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  • FIRST ALERT: More chances for heavy rain move in for the work week

    FIRST ALERT: More chances for heavy rain move in for the work week

    Monday, July 23 2018 5:46 AM EDT2018-07-23 09:46:53 GMT
    Source: WMBF NewsSource: WMBF News

    By mid Monday morning, the showers move onshore across the Grand Strand and Pee Dee. While the severe weather threat is low, be alert for pockets of heavy rain at any time Monday. Flooding, in the form of ponding on roadways and low lying ditches, is possible through midweek.

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    By mid Monday morning, the showers move onshore across the Grand Strand and Pee Dee. While the severe weather threat is low, be alert for pockets of heavy rain at any time Monday. Flooding, in the form of ponding on roadways and low lying ditches, is possible through midweek.

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  • WEEKEND UPDATE: A few breaks from the rain, but a chances for strong storms returns late Saturday night

    WEEKEND UPDATE: A few breaks from the rain, but a chances for strong storms returns late Saturday night

    Saturday, July 21 2018 9:33 AM EDT2018-07-21 13:33:00 GMT
    Storms arrive in the Grand Strand by late Saturday night around midnight (WMBF)Storms arrive in the Grand Strand by late Saturday night around midnight (WMBF)

    The rain begins wrapping up tonight, but the break will be short-lived as storms become likely Saturday night and most of next week.  If you have plans on Saturday, the day remains nearly completely dry, just a small chance for an isolated shower. Temperatures are warm in the upper 80s to 90s across the Grand Strand and Pee Dee. After sunset is when the chance for storms develop. 

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    The rain begins wrapping up tonight, but the break will be short-lived as storms become likely Saturday night and most of next week.  If you have plans on Saturday, the day remains nearly completely dry, just a small chance for an isolated shower. Temperatures are warm in the upper 80s to 90s across the Grand Strand and Pee Dee. After sunset is when the chance for storms develop. 

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  • FIRST ALERT: Flash flood watch continues, already over 4 inches in some areas

    FIRST ALERT: Flash flood watch continues, already over 4 inches in some areas

    Friday, July 20 2018 1:32 PM EDT2018-07-20 17:32:29 GMT

    Today is a FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY as periods of very heavy rain and the risk of flooding is likely at times through the day. 

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    Today is a FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY as periods of very heavy rain and the risk of flooding is likely at times through the day. 

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  • Viewer-submitted photos show storms across the Grand Strand

    Viewer-submitted photos show storms across the Grand Strand

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 5:18 PM EDT2018-07-18 21:18:22 GMT
    Dark clouds are seen Wednesday in Surfside Beach. (Source: Ingrid Khaos)Dark clouds are seen Wednesday in Surfside Beach. (Source: Ingrid Khaos)
    Dark clouds are seen Wednesday in Surfside Beach. (Source: Ingrid Khaos)Dark clouds are seen Wednesday in Surfside Beach. (Source: Ingrid Khaos)

    Strong storms moved through the Grand Strand Wednesday afternoon, bringing heavy rain and lightning.

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    Strong storms moved through the Grand Strand Wednesday afternoon, bringing heavy rain and lightning.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Stormy at times today

    FIRST ALERT: Stormy at times today

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 5:06 AM EDT2018-07-17 09:06:41 GMT
    Late afternoon Future RadarLate afternoon Future Radar
    Late afternoon Future RadarLate afternoon Future Radar
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - High humidity and a weak cold front will lead to an active weather pattern through Wednesday. Very high humidity in place today will lead to scattered showers and storms at times especially from midday through the mid to late afternoon.  A weak cold front will drop into the region this evening and tonight and keep the risk of showers and storms in the forecast.  While no severe weather is expected, slow moving storms will be capable of dropping loc...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - High humidity and a weak cold front will lead to an active weather pattern through Wednesday. Very high humidity in place today will lead to scattered showers and storms at times especially from midday through the mid to late afternoon.  A weak cold front will drop into the region this evening and tonight and keep the risk of showers and storms in the forecast.  While no severe weather is expected, slow moving storms will be capable of dropping loc...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain, storms likely this week

    FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain, storms likely this week

    Monday, July 16 2018 7:15 PM EDT2018-07-16 23:15:03 GMT
    Rain chances this weekRain chances this week

    Showers and storms turning widespread through the week.

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    Showers and storms turning widespread through the week.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Forecasters eyeing climate conditions for how the rest of hurricane season unfolds

    FIRST ALERT: Forecasters eyeing climate conditions for how the rest of hurricane season unfolds

    Sunday, July 15 2018 10:20 PM EDT2018-07-16 02:20:30 GMT
    NOAA Hurricane Outlook for 2018 compared to 2017 season (WMBF)NOAA Hurricane Outlook for 2018 compared to 2017 season (WMBF)

    The first 45 days of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season featured 3 storms already, Subtropical Storm Alberto and Hurricanes Beryl and Chris.  In May, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, released its outlook for the 2018 season. Forecasters said another slightly above average number of storms, a similar forecast to the early outlook for last year's hyper active season.

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    The first 45 days of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season featured 3 storms already, Subtropical Storm Alberto and Hurricanes Beryl and Chris.  In May, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, released its outlook for the 2018 season. Forecasters said another slightly above average number of storms, a similar forecast to the early outlook for last year's hyper active season.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Summer storms return through the week

    FIRST ALERT: Summer storms return through the week

    Sunday, July 15 2018 5:05 PM EDT2018-07-15 21:05:31 GMT
    Next weather maker moves in by Tuesday (WMBF)Next weather maker moves in by Tuesday (WMBF)

    After a sunny break this weekend, summer storms are back this week. Tonight we are seeing a dry night with partly cloudy skies and low temperature dipping close to 70. Skies continue to stay mostly dry throughout midday Monday. 

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    After a sunny break this weekend, summer storms are back this week. Tonight we are seeing a dry night with partly cloudy skies and low temperature dipping close to 70. Skies continue to stay mostly dry throughout midday Monday. 

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  • FIRST ALERT: Elevated rip current risk at the beach. sunny skies stay put

    FIRST ALERT: Elevated rip current risk at the beach. sunny skies stay put

    Sunday, July 15 2018 7:13 AM EDT2018-07-15 11:13:43 GMT
    Beach forecast for today. Rip current risk higher (WMBF)Beach forecast for today. Rip current risk higher (WMBF)

    Sunnier skies return for the weekend with slim rain chances through Sunday.  This afternoon we quickly climb back into the middle 80s, lower 90s inland, for the afternoon. Partly cloudy skies prevail but the rain chances remain slim. Rip current risk along all beaches is a MODERATE, so be aware of your swim level.  

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    Sunnier skies return for the weekend with slim rain chances through Sunday.  This afternoon we quickly climb back into the middle 80s, lower 90s inland, for the afternoon. Partly cloudy skies prevail but the rain chances remain slim. Rip current risk along all beaches is a MODERATE, so be aware of your swim level.  

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  • FIRST ALERT: Pop-up storms followed by lower humidity for the weekend

    FIRST ALERT: Pop-up storms followed by lower humidity for the weekend

    Thursday, July 12 2018 8:15 PM EDT2018-07-13 00:15:54 GMT
    Friday Future RadarFriday Future Radar

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WM BF) - Showers and storms will remain possible at times through Friday as a cold front slips through the region.  Scattered storms will produce locally heavy rain, gusty winds and frequent lightning in some areas through the evening.  Even the overnight hours will feature a few lingering downpours and storms as a cold front slowly moves southward through the region.  Friday will start off mostly cloudy as the cold front remains near by.  A few...

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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WM BF) - Showers and storms will remain possible at times through Friday as a cold front slips through the region.  Scattered storms will produce locally heavy rain, gusty winds and frequent lightning in some areas through the evening.  Even the overnight hours will feature a few lingering downpours and storms as a cold front slowly moves southward through the region.  Friday will start off mostly cloudy as the cold front remains near by.  A few...

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  • FIRST ALERT: Chief Meteorologist Jamie Arnold gets 'Up in the Clouds'

    FIRST ALERT: Chief Meteorologist Jamie Arnold gets 'Up in the Clouds'

    Thursday, July 12 2018 7:18 PM EDT2018-07-12 23:18:01 GMT

    WMBF First Alert Chief Meteorologist Jamie Arnold is kicking off a new online video blog titled 'Above the Clouds.'

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    WMBF First Alert Chief Meteorologist Jamie Arnold is kicking off a new online video blog titled 'Above the Clouds.'

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  • Breaking

    Flash flood warning issued for Horry County

    Flash flood warning issued for Horry County

    Thursday, July 12 2018 4:03 PM EDT2018-07-12 20:03:56 GMT
    Source: WMBF NewsSource: WMBF News
    Source: WMBF NewsSource: WMBF News

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Horry County.

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    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Horry County.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Strong storms at times through this evening

    FIRST ALERT: Strong storms at times through this evening

    Thursday, July 12 2018 1:57 PM EDT2018-07-12 17:57:19 GMT

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Heat, humidity and storms on Thursday and Friday will give way to a drier weekend.  Today starts out dry, hot and humid. Highs will be in the mid to low 90s with a heat index near 100. By late in the day, a weak cold front will start to move through North Carolina.  Ahead of this front, scattered showers and storms will develop in the mid afternoon and linger into evening. Some of the storms will be strong at times with locally heavy rain and ...

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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Heat, humidity and storms on Thursday and Friday will give way to a drier weekend.  Today starts out dry, hot and humid. Highs will be in the mid to low 90s with a heat index near 100. By late in the day, a weak cold front will start to move through North Carolina.  Ahead of this front, scattered showers and storms will develop in the mid afternoon and linger into evening. Some of the storms will be strong at times with locally heavy rain and ...

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  • FIRST ALERT: Chris weakened to a Tropical Storm as it races north

    FIRST ALERT: Chris weakened to a Tropical Storm as it races north

    Thursday, July 12 2018 5:20 AM EDT2018-07-12 09:20:18 GMT
    Tropical Storm ChrisTropical Storm Chris

    Chris has weakened to a tropical storm with winds of 70mph as it now races across the Northern Atlantic. 

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    Chris has weakened to a tropical storm with winds of 70mph as it now races across the Northern Atlantic. 

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  • FIRST ALERT: High humidity, storms return Thursday

    FIRST ALERT: High humidity, storms return Thursday

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 4:08 PM EDT2018-07-11 20:08:40 GMT
    Thursday afternoon future radarThursday afternoon future radar
    Thursday afternoon future radarThursday afternoon future radar

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Heat, humidity and storms on Thursday and Friday will give way to a drier weekend.  A muggy night is on tap tonight as the humidity continues to creep up.  By Thursday morning, temperatures will only drop into the lower and middle 70s.  T

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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Heat, humidity and storms on Thursday and Friday will give way to a drier weekend.  A muggy night is on tap tonight as the humidity continues to creep up.  By Thursday morning, temperatures will only drop into the lower and middle 70s.  T

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  • Chris impacts water along the Carolina coast, experts advise swimmers to take extra precautions

    Chris impacts water along the Carolina coast, experts advise swimmers to take extra precautions

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 10:54 PM EDT2018-07-11 02:54:01 GMT

    While Hurricane Chris isn't expected to make direct landfall on the Carolina coast, the Grand Strand will still see some effects of the storm churning in the Atlantic.

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    While Hurricane Chris isn't expected to make direct landfall on the Carolina coast, the Grand Strand will still see some effects of the storm churning in the Atlantic.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Heat, humidity set to make a big comeback

    FIRST ALERT: Heat, humidity set to make a big comeback

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 3:29 PM EDT2018-07-10 19:29:45 GMT
    Wednesday afternoonWednesday afternoon
    Wednesday afternoonWednesday afternoon
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - As Chris pulls away from the east coast of the US, heat and humidity will return to summertime levels with a few chances of showers and storms.  Tonight will be much milder than the record-breaking cool temperatures we saw early Tuesday.  Wednesday morning temperatures will range from the lower 70s at the beach to the upper 60s to near 70 inland.  Heat returns with a vengeance on Wednesday as afternoon temperatures soar. Readings will creep i...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - As Chris pulls away from the east coast of the US, heat and humidity will return to summertime levels with a few chances of showers and storms.  Tonight will be much milder than the record-breaking cool temperatures we saw early Tuesday.  Wednesday morning temperatures will range from the lower 70s at the beach to the upper 60s to near 70 inland.  Heat returns with a vengeance on Wednesday as afternoon temperatures soar. Readings will creep i...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT: Chris drifts away, heat and humidity make a big comeback

    FIRST ALERT: Chris drifts away, heat and humidity make a big comeback

    Monday, July 9 2018 3:59 PM EDT2018-07-09 19:59:02 GMT
    Chris off shore, lower humidity nearby on Tuesday.Chris off shore, lower humidity nearby on Tuesday.
    Chris off shore, lower humidity nearby on Tuesday.Chris off shore, lower humidity nearby on Tuesday.
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Chris will continue to churn offshore through Tuesday before heading out to sea and leading to a  humidity and pop up storms.  Northerly winds on the back side of Chris, located about 270 miles offshore, will continue to usher in lower humidity and a nice break from the typical summer time mugginess.  This will be felt once again tonight with a taste of early fall.  Temperatures by early Tuesday morning will range from the lower 60s inlan...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Chris will continue to churn offshore through Tuesday before heading out to sea and leading to a  humidity and pop up storms.  Northerly winds on the back side of Chris, located about 270 miles offshore, will continue to usher in lower humidity and a nice break from the typical summer time mugginess.  This will be felt once again tonight with a taste of early fall.  Temperatures by early Tuesday morning will range from the lower 60s inlan...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT: Relief from the summer heat continues the next few days

    FIRST ALERT: Relief from the summer heat continues the next few days

    Sunday, July 8 2018 9:57 AM EDT2018-07-08 13:57:59 GMT
    Morning run forecast features comfortable temperatures in the mid 70s (WMBF)Morning run forecast features comfortable temperatures in the mid 70s (WMBF)

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Perfectly pleasant conditions continue outside today as lower humidity and cooler temperatures move in for the next few days. Some clouds will likely linger on the Grand Strand through tonight and the first half of the day on Sunday. These will be the indirect result of newly upgraded Tropical Storm Chris, off the coast of the Carolinas. It is expected to continue to move out to sea. Thus inland areas will see the sunshine start earlier. By the aft...

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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Perfectly pleasant conditions continue outside today as lower humidity and cooler temperatures move in for the next few days. Some clouds will likely linger on the Grand Strand through tonight and the first half of the day on Sunday. These will be the indirect result of newly upgraded Tropical Storm Chris, off the coast of the Carolinas. It is expected to continue to move out to sea. Thus inland areas will see the sunshine start earlier. By the aft...

