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  • 2014 Cooper River Bridge Run Forecast

    2014 Cooper River Bridge Run Forecast

    Friday, April 4 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-04-04 14:59:31 GMT
    You've trained, you've registered, you've secured your bib number and transportation, but what does the weather hold? Chief Meteorologist Dave Williams looks ahead to race day weather.More >>
    You've trained, you've registered, you've secured your bib number and transportation, but what does the weather hold? Chief Meteorologist Dave Williams looks ahead to race day weather and what thousands of runners can expect.More >>
  • Hard rains have shrimpers coming up short

    Hard rains have shrimpers coming up short

    Monday, November 4 2013 7:42 PM EST2013-11-05 00:42:18 GMT
    The sun's just peeking over the horizon as the Lady Eva makes her way out of Shem Creek and into Charleston Harbor and beyond, escorted by dozens of sea birds looking for an early meal.More >>
    The sun's just peeking over the horizon as the Lady Eva makes her way out of Shem Creek and into Charleston Harbor and beyond, escorted by dozens of sea birds looking for an early meal.More >>
  • Why do leaves change color?

    Why do leaves change color?

    Tuesday, September 17 2013 10:49 AM EDT2013-09-17 14:49:40 GMT
    As summer fades to fall, leaves start to change color from their bright green.  The green hue in leaves is due to chlorophyll.  That is the substance in plants which absorbs sunlight needed for food production.More >>
    As summer fades to fall, leaves start to change color from their bright green.  The green hue in leaves is due to chlorophyll.  That is the substance in plants which absorbs sunlight needed for food production.More >>
  • Erosion a constant battle along Lowcountry coast

    Erosion a constant battle along Lowcountry coast

    Wednesday, July 31 2013 7:25 PM EDT2013-07-31 23:25:16 GMT
    Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Northeastern United States last October, bringing with it a large storm surge.More >>
    Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Northeastern United States last October, bringing with it a large storm surge.More >>
  • Surfers look forward to tropical storms' swells

    Surfers look forward to tropical storms' swells

    Wednesday, July 31 2013 7:25 PM EDT2013-07-31 23:25:16 GMT
    From the shore to the surf, there are some people who get pretty excited when the low pressure starts to spin off the coast – surfers.More >>
    From the shore to the surf, there are some people who get pretty excited when the low pressure starts to spin off the coast – surfers.More >>
  • Hurricane Hunters head into danger to keep public safe

    Hurricane Hunters head into danger to keep public safe

    Thursday, July 4 2013 5:36 PM EDT2013-07-04 21:36:15 GMT
    The images from Hurricane Sandy are all too familiar in the Lowcountry. It was a different state and different neighbors, but the pictures were strikingly similar.More >>
    The images from Hurricane Sandy are all too familiar in the Lowcountry. It was a different state and different neighbors, but the pictures were strikingly similar.More >>
  • What can you expect for your July 4 weather?

    What can you expect for your July 4 weather?

    Sunday, June 30 2013 2:13 PM EDT2013-06-30 18:13:03 GMT
    Independence Day is the quintessential holiday of summer. In the Lowcountry, that means being at the pool, the beach, on a boat, fishing from a pier, or at a cookout.More >>
    Independence Day is the quintessential holiday of summer. In the Lowcountry, that means being at the pool, the beach, on a boat, fishing from a pier, or at a cookout.More >>
  • 2013 has been the year of weird weather cycles

    2013 has been the year of weird weather cycles

    Saturday, May 11 2013 8:36 PM EDT2013-05-12 00:36:27 GMT
    One thing that is sure about the weather is it's always in flux, and to a large degree unpredictable beyond about 48 hours.More >>
    One thing that is sure about the weather is it's always in flux, and to a large degree unpredictable beyond about 48 hours.More >>
  • Tennis time, if the weather cooperates

    Tennis time, if the weather cooperates

    Saturday, March 30 2013 11:19 AM EDT2013-03-30 15:19:48 GMT
    The Cup is typically held in early to mid-April, so an examination of Charleston's typical weather during that time period is in order.More >>
    The Cup is typically held in early to mid-April, so an examination of Charleston's typical weather during that time period is in order.More >>
  • Hurricane Season 2012 is heating up

    Hurricane Season 2012 is heating up

    Monday, September 10 2012 11:32 AM EDT2012-09-10 15:32:40 GMT
    The 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season has already been active and it could get a whole lot busier here shortly.More >>
    The 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season has already been active and it could get a whole lot busier here shortly.More >>
  • Hurricanes bring winds of change

    Hurricanes bring winds of change

    Monday, September 3 2012 2:29 PM EDT2012-09-03 18:29:05 GMT
    Hurricanes can change the landscape of the coast on which they make landfall with the storm surge, wind and waves, but they can also change policy and procedure.More >>
    Hurricanes can change the landscape of the coast on which they make landfall with the storm surge, wind and waves, but they can also change policy and procedure.More >>
  • Kiawah: A climate for golf

    Kiawah: A climate for golf

    Saturday, August 11 2012 2:30 PM EDT2012-08-11 18:30:42 GMT
    As if the layout of the Ocean Course isn't tough enough for the PGA Championship players, there's always the uncontrollable variable of the weather to deal with.More >>
    As if the layout of the Ocean Course isn't tough enough for the PGA Championship players, there's always the uncontrollable variable of the weather to deal with.More >>
  • Hugo and the shrimper

    Hugo and the shrimper

    Thursday, August 2 2012 9:00 PM EDT2012-08-03 01:00:35 GMT
    Shrimper Wayne Magwood knows the dangers of a hurricane all too well and is lucky enough to still tell his tale.More >>
    Shrimper Wayne Magwood knows the dangers of a hurricane all too well and is lucky enough to still tell his tale.More >>
  • Deadly phenomena of lightning strikes underrated

    Deadly phenomena of lightning strikes underrated

    Sunday, July 29 2012 9:42 AM EDT2012-07-29 13:42:28 GMT
    Summer is the peak season for one of the nation's deadliest weather phenomena, lightning.More >>
    Summer is the peak season for one of the nation's deadliest weather phenomena, lightning.More >>
  • Knowing the dangers of heat illness could save your life

    Knowing the dangers of heat illness could save your life

    Saturday, June 30 2012 12:28 PM EDT2012-06-30 16:28:13 GMT
    Definitions for a heat wave vary, depending of which circle of doctors, scientists or policy makers you ask. The one thing that is unmistakable is prolonged periods of exposure to extreme heat and often humidity is dangerous.More >>
    Definitions for a heat wave vary, depending of which circle of doctors, scientists or policy makers you ask. The one thing that is unmistakable is prolonged periods of exposure to extreme heat and often humidity is dangerous.More >>
  • Break the grip of the rip

    Break the grip of the rip

    Saturday, April 21 2012 1:55 PM EDT2012-04-21 17:55:49 GMT
    By Dave Williamsdwilliams@abcnews4.com CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Winter and early spring temperatures ran well above average this year in the Lowcountry, and because of that, Atlantic Ocean water temperaturesMore >>
    Winter and early spring temperatures ran well above average this year in the Lowcountry, and because of that, Atlantic Ocean water temperatures are well above average too. With the combination of those two factors, swimmers and surfers are heading to the beaches and into the water a little bit earlier.More >>
  • Coming soon to a weather service office near you

    Coming soon to a weather service office near you

    Sunday, March 4 2012 5:00 PM EST2012-03-04 22:00:51 GMT
    Technology advances quickly, and in the field of weather forecasting, 20 years is way past time to update.More >>
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