8:37 PM Wednesday
We’ve hit our low tide before our well-advertised high tide at 1 AM tomorrow. The NWS has lowered the predicted tide a bit- now 10.1′. Which is still 2 feet above major flood stage.
8:40 PM Wednesday
Total Dorian rainfall at the N. Charleston airport (NWS Charleston) now up to 1.48″. We’re sitting around 1.42″ at the station.
8:45 PM Wednesday
Power outages reported at the Creekside neighborhood in Mt. Pleasant according to PD.
8:50 PM Wednesday
10:00 PM Wednesday
Team coverage is on News 2 at 10 on the CW!
10:40 PM Wednesday
Storm team 2 has a 10 PM update on Dorian (see video above). Expect another update at 11.
10:45 PM Wednesday
Taking a trip away from Dorian for a moment- Fernand, the tropical storm that weakened to a tropical depression earlier today has completely dissipated as it arrived on the eastern coast of Mexico. So ends it’s short-lived life as a named storm.
11:00 PM Wednesday
The 11 PM NHC update has returned Dorian to major hurricane status with 115 mph sustained winds- now a category 3. This intensification of 5 mph will likely be short-lived, potentially only 12 hours as it encounters more shear.
Our impacts have not changed so don’t panic when you see that “CAT 3.” The impacts we see will be mostly determined by the track, which is getting nailed down- Dorian likely staying just off the coast (60 miles or less).
11:45 PM Wednesday
Heavier bands of rain are starting to move onshore. This will likely result in some flash flooding into the early morning. Some areas could see rainfall rates as high as 3″ per hour. Be alert and just stay in- there’s no need to be outside now.
12:30 AM Thursday
Bands of heavy rain are making it quite loud at the station, and we had a brief power blip. Many likely are encountering the same with over 7000 reported outages in Charleston county at the moment. Remember if you lose power you can always view us by live streaming on the WCBD app.
1:15 AM Thursday
Here is the most up to date list of the highest wind reports in our area.
3 ESE Secessionville 62 MPH 1100 PM
Isle of Palms 61 MPH 1241 AM
Sullivans Island 58 MPH 1243 AM
Charleston, SC 55 MPH 1148 PM
Charleston 50 MPH 1148 PM
Charleston Exec 46 MPH 1235 AM
6 ESE Dewees Island 69 MPH
Folly Beach 67 MPH 1217 AM
Fort Sumter 64 MPH 1141 PM
45 SSE Mcclellanville 58 MPH 0830 PM
Shutes Folly 58 MPH 1238 AM
5 ESE Fripp Island 54 MPH 1208 AM
Calibogue Sound 53 MPH 1150 PM
1:20 AM THURSDAY
1:48 AM THURSDAY
The Charleston Emergency Operations Center issued a Code Yellow for area bridges as sustained wind speeds pass 35 mph.
This means high profile vehicles will be advised not to use high span (65 feet or higher) or exposed bridges, and the public should use extreme caution if they decide to travel over bridges.
4:20 AM THURSDAY
Tornado watch issued for Georgetown co until 4 pm.
4:27 AM THURSDAY
Flash Flood Warning issued for Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester County until 10:15 am. The area has already seen about 4 inches of rain overnight with another 5-6 inches of rain possible.
6:22 AM THURSDAY:
Charleston Co law enforcement reporting trees and wires down on Highway 162 in Hollywood, SC.
7:54 AM THURSDAY:
Charleston Co law enforcement estimated 50 mph gust in downtown Charleston on Ashley ave.
8:23 AM THURSDAY:
Flash Flood Warning issued for Georgetown and Horry Co until 10:15 am
8:59 AM THURSDAY:
Social media reports of numerous large tree and power lines down along Route 165 in Yonges Island.
9:26 AM THURSDAY:
Flash flood warning issued for western Georgetown Co and Eastern Williamsburg Co until 11:30 am
9:35 AM THURSDAY:
73 mph wind gust recorded in Charleston Harbor
9:59 AM THURSDAY:
Flash flood warning extended for Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester Co until 1:15 pm.
10:19 AM THURSDAY
Charleston Police are responding to Ft. Johnson Rd where a metal roof blew off during Hurricane Dorian’s strong winds.
10:50 AM THURSDAY
Here’s the latest peak wind gusts from around the Lowcountry from official weather stations.
11:15 AM THURSDAY
Stay where you are- there’s many areas that are quite hazardous to drive through. Trees down, power lines down, and flooded roads.
- Power lines and trees down at the intersection of West Carolina ave and Linwood in Summerville
- Deep water on Ashley Avenue near Calhoun street.
- Hodge Street and Short Street closed due to downed trees in roadway in Jedburg
- Tree limbs down on Meeting Street, roadway is partially blocked.
11:30 AM THURSDAY
11:35 AM THURSDAY
A new peak wind gust just popped up of 73 mph at a DNR weather station on Ft. Johnson in James Island.
12:15 PM THURSDAY
According to the city of Charleston “as of 12 p.m. today, 148 trees and 36 power lines and cables were reported down, with 108 total road closures in effect, 26 of which were due to flooding.”
12:57 PM THURSDAY
Pawley’s Island- Two dunes compromised and the roadway to is flooded with ankle to knee deep. The water continues to raise.
12:59 PM THURSDAY
Georgetown EMS reports widespread trees down. Some road impassable, Downtown Front st, Orange and st James street all seeing flooding. East Bay Park area is flooded.
2:15 PM THURSDAY
The worst of Dorian’s impacts to the majority of the Lowcountry has come to pass. Areas in Georgetown are still being hammered by wind, rain, and storm surge for the next several hours, but the remainder of the area will see diminishing wind and rain through the late evening. Winds stay quite breezy into tomorrow morning. Even though impacts are clearing- don’t head outside unless completely necessary as many areas are unsafe to travel due to downed trees and power lines.
2:45 PM THURSDAY
A buoy located just shy of 50 miles southeast of Charleston observed a wind gust of 98 mph with sustained hurricane force winds of 74 mph. This is why we were so focused on the track of Dorian as this is a bit too close for comfort!
4:35 PM THURSDAY
As mentioned above, conditions are improving from south to north as Dorian’s hold of the Lowcountry releases. More are wandering out from their homes to get some fresh air, see the damage, and get outside their house. If you join them, be very careful- watching for downed power lines, weakened trees, and avoid flooded roadways.
From all of us at Storm Team 2 and News 2- thank you for trusting us and staying with us through hurricane Dorian.
6:05 PM THURSDAY