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  • FIRST ALERT: Stormy at times on Saturday

    FIRST ALERT: Stormy at times on Saturday

    Saturday, July 7 2018 9:01 AM EDT2018-07-07 13:01:46 GMT
    Weekend Weather BreakdownWeekend Weather Breakdown

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A cold front dropping in from the north on Saturday will bring fairly widespread showers and storms on Saturday followed by a brief drop in humidity by early next week.  A mild and humid night is on tap tonight with temperatures in the lower and middle 70s.  A few showers and storms will likely drift in from time to time as a cold front to the north slowly approaches the region. As the front encounters the high humidity in place on Saturday, ...

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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A cold front dropping in from the north on Saturday will bring fairly widespread showers and storms on Saturday followed by a brief drop in humidity by early next week.  A mild and humid night is on tap tonight with temperatures in the lower and middle 70s.  A few showers and storms will likely drift in from time to time as a cold front to the north slowly approaches the region. As the front encounters the high humidity in place on Saturday, ...

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  • FIRST ALERT: Today marks 17 years since the famous Myrtle Beach tornado

    FIRST ALERT: Today marks 17 years since the famous Myrtle Beach tornado

    Wednesday, July 6 2011 9:31 PM EDT2011-07-07 01:31:49 GMT
    Friday, July 6 2018 12:32 PM EDT2018-07-06 16:32:05 GMT
    Myrtle Beach TornadoMyrtle Beach Tornado

    Today marks 17 years since the most famous tornado to ever strike the Myrtle Beach area.

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    Today marks 17 years since the most famous tornado to ever strike the Myrtle Beach area.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Increasing rain chances tonight, updates to the weekend forecast

    FIRST ALERT: Increasing rain chances tonight, updates to the weekend forecast

    Friday, July 6 2018 10:29 AM EDT2018-07-06 14:29:58 GMT
    Saturday Future Radar (Source: WMBF First Alert Weather)Saturday Future Radar (Source: WMBF First Alert Weather)

    Typical summer time weather will continue through today before a cold front brings changes by the weekend and early next week. Today will continue to see warm and humid weather with a few downpours and storms from time to time. Temperatures tonight will drop into the lower and middle 70s with afternoon temperatures returning to the upper 80s and lower 90s. Friday's chance of rain remains at 30 percent.

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    Typical summer time weather will continue through today before a cold front brings changes by the weekend and early next week. Today will continue to see warm and humid weather with a few downpours and storms from time to time. Temperatures tonight will drop into the lower and middle 70s with afternoon temperatures returning to the upper 80s and lower 90s. Friday's chance of rain remains at 30 percent.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Calculating the summer heat index

    FIRST ALERT: Calculating the summer heat index

    Friday, July 6 2018 10:28 AM EDT2018-07-06 14:28:41 GMT
    National Weather Service Heat Index Chart (NWS)National Weather Service Heat Index Chart (NWS)

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - When the WMBF First Alert Weather team describes the summer heat, they’ll frequently mention the heat index and how it FEELS with the humidity. The National Weather Service uses a mathematical formula to calculate the number of how the heat will make you feel, combining the outdoor air temperature with either the dewpoint or the relative humidity. It’s important to note the difference between the terms “dewpoint” and “rela...

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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - When the WMBF First Alert Weather team describes the summer heat, they’ll frequently mention the heat index and how it FEELS with the humidity. The National Weather Service uses a mathematical formula to calculate the number of how the heat will make you feel, combining the outdoor air temperature with either the dewpoint or the relative humidity. It’s important to note the difference between the terms “dewpoint” and “rela...

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  • FIRST ALERT: Beryl upgraded to hurricane, the first of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season

    FIRST ALERT: Beryl upgraded to hurricane, the first of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season

    Friday, July 6 2018 9:28 AM EDT2018-07-06 13:28:49 GMT
    Forecast track (Source: WMBF First Alert Weather)Forecast track (Source: WMBF First Alert Weather)

    Hurricane Beryl becomes the first hurricane of the season early Friday morning.  It remains in the central Atlantic Ocean as a category 1 storm.

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    Hurricane Beryl becomes the first hurricane of the season early Friday morning.  It remains in the central Atlantic Ocean as a category 1 storm.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Typical summer day with chance of sea breeze showers, inland pop up storms

    FIRST ALERT: Typical summer day with chance of sea breeze showers, inland pop up storms

    Thursday, July 5 2018 7:19 AM EDT2018-07-05 11:19:21 GMT
    Source: WMBF First Alert WeatherSource: WMBF First Alert Weather
    Source: WMBF First Alert WeatherSource: WMBF First Alert Weather

    Thursday and Friday will be hot and humid with both days featuring a 30 percent chance of afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will climb into the upper 80s at the beach and lower 90s inland. 

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    Thursday and Friday will be hot and humid with both days featuring a 30 percent chance of afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will climb into the upper 80s at the beach and lower 90s inland. 

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  • FIRST ALERT: Typical summer weather to finish the week turns more active by the weekend

    FIRST ALERT: Typical summer weather to finish the week turns more active by the weekend

    Wednesday, July 4 2018 4:56 PM EDT2018-07-04 20:56:37 GMT
    Thursday afternoon future radarThursday afternoon future radar
    Thursday afternoon future radarThursday afternoon future radar
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF)  - Summertime heat and humidity with a few storms stick around around for Thursday and Friday before more active weather arrives to kick off the weekend. Thursday and Friday will see typically hot and humid summer time weather with both days featuring a 30% chance of afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms.  Temperatures will climb into the upper 80s at the beach and lower 90s inland.  Our next big weather maker arrives by the weekend.&...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF)  - Summertime heat and humidity with a few storms stick around around for Thursday and Friday before more active weather arrives to kick off the weekend. Thursday and Friday will see typically hot and humid summer time weather with both days featuring a 30% chance of afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms.  Temperatures will climb into the upper 80s at the beach and lower 90s inland.  Our next big weather maker arrives by the weekend.&...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: July 4th downpours and rip currents

    FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: July 4th downpours and rip currents

    Wednesday, July 4 2018 10:06 AM EDT2018-07-04 14:06:33 GMT

    The First Alert Weather Team has declared today, July 4th, as a First Alert Weather Day for the combination of numerous outdoor activities and an increased chance of downpours and storms along with a risk of rip currents along the Grand Strand beaches. 

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    The First Alert Weather Team has declared today, July 4th, as a First Alert Weather Day for the combination of numerous outdoor activities and an increased chance of downpours and storms along with a risk of rip currents along the Grand Strand beaches. 

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  • FIRST ALERT: Another hot, humid day on tap

    FIRST ALERT: Another hot, humid day on tap

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 6:02 AM EDT2018-07-03 10:02:10 GMT
    Source: WMBF First Alert WeatherSource: WMBF First Alert Weather
    Source: WMBF First Alert WeatherSource: WMBF First Alert Weather

    Seasonably hot and humid weather will persist this week with an increased risk of showers and storms for the Fourth of July. Hot and humid again today as the thermometer reaches the upper 80s at the beach and the mid-90s inland. It will feel more like the mid-90s to 100 this afternoon.  Only a stray shower or storm will be possible across the Pee Dee, but rain chances are only 20 percent.

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    Seasonably hot and humid weather will persist this week with an increased risk of showers and storms for the Fourth of July. Hot and humid again today as the thermometer reaches the upper 80s at the beach and the mid-90s inland. It will feel more like the mid-90s to 100 this afternoon.  Only a stray shower or storm will be possible across the Pee Dee, but rain chances are only 20 percent.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Typical summer weather pattern continues with warm, muggy day ahead

    FIRST ALERT: Typical summer weather pattern continues with warm, muggy day ahead

    Monday, July 2 2018 7:13 AM EDT2018-07-02 11:13:48 GMT
    Source: WMBF First Alert WeatherSource: WMBF First Alert Weather

    The week of Fourth of July festivities features more heat to start, followed by fireworks from scattered storms by midweek. We'll have to watch out for fog this morning. Any fog that develops will mix out by 8 a.m. Otherwise, it will be warm and muggy. Temperatures continue to remain hot in the middle to low 90s throughout Monday afternoon. The heat index continues to climb near 100 with low chances for any rainy relief.

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    The week of Fourth of July festivities features more heat to start, followed by fireworks from scattered storms by midweek. We'll have to watch out for fog this morning. Any fog that develops will mix out by 8 a.m. Otherwise, it will be warm and muggy. Temperatures continue to remain hot in the middle to low 90s throughout Monday afternoon. The heat index continues to climb near 100 with low chances for any rainy relief.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Dense fog ahead for travelers hitting the roads Monday morning

    FIRST ALERT: Dense fog ahead for travelers hitting the roads Monday morning

    Sunday, July 1 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-07-01 21:19:05 GMT
    Fog developing early Monday morning just before sunrise (WMBF)Fog developing early Monday morning just before sunrise (WMBF)

    If you are looking to get into, out of, or around town tomorrow morning, be aware that dense fog is likely.  The unforgiving humidity and the calm winds will give us a high risk for dense fog both along the coast and inland. The fog will begin to develop in the early morning hours around 4AM and likely last about an hour or two after sunrise near 9AM.  

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    If you are looking to get into, out of, or around town tomorrow morning, be aware that dense fog is likely.  The unforgiving humidity and the calm winds will give us a high risk for dense fog both along the coast and inland. The fog will begin to develop in the early morning hours around 4AM and likely last about an hour or two after sunrise near 9AM.  

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  • FIRST ALERT: Fireworks in the form of storms possible for Fourth of July

    FIRST ALERT: Fireworks in the form of storms possible for Fourth of July

    Sunday, July 1 2018 8:23 AM EDT2018-07-01 12:23:06 GMT
    Next 3 days forecast (Source WMBF)Next 3 days forecast (Source WMBF)

    Rinse and repeat, with less rinse and more heat on repeat through the weekend. This morning, the heat builds in quickly. Heat indices by noon already are above 90 in most areas. By the afternoon, coastal highs will be in the upper 80st and reaching 95 inland. The temperature along with the humidity will have a heat index above 100. 

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    Rinse and repeat, with less rinse and more heat on repeat through the weekend. This morning, the heat builds in quickly. Heat indices by noon already are above 90 in most areas. By the afternoon, coastal highs will be in the upper 80st and reaching 95 inland. The temperature along with the humidity will have a heat index above 100. 

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  • FIRST ALERT: Heat advisories likely through the weekend as heat index goes above 100

    FIRST ALERT: Heat advisories likely through the weekend as heat index goes above 100

    Friday, June 29 2018 5:40 AM EDT2018-06-29 09:40:04 GMT
    Heat Index for Friday afternoon (Source: WMBF)Heat Index for Friday afternoon (Source: WMBF)

    Heat and humidity continue to build as we head towards the weekend. Temperatures return to the lower 90s along the Grand Strand, upper 90s across the Pee Dee. The heat index will likely climb above 100 to 105 at times and it's likely heat advisories to be issued for the afternoon, particularly inland.  

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    Heat and humidity continue to build as we head towards the weekend. Temperatures return to the lower 90s along the Grand Strand, upper 90s across the Pee Dee. The heat index will likely climb above 100 to 105 at times and it's likely heat advisories to be issued for the afternoon, particularly inland.  

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  • FIRST ALERT: Another hot and humid day on tap; heat index likely to climb above 100

    FIRST ALERT: Another hot and humid day on tap; heat index likely to climb above 100

    Thursday, June 28 2018 6:36 AM EDT2018-06-28 10:36:10 GMT
    Source: WMBF First Alert WeatherSource: WMBF First Alert Weather

    Heat and humidity continue to build as we head towards the weekend. Temperatures continue their climb today with the return of the lower 90s along the Grand Strand, and upper 90s across the Pee Dee. The heat index will likely climb above 100 to 105 at times and a chance for heat advisories to be issued for the afternoon. Rain chances look slim with just a few afternoon and early evening pop up storms.

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    Heat and humidity continue to build as we head towards the weekend. Temperatures continue their climb today with the return of the lower 90s along the Grand Strand, and upper 90s across the Pee Dee. The heat index will likely climb above 100 to 105 at times and a chance for heat advisories to be issued for the afternoon. Rain chances look slim with just a few afternoon and early evening pop up storms.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Hot and humid, chance of strong storms Wednesday afternoon

    FIRST ALERT: Hot and humid, chance of strong storms Wednesday afternoon

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 7:50 AM EDT2018-06-27 11:50:33 GMT
    Source: WMBF First Alert WeatherSource: WMBF First Alert Weather

    Heat and humidity start to build as we head towards the end of the week. The party is over, humidity starts to creep back in today. We'll have highs in the upper 80s at the beach and the low 90s inland. Watch out for some noisy afternoon storms again today. The storms will fade after sunset.

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    Heat and humidity start to build as we head towards the end of the week. The party is over, humidity starts to creep back in today. We'll have highs in the upper 80s at the beach and the low 90s inland. Watch out for some noisy afternoon storms again today. The storms will fade after sunset.

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  • FIRST ALERT: More clouds than sun Tuesday with much cooler temperatures

    FIRST ALERT: More clouds than sun Tuesday with much cooler temperatures

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 6:13 AM EDT2018-06-26 10:13:46 GMT
    Source: WMBF First Alert WeatherSource: WMBF First Alert Weather

    It already feels great this morning with temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s. We haven't had morning lows in the 60s in quite a while. Today will feature more clouds than sun and another round of storm chances this afternoon.

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    It already feels great this morning with temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s. We haven't had morning lows in the 60s in quite a while. Today will feature more clouds than sun and another round of storm chances this afternoon.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Severe storms possible Monday evening

    FIRST ALERT: Severe storms possible Monday evening

    Monday, June 25 2018 2:25 PM EDT2018-06-25 18:25:20 GMT

    Severe storms possible Monday evening as a strong line of storms moves through the area.

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    Severe storms possible Monday evening as a strong line of storms moves through the area.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Dangerous heat today as heat index soars above 105 this afternoon

    FIRST ALERT: Dangerous heat today as heat index soars above 105 this afternoon

    Sunday, June 24 2018 8:22 AM EDT2018-06-24 12:22:24 GMT
    Heat Advisory for the Grand Strand and Pee Dee Sunday afternoonHeat Advisory for the Grand Strand and Pee Dee Sunday afternoon

    Heat advisories in place for Sunday as the hottest weather so far this year arrives! Temperatures on Sunday will climb into the middle 90s along the Grand Strand, upper 90s inland. The humidity will push the heat index above 105 through much of the afternoon. 

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    Heat advisories in place for Sunday as the hottest weather so far this year arrives! Temperatures on Sunday will climb into the middle 90s along the Grand Strand, upper 90s inland. The humidity will push the heat index above 105 through much of the afternoon. 

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  • FIRST ALERT: Keeping the heat high through the weekend. Relief in sight!

    FIRST ALERT: Keeping the heat high through the weekend. Relief in sight!

    Saturday, June 23 2018 8:23 AM EDT2018-06-23 12:23:57 GMT
    Heat Index Saturday Afternoon still near triple digitsHeat Index Saturday Afternoon still near triple digits

    Heat and humidity will continue through the weekend with just a few storms from time to time today. A brief break in the heat arrives midweek. Today will be very similar with temperatures ranging from 90 to 95 and the heat index up to 100 to 104. 

