Charleston

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Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch

Expires 10:00 AM EST on December 15, 2018
Statement as of 5:48 am EST on December 14, 2018

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a

* flood advisory for minor flooding in...
Charleston County in southeastern South Carolina...

* until 715 am EST.

* At 545 am EST, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain that will cause
minor flooding. Overflowing poor drainage areas will result in
shallow flooding in the advisory area. Up to one inch of rain has
fallen since 4 am.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Charleston, Mount Pleasant and downtown Charleston.

Additional rainfall of 1 to 1.5 inches is expected over the area by
730 am. This additional rain will result in minor flooding of low
lying and poor drainage areas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

This heavy rainfall will result in significant ponding of water on
area roads and in low spots. Slow down to reduce the risk of
hydroplaning. If water covers the entire roadway or is flowing, find
another Route. The water is probably much deeper than it appears and
only one foot of water can stall a vehicle. When encountering flooded
roads make the smart choice, turn around, don't drown.

Heavy rain in downtown Charleston will result in nuisance flooding of
low-lying areas. Areas most prone to flooding include the Market,
Crosstown, East Bay street and Morrison drive. Slow down when
traveling and allow extra distance between you and the vehicle ahead.
Do not drive into water of unknown depth.


Lat... Lon 3276 7993 3279 7997 3282 7996 3283 7994
      3282 7993 3283 7993 3282 7991 3283 7989
      3284 7989 3285 7988 3278 7985


Ned



323 am EST Fri Dec 14 2018

... Flash Flood Watch in effect through Saturday morning...

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of southeast South Carolina,
including the following areas, Charleston, Dorchester, inland
Berkeley, and tidal Berkeley.

* Through Saturday morning

* rounds of showers will continue across Charleston, Dorchester,
and Berkeley counties today into Saturday morning. In addition,
isolated thunderstorms will be possible at times today into this
evening. Storm total rainfall is forecast to range between 3 to
4 inches, with locally higher amounts possible.

* Recent heavy rain events have resulted in wet soils across the
area. Rounds of moderate to heavy rain could result in flash
flooding along small streams and creeks and within urban areas.
For coastal areas, the next high tide in the Charleston Harbor
will occur early this afternoon. It is expected that rainfall
rates will increase across the area during the late morning into
early this afternoon, increasing the potential for flash
flooding during high tide. Be prepared for the possibility of
widespread street flooding and flooded properties.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Be prepared to protect life and property, especially in areas
prone to flooding. If flooding develops, move to higher ground
immediately. If driving, be prepared for flooded roadways and
possible Road closures.




Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch

Expires 10:00 AM EST on December 15, 2018
Statement as of 5:48 am EST on December 14, 2018

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a

* flood advisory for minor flooding in...
Charleston County in southeastern South Carolina...

* until 715 am EST.

* At 545 am EST, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain that will cause
minor flooding. Overflowing poor drainage areas will result in
shallow flooding in the advisory area. Up to one inch of rain has
fallen since 4 am.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Charleston, Mount Pleasant and downtown Charleston.

Additional rainfall of 1 to 1.5 inches is expected over the area by
730 am. This additional rain will result in minor flooding of low
lying and poor drainage areas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

This heavy rainfall will result in significant ponding of water on
area roads and in low spots. Slow down to reduce the risk of
hydroplaning. If water covers the entire roadway or is flowing, find
another Route. The water is probably much deeper than it appears and
only one foot of water can stall a vehicle. When encountering flooded
roads make the smart choice, turn around, don't drown.

Heavy rain in downtown Charleston will result in nuisance flooding of
low-lying areas. Areas most prone to flooding include the Market,
Crosstown, East Bay street and Morrison drive. Slow down when
traveling and allow extra distance between you and the vehicle ahead.
Do not drive into water of unknown depth.


Lat... Lon 3276 7993 3279 7997 3282 7996 3283 7994
      3282 7993 3283 7993 3282 7991 3283 7989
      3284 7989 3285 7988 3278 7985


Ned



323 am EST Fri Dec 14 2018

... Flash Flood Watch in effect through Saturday morning...

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of southeast South Carolina,
including the following areas, Charleston, Dorchester, inland
Berkeley, and tidal Berkeley.

* Through Saturday morning

* rounds of showers will continue across Charleston, Dorchester,
and Berkeley counties today into Saturday morning. In addition,
isolated thunderstorms will be possible at times today into this
evening. Storm total rainfall is forecast to range between 3 to
4 inches, with locally higher amounts possible.

* Recent heavy rain events have resulted in wet soils across the
area. Rounds of moderate to heavy rain could result in flash
flooding along small streams and creeks and within urban areas.
For coastal areas, the next high tide in the Charleston Harbor
will occur early this afternoon. It is expected that rainfall
rates will increase across the area during the late morning into
early this afternoon, increasing the potential for flash
flooding during high tide. Be prepared for the possibility of
widespread street flooding and flooded properties.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Be prepared to protect life and property, especially in areas
prone to flooding. If flooding develops, move to higher ground
immediately. If driving, be prepared for flooded roadways and
possible Road closures.




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