Tornadoes hit Carolinas as Hurricane Dorian floods Charleston; 200K without power

A reinvigorated Hurricane Dorian roared toward the Carolinas on Thursday, bringing tropical storm conditions along the South Carolina coast and flooding in Charleston, along with the threat of tornadoes across the region, including northward into North Carolina. The National Hurricane Center said as of 2 p.m. that Dorian is a Category 2 storm with maximum…

Hurricane Dorian is spinning up a slew of tornadoes. Here’s why.

Tornado watches were plastered across the eastern Carolinas on Thursday, with a spattering of tornado warnings popping up. It sounds like a typical outbreak of summertime severe weather, but the weather forecast for the coastal Carolinas is far from ordinary: There’s a Category 3 hurricane bearing down on them. Twisters began spinning up in Dorian’s…

National Weather Service assesses Simpsonville tornado damage, residents remain without power

The National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg said a severe thunderstorm Sunday night produced a tornado and winds of 100 mph in Simpsonville. The tornado touched down in a residential area a half mile east of West Georgia Road near Brittle Creek Lane and traveled northeast through more subdivisions off Marker Road, the National Weather Service said.…

Possible tornadoes spotted throughout Myrtle Beach area Sunday

The National Weather Service issued several tornado warnings for Horry County on Sunday, and residents spotted what appeared to be waterspouts and funnel clouds around Myrtle Beach. In a tweet Sunday afternoon, WPDE forecaster Ed Piotrowski shared a video and noted: “A waterspout came ashore north of 21st avenue in Myrtle Beach and became a…

NWS confirms tornado damage in Chatham County

The National Weather Service confirmed that a severe thunderstorm spawned a tornado Friday afternoon, damaging multiple Savannah-Chatham schools and closing Oatland Island indefinitely. Ron Morales of the NWS in Charleston said the tree damage in the area was consistent with an EF-1. Tornadoes with that designation have winds between 86 and 110 mph. The scale…

Four Midlands Tornadoes Confirmed

Three tornadoes were confirmed in Lexington County, one was confirmed in Fairfield County. Columbia, SC (WLTX) – The National Weather Service in Columbia has confirmed four tornadoes struck the Midlands Sunday. Monday evening the weather service issued their findings form the tornadic event. A tornado formed near Gilbert in Lexington County a little after 2:00…

Two tornadoes confirmed in the Midlands during weekend of statewide severe weather

Two confirmed tornadoes touched down in the Midlands during a spate of severe weather Sunday, according to meteorologists at the National Weather Service station in Columbia. Teams of surveyors headed out Monday morning to collect information on the tornadoes in Lexington and Irmo, as well as any other possible tornadoes that cropped up, meteorologist Jeff…

Severe Storms Clobber Carolinas; 11 Tornadoes Confirmed

Authorities confirmed damage Monday evening and nearly 70,000 homes and businesses remained without power a day after 11 confirmed tornadoes hit the Carolinas and Virginia. The National Weather Service confirmed an EF2 tornado was in progress in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, Monday afternoon. Another EF2 was confirmed in Cherokee County, South Carolina, which then tracked…