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    Heat and humidity will continue through the weekend with just a few storms from time to time today. A brief break in the heat arrives midweek. Today will be very similar with temperatures ranging from 90 to 95 and the heat index up to 100 to 104. 

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  • FIRST ALERT: Heat wave continues; chance of stray shower, storm this afternoon and evening

    FIRST ALERT: Heat wave continues; chance of stray shower, storm this afternoon and evening

    Friday, June 22 2018 6:05 AM EDT2018-06-22 10:05:29 GMT
    Source: WMBF First Alert WeatherSource: WMBF First Alert Weather
    Source: WMBF First Alert WeatherSource: WMBF First Alert Weather

    We'll make it to the 90s again at the beach and the middle 90s inland. With temperatures a degree or two cooler than the last several days, no heat advisories are in effect, but the heat index will still climb to between 100 and 104. The afternoon and evening will see just a 30 percent chance of a stray shower or storm.

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    We'll make it to the 90s again at the beach and the middle 90s inland. With temperatures a degree or two cooler than the last several days, no heat advisories are in effect, but the heat index will still climb to between 100 and 104. The afternoon and evening will see just a 30 percent chance of a stray shower or storm.

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  • FIRST ALERT: High heat, humidity and a few storms through the weekend

    FIRST ALERT: High heat, humidity and a few storms through the weekend

    Thursday, June 21 2018 5:28 PM EDT2018-06-21 21:28:18 GMT
    Weekend heat index forecastWeekend heat index forecast

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Heat and humidity will remain in place from Friday through the weekend with a few storms to break the heat from time to time.  Most areas will remain rain-free this evening and tonight with just a slight risk of a shower or storm.  Temperatures will barely drop below 80 with most locations briefly dipping into the upper 70s by early Friday morning.  Friday will see temperatures returning to 90 at the beach and the middle 90s inland.  With ...

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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Heat and humidity will remain in place from Friday through the weekend with a few storms to break the heat from time to time.  Most areas will remain rain-free this evening and tonight with just a slight risk of a shower or storm.  Temperatures will barely drop below 80 with most locations briefly dipping into the upper 70s by early Friday morning.  Friday will see temperatures returning to 90 at the beach and the middle 90s inland.  With ...

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  • FIRST ALERT: Why your dashboard temperature is lying to you

    FIRST ALERT: Why your dashboard temperature is lying to you

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:59 AM EDT2018-06-21 11:59:42 GMT
    Carrie Turner sharing her car thermometer from Tuesday June 19th.Carrie Turner sharing her car thermometer from Tuesday June 19th.

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - As the heat index climbs above 100, the temperature reading on your car's dashboard will likely show an even higher number. The temperature is actually coming from a tool called a "thermistor." Instead of a normal thermometer which uses mercury, the thermistor tracks the change in the heat, based on the electrical charge that temperatures cause.  Thermistors are actually very accurate, but the reading in your car is usually inaccurate because ...

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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - As the heat index climbs above 100, the temperature reading on your car's dashboard will likely show an even higher number. The temperature is actually coming from a tool called a "thermistor." Instead of a normal thermometer which uses mercury, the thermistor tracks the change in the heat, based on the electrical charge that temperatures cause.  Thermistors are actually very accurate, but the reading in your car is usually inaccurate because ...

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  • FIRST ALERT: Heat streak and storm chances continue into the weekend

    FIRST ALERT: Heat streak and storm chances continue into the weekend

    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:55 AM EDT2018-06-21 10:55:04 GMT
    Heat index in the triple digits again everywhere this afternoon (Source: WMBF First Alert Weather)Heat index in the triple digits again everywhere this afternoon (Source: WMBF First Alert Weather)

    Get ready for a wall of humidity when you step out this morning. We're hot and humid again today, but the heat index will fall just short of reaching the criteria for another heat advisory. 

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    Get ready for a wall of humidity when you step out this morning. We're hot and humid again today, but the heat index will fall just short of reaching the criteria for another heat advisory. 

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  • FIRST ALERT: Scattered strong storms likely this afternoon

    FIRST ALERT: Scattered strong storms likely this afternoon

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 2:17 PM EDT2018-06-20 18:17:50 GMT
    5 PM Future Radar5 PM Future Radar
    5 PM Future Radar5 PM Future Radar
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Scattered storms are likely to develop this afternoon and some will likely be strong.  The combination of high heat and humidity is not only sending the heat index to over 105, but also resulting in a very unstable atmosphere.  Scattered storms are beginning to develop and that trend will likely continue through the late afternoon and evening.  With so much heat, humidity and instability in the atmosphere, some of the storms are likely to be ...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Scattered storms are likely to develop this afternoon and some will likely be strong.  The combination of high heat and humidity is not only sending the heat index to over 105, but also resulting in a very unstable atmosphere.  Scattered storms are beginning to develop and that trend will likely continue through the late afternoon and evening.  With so much heat, humidity and instability in the atmosphere, some of the storms are likely to be ...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT: Another round of dangerous heat Wednesday

    FIRST ALERT: Another round of dangerous heat Wednesday

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:59 AM EDT2018-06-20 09:59:18 GMT
    Source: WMBF First Alert WeatherSource: WMBF First Alert Weather
    Source: WMBF First Alert WeatherSource: WMBF First Alert Weather

    This morning is warm and muggy and then we turn dangerously hot once again this afternoon. A heat advisory is in place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. because temperatures in the mid to upper 90s with high humidity will deliver a heat index of 105 to 110. Both today and tomorrow will reach between 95 and 100 across the Pee Dee and 92 to 95 on the Grand Strand.

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    This morning is warm and muggy and then we turn dangerously hot once again this afternoon. A heat advisory is in place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. because temperatures in the mid to upper 90s with high humidity will deliver a heat index of 105 to 110. Both today and tomorrow will reach between 95 and 100 across the Pee Dee and 92 to 95 on the Grand Strand.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Heat and humidity peak Wednesday, Thursday with heat index up to 110

    FIRST ALERT: Heat and humidity peak Wednesday, Thursday with heat index up to 110

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 4:11 PM EDT2018-06-19 20:11:47 GMT
    Heat Advisory WednesdayHeat Advisory Wednesday

    High heat and humidity will reach their peak Wednesday and Thursday with the heat index reaching to dangerous levels both days. 

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    High heat and humidity will reach their peak Wednesday and Thursday with the heat index reaching to dangerous levels both days. 

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  • Mother, daughter OK after storms blow roof off their Robeson County home

    Mother, daughter OK after storms blow roof off their Robeson County home

    Monday, June 18 2018 11:09 PM EDT2018-06-19 03:09:58 GMT
    Monday's strong storms blew the roof off of a Robeson County home. (Source: WMBF News)Monday's strong storms blew the roof off of a Robeson County home. (Source: WMBF News)
    Monday's strong storms blew the roof off of a Robeson County home. (Source: WMBF News)Monday's strong storms blew the roof off of a Robeson County home. (Source: WMBF News)

    One family in Robeson County is picking up the pieces after their roof blew off during Monday evening's storms.

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    One family in Robeson County is picking up the pieces after their roof blew off during Monday evening's storms.

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  • SLIDESHOW: Ominous shelf clouds appear in Horry County

    SLIDESHOW: Ominous shelf clouds appear in Horry County

    Monday, June 18 2018 9:44 PM EDT2018-06-19 01:44:04 GMT
    Shelf clouds appear over the Intracoastal Waterway in Little River on Monday. (Source: Amanda Renee)Shelf clouds appear over the Intracoastal Waterway in Little River on Monday. (Source: Amanda Renee)
    Shelf clouds appear over the Intracoastal Waterway in Little River on Monday. (Source: Amanda Renee)Shelf clouds appear over the Intracoastal Waterway in Little River on Monday. (Source: Amanda Renee)

    Viewers sent in a number of pictures of shelf clouds that moved into the Grand Strand late Monday afternoon and early evening.

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    Viewers sent in a number of pictures of shelf clouds that moved into the Grand Strand late Monday afternoon and early evening.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Heat index forecast to climb above 105 by midweek

    FIRST ALERT: Heat index forecast to climb above 105 by midweek

    Monday, June 18 2018 4:33 PM EDT2018-06-18 20:33:29 GMT
    Heat index forecastHeat index forecast

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) The first round of dangerous heat of the season sets in on Tuesday and continues through the end of the week.  A few thunderstorms will rumble around in spots early this evening but will quickly subside after sunset.  The rest of the night will be warm and muggy with temperatures dropping into the middle and upper 70s.  Tuesday marks the start of several days of excessive heat and humidity.  Temperatures on Tuesday afternoon will soar into...

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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) The first round of dangerous heat of the season sets in on Tuesday and continues through the end of the week.  A few thunderstorms will rumble around in spots early this evening but will quickly subside after sunset.  The rest of the night will be warm and muggy with temperatures dropping into the middle and upper 70s.  Tuesday marks the start of several days of excessive heat and humidity.  Temperatures on Tuesday afternoon will soar into...

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  • FIRST ALERT: Hot today, even hotter tomorrow

    FIRST ALERT: Hot today, even hotter tomorrow

    Monday, June 18 2018 5:31 AM EDT2018-06-18 09:31:54 GMT
    Source: WMBF First Alert WeatherSource: WMBF First Alert Weather
    Source: WMBF First Alert WeatherSource: WMBF First Alert Weather

    Summer hasn't even technically started, yet the summer-like heat and humidity will continue to reach uncomfortable levels the next few days. We start off this morning with mugginess in the air. High temperatures reach near 87 along the Grand Strand but easily make it into the low 90s inland. The heat index will feel like 95 to 100 along the coast, but more like 102 to 105 inland.

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    Summer hasn't even technically started, yet the summer-like heat and humidity will continue to reach uncomfortable levels the next few days. We start off this morning with mugginess in the air. High temperatures reach near 87 along the Grand Strand but easily make it into the low 90s inland. The heat index will feel like 95 to 100 along the coast, but more like 102 to 105 inland.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Heat Index rises above 100 through midweek

    FIRST ALERT: Heat Index rises above 100 through midweek

    Sunday, June 17 2018 4:41 PM EDT2018-06-17 20:41:31 GMT
    Heat Index values through the next few days. (WMBF)Heat Index values through the next few days. (WMBF)

    Summer hasn't even technically started, yet the summer-like heat and humidity will continue to reach uncomfortable levels the next few days.

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    Summer hasn't even technically started, yet the summer-like heat and humidity will continue to reach uncomfortable levels the next few days.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Watching a weak disturbance off Yucatan, tropical development unlikely

    FIRST ALERT: Watching a weak disturbance off Yucatan, tropical development unlikely

    Saturday, June 16 2018 5:16 PM EDT2018-06-16 21:16:07 GMT
    NHC Saturday Evening Update for weak tropical disturbance.NHC Saturday Evening Update for weak tropical disturbance.

    A cluster of storms in the southern Gulf of Mexico continues to bring heavy rain and gusty winds along Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.  According to the National Hurricane Center, the disturbance does not have a defined center of circulation. It also is not in an environment to gather strength to develop into a tropical storm or hurricane. The chances remain very low, only about 20%. 

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    A cluster of storms in the southern Gulf of Mexico continues to bring heavy rain and gusty winds along Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.  According to the National Hurricane Center, the disturbance does not have a defined center of circulation. It also is not in an environment to gather strength to develop into a tropical storm or hurricane. The chances remain very low, only about 20%. 

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  • FIRST ALERT: How winter's cold and spring's rain impacts insects

    FIRST ALERT: How winter's cold and spring's rain impacts insects

    Friday, June 15 2018 12:41 PM EDT2018-06-15 16:41:20 GMT
    County starts mosquito sprays earlier than usual to get ready for the bugsCounty starts mosquito sprays earlier than usual to get ready for the bugs

    Even this frigid winter couldn’t combat the impending return of insects. The winter of 2018 was one of the coldest and iciest winters in history, but the return of the heavy spring rains have helped bring back a familiar foe, the mosquito.

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    Even this frigid winter couldn’t combat the impending return of insects. The winter of 2018 was one of the coldest and iciest winters in history, but the return of the heavy spring rains have helped bring back a familiar foe, the mosquito.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Another round of strong storms today

    FIRST ALERT: Another round of strong storms today

    Friday, June 15 2018 5:05 AM EDT2018-06-15 09:05:30 GMT
    Friday afternoon Future RadarFriday afternoon Future Radar

    Another round of locally strong storms today will be followed by quieter weather over the weekend. A long stretch of hot and humid weather is on tap for next week.

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    Another round of locally strong storms today will be followed by quieter weather over the weekend. A long stretch of hot and humid weather is on tap for next week.

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  • Viewers capture video of lightning strikes across Grand Strand

    Viewers capture video of lightning strikes across Grand Strand

    Thursday, June 14 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-06-15 02:51:43 GMT
    Lightning strikes the water in North Myrtle Beach during Thursday's storms. (Source: Crystal Newsome)Lightning strikes the water in North Myrtle Beach during Thursday's storms. (Source: Crystal Newsome)

    This video, sent in by Crystal Newsom, shows lightning striking the ocean at Crescent Beach in North Myrtle Beach.

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    This video, sent in by Crystal Newsom, shows lightning striking the ocean at Crescent Beach in North Myrtle Beach.

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  • Downed traffic light causing traffic problems on U.S. 17 Bypass in Surfside Beach

    Downed traffic light causing traffic problems on U.S. 17 Bypass in Surfside Beach

    Thursday, June 14 2018 8:58 PM EDT2018-06-15 00:58:03 GMT
    A traffic light is down on the U.S. 17 Bypass in the Surfside Beach area. (Source: Aaron Napier)A traffic light is down on the U.S. 17 Bypass in the Surfside Beach area. (Source: Aaron Napier)
    A traffic light is down on the U.S. 17 Bypass in the Surfside Beach area. (Source: Aaron Napier)A traffic light is down on the U.S. 17 Bypass in the Surfside Beach area. (Source: Aaron Napier)

    A downed traffic light in the Surfside Beach area has been causing hardships for motorists on Thursday evening.

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    A downed traffic light in the Surfside Beach area has been causing hardships for motorists on Thursday evening.

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  • Breaking

    Crews respond to multiple reports of lightning strikes as storms move through Grand Strand

    Crews respond to multiple reports of lightning strikes as storms move through Grand Strand

    Thursday, June 14 2018 4:55 PM EDT2018-06-14 20:55:57 GMT
    Source: PixabaySource: Pixabay
    Source: PixabaySource: Pixabay

    Crews are responding to multiple reports of lightning strikes as strong storms move through the Grand Strand Thursday afternoon.

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    Crews are responding to multiple reports of lightning strikes as strong storms move through the Grand Strand Thursday afternoon.

