Severe Weather and Flood Safety Awareness week in South Carolina. Following October’s historic floods, officials are learning from the experience and reminding residents to have a plan in place should severe weather strike any time in the next few months. “We know severe weather can happen here in South Carolina,” said Major…

Parts of South Carolina Face Winter Weather This Weekend

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The northwestern part of South Carolina will be facing winter weather this weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for nine counties in the northwestern and central parts of the state. The warning begins Thursday night and runs through 7 p.m. Saturday. Forecasters say snow, sleet and freezing rain is possible in…

Severe Weather

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — A toronado warning was issued by the National Weather Service for three Midland counties Wednesday afternoon. The warning was in effect for Fairfield, Lexington, and Richland counties until 2:45 p.m.   #Tornado Warning in effect for Fairfield, Lexington and Richland counties: #scwx #sctweets… https://t.co/7ybaTA5Yae — SCEMD (@SCEMD) December 23, 2015 A flood advisory is now in effect. NEW – FLOOD…