Birds on Radar

No #chswx concerns this AM. Most interesting things on radar over land are birds taking off near Lake Moultrie. — Charleston Weather (@chswx) July 23, 2014 The only thing more fun than armchair storm chasing with RadarScope or the Gibson Ridge suite is finding all the non-meteorological things on radar, such as this roost […]

Timelapse: One Storm Dies, Another’s Born

A severe-warned thunderstorm that produced quarter-size hail in Hanahan missed my part of West Ashley to the northeast this afternoon. However, this thunderstorm produced an outflow boundary which intersected with the seabreeze over the Charleston/Dorchester county line to generate new showers and thunderstorms. These thunderstorms pushed east and dropped a brief amount of rain and […]

Dual-polarization radar is worth its weight in gold

Dan Satterfield: NWS Weather Radar Upgrade Proving Wildly Successful Dual-polarization is a new thing, but I sure don’t know how I or anyone else confidently interpreted radar without it. There is little doubt that the confidence dual-pol products lend to warning forecasters and broadcast meteorologists conveying those critical messages saved a lot of lives on […]

More flooding in downtown Charleston today

@chswx crosstown — Harry (@HJohnHofmann) June 19, 2013 I feel like a broken record on the weather side these days mentioning storms every day. This year has just been utterly ridiculous for rainfall (33″ as of today) and for the second time in two weeks downtown Charleston flooded again after thunderstorms packing […]

Hail cars in Sun City?

Wacky weather day near Hilton Head. Golf-ball hail was reported in Sun City earlier today; these reports weren’t far from where there are a lot of new car dealerships out along Highway 278. Ouch.