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  • FIRST ALERT: A few strong storms likely this afternoon

    FIRST ALERT: A few strong storms likely this afternoon

    Thursday, June 14 2018 4:40 PM EDT2018-06-14 20:40:44 GMT
    Thursday storm threatsThursday storm threats

    Scattered storms are likely this afternoon and some could be on the strong side. A much hotter weather pattern is likely to develop by next week. After a break from the storms on Wednesday, a better chance of storms returns today.

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    Scattered storms are likely this afternoon and some could be on the strong side. A much hotter weather pattern is likely to develop by next week. After a break from the storms on Wednesday, a better chance of storms returns today.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Overall drier, but still a few storms today

    FIRST ALERT: Overall drier, but still a few storms today

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 5:12 AM EDT2018-06-13 09:12:05 GMT
    Wednesday morning future radarWednesday morning future radar

    Tuesday's widespread rain and storms will return to more typical pop up showers storms today before lower humidity arrives by the weekend. Today will a mix of sun and clouds through the day with plenty of warmth and humidity. Afternoon temperatures will reach the middle 80s on the beaches and upper 80s to near 90 across the Pee Dee.

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    Tuesday's widespread rain and storms will return to more typical pop up showers storms today before lower humidity arrives by the weekend. Today will a mix of sun and clouds through the day with plenty of warmth and humidity. Afternoon temperatures will reach the middle 80s on the beaches and upper 80s to near 90 across the Pee Dee.

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  • SLIDESHOW: Strong storms move through Grand Strand, Pee Dee

    SLIDESHOW: Strong storms move through Grand Strand, Pee Dee

    Monday, June 11 2018 11:16 PM EDT2018-06-12 03:16:52 GMT
    Lightning is seen Monday night in the Forestbrook area. (Source: Jessica Fischer)Lightning is seen Monday night in the Forestbrook area. (Source: Jessica Fischer)
    Lightning is seen Monday night in the Forestbrook area. (Source: Jessica Fischer)Lightning is seen Monday night in the Forestbrook area. (Source: Jessica Fischer)

    Strong storms moved through the area on Monday night, bringing with it heavy rain, thunder and lightning.

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    Strong storms moved through the area on Monday night, bringing with it heavy rain, thunder and lightning.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Line of strong storms likely through late evening

    FIRST ALERT: Line of strong storms likely through late evening

    Monday, June 11 2018 4:06 PM EDT2018-06-11 20:06:29 GMT
    Storm threats this eveningStorm threats this evening

    Today is a FIRST ALERT WEATHER day as clusters of strong storms are likely to develop this afternoon and evening.  Heavy rain, gusty winds and frequent lightning are likely is some areas.  A few storms could become severe with wind gusts of 60 mph and quarter sized hail. 

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    Today is a FIRST ALERT WEATHER day as clusters of strong storms are likely to develop this afternoon and evening.  Heavy rain, gusty winds and frequent lightning are likely is some areas.  A few storms could become severe with wind gusts of 60 mph and quarter sized hail. 

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  • FIRST ALERT: Typical early summer weekend on the way

    FIRST ALERT: Typical early summer weekend on the way

    Friday, June 8 2018 3:26 PM EDT2018-06-08 19:26:02 GMT
    Pop up storms this weekendPop up storms this weekend
    Pop up storms this weekendPop up storms this weekend
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Typical early summer weather will return in place through the weekend and into next week.  Saturday will feature more typical weather we will see through most of the summer: partly to mostly sunny, warm, humid, and the risk of pop up storms this afternoon.  The best chance of a brief downpour will be the first half of the day near the beaches and the afternoon and evening across the Pee Dee.  Temperatures will reach the middle and upper 80s by t...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Typical early summer weather will return in place through the weekend and into next week.  Saturday will feature more typical weather we will see through most of the summer: partly to mostly sunny, warm, humid, and the risk of pop up storms this afternoon.  The best chance of a brief downpour will be the first half of the day near the beaches and the afternoon and evening across the Pee Dee.  Temperatures will reach the middle and upper 80s by t...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT: Increasing humidity and a few storms through the weekend

    FIRST ALERT: Increasing humidity and a few storms through the weekend

    Thursday, June 7 2018 9:14 PM EDT2018-06-08 01:14:10 GMT
    Muggy MeterMuggy Meter
    Muggy MeterMuggy Meter
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Typical early summer weather will return for Friday through most of next week.  Tonight will be mild and a bit more muggy than the last few nights with temperatures dropping into the lower 70s at the beach and upper 60s to near 70 inland.  Friday will see a surge of higher humidity move into the area adding more mugginess to the day and increasing the risk of a few pop up showers and storms.  The best chance of a brief downpour will be the firs...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Typical early summer weather will return for Friday through most of next week.  Tonight will be mild and a bit more muggy than the last few nights with temperatures dropping into the lower 70s at the beach and upper 60s to near 70 inland.  Friday will see a surge of higher humidity move into the area adding more mugginess to the day and increasing the risk of a few pop up showers and storms.  The best chance of a brief downpour will be the firs...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT: Temperatures heating up as CCMF kicks off Thursday

    FIRST ALERT: Temperatures heating up as CCMF kicks off Thursday

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-06-06 22:08:09 GMT
    FIRST ALERT CCMF ForecastFIRST ALERT CCMF Forecast

    Low rain chances are a good thing, as Luke Bryan, along with Toby Keith, Zac Brown Band, and many others take to the stage this weekend for the Carolina Country Music Festival.  

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    Low rain chances are a good thing, as Luke Bryan, along with Toby Keith, Zac Brown Band, and many others take to the stage this weekend for the Carolina Country Music Festival.  

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  • FIRST ALERT: After a comfy day, heat and humidity ramp up again

    FIRST ALERT: After a comfy day, heat and humidity ramp up again

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 4:54 PM EDT2018-06-05 20:54:40 GMT
    The heat and humidity through the weekend.The heat and humidity through the weekend.

    A nice reprieve from the summer heat today, but it comes to an end as we head into the second half of the week.  This evening we continue to be comfortably warm with temperatures staying in the 80s until sunset. Another cool and comfy night as lows again dip into the 60s across the Grand Strand and Pee Dee.  

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    A nice reprieve from the summer heat today, but it comes to an end as we head into the second half of the week.  This evening we continue to be comfortably warm with temperatures staying in the 80s until sunset. Another cool and comfy night as lows again dip into the 60s across the Grand Strand and Pee Dee.  

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  • FIRST ALERT WEEKEND FORECAST: Heat and humidity remain high; spotty rain chances Sunday afternoon

    FIRST ALERT WEEKEND FORECAST: Heat and humidity remain high; spotty rain chances Sunday afternoon

    Sunday, June 3 2018 3:50 PM EDT2018-06-03 19:50:17 GMT
    Afternoon High's SundayAfternoon High's Sunday

    Hot and humid weather prevails through the weekend. Temperatures along the Grand Strand approach 90 both today and Sunday. Inland areas will climb well into the middle 90s! When you factor in the humidity, the heat index will approach 100° each afternoon. While the rain chances are lower, it's not a rain-free weekend. 

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    Hot and humid weather prevails through the weekend. Temperatures along the Grand Strand approach 90 both today and Sunday. Inland areas will climb well into the middle 90s! When you factor in the humidity, the heat index will approach 100° each afternoon. While the rain chances are lower, it's not a rain-free weekend. 

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  • FIRST ALERT: One more day of downpours, then hot and humid

    FIRST ALERT: One more day of downpours, then hot and humid

    Wednesday, May 30 2018 6:20 PM EDT2018-05-30 22:20:28 GMT
    Thursday midday future radarThursday midday future radar
    Thursday midday future radarThursday midday future radar
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) The chance of pop up downpours will remain on the high side once again on Thursday before a gradual drying trend brings in a very summer-like pattern to finish the week.  Evening downpours will quickly diminish overnight leaving mostly cloud skies behind.  It will be very mild with temperatures only dropping into the lower and middle 70s. A few showers may blow onshore near the Grand Strand around sunrise.  Thursday will see a repeat performanc...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) The chance of pop up downpours will remain on the high side once again on Thursday before a gradual drying trend brings in a very summer-like pattern to finish the week.  Evening downpours will quickly diminish overnight leaving mostly cloud skies behind.  It will be very mild with temperatures only dropping into the lower and middle 70s. A few showers may blow onshore near the Grand Strand around sunrise.  Thursday will see a repeat performanc...More >>
  • Loris residents look to dry out after flooding hits neighborhood

    Loris residents look to dry out after flooding hits neighborhood

    Tuesday, May 29 2018 9:37 PM EDT2018-05-30 01:37:20 GMT
    Heavy rains caused flooding in one Loris neighborhood. (Source: WMBF News)Heavy rains caused flooding in one Loris neighborhood. (Source: WMBF News)

    The American Red Cross is assisting multiple families in Loris whose homes filled with water Monday night.

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    The American Red Cross is assisting multiple families in Loris whose homes filled with water Monday night.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Pop up downpours to give way to summertime heat, humidity

    FIRST ALERT: Pop up downpours to give way to summertime heat, humidity

    Tuesday, May 29 2018 3:46 PM EDT2018-05-29 19:46:11 GMT
    High humidity and heat indexHigh humidity and heat index
    High humidity and heat indexHigh humidity and heat index
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) The chance of pop up downpours will remain on the high side from Wednesday into Thursday before a gradual drying trend brings in a very summer-like pattern to finish the week.  Tonight will be warm and muggy with a few evening showers across the Pee Dee.  A few showers will blow onshore across the Grand Strand during the late night hours.  Temperatures will remain very mild with readings only dropping into the lower and middle 70s by Wednesday m...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) The chance of pop up downpours will remain on the high side from Wednesday into Thursday before a gradual drying trend brings in a very summer-like pattern to finish the week.  Tonight will be warm and muggy with a few evening showers across the Pee Dee.  A few showers will blow onshore across the Grand Strand during the late night hours.  Temperatures will remain very mild with readings only dropping into the lower and middle 70s by Wednesday m...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY - Flash Flood Watch extended into Tuesday

    FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY - Flash Flood Watch extended into Tuesday

    Monday, May 28 2018 10:19 PM EDT2018-05-29 02:19:32 GMT
    Flash flood watch through 11 am TuesdayFlash flood watch through 11 am Tuesday

    The Flash Flood Watch that was in effect through this evening has been extended until 11:00 AM Tuesday. 

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    The Flash Flood Watch that was in effect through this evening has been extended until 11:00 AM Tuesday. 

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  • Flash flooding hits Bay Road in Horry County hard

    Flash flooding hits Bay Road in Horry County hard

    Monday, May 28 2018 5:18 PM EDT2018-05-28 21:18:52 GMT
    Tyler and Brandie Turner's yard was completely flooded. Source: Patrick Lloyd (WMBF)Tyler and Brandie Turner's yard was completely flooded. Source: Patrick Lloyd (WMBF)

    Monday morning’s flash flooding took a toll on some homes on Bay Road.

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    Monday morning’s flash flooding took a toll on some homes on Bay Road.

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  • Videos and photos of flooding around Horry County Monday

    Videos and photos of flooding around Horry County Monday

    Monday, May 28 2018 1:47 PM EDT2018-05-28 17:47:50 GMT
    Flooding in Myrtle Beach. (Source: Tyler Turner)Flooding in Myrtle Beach. (Source: Tyler Turner)

    As heavy rains brought flooding to Horry County Monday morning, many of you sent in photos and video of what you were seeing.

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    As heavy rains brought flooding to Horry County Monday morning, many of you sent in photos and video of what you were seeing.

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  • NOAA predicts near- or above-normal 2018 Atlantic hurricane season

    NOAA predicts near- or above-normal 2018 Atlantic hurricane season

    Thursday, May 24 2018 12:03 PM EDT2018-05-24 16:03:47 GMT

    The organization predicted 10 to 16 tropical systems, with five to nine becoming hurricanes. One to four of those hurricanes is predicted to develop into major hurricanes of Category 3 strength or above. 

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    The organization predicted 10 to 16 tropical systems, with five to nine becoming hurricanes. One to four of those hurricanes is predicted to develop into major hurricanes of Category 3 strength or above. 

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  • FIRST ALERT: Rain chances increase again for mid-week

    FIRST ALERT: Rain chances increase again for mid-week

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 3:57 PM EDT2018-05-22 19:57:49 GMT
    Future Radar WednesdayFuture Radar Wednesday

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A steady supply of high humidity and tropical moisture will keep an ongoing chance of showers and storms in the forecast through the Memorial Day weekend.  A few periods of locally heavy rain will be possible at times.  Tonight will once again be mild and muggy with temperatures in the upper 60s to lower 70s under mostly cloudy skies.  This risk of scattered showers and storms will increase again on Wednesday as a weak cold front drops into t...

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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A steady supply of high humidity and tropical moisture will keep an ongoing chance of showers and storms in the forecast through the Memorial Day weekend.  A few periods of locally heavy rain will be possible at times.  Tonight will once again be mild and muggy with temperatures in the upper 60s to lower 70s under mostly cloudy skies.  This risk of scattered showers and storms will increase again on Wednesday as a weak cold front drops into t...

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  • FIRST ALERT: Pop up showers likely again this week

    FIRST ALERT: Pop up showers likely again this week

    Monday, May 21 2018 4:10 PM EDT2018-05-21 20:10:12 GMT
    Rain chances this weekRain chances this week
    Rain chances this weekRain chances this week
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Tropical moisture and high humidity will remain in place for the rest of the week and into the Memorial Day weekend keeping a risk of scattered showers and thunderstorms in place.  A few evening showers and storms will wind down after sunset leaving mostly cloudy and mild weather in place tonight.  Temperatures will return to near 70 by Tuesday morning.  Tuesday will see just a few afternoon showers develop especially across the Pee Dee. ...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Tropical moisture and high humidity will remain in place for the rest of the week and into the Memorial Day weekend keeping a risk of scattered showers and thunderstorms in place.  A few evening showers and storms will wind down after sunset leaving mostly cloudy and mild weather in place tonight.  Temperatures will return to near 70 by Tuesday morning.  Tuesday will see just a few afternoon showers develop especially across the Pee Dee. ...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT: Roller coaster of rain chances through the week

    FIRST ALERT: Roller coaster of rain chances through the week

    Sunday, May 20 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-05-20 21:19:02 GMT
    Rain chances through the next 5 daysRain chances through the next 5 days

    Tropical moisture continues to fuel an increase in humidity and scattered rain chances through the work week. Tonight expect muggy air to remain in place. Tomorrow morning starts off dry with low temperatures still warm in the upper 60s. The only rain chances in play on Monday would be a spotty afternoon shower or storm. 

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    Tropical moisture continues to fuel an increase in humidity and scattered rain chances through the work week. Tonight expect muggy air to remain in place. Tomorrow morning starts off dry with low temperatures still warm in the upper 60s. The only rain chances in play on Monday would be a spotty afternoon shower or storm. 

