Grand Strand and Pee Dee Weather Alerts

Special Weather Statement

The following areas are affected:

  • Florence
  • Dillon
  • Darlington
  • Marlboro

SCZ017-023-024-032-033-242030-
Marion SC-Marlboro SC-Florence SC-Dillon SC-Darlington SC-
324 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR FLORENCE...DILLON...DARLINGTON...
MARION AND CENTRAL MARLBORO COUNTIES UNTIL 430 PM EDT...

At 324 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over
New Hope, or 10 miles south of Florence, moving northeast at 45 mph.

Half inch hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with
this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Florence, Hartsville, Marion, Dillon, Darlington, Mullins,
Timmonsville, Latta, Pamplico, Lamar, Quinby, Lake View, Clio,
Sellers, Blue Brick, Hamer, Brownsville, Darlington Raceway, Rains
and Floyd.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Thunderstorms can pose a variety of threats including gusty winds,
small hail, cloud to ground lightning, and localized flooding. It is
recommended that you remain indoors until the storm passes.

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

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LAT...LON 3449 8005 3449 7988 3453 7983 3460 7981
3461 7944 3430 7907 3424 7913 3386 7955
3396 7994 3399 7989 3417 8015 3423 8011
3436 8018 3433 8024 3437 8029
TIME...MOT...LOC 1924Z 203DEG 41KT 3403 7979

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Flash Flood Watch

The following areas are affected:

  • Horry
  • Georgetown
  • Williamsburg
  • Florence
  • Dillon
  • Darlington
  • Marlboro
  • Brunswick
  • Robeson

Robeson-Bladen-Columbus-Inland Pender-Coastal Pender-
Inland New Hanover-Coastal New Hanover-Inland Brunswick-
Coastal Brunswick-Marlboro-Darlington-Dillon-Florence-Marion-
Williamsburg-Inland Horry-Coastal Horry-Inland Georgetown-
Coastal Georgetown-
Including the cities of Lumberton, Elizabethtown, Bladenboro,
Whiteville, Tabor City, Chadbourn, Lake Waccamaw, Burgaw,
Surf City, Wilmington, Masonboro, Myrtle Grove, Ogden,
Carolina Beach, Seagate, Boiling Spring Lakes, Leland, Shallotte,
Oak Island, Long Beach, Southport, Sunset Beach, Bennettsville,
McColl, Hartsville, Darlington, North Hartsville, Dillon,
Florence, Marion, Mullins, Kingstree, Conway, Red Hill,
Myrtle Beach, Socastee, North Myrtle Beach, Garden City,
Little River, Andrews, Georgetown, and Murrells Inlet
306 PM EDT Wed May 24 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT
TONIGHT...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of southeast North Carolina and northeast South
Carolina, including the following areas, in southeast North
Carolina, Bladen, Coastal Brunswick, Coastal New Hanover,
Coastal Pender, Columbus, Inland Brunswick, Inland New
Hanover, Inland Pender, and Robeson. In northeast South
Carolina, Coastal Georgetown, Coastal Horry, Darlington,
Dillon, Florence, Inland Georgetown, Inland Horry, Marion,
Marlboro, and Williamsburg.

* Until midnight EDT tonight

* Additional excessive rainfall is possible this afternoon and
evening where thunderstorms with heavy rain repeatedly move
over the same area. Widespread additional rainfall amounts of
1 to 2 inches are likely with the possibility of up to 4
inches in spots.

* The potential for flash flooding will be highest in urban
areas where drainage is poor.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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Special Weather Statement

The following areas are affected:

  • Williamsburg
  • Florence

SCZ032-039-241945-
Williamsburg SC-Florence SC-
244 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR SOUTHERN FLORENCE AND WILLIAMSBURG
COUNTIES UNTIL 345 PM EDT...

At 244 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over
Salters, or 7 miles south of Kingstree, moving northeast at 40 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Lake City, Kingstree, Johnsonville, Hemingway, Salters, Hannah,
Cades, Poston, Nesmith, Indiantown, Hebron, Henry, Kingsburg,
Scranton, Coward, Olanta, Lane, Greeleyville, Stuckey and Central
Crossroads.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

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LAT...LON 3372 7998 3377 8000 3382 7991 3388 7988
3389 7995 3395 7997 3399 7989 3404 7998
3392 7945 3389 7940 3388 7941 3384 7937
3383 7932 3378 7932 3346 7981 3357 8006
TIME...MOT...LOC 1844Z 219DEG 35KT 3358 7987

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Flood Watch

The following area is affected:

  • Scotland

Person-Granville-Vance-Warren-Halifax-Forsyth-Guilford-Alamance-
Orange-Durham-Franklin-Nash-Edgecombe-Davidson-Randolph-Chatham-
Wake-Johnston-Wilson-Stanly-Montgomery-Moore-Lee-Harnett-Wayne-
Anson-Richmond-Scotland-Hoke-Cumberland-Sampson-
Including the cities of Bushy Fork, Concord, Roxboro, Surl,
Oxford, Butner, Creedmoor, Dabney, Henderson, Norlina, Wise,
Afton, Warrenton, Lake Gaston, Roanoke Rapids, Pfafftown,
Stanleyville, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Lake Townsend,
High Point, Burlington, Graham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Bethesda,
Durham, Research Triangle, Pilot, Ingleside, Louisburg,
Franklinton, Nashville, Aventon, Red Oak, Sharpsburg,
Spring Hope, Rocky Mount, Lexington, Thomasville, Asheboro, Ulah,
Archdale, Trinity, Hasty, Siler City, Bynum, Moncure, Pittsboro,
Raleigh, Cary, Smithfield, Clayton, Flowers, Selma, Benson,
Coats Crossroads, New Hope, Wilson, Albemarle, Plyler, Troy,
Biscoe, Mount Gilead, Pekin, Badin Lake, Eldorado,
Southern Pines, Pinehurst, Aberdeen, Eagle Springs, Seven Lakes,
Cumnock, Gum Springs, Sanford, Tramway, Dunn, Anderson Creek,
Timberlake, Duncan, Erwin, Angier, Lillington, Goldsboro,
Wadesboro, Polkton, Rockingham, Hamlet, East Rockingham,
Laurel Hill, Laurinburg, Antioch, Ashley Heights, Raeford,
Rockfish, Silver City, Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, and Clinton
232 PM EDT Wed May 24 2017

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

The Flood Watch continues for

* A portion of central North Carolina, including the following
areas, Alamance, Anson, Chatham, Cumberland, Davidson, Durham,
Edgecombe, Forsyth, Franklin, Granville, Guilford, Halifax,
Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, Orange,
Person, Randolph, Richmond, Sampson, Scotland, Stanly, Vance,
Wake, Warren, Wayne, and Wilson.

* Through late tonight

* Numerous showers and storms will bring a threat of locally heavy
rainfall through tonight. As recent rains have produced
saturated soils across the area, any additional heavy rainfall
may lead to rapid runoff and flooding. Quick rises on creeks are
also possible. An additional 1 to 2 inches of rain is expected
today through tonight, with locally higher totals of 2 to 3
inches possible, particularly in locations that see showers and
storms move repeatedly over the same area.

* Heavy rainfall may lead to flooding, especially in urban and
poor drainage areas. Rapid rises on creeks and flooding of
drainage ditches are also possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts. Monitor later forecasts and be alert for
possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding
should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

It only takes 6 to 12 inches of rapidly flowing water to float a
vehicle. Remember, never drive through areas where water covers
the road. The water may be much deeper than it appears, and the
road beneath could be washed away or weakened.

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