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  • FIRST ALERT: Record warmth - day two

    FIRST ALERT: Record warmth - day two

    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:37 AM EST2018-02-22 10:37:09 GMT
    Grand Strand recordsGrand Strand records

    Dense fog this morning will once again give way to record warmth by the afternoon. Morning fog will be thick at times especially across the Pee Dee with visibility down below a quarter of a mile at times.

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    Dense fog this morning will once again give way to record warmth by the afternoon. Morning fog will be thick at times especially across the Pee Dee with visibility down below a quarter of a mile at times.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Dense morning fog, record warmth by afternoon

    FIRST ALERT: Dense morning fog, record warmth by afternoon

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 5:58 AM EST2018-02-21 10:58:59 GMT
    Morning fogMorning fog

    Another round of dense fog this morning will give way to record warmth by the afternoon. Visibility will once again be reduced in locally dense fog this morning with temperatures near 60.

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    Another round of dense fog this morning will give way to record warmth by the afternoon. Visibility will once again be reduced in locally dense fog this morning with temperatures near 60.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Record warmth for mid-week

    FIRST ALERT: Record warmth for mid-week

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 9:08 AM EST2018-02-20 14:08:57 GMT
    Florence records and forecastFlorence records and forecast
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Record warmth and areas of fog remain on tap through the middle of the week.  Dense fog will remain likely across the region through the morning commute with visibility close to zero in some areas through mid morning.  The fog will gradually burn off through the mid and late morning as temperatures climb from near 60 into the upper 60s by the late morning.  This afternoon will see temperatures reaching the lower 70s across the Grand Strand and ...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Record warmth and areas of fog remain on tap through the middle of the week.  Dense fog will remain likely across the region through the morning commute with visibility close to zero in some areas through mid morning.  The fog will gradually burn off through the mid and late morning as temperatures climb from near 60 into the upper 60s by the late morning.  This afternoon will see temperatures reaching the lower 70s across the Grand Strand and ...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT: Dense fog at times through today

    FIRST ALERT: Dense fog at times through today

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 6:00 AM EST2018-02-20 11:00:14 GMT
    Morning visibilityMorning visibility

    The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for the entire area through 10:00 AM Tuesday. High humidity and very mild temperatures has lead to the development of dense fog across the region this morning.

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    The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for the entire area through 10:00 AM Tuesday. High humidity and very mild temperatures has lead to the development of dense fog across the region this morning.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Another round of record warmth on the way

    FIRST ALERT: Another round of record warmth on the way

    Monday, February 19 2018 5:57 AM EST2018-02-19 10:57:57 GMT
    Temperatures this weekTemperatures this week

    Record warmth will make a comeback this week as a prolonged stretch of spring-like weather sticks around. Morning clouds, fog and areas of drizzle will give warm to brighter skies by this afternoon.

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    Record warmth will make a comeback this week as a prolonged stretch of spring-like weather sticks around. Morning clouds, fog and areas of drizzle will give warm to brighter skies by this afternoon.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Soggy start to the week, but finishing brighter, warmer

    FIRST ALERT: Soggy start to the week, but finishing brighter, warmer

    Sunday, February 18 2018 6:23 PM EST2018-02-18 23:23:13 GMT
    Rain/Temps Monday AMRain/Temps Monday AM

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Scattered showers arrive tonight, ahead of a kick off to another round of warmer air.  After 10pm Sunday, more scattered showers arrive and last on and off into Monday morning and Monday afternoon. The rain should be wrapping up in time for the evening drive. While there are chances of rain, the temperatures continue to warm up into the low 70s. The rain chances end Monday night, but fog is possible Tuesday morning and Wednesday morning.  ...

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Scattered showers arrive tonight, ahead of a kick off to another round of warmer air.  After 10pm Sunday, more scattered showers arrive and last on and off into Monday morning and Monday afternoon. The rain should be wrapping up in time for the evening drive. While there are chances of rain, the temperatures continue to warm up into the low 70s. The rain chances end Monday night, but fog is possible Tuesday morning and Wednesday morning.  ...

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  • FIRST ALERT: Near record warm temperatures today

    FIRST ALERT: Near record warm temperatures today

    Friday, February 16 2018 5:59 AM EST2018-02-16 10:59:49 GMT
    Record highs FridayRecord highs Friday

    Near record-breaking warmth today will be replaced by much cooler weather and periods of drizzle for Saturday. Temperatures this morning in the lower 60s will skyrocket to near record breaking levels in the upper 70s and lower 80s this afternoon.

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    Near record-breaking warmth today will be replaced by much cooler weather and periods of drizzle for Saturday. Temperatures this morning in the lower 60s will skyrocket to near record breaking levels in the upper 70s and lower 80s this afternoon.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Spring-like finish to the work week

    FIRST ALERT: Spring-like finish to the work week

    Thursday, February 15 2018 5:54 AM EST2018-02-15 10:54:23 GMT
    Grand Strand temperaturesGrand Strand temperatures

    A big warming trend kicks off today and peaks on Friday before cooler weather returns for the weekend. After starting off this morning in the middle and upper 50s, temperatures will quickly soar this afternoon into the lower 70s across the Grand Strand and into the upper 70s across the Pee Dee.  

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    A big warming trend kicks off today and peaks on Friday before cooler weather returns for the weekend. After starting off this morning in the middle and upper 50s, temperatures will quickly soar this afternoon into the lower 70s across the Grand Strand and into the upper 70s across the Pee Dee.  

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  • FIRST ALERT: Near record warmth to end the week

    FIRST ALERT: Near record warmth to end the week

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 7:23 PM EST2018-02-15 00:23:03 GMT
    Late week warm upLate week warm up

    A big warming trend takes hold to end the work week!

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    A big warming trend takes hold to end the work week!

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  • FIRST ALERT: Great Pee Dee River in minor flood stage

    FIRST ALERT: Great Pee Dee River in minor flood stage

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 8:47 AM EST2018-02-14 13:47:48 GMT
    River levelsRiver levels
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) The Great Pee Dee River has risen into minor flood stage and will remain there through the weekend.  Recent rains have caused the Great Pee Dee River to slowly rise above flood stage.  A gradual climb in water levels along the river will continue into this weekend.  Flood stage on the Great Pee Dee River is 19 feet.  The river will rise to a crest of just over 20 feet by Saturday morning.  At 20 feet, floodwater will begin to impact ...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) The Great Pee Dee River has risen into minor flood stage and will remain there through the weekend.  Recent rains have caused the Great Pee Dee River to slowly rise above flood stage.  A gradual climb in water levels along the river will continue into this weekend.  Flood stage on the Great Pee Dee River is 19 feet.  The river will rise to a crest of just over 20 feet by Saturday morning.  At 20 feet, floodwater will begin to impact ...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT: Dramatically cooler Tuesday

    FIRST ALERT: Dramatically cooler Tuesday

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 4:35 AM EST2018-02-13 09:35:36 GMT
    Grand Strand Tuesday forecastGrand Strand Tuesday forecast

    A dramatically cooler day is on tap for today before unseasonably warm weather returns once again to finish the week.

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    A dramatically cooler day is on tap for today before unseasonably warm weather returns once again to finish the week.

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  • FIRST ALERT: More warmth and showers for Monday

    FIRST ALERT: More warmth and showers for Monday

    Monday, February 12 2018 6:30 AM EST2018-02-12 11:30:49 GMT
    Monday morning Future RadarMonday morning Future Radar

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Unseasonably warm and wet weather today will give way to a brief return to winter on Tuesday.  After starting the day with temperatures in the lower 60s, afternoon readings will once again return to the lower and middle 70s by this afternoon.  Showers will remain likely at times today and an isolated thunderstorm or two cannot be ruled out. It will not be an all day washout, but showers will be likely at any point during the day.  Periods of sea...

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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Unseasonably warm and wet weather today will give way to a brief return to winter on Tuesday.  After starting the day with temperatures in the lower 60s, afternoon readings will once again return to the lower and middle 70s by this afternoon.  Showers will remain likely at times today and an isolated thunderstorm or two cannot be ruled out. It will not be an all day washout, but showers will be likely at any point during the day.  Periods of sea...

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  • FIRST ALERT: Soggy Start to the Work Week

    FIRST ALERT: Soggy Start to the Work Week

    Sunday, February 11 2018 6:41 PM EST2018-02-11 23:41:17 GMT
    Rain chances through WednesdayRain chances through Wednesday

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Warm weather continues with foggy and soggy conditions setting up again today.  Shower chances increase tonight and overnight into Monday morning. Expect steadier rain at times for the morning commute. Temperatures remain mild in the mid 60s. Rain continues on and off Monday afternoon and lingers through Tuesday morning. Most areas only pick up less than half an inch, with a very low risk of flooding. 70s continue into Monday with a brief drop b...

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Warm weather continues with foggy and soggy conditions setting up again today.  Shower chances increase tonight and overnight into Monday morning. Expect steadier rain at times for the morning commute. Temperatures remain mild in the mid 60s. Rain continues on and off Monday afternoon and lingers through Tuesday morning. Most areas only pick up less than half an inch, with a very low risk of flooding. 70s continue into Monday with a brief drop b...

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  • FIRST ALERT: Thick Sea Fog rolls into the Grand Strand

    FIRST ALERT: Thick Sea Fog rolls into the Grand Strand

    Saturday, February 10 2018 8:37 AM EST2018-02-10 13:37:09 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - An eerie morning continues with sea fog likely through the afternoon along the coast.  The warm, moist air continues to move over the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean and onshore along the Grand Strand. Expect visibility to be reduced below a half a mile, especially along Kings Hwy/US 17 Business and Ocean Boulevard. Foggy conditions are also likely all the way up the the Intracoastal waterway through the evening.  Runners remember your reflec...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - An eerie morning continues with sea fog likely through the afternoon along the coast.  The warm, moist air continues to move over the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean and onshore along the Grand Strand. Expect visibility to be reduced below a half a mile, especially along Kings Hwy/US 17 Business and Ocean Boulevard. Foggy conditions are also likely all the way up the the Intracoastal waterway through the evening.  Runners remember your reflec...More >>
  • 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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  • FIRST ALERT: Flood Warning issued for minor flooding this weekend along Great Pee Dee River

    FIRST ALERT: Flood Warning issued for minor flooding this weekend along Great Pee Dee River

    Friday, February 9 2018 11:17 AM EST2018-02-09 16:17:44 GMT
    Flood Warning in effect through weekend for Great Pee Dee River (WMBF)Flood Warning in effect through weekend for Great Pee Dee River (WMBF)

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Ahead of a soggy setup for this weekend, the National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a Flood Warning for the Great Pee Dee River.  The river is currently at 16 feet, about 3 feet BELOW Flood stage which is 19 feet. As rain begins to move in tonight and through the weekend, minor flooding is possible