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  • FIRST ALERT: Rain chances going down, still chance of spotty shower again Sunday

    FIRST ALERT: Rain chances going down, still chance of spotty shower again Sunday

    Sunday, May 20 2018 9:19 AM EDT2018-05-20 13:19:02 GMT
    Most of the area dry by mid morning Sunday. (Source: WMBF News)Most of the area dry by mid morning Sunday. (Source: WMBF News)

    A few shower chances are possible through this afternoon. Most areas have picked up a welcome helping of rain. Over the past 48 hours, both the Pee Dee and Grand Strand fell between 0.5 and 2 inches of rain. 

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    A few shower chances are possible through this afternoon. Most areas have picked up a welcome helping of rain. Over the past 48 hours, both the Pee Dee and Grand Strand fell between 0.5 and 2 inches of rain. 

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  • What causes ripe conditions for Rip Currents

    What causes ripe conditions for Rip Currents

    Friday, May 18 2018 1:25 PM EDT2018-05-18 17:25:12 GMT
    NOAA Rip Current safety signNOAA Rip Current safety sign

    Beach season has just begun, and already a tragic drowning on the shores of Pawleys Island last weekend. The drowning happened in an area residents say is notorious for dangerous rip currents.  Ann Wilson, a park ranger with Myrtle Beach State Park, says the rip currents are like treadmills of water pulling away from shore and there are ways you can see where they are. 

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    Beach season has just begun, and already a tragic drowning on the shores of Pawleys Island last weekend. The drowning happened in an area residents say is notorious for dangerous rip currents.  Ann Wilson, a park ranger with Myrtle Beach State Park, says the rip currents are like treadmills of water pulling away from shore and there are ways you can see where they are. 

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  • FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain looking more likely on Saturday

    FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain looking more likely on Saturday

    Thursday, May 17 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-05-17 22:16:53 GMT
    Heavy rain potential SaturdayHeavy rain potential Saturday

    High humidity and tropical moisture will keep off and on showers and storms in the forecast through the weekend with an increasing potential for locally very heavy rain late Friday and Saturday. 

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    High humidity and tropical moisture will keep off and on showers and storms in the forecast through the weekend with an increasing potential for locally very heavy rain late Friday and Saturday. 

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  • FIRST ALERT: Showers, storms continue with heavy rain possible Saturday

    FIRST ALERT: Showers, storms continue with heavy rain possible Saturday

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 4:28 PM EDT2018-05-16 20:28:01 GMT
    Axis of heavy rain nearby on SaturdayAxis of heavy rain nearby on Saturday
    Axis of heavy rain nearby on SaturdayAxis of heavy rain nearby on Saturday
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Tropical moisture will continue to spread across the region for the rest of the week and into the weekend.  This will keep the risk of pop up showers and storms in the forecast each day.  We're still not expecting any day to be a total wash-out, but downpours could develop or move onshore at any time day or night.  Tonight will see mostly cloudy skies with passing showers and a thunderstorm or two at times.  Temperatures will remain mild an...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Tropical moisture will continue to spread across the region for the rest of the week and into the weekend.  This will keep the risk of pop up showers and storms in the forecast each day.  We're still not expecting any day to be a total wash-out, but downpours could develop or move onshore at any time day or night.  Tonight will see mostly cloudy skies with passing showers and a thunderstorm or two at times.  Temperatures will remain mild an...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT: Sun, clouds, rain, repeat

    FIRST ALERT: Sun, clouds, rain, repeat

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 4:39 PM EDT2018-05-15 20:39:00 GMT
    Future Radar Wednesday morningFuture Radar Wednesday morning
    Future Radar Wednesday morningFuture Radar Wednesday morning
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Tropical humidity will keep showers and storms in the forecast at times all the way through the weekend.  While there will be plenty of times when it's not raining, other times could see locally heavy downpours.  Tonight will see a break in the passing showers through the late evening, but more showers will likely develop and move onshore late tonight and into early Wednesday.  Temperatures will stay very mild tonight, only dropping to around 70...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Tropical humidity will keep showers and storms in the forecast at times all the way through the weekend.  While there will be plenty of times when it's not raining, other times could see locally heavy downpours.  Tonight will see a break in the passing showers through the late evening, but more showers will likely develop and move onshore late tonight and into early Wednesday.  Temperatures will stay very mild tonight, only dropping to around 70...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT: Tropical development less likely near Florida

    FIRST ALERT: Tropical development less likely near Florida

    Monday, May 14 2018 8:53 PM EDT2018-05-15 00:53:33 GMT
    Latest chance of tropical developmentLatest chance of tropical development

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The National Hurricane Center continues to focus on a cluster of showers off the Florida coast for possible tropical development this week, however the chances of tropical development are decreasing.

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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The National Hurricane Center continues to focus on a cluster of showers off the Florida coast for possible tropical development this week, however the chances of tropical development are decreasing.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Long stretch of unsettled weather moving in

    FIRST ALERT: Long stretch of unsettled weather moving in

    Monday, May 14 2018 4:59 PM EDT2018-05-14 20:59:54 GMT
    Rain totals this weekRain totals this week

    A very humid and unsettled weather pattern will develop for the rest of the week and into the upcoming weekend with showers and storms likely at times. 

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    A very humid and unsettled weather pattern will develop for the rest of the week and into the upcoming weekend with showers and storms likely at times. 

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  • Comparing Hawaii and South Carolina's Devastating Earthquakes

    Comparing Hawaii and South Carolina's Devastating Earthquakes

    Sunday, May 13 2018 7:04 PM EDT2018-05-13 23:04:17 GMT
    Hawaiian volcanic earthquake May 2018 (Source: KHNL)Hawaiian volcanic earthquake May 2018 (Source: KHNL)

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The tropical paradise of Hawaii is being shaken to its core with a cataclysmic combination of volcanoes and earthquakes. While our state doesn't have any volcanoes in our backyard, South Carolina is the epicenter of the largest earthquake ever to strike the Eastern U.S. “The earthquakes in Hawaii is different from the earthquakes we normally sense.” Dr Zhixiong Shen, a CCU professor of coastal hazards, explains the culprit behind Hawai...

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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The tropical paradise of Hawaii is being shaken to its core with a cataclysmic combination of volcanoes and earthquakes. While our state doesn't have any volcanoes in our backyard, South Carolina is the epicenter of the largest earthquake ever to strike the Eastern U.S. “The earthquakes in Hawaii is different from the earthquakes we normally sense.” Dr Zhixiong Shen, a CCU professor of coastal hazards, explains the culprit behind Hawai...

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  • National Hurricane Center issuing new and updated graphics for the 2018 Hurricane Season

    National Hurricane Center issuing new and updated graphics for the 2018 Hurricane Season

    Friday, May 4 2018 12:37 PM EDT2018-05-04 16:37:06 GMT
    Hurricane Irma over the Caribbean in 2017Hurricane Irma over the Caribbean in 2017

    Following one of the most active Atlantic Hurricane seasons on record last year, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) will add graphics and modify updates for the upcoming hurricane season. These are mainly in an effort to give more of an advanced notice of impacts from tropical storms and hurricanes.  

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    Following one of the most active Atlantic Hurricane seasons on record last year, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) will add graphics and modify updates for the upcoming hurricane season. These are mainly in an effort to give more of an advanced notice of impacts from tropical storms and hurricanes.  

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  • FIRST ALERT: Coastal Carolina University releases annual hurricane outlook

    FIRST ALERT: Coastal Carolina University releases annual hurricane outlook

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 4:43 PM EDT2018-05-02 20:43:27 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)
    CONWAY, SC (WMBF)  Coastal Carolina University has released its annual seasonal hurricane forecast.  The forecast calls for "normal to above normal" hurricane activity.  The Hurricane Genesis & Outlook (HUGO) project at Coastal Carolina University uses a variety of atmospheric and ocean factors to develop a forecast of not only the number of storms that form during hurricane season, but also where those storms may make landfall.  The latest HUGO Out...More >>
    CONWAY, SC (WMBF)  Coastal Carolina University has released its annual seasonal hurricane forecast.  The forecast calls for "normal to above normal" hurricane activity.  The Hurricane Genesis & Outlook (HUGO) project at Coastal Carolina University uses a variety of atmospheric and ocean factors to develop a forecast of not only the number of storms that form during hurricane season, but also where those storms may make landfall.  The latest HUGO Out...More >>
  • A CLOSER LOOK: Forecasting for the skies and impacts from weather on aircraft

    A CLOSER LOOK: Forecasting for the skies and impacts from weather on aircraft

    Friday, April 27 2018 11:48 AM EDT2018-04-27 15:48:16 GMT
    Meteorologist Terry Lebo with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, NC (WMBF)Meteorologist Terry Lebo with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, NC (WMBF)
    Meteorologist Terry Lebo with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, NC (WMBF)Meteorologist Terry Lebo with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, NC (WMBF)

    With the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show in town, the weather impacts above the surface are just as important as the weather spectators this weekend will experience at the surface.  For National Weather Service meteorologists, there’s a multitude of forecast scenarios that can cause travel headaches and sometimes cancellations. 

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    With the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show in town, the weather impacts above the surface are just as important as the weather spectators this weekend will experience at the surface.  For National Weather Service meteorologists, there’s a multitude of forecast scenarios that can cause travel headaches and sometimes cancellations. 

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  • NWS: Multiple confirmed tornadoes, including EF2 in Gilbert, hit the Midlands Sunday

    NWS: Multiple confirmed tornadoes, including EF2 in Gilbert, hit the Midlands Sunday

    Monday, April 16 2018 10:54 PM EDT2018-04-17 02:54:57 GMT
    (Source: Brooke Grass)(Source: Brooke Grass)

    The National Weather Service in Columbia has confirmed multiple tornadoes touched down in the Midlands on Sunday.

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    The National Weather Service in Columbia has confirmed multiple tornadoes touched down in the Midlands on Sunday.

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  • Today in weather history: The Tornado Outbreak of 2011

    Today in weather history: The Tornado Outbreak of 2011

    Saturday, April 16 2016 5:02 PM EDT2016-04-16 21:02:53 GMT
    Monday, April 16 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-04-16 21:45:12 GMT

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) On April 16th, 2011 a very complex and dynamic weather system pushed through our area. The effects of this system were felt from Georgetown county to Robeson county. This outbreak was one of the most severe and epic events that has ever occurred in this area. Two tornadoes touched down in Robeson county. 

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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) On April 16th, 2011 a very complex and dynamic weather system pushed through our area. The effects of this system were felt from Georgetown county to Robeson county. This outbreak was one of the most severe and epic events that has ever occurred in this area. Two tornadoes touched down in Robeson county. 

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  • Researchers predict above average 2018 hurricane season

    Researchers predict above average 2018 hurricane season

    Thursday, April 5 2018 12:13 PM EDT2018-04-05 16:13:24 GMT
    The 2018 hurricane season is expected to be a busy one, according to the annual April forecast from Colorado State University. (Source: WLOX)The 2018 hurricane season is expected to be a busy one, according to the annual April forecast from Colorado State University. (Source: WLOX)

    A study released Thursday by researchers at Colorado State University calls for an above average hurricane season for 2018.

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    A study released Thursday by researchers at Colorado State University calls for an above average hurricane season for 2018.

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  • Viewers send pics, video of brief but powerful hail storm in the Grand Strand

    Viewers send pics, video of brief but powerful hail storm in the Grand Strand

    Tuesday, March 20 2018 10:48 PM EDT2018-03-21 02:48:33 GMT
    Scott Semones sent this picture of a golf ball-sized chunk of hail. (Source: Scott Semones)Scott Semones sent this picture of a golf ball-sized chunk of hail. (Source: Scott Semones)

    A brief hail storm struck the Grand Strand at about 9:30 p.m Tuesday night, and dozens of our viewers sent in video and pictures of the event.

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    A brief hail storm struck the Grand Strand at about 9:30 p.m Tuesday night, and dozens of our viewers sent in video and pictures of the event.

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  • FIRST ALERT: 25 year anniversary of the 'Storm of the Century'

    FIRST ALERT: 25 year anniversary of the 'Storm of the Century'

    Tuesday, March 13 2018 9:22 AM EDT2018-03-13 13:22:43 GMT
    Storm of the Century reportsStorm of the Century reports

    March 13th marks the 25th anniversary of what became known as the 'Storm of the Century'. The massive storm brought devastation from the deep south through New England and remains one of the strongest winter storms to ever hit the eastern United States. Storm surge and tornadoes struck parts of Florida. 

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    March 13th marks the 25th anniversary of what became known as the 'Storm of the Century'. The massive storm brought devastation from the deep south through New England and remains one of the strongest winter storms to ever hit the eastern United States. Storm surge and tornadoes struck parts of Florida. 

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  • FIRST ALERT: Lightning safety

    FIRST ALERT: Lightning safety

    Tuesday, March 6 2018 8:07 PM EST2018-03-07 01:07:41 GMT

    Severe Weather Awareness Week continues across South Carolina in an effort to make sure you are ready for any type of severe weather you may encounter. 

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    Severe Weather Awareness Week continues across South Carolina in an effort to make sure you are ready for any type of severe weather you may encounter. 

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  • Severe Weather Awareness Week: Tornado safety at work

    Severe Weather Awareness Week: Tornado safety at work

    Sunday, March 6 2016 7:49 PM EST2016-03-07 00:49:21 GMT
    Monday, March 5 2018 8:15 AM EST2018-03-05 13:15:49 GMT

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) This week is severe weather awareness week across the Carolinas. We are going to be giving you tips and tricks to help you stay prepared and help you stay ahead of the storm.  Most people know what to do in the event of a tornado that occurs at home but what about the steps you need to take if a tornado strikes and you're at work? Well, the same precautions are used. Go to the most interior room within the building. Most of the time that will be a bathroo...

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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) This week is severe weather awareness week across the Carolinas. We are going to be giving you tips and tricks to help you stay prepared and help you stay ahead of the storm.  Most people know what to do in the event of a tornado that occurs at home but what about the steps you need to take if a tornado strikes and you're at work? Well, the same precautions are used. Go to the most interior room within the building. Most of the time that will be a bathroo...

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  • New solar farm is capturing the sun and converting it to power the Grand Strand

    New solar farm is capturing the sun and converting it to power the Grand Strand

    Friday, February 23 2018 11:04 AM EST2018-02-23 16:04:18 GMT
    Bell Bay Solar Farm off Highway 701Bell Bay Solar Farm off Highway 701

    HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - If you’re driving along Highway 701 near Bucksport, you will pass a 10 acre farm. Instead of cows and corn, it is filled with nearly 6,000 solar panels. This network of panels is owned and operated by Santee Cooper as part of its Green Power Initiative. "We did look at it a little bit differently, and we tried something new and that is because we want to learn. And we want to find new and more inventive ways to capture t...

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    HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - If you’re driving along Highway 701 near Bucksport, you will pass a 10 acre farm. Instead of cows and corn, it is filled with nearly 6,000 solar panels. This network of panels is owned and operated by Santee Cooper as part of its Green Power Initiative. "We did look at it a little bit differently, and we tried something new and that is because we want to learn. And we want to find new and more inventive ways to capture t...

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  • 2018 Winter Olympics - The more you "snow:" Artificial snow versus natural snow

    2018 Winter Olympics - The more you "snow:" Artificial snow versus natural snow

    Friday, February 9 2018 10:41 PM EST2018-02-10 03:41:31 GMT
    Snow Facts (Source: WMBF News)Snow Facts (Source: WMBF News)

    All the games of the Winter Olympics rely on one thing: a form of frozen water, namely snow and/or ice.

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    All the games of the Winter Olympics rely on one thing: a form of frozen water, namely snow and/or ice.

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  • Comparing Climates of the Winter Olympics

    Comparing Climates of the Winter Olympics

    Thursday, February 8 2018 12:36 PM EST2018-02-08 17:36:27 GMT
    Climate Comparisons of Winter Olympics (Source WMBF)Climate Comparisons of Winter Olympics (Source WMBF)

    When you think of the cities hosting the Winter Olympics, you probably think of winter wonderlands of snow and ice. Despite being hosted in some of the coldest countries in the world, the host cities themselves tend to be warmer.  This year's Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea will actually be some of the coldest Olympics in over a decade.

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    When you think of the cities hosting the Winter Olympics, you probably think of winter wonderlands of snow and ice. Despite being hosted in some of the coldest countries in the world, the host cities themselves tend to be warmer.  This year's Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea will actually be some of the coldest Olympics in over a decade.

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  • Facts and Myths of Carolina's Animal Forecaster: The Woolly Worm

    Facts and Myths of Carolina's Animal Forecaster: The Woolly Worm

    Thursday, February 1 2018 10:19 AM EST2018-02-01 15:19:53 GMT
    Info: NWS LaCrosse, Wisconsin, Pic: infinitespider.comInfo: NWS LaCrosse, Wisconsin, Pic: infinitespider.com

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) -  On February 2nd, while the Northeast is transfixed on the groundhog, here in the Carolinas, all eyes are on the caterpillar known as the Woolly Worm. MYTHS  According to the National Weather Service in La Crosse, Wisconsin, the alleged forecast from the caterpillar comes from its coloring. The common folklore points to the wider brown band telling of a milder winter.  Since there are 13 segments of the caterpillar, the myths add that...

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) -  On February 2nd, while the Northeast is transfixed on the groundhog, here in the Carolinas, all eyes are on the caterpillar known as the Woolly Worm. MYTHS  According to the National Weather Service in La Crosse, Wisconsin, the alleged forecast from the caterpillar comes from its coloring. The common folklore points to the wider brown band telling of a milder winter.  Since there are 13 segments of the caterpillar, the myths add that...

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  • How to save money on your electric bill during extreme temperatures

    How to save money on your electric bill during extreme temperatures

    Friday, January 26 2018 8:13 AM EST2018-01-26 13:13:57 GMT
    If you have a heat pump in your home, which is the case for most homes in our area, you have the potential to save three to four percent on your electric bill for every degree that you set your thermostat below 70 degrees (Source: Marissa Tansino).If you have a heat pump in your home, which is the case for most homes in our area, you have the potential to save three to four percent on your electric bill for every degree that you set your thermostat below 70 degrees (Source: Marissa Tansino).

    You may get an envelope with a more expensive than average electric bill in the mail if you haven’t already thanks to the freezing stretch of temperatures our area saw at the beginning of January. Marketing Analyst Eddy Blackburn at Horry Electric said he has already started taking calls from concerned customers asking why their bill is so expensive. The short answer to that – your heater was working hard to warm your home.

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    You may get an envelope with a more expensive than average electric bill in the mail if you haven’t already thanks to the freezing stretch of temperatures our area saw at the beginning of January. Marketing Analyst Eddy Blackburn at Horry Electric said he has already started taking calls from concerned customers asking why their bill is so expensive. The short answer to that – your heater was working hard to warm your home.

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  • We've officially made it through one month of winter, slowly adding more daylight

    We've officially made it through one month of winter, slowly adding more daylight

    Sunday, January 21 2018 9:09 AM EST2018-01-21 14:09:57 GMT
    Daylight hours and minutes addedDaylight hours and minutes added

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - With the darkest, coldest and shortest days now behind us, we added more time for sunshine to our days this weekend.  The sun rose Sunday morning at 7:16 AM and when it sets at 5:38 PM, we will have seen 10 hours and 18 minutes of daylight. This is up by 24 minutes from our shortest day, December 21st which featured only 9 hours and 54 minutes of daylight.  In one more month, we see an additional almost full hour of daylight, up to 11 ...

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - With the darkest, coldest and shortest days now behind us, we added more time for sunshine to our days this weekend.  The sun rose Sunday morning at 7:16 AM and when it sets at 5:38 PM, we will have seen 10 hours and 18 minutes of daylight. This is up by 24 minutes from our shortest day, December 21st which featured only 9 hours and 54 minutes of daylight.  In one more month, we see an additional almost full hour of daylight, up to 11 ...

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  • LOOK BACK: January 2018's crazy temperature ride so far, and a return to "normal" soon

    LOOK BACK: January 2018's crazy temperature ride so far, and a return to "normal" soon

    Friday, January 19 2018 9:15 AM EST2018-01-19 14:15:57 GMT
    January 2018 temperature trend through January 19th.January 2018 temperature trend through January 19th.

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - After starting off the year with temperatures at rock bottom, our outside thermometers have been on a roller coaster ride. Temperature trends are now showing at a return to normal in the mid 50s.  The entire first week of January saw a frigid Arctic air mass, leading to the longest cold snap in Grand Strand and Pee Dee history, along with several broken low temperature records. A push of warm air finally arrived on January 9th and we ju...

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - After starting off the year with temperatures at rock bottom, our outside thermometers have been on a roller coaster ride. Temperature trends are now showing at a return to normal in the mid 50s.  The entire first week of January saw a frigid Arctic air mass, leading to the longest cold snap in Grand Strand and Pee Dee history, along with several broken low temperature records. A push of warm air finally arrived on January 9th and we ju...

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  • Your pictures and video of the winter weather

    Your pictures and video of the winter weather

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:57 PM EST2018-01-18 02:57:48 GMT
    Snow in Brunswick County Wednesday, from viewer "GratefulSurvivor"Snow in Brunswick County Wednesday, from viewer "GratefulSurvivor"

    Winter weather, including flurries of snow in some areas, is expected to impact our area Wednesday, and we’re counting on you, our viewers, to show us how the weather is impacting you.

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    Winter weather, including flurries of snow in some areas, is expected to impact our area Wednesday, and we’re counting on you, our viewers, to show us how the weather is impacting you.

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  • Snow is gross, according to this adorable SC baby

    Snow is gross, according to this adorable SC baby

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 6:29 PM EST2018-01-17 23:29:38 GMT

    Snow is either a delight or a drag to some folks.  And it was baby's first snow for this little one in Newberry and seemed less than enjoyable. 

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    Snow is either a delight or a drag to some folks.  And it was baby's first snow for this little one in Newberry and seemed less than enjoyable. 

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  • Facebook user captures video of frozen South Carolina lake

    Facebook user captures video of frozen South Carolina lake

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 12:33 PM EST2018-01-09 17:33:50 GMT
    Still image of the still lake taken from a Facebook user's video. (Source: Darryl Hardee)Still image of the still lake taken from a Facebook user's video. (Source: Darryl Hardee)

    Still waters run deep, they say, and a frozen lake in South Carolina was quite a sight for one Facebook user. Darryl Hardee posted video of the frozen waters to his Facebook page on January 7, showing the partially-frozen Jordan Lake off the Pee Dee Highway west of Conway.

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    Still waters run deep, they say, and a frozen lake in South Carolina was quite a sight for one Facebook user. Darryl Hardee posted video of the frozen waters to his Facebook page on January 7, showing the partially-frozen Jordan Lake off the Pee Dee Highway west of Conway.

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  • WATCH: Man uses Pawleys Island Pier ramp as personal ski slope

    WATCH: Man uses Pawleys Island Pier ramp as personal ski slope

    Monday, January 8 2018 10:52 PM EST2018-01-09 03:52:06 GMT
    A Pawleys Island man broke out his skis when the snow fell last week. (Source: Laurel Muehlhausen)A Pawleys Island man broke out his skis when the snow fell last week. (Source: Laurel Muehlhausen)

    It’s wasn’t the slopes in Colorado, but one Pawleys Island man took advantage of last week’s snow and pulled out his skis.

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    It’s wasn’t the slopes in Colorado, but one Pawleys Island man took advantage of last week’s snow and pulled out his skis.

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  • Some HVAC systems unable to deal with frigid weather

    Some HVAC systems unable to deal with frigid weather

    Friday, January 5 2018 10:03 PM EST2018-01-06 03:03:04 GMT
    Workers try to fix an HVAC unit (Source: WMBF News)Workers try to fix an HVAC unit (Source: WMBF News)

    Record-low temperatures are forcing many to crank up the heat, but people aren’t the only ones not used to this frigid weather.

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    Record-low temperatures are forcing many to crank up the heat, but people aren’t the only ones not used to this frigid weather.

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  • Electric co-op urges caution when using space heaters during winter chill

    Electric co-op urges caution when using space heaters during winter chill

    Friday, January 5 2018 7:15 PM EST2018-01-06 00:15:35 GMT
    Source: PixabaySource: Pixabay

    Cold temperatures and frigid wind chills will stick around throughout the weekend, leading many to find ways to stay warm that aren’t bank-breaking.

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    Cold temperatures and frigid wind chills will stick around throughout the weekend, leading many to find ways to stay warm that aren’t bank-breaking.

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  • People in Conway make the best of the winter weather

    People in Conway make the best of the winter weather

    Thursday, January 4 2018 9:12 PM EST2018-01-05 02:12:55 GMT
    A car is seen driving in Conway on an icy roadway. (Source: WMBF News)A car is seen driving in Conway on an icy roadway. (Source: WMBF News)

    The scene in downtown Conway the day after the snow was not nearly as bad as what was seen Wednesday night.

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    The scene in downtown Conway the day after the snow was not nearly as bad as what was seen Wednesday night.

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  • Viewer-submitted drone footage gives bird’s-eye view of snow day along S.C. coast

    Viewer-submitted drone footage gives bird’s-eye view of snow day along S.C. coast

    Thursday, January 4 2018 4:21 PM EST2018-01-04 21:21:33 GMT
    Drone footage shows the snow in Surfside Beach on Thursday morning. (Source: Daniel Troublefield)Drone footage shows the snow in Surfside Beach on Thursday morning. (Source: Daniel Troublefield)

    It was a snow day across the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee on Thursday, and one area man got a beautiful bird’s eye view of this winter wonderland.

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    It was a snow day across the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee on Thursday, and one area man got a beautiful bird’s eye view of this winter wonderland.

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  • Viewer photos and video of the winter storm

    Viewer photos and video of the winter storm

    Thursday, January 4 2018 12:52 PM EST2018-01-04 17:52:30 GMT
    Picture of snow in Hartsville. (Source: Laura Dostert)Picture of snow in Hartsville. (Source: Laura Dostert)

    Viewers from around our area are sending in photos and video of how the winter storm is impacting them. 

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    Viewers from around our area are sending in photos and video of how the winter storm is impacting them. 

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  • Conway residents break out the sleds as snow falls

    Conway residents break out the sleds as snow falls

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 11:40 PM EST2018-01-04 04:40:30 GMT
    Over a dozen people went sledding down a Conway hill on Wednesday. (Source: WMBF News)Over a dozen people went sledding down a Conway hill on Wednesday. (Source: WMBF News)

    The cold temperatures ensured the snow stuck to the ground. That inspired several Conway residents to go sledding.

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    The cold temperatures ensured the snow stuck to the ground. That inspired several Conway residents to go sledding.

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  • Good Samaritans come to Grand Strand from Charlotte to help out during winter storm

    Good Samaritans come to Grand Strand from Charlotte to help out during winter storm

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 11:18 PM EST2018-01-04 04:18:23 GMT
    Two good Samaritans came down from Charlotte to help out during Wednesday's storm. (Source: WMBF News)Two good Samaritans came down from Charlotte to help out during Wednesday's storm. (Source: WMBF News)

    A pair of good Samaritans from Charlotte made the drive down to the Grand Strand Wednesday morning to help out as winter weather came to the area.

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    A pair of good Samaritans from Charlotte made the drive down to the Grand Strand Wednesday morning to help out as winter weather came to the area.

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  • Myrtle Beach police keep tabs on roads as winter weather impacts Grand Strand

    Myrtle Beach police keep tabs on roads as winter weather impacts Grand Strand

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 10:51 PM EST2018-01-04 03:51:21 GMT
    First responders dealt with a number of traffic accidents in Myrtle Beach on Wednesday. (Source: WMBF News)First responders dealt with a number of traffic accidents in Myrtle Beach on Wednesday. (Source: WMBF News)

    Earlier in the day Wednesday, when the roads weren’t too severe, first responders were dealing with several accidents in Myrtle Beach.

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    Earlier in the day Wednesday, when the roads weren’t too severe, first responders were dealing with several accidents in Myrtle Beach.

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  • VIDEO: Drone gives a unique view of Florence snow

    VIDEO: Drone gives a unique view of Florence snow

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 5:37 PM EST2018-01-03 22:37:35 GMT
    (Source: Jason Cox)(Source: Jason Cox)

    The snowfall from Florence is even more impressive from a Drone's eye view. Viewer Jason Cox sent two videos of snow calling on South Irby Street between South Florence and Effingham in Florence.

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    The snowfall from Florence is even more impressive from a Drone's eye view. Viewer Jason Cox sent two videos of snow calling on South Irby Street between South Florence and Effingham in Florence.

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  • Humane Society reminds pet owners to protect their pets during cold winter weather

    Humane Society reminds pet owners to protect their pets during cold winter weather

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 5:21 PM EST2018-01-02 22:21:24 GMT
    Source: iStockphoto / Robert DantSource: iStockphoto / Robert Dant

    The cold weather that is impacting the Grand Strand for the first few days of 2018 isn’t being felt by just humans.

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    The cold weather that is impacting the Grand Strand for the first few days of 2018 isn’t being felt by just humans.

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  • PHOTOS: Fountains around our area left frozen by winter weather

    PHOTOS: Fountains around our area left frozen by winter weather

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 4:49 PM EST2018-01-02 21:49:51 GMT
    The fountain outside the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce was frozen solid Tuesday morning. (Source: Michael Walter)The fountain outside the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce was frozen solid Tuesday morning. (Source: Michael Walter)

    The below-freezing temperatures Tuesday morning left many fountains around our area frozen solid, providing the opportunity for some beautiful pictures.

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    The below-freezing temperatures Tuesday morning left many fountains around our area frozen solid, providing the opportunity for some beautiful pictures.

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  • How to send us your pictures and video of severe winter weather

    How to send us your pictures and video of severe winter weather

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 4:49 PM EST2018-01-02 21:49:16 GMT
    Photo tweeted by @VannagrammyLiz of a snowman at the beach during winter weather in Myrtle Beach in the year 2000. (Source: @VannagrammyLiz on Twitter)Photo tweeted by @VannagrammyLiz of a snowman at the beach during winter weather in Myrtle Beach in the year 2000. (Source: @VannagrammyLiz on Twitter)

    A severe winter storm is expected to impact our area Wednesday, and we’re counting on you, our viewers, to show us how the storm is impacting you

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    A severe winter storm is expected to impact our area Wednesday, and we’re counting on you, our viewers, to show us how the storm is impacting you

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  • How to dress for cold weather

    How to dress for cold weather

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 8:10 AM EST2018-01-02 13:10:12 GMT
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration offers tips for dressing for cold weather, and it said layers is key (Source: WMBF news).The Occupational Safety and Health Administration offers tips for dressing for cold weather, and it said layers is key (Source: WMBF news).

    As the temperatures drop below freezing, it’s important to dress appropriately for dangerously cold temperatures. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration offers tips for dressing for cold weather, and it said layers is key. According to OSHA, the inner layer should be wool or silk to keep moisture away from the body.

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    As the temperatures drop below freezing, it’s important to dress appropriately for dangerously cold temperatures. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration offers tips for dressing for cold weather, and it said layers is key. According to OSHA, the inner layer should be wool or silk to keep moisture away from the body.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Record-breaking cold and dangerous wind chills through Tuesday

    FIRST ALERT: Record-breaking cold and dangerous wind chills through Tuesday

    Monday, January 1 2018 4:58 PM EST2018-01-01 21:58:58 GMT
    Tuesday AM wind chillsTuesday AM wind chills

    Record cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills settle in through Tuesday. 

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    Record cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills settle in through Tuesday. 

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  • NWS offers tips for preparing for any winter weather

    NWS offers tips for preparing for any winter weather

    Monday, January 1 2018 4:43 PM EST2018-01-01 21:43:29 GMT
    The National Weather Service is encouraging people to dress warm as temperatures drop across the area. (Source: National Weather Service)The National Weather Service is encouraging people to dress warm as temperatures drop across the area. (Source: National Weather Service)

    With the coldest temperatures so far this winter, the National Weather Service wants to remind residents about the best ways to stay warm.

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    With the coldest temperatures so far this winter, the National Weather Service wants to remind residents about the best ways to stay warm.

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  • Winter Weather Advisory could impact NYE plans tonight in Grand Strand and Pee Dee

    Winter Weather Advisory could impact NYE plans tonight in Grand Strand and Pee Dee

    Sunday, December 31 2017 11:39 PM EST2018-01-01 04:39:46 GMT
    Winter Weather Advisory New Year's EveWinter Weather Advisory New Year's Eve

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for parts of Northeastern South Carolina and Southeastern North Carolina. 

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    The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for parts of Northeastern South Carolina and Southeastern North Carolina. 

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  • 15 winter weather 'life hacks' you should know about

    15 winter weather 'life hacks' you should know about

    Thursday, January 8 2015 2:14 PM EST2015-01-08 19:14:02 GMT
    Thursday, December 28 2017 10:49 AM EST2017-12-28 15:49:25 GMT

    With dangerously cold temperatures forecasted for the rest of this week, there are a few neat tricks or “life hacks” that can make the frigid temperatures less painful.

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    With dangerously cold temperatures forecasted for the rest of this week, there are a few neat tricks or “life hacks” that can make the frigid temperatures less painful.

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  • How to prep your car for potential winter weather

    How to prep your car for potential winter weather

    Thursday, December 28 2017 7:39 AM EST2017-12-28 12:39:38 GMT
    Depending on what kind of washer fluid you have, it can freeze if it drops below 32 degrees. You can purchase the kind that doesn’t freeze, according to Abrams (Source: Marissa Tansino).Depending on what kind of washer fluid you have, it can freeze if it drops below 32 degrees. You can purchase the kind that doesn’t freeze, according to Abrams (Source: Marissa Tansino).

    As temperatures drop, drivers should make sure they have prepared their car for colder driving conditions. Service Manager Barry Abrams at C n G Auto said when the weather gets colder, batteries are usually the first to go. When it gets into the 20s, he said temperatures have a tendency to kill a weaker battery. Drivers also want to make sure their wipers are working well and there is good washer fluid in the car.

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    As temperatures drop, drivers should make sure they have prepared their car for colder driving conditions. Service Manager Barry Abrams at C n G Auto said when the weather gets colder, batteries are usually the first to go. When it gets into the 20s, he said temperatures have a tendency to kill a weaker battery. Drivers also want to make sure their wipers are working well and there is good washer fluid in the car.

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  • Almost 30 years ago, a record-breaking holiday snowfall hit the Grand Strand, Pee Dee

    Almost 30 years ago, a record-breaking holiday snowfall hit the Grand Strand, Pee Dee

    Friday, December 22 2017 6:24 PM EST2017-12-22 23:24:09 GMT
    A record snowfall fell on the Carolinas in 1989. (Source: WECT)A record snowfall fell on the Carolinas in 1989. (Source: WECT)

    Almost 30 years ago, the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee experienced a white Christmas for the ages.

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    Almost 30 years ago, the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee experienced a white Christmas for the ages.

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  • December snow a rarity for the Pee Dee, Grand Strand

    December snow a rarity for the Pee Dee, Grand Strand

    Friday, December 8 2017 4:26 PM EST2017-12-08 21:26:56 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics)(Source: AP Graphics)

    While your Facebook feed fills up with snow videos and pictures from your friends around the Southeast, you’re left looking out your window at a dreary, rainy day. The First Alert Weather team may not be talking snow, but the WMBF Investigates team did some digging to see how often the Pee Dee experiences snowfall in the month of December.

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    While your Facebook feed fills up with snow videos and pictures from your friends around the Southeast, you’re left looking out your window at a dreary, rainy day. The First Alert Weather team may not be talking snow, but the WMBF Investigates team did some digging to see how often the Pee Dee experiences snowfall in the month of December.

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  • Doctors give tips on gearing up for cold and flu season

    Doctors give tips on gearing up for cold and flu season

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 4:35 PM EST2017-12-06 21:35:13 GMT
    Flu shots usually start being administered in September (Source: WMBF News)Flu shots usually start being administered in September (Source: WMBF News)

    It's that time of year, as we enter the peak of the cold and flu season. Whether you're at the office or sending your kids to school those germs can spread quickly. But there are plenty of ways you can prevent spreading the sickness.

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    It's that time of year, as we enter the peak of the cold and flu season. Whether you're at the office or sending your kids to school those germs can spread quickly. But there are plenty of ways you can prevent spreading the sickness.

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  • Preparing your pipes and house before winter temperatures

    Preparing your pipes and house before winter temperatures

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 8:23 AM EST2017-12-05 13:23:49 GMT
    Preparing pipes before cold weather (Source: WMBF News)Preparing pipes before cold weather (Source: WMBF News)

    It is that time of year again, winter temperatures are on the way which means frozen pipe lines. There is still time to prepare your home for the winter months, but as we get later into the week those colder temperatures will start making their way throughout Horry County.

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    It is that time of year again, winter temperatures are on the way which means frozen pipe lines. There is still time to prepare your home for the winter months, but as we get later into the week those colder temperatures will start making their way throughout Horry County.

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  • TROPICS: "Extremely Active" 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Ends

    TROPICS: "Extremely Active" 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Ends

    Saturday, December 2 2017 9:00 AM EST2017-12-02 14:00:10 GMT
    2017 Atlantic Hurricane Names2017 Atlantic Hurricane Names
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season is in the books, now as the 7th most active season ever according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  A total of 17 named tropical storms formed, with 10 becoming hurricanes with winds above 74 MPH. Of those 10 hurricanes, 6 became major hurricanes, reaching Category 3 strength wind speeds of 110+ MPH. This makes it the most active season since 2012, and includes devastating U.S. land...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season is in the books, now as the 7th most active season ever according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  A total of 17 named tropical storms formed, with 10 becoming hurricanes with winds above 74 MPH. Of those 10 hurricanes, 6 became major hurricanes, reaching Category 3 strength wind speeds of 110+ MPH. This makes it the most active season since 2012, and includes devastating U.S. land...More >>
  • SC Winter Weather Prep Week offers tips on severe winter weather

    SC Winter Weather Prep Week offers tips on severe winter weather

    Monday, November 27 2017 4:24 AM EST2017-11-27 09:24:34 GMT
    South Carolina Winter Weather Preparedness Week began Sunday. (Source: SCEMD on Facebook)South Carolina Winter Weather Preparedness Week began Sunday. (Source: SCEMD on Facebook)

    This week, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division is sharing tips on preparing for severe winter weather. The SCEMD began 2017 South Carolina Winter Weather Preparedness Week on Sunday by posting the first part of a severe winter weather guide, which includes information on winter weather terms, emergency information, winter checklists, and more.

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    This week, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division is sharing tips on preparing for severe winter weather. The SCEMD began 2017 South Carolina Winter Weather Preparedness Week on Sunday by posting the first part of a severe winter weather guide, which includes information on winter weather terms, emergency information, winter checklists, and more.

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  • Sensing Storms: Doctor discusses how turbulent temperature swings possibly impact joint pain

    Sensing Storms: Doctor discusses how turbulent temperature swings possibly impact joint pain

    Monday, November 20 2017 5:55 PM EST2017-11-20 22:55:39 GMT
    Changing weather can cause issues for those with bone and joint pain. (Source: WMBF News)Changing weather can cause issues for those with bone and joint pain. (Source: WMBF News)

    As the fall forecast becomes more turbulent with major ups and downs, it also becomes a painful roller coaster ride for those with bone and joint pain. 

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    As the fall forecast becomes more turbulent with major ups and downs, it also becomes a painful roller coaster ride for those with bone and joint pain. 

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  • Breaking

    Tornado touched down east of Conway Monday night, Weather Service confirms

    Tornado touched down east of Conway Monday night, Weather Service confirms

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 6:47 PM EDT2017-10-24 22:47:03 GMT
    Damage caused by an EF1 tornado east of Conway Monday night. (Source: Michael Walter)Damage caused by an EF1 tornado east of Conway Monday night. (Source: Michael Walter)

    An EF1 tornado touched down east of Conway Monday night, causing significant damage to trees and a building, according to the National Weather Service. The service’s storm survey team found tornado damage to dozens of trees and a building between Inman Circle and the Waccamaw River east of Conway, off Old Reaves Ferry Road.

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    An EF1 tornado touched down east of Conway Monday night, causing significant damage to trees and a building, according to the National Weather Service. The service’s storm survey team found tornado damage to dozens of trees and a building between Inman Circle and the Waccamaw River east of Conway, off Old Reaves Ferry Road.

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  • "The Great SouthEast ShakeOut" Earthquake Drill Happening Thursday

    "The Great SouthEast ShakeOut" Earthquake Drill Happening Thursday

    Thursday, October 19 2017 8:04 AM EDT2017-10-19 12:04:17 GMT
    SCEMD Earthquake GuidelinesSCEMD Earthquake Guidelines

    Governor Henry McMaster and South Carolina Emergency Management (SCEMD) officials are encouraging people to be aware of earthquakes and how to prepare in case one strikes our state.  On Thursday October 19th at 10:19AM, the signal to begin the earthquake drill will be broadcast across the NOAA Weather Radio and broadcast media.

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    Governor Henry McMaster and South Carolina Emergency Management (SCEMD) officials are encouraging people to be aware of earthquakes and how to prepare in case one strikes our state.  On Thursday October 19th at 10:19AM, the signal to begin the earthquake drill will be broadcast across the NOAA Weather Radio and broadcast media.

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  • ONE YEAR AFTER MATTHEW: Builders and Scientists study how to make your home more hurricane resilient

    ONE YEAR AFTER MATTHEW: Builders and Scientists study how to make your home more hurricane resilient

    Thursday, October 12 2017 9:27 AM EDT2017-10-12 13:27:05 GMT
    Bruce Carrell demonstrating home constructed by The Carrell Group in Grande DunesBruce Carrell demonstrating home constructed by The Carrell Group in Grande Dunes

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - After over a decade of relatively quiet tropical weather here, Hurricane Matthew woke up homeowners in the Grand Strand and Pee Dee with howling and destructive winds.  Hurricane Matthew shattered windows and battered homes as it struck the Grand Strand last year. Some homes succumbed to the relentless wind, while others stood unscathed. "The most important thing in my mind is they've got the strongest house we know how to build and hopefu...

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - After over a decade of relatively quiet tropical weather here, Hurricane Matthew woke up homeowners in the Grand Strand and Pee Dee with howling and destructive winds.  Hurricane Matthew shattered windows and battered homes as it struck the Grand Strand last year. Some homes succumbed to the relentless wind, while others stood unscathed. "The most important thing in my mind is they've got the strongest house we know how to build and hopefu...

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  • ONE YEAR LATER: A look back at Matthew through your pictures

    ONE YEAR LATER: A look back at Matthew through your pictures

    Friday, October 6 2017 4:38 PM EDT2017-10-06 20:38:13 GMT
    A tree crashes into a house during Hurricane Matthew. (Source: Submitted by viewer Paul)A tree crashes into a house during Hurricane Matthew. (Source: Submitted by viewer Paul)

    Sunday marks one year since Hurricane Matthew roared through the Carolinas with record flooding, storm surge and hurricane force winds. 

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    Sunday marks one year since Hurricane Matthew roared through the Carolinas with record flooding, storm surge and hurricane force winds. 

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  • Matthew formed one year ago today

    Matthew formed one year ago today

    Thursday, September 28 2017 7:45 AM EDT2017-09-28 11:45:21 GMT
    The first forecast track issued for MatthewThe first forecast track issued for Matthew

    One year ago today, a cluster of thunderstorms entering the Caribbean Sea was named Tropical Storm Matthew.  At 11:00 AM on September, 28, 2016 an organized area of thunderstorms developed into Tropical Storm Matthew.  Matthew would eventually grow to a Category 5 hurricane in the central Caribbean, devastate parts of Hispanola, and eventually make landfall in South Carolina on October 8.

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    One year ago today, a cluster of thunderstorms entering the Caribbean Sea was named Tropical Storm Matthew.  At 11:00 AM on September, 28, 2016 an organized area of thunderstorms developed into Tropical Storm Matthew.  Matthew would eventually grow to a Category 5 hurricane in the central Caribbean, devastate parts of Hispanola, and eventually make landfall in South Carolina on October 8.

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  • 24 Hours of Hugo: Former city manager recalls city's response to 1989 hurricane

    24 Hours of Hugo: Former city manager recalls city's response to 1989 hurricane

    Friday, September 22 2017 6:23 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:23:19 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    Friday marks 28 years since Hurricane Hugo made landfall in South Carolina. It's a storm that left its mark on our coast, and changed the way we respond to tropical weather. Tom Leath was the Myrtle Beach city manager at the time, with less than two years on the job. He spoke to WMBF News Friday morning to take us through 24 hours of Hugo, from the evening before it struck, through the following afternoon.

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    Friday marks 28 years since Hurricane Hugo made landfall in South Carolina. It's a storm that left its mark on our coast, and changed the way we respond to tropical weather. Tom Leath was the Myrtle Beach city manager at the time, with less than two years on the job. He spoke to WMBF News Friday morning to take us through 24 hours of Hugo, from the evening before it struck, through the following afternoon.

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  • Hurricane Hugo, 28 years ago today

    Hurricane Hugo, 28 years ago today

    Thursday, September 21 2017 5:19 PM EDT2017-09-21 21:19:45 GMT
    Myrtle Beach oceanfront after HugoMyrtle Beach oceanfront after Hugo

    Thursday marks 28 years since Hurricane Hugo devastated much of South Carolina.

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    Thursday marks 28 years since Hurricane Hugo devastated much of South Carolina.

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  • Six score and two years ago, rockets alerted residents to incoming hurricanes

    Six score and two years ago, rockets alerted residents to incoming hurricanes

    Thursday, September 21 2017 9:17 AM EDT2017-09-21 13:17:06 GMT
    Damage caused to wharves in Charleston following an August 1893 storm. (Source: Library of Congress)Damage caused to wharves in Charleston following an August 1893 storm. (Source: Library of Congress)

    In an age of weather alerts on smartphones, tweets from around the globe, and continuous weather coverage, it’s hard to imagine how coastal residents of the past were kept informed about hurricanes and other dangerous weather. In the 1890s, it was rockets, not push alerts or texts, that alerted Georgetown residents to approaching hurricanes.

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    In an age of weather alerts on smartphones, tweets from around the globe, and continuous weather coverage, it’s hard to imagine how coastal residents of the past were kept informed about hurricanes and other dangerous weather. In the 1890s, it was rockets, not push alerts or texts, that alerted Georgetown residents to approaching hurricanes.

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  • Rising Waccamaw River hasn’t affected Conway Riverwalk, other areas

    Rising Waccamaw River hasn’t affected Conway Riverwalk, other areas

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 5:12 PM EDT2017-09-13 21:12:05 GMT
    Kayakers were out on the Waccamaw River on Wednesday, two days after Tropical Storm Irma impacted the Grand Strand. (Source: WMBF News)Kayakers were out on the Waccamaw River on Wednesday, two days after Tropical Storm Irma impacted the Grand Strand. (Source: WMBF News)

    Tropical Storm Irma had an impact on area rivers as fringe effects from the storm moved through the Grand Strand on Monday.

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    Tropical Storm Irma had an impact on area rivers as fringe effects from the storm moved through the Grand Strand on Monday.

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  • Photos, video of Tropical Storm Irma's impacts to our area

    Photos, video of Tropical Storm Irma's impacts to our area

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 4:44 PM EDT2017-09-12 20:44:15 GMT
    Garden City experiencing flooding Monday afternoon. (Source: Jon Dick)Garden City experiencing flooding Monday afternoon. (Source: Jon Dick)

    As Tropical Storm Irma continued to move north, the Grand Strand began to experience the affects of the powerful storm, from roadway flooding to damage from high winds.

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    As Tropical Storm Irma continued to move north, the Grand Strand began to experience the affects of the powerful storm, from roadway flooding to damage from high winds.

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  • Heavy winds lift pool bar at Myrtle Beach resort, fling it into a neighboring one

    Heavy winds lift pool bar at Myrtle Beach resort, fling it into a neighboring one

    Monday, September 11 2017 5:44 PM EDT2017-09-11 21:44:33 GMT
    Caribbean Resort pool bar ripped out and now across Riptide Beach Club pool and parking lot. (Source: Rick Davis)Caribbean Resort pool bar ripped out and now across Riptide Beach Club pool and parking lot. (Source: Rick Davis)

    Strong winds impacting the Grand Strand from Tropical Storm Irma on Monday laid waste to a pool bar at a Myrtle Beach resort.

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    Strong winds impacting the Grand Strand from Tropical Storm Irma on Monday laid waste to a pool bar at a Myrtle Beach resort.

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  • High winds blow siding off front of Garden City Inn

    High winds blow siding off front of Garden City Inn

    Monday, September 11 2017 3:10 PM EDT2017-09-11 19:10:23 GMT
    Siding from the front of the Garden City Inn was blown off by high winds Monday. (Source: Jamie Arnold)Siding from the front of the Garden City Inn was blown off by high winds Monday. (Source: Jamie Arnold)

    High winds blew siding off the front of the Garden City Inn in Garden City on Monday, according to information from the National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C.

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    High winds blew siding off the front of the Garden City Inn in Garden City on Monday, according to information from the National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C.

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  • Breaking

    South Strand suffers flooded roads, wind damage from Tropical Storm Irma

    South Strand suffers flooded roads, wind damage from Tropical Storm Irma

    Monday, September 11 2017 3:07 PM EDT2017-09-11 19:07:27 GMT
    Flooded streets in the Garden City area. (Source: Jamie Arnold)Flooded streets in the Garden City area. (Source: Jamie Arnold)

    A combination of high tide and storm surge from Tropical Storm Irma are causing widespread flooding in several South Strand communities, including Surfside Beach and Garden city.

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    A combination of high tide and storm surge from Tropical Storm Irma are causing widespread flooding in several South Strand communities, including Surfside Beach and Garden city.

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  • BEFORE: Have a family disaster plan ready

    BEFORE: Have a family disaster plan ready

    Thursday, September 7 2017 4:48 AM EDT2017-09-07 08:48:58 GMT
    The time to plan is NOW! (Source: Horry County EMD Guide)The time to plan is NOW! (Source: Horry County EMD Guide)

    Horry County has a comprehensive guide on planning for a disaster, knowing your evacuation zone, evacuation routes, and re-entry procedures.

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    Horry County has a comprehensive guide on planning for a disaster, knowing your evacuation zone, evacuation routes, and re-entry procedures.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Checklist for your hurricane supply kit

    FIRST ALERT: Checklist for your hurricane supply kit

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 10:40 PM EDT2017-09-07 02:40:57 GMT
    Supply kitSupply kit

    Preparedness is key for hurricane season and any natural disaster. When a storm is bearing down is not the time to put together your disaster supply kit.  Shelves may empty and close, pharmacies may be swamped, and lines at the stores may be long.  That’s why preparing a disaster supply kit before a storm is approaching is key. 

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    Preparedness is key for hurricane season and any natural disaster. When a storm is bearing down is not the time to put together your disaster supply kit.  Shelves may empty and close, pharmacies may be swamped, and lines at the stores may be long.  That’s why preparing a disaster supply kit before a storm is approaching is key. 

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  • 'As of tonight, South Carolina is in its path:' Myrtle Beach mayor urges residents to plan now ahead of Irma

    'As of tonight, South Carolina is in its path:' Myrtle Beach mayor urges residents to plan now ahead of Irma

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 9:33 PM EDT2017-09-07 01:33:43 GMT
    Mayor John Rhodes (Source: City of Myrtle Beach Facebook page)Mayor John Rhodes (Source: City of Myrtle Beach Facebook page)

    Rhodes took to the city’s Facebook page to encourage locals to start preparing for the storm, which was still a Category 5 hurricane Wednesday evening as it lashed the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico’s northeast coast.

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    Rhodes took to the city’s Facebook page to encourage locals to start preparing for the storm, which was still a Category 5 hurricane Wednesday evening as it lashed the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico’s northeast coast.

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  • Horry emergency management officials stress preparedness ahead of Irma

    Horry emergency management officials stress preparedness ahead of Irma

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 9:02 PM EDT2017-09-07 01:02:11 GMT
    "Know Your Zone" Evacuation Routes (Source: Horry County EMD)"Know Your Zone" Evacuation Routes (Source: Horry County EMD)

    Officials with Horry County Emergency Management are urging people to have a plan in place ahead of Hurricane Irma possibly impacting the Grand Strand.

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    Officials with Horry County Emergency Management are urging people to have a plan in place ahead of Hurricane Irma possibly impacting the Grand Strand.

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  • Gas station lines form, grocery store shelves empty as Grand Strand braces for possible Irma impacts

    Gas station lines form, grocery store shelves empty as Grand Strand braces for possible Irma impacts

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 7:52 PM EDT2017-09-06 23:52:51 GMT
    Source: WMBF NewsSource: WMBF News

    The Grand Strand is still in the midst of uncertainty regarding Hurricane Irma's path, yet some people aren't waiting around.  

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    The Grand Strand is still in the midst of uncertainty regarding Hurricane Irma's path, yet some people aren't waiting around.  

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  • AFTER: Re-entry and debris removal after a disaster

    AFTER: Re-entry and debris removal after a disaster

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 1:10 PM EDT2017-09-06 17:10:59 GMT
    Debris removal information. (Source: Horry County EMD)Debris removal information. (Source: Horry County EMD)

    Horry County has a re-entry process and debris removal guide for after a hurricane or other disaster strikes. 

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    Horry County has a re-entry process and debris removal guide for after a hurricane or other disaster strikes. 

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  • Breaking

    Strong storms cause damage in Darlington County, Hartsville football game postponed due to weather

    Strong storms cause damage in Darlington County, Hartsville football game postponed due to weather

    Thursday, August 31 2017 6:51 PM EDT2017-08-31 22:51:57 GMT
    Source: Raycom MediaSource: Raycom Media

    Strong storms Thursday in Darlington County have resulted in reported damage throughout the area, according to emergency management officials.

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    Strong storms Thursday in Darlington County have resulted in reported damage throughout the area, according to emergency management officials.

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  • WMBF Investigates: SC’s billion-dollar disasters

    WMBF Investigates: SC’s billion-dollar disasters

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 1:30 PM EDT2017-08-30 17:30:06 GMT
    The October 2015 flood is the only NECI tracked event to top $1 billion and exclusively affect South Carolina. (source: WMBF News)The October 2015 flood is the only NECI tracked event to top $1 billion and exclusively affect South Carolina. (source: WMBF News)

    The state of South Carolina has already seen three billion-dollar disaster events in 2017. The National Centers for Environmental Information has tracked nine such weather and climate disaster events in the United States this year, not including Hurricane Harvey.

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    The state of South Carolina has already seen three billion-dollar disaster events in 2017. The National Centers for Environmental Information has tracked nine such weather and climate disaster events in the United States this year, not including Hurricane Harvey.

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  • Reaves Ferry Landing in Conway floods after tropical system

    Reaves Ferry Landing in Conway floods after tropical system

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 4:53 AM EDT2017-08-29 08:53:24 GMT
    The parking lot of Reaves Ferry Landing was almost completely flooded Monday.The parking lot of Reaves Ferry Landing was almost completely flooded Monday.

    Monday’s tropical system in the Atlantic left some areas in Conway flooded. One of those areas was Reaves Ferry Landing at the Waccamaw River. The parking lot was almost completely flooded with water. People who live nearby say the area experiences flooding frequently. They also say the flooding Monday brought back memories from Hurricane Matthew.

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    Monday’s tropical system in the Atlantic left some areas in Conway flooded. One of those areas was Reaves Ferry Landing at the Waccamaw River. The parking lot was almost completely flooded with water. People who live nearby say the area experiences flooding frequently. They also say the flooding Monday brought back memories from Hurricane Matthew.

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  • No swimming advisory issued for all Horry County beaches due to threat of strong rip currents

    No swimming advisory issued for all Horry County beaches due to threat of strong rip currents

    Monday, August 28 2017 1:20 PM EDT2017-08-28 17:20:42 GMT
    Source: Midway Fire Rescue on TwitterSource: Midway Fire Rescue on Twitter

    Officials with the Horry County Government are warning beach-goers to be aware of strong rip currents Monday in anticipation of what may become Tropical Strom Irma. The National Weather Service has issued warnings of high rip current risks along the coast. They urge that this means the surf is dangerous to all levels of swimmers.

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    Officials with the Horry County Government are warning beach-goers to be aware of strong rip currents Monday in anticipation of what may become Tropical Strom Irma. The National Weather Service has issued warnings of high rip current risks along the coast. They urge that this means the surf is dangerous to all levels of swimmers.

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  • Georgetown County cancels after school activities on Monday

    Georgetown County cancels after school activities on Monday

    Monday, August 28 2017 11:00 AM EDT2017-08-28 15:00:34 GMT
    (Source: Georgetown County, SC Facebook)(Source: Georgetown County, SC Facebook)

    All after school activities for the Georgetown County School District and Georgetown County Parks & Recreation are canceled for Monday, August 28, according to a tweet from The Georgetown County Emergency Management Division. Georgetown County is currently operating at OPCON 4, which indicates an “alert status,” in anticipation of what may become Tropical Storm Irma.

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    All after school activities for the Georgetown County School District and Georgetown County Parks & Recreation are canceled for Monday, August 28, according to a tweet from The Georgetown County Emergency Management Division. Georgetown County is currently operating at OPCON 4, which indicates an “alert status,” in anticipation of what may become Tropical Storm Irma.

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  • What's Happening: Grand Strand offering a wealth of eclipse parties

    What's Happening: Grand Strand offering a wealth of eclipse parties

    Thursday, August 17 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-08-18 03:12:09 GMT
    Source: WMBF NewsSource: WMBF News

    From Georgetown to North Myrtle Beach, there are numerous eclipse parties and activities happening and you'll be glad to know many of them are free.

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    From Georgetown to North Myrtle Beach, there are numerous eclipse parties and activities happening and you'll be glad to know many of them are free.

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  • SLIDESHOW: Storms bring rain, rainbows

    SLIDESHOW: Storms bring rain, rainbows

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 9:51 PM EDT2017-08-17 01:51:46 GMT
    Source: Kathleen WinansSource: Kathleen Winans

    Heavy bouts of rain and lightning moved through the Grand Strand on Wednesday afternoon. Once the storms died down, beautiful rainbows and sunsets could be seen throughout the area.

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    Heavy bouts of rain and lightning moved through the Grand Strand on Wednesday afternoon. Once the storms died down, beautiful rainbows and sunsets could be seen throughout the area.

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  • NOAA increases odds of an active Atlantic hurricane season

    NOAA increases odds of an active Atlantic hurricane season

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 2:05 PM EDT2017-08-09 18:05:37 GMT

    We're already off to a fast start and NOAA expects more storms than normal to form during the 2017 hurricane season.

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    We're already off to a fast start and NOAA expects more storms than normal to form during the 2017 hurricane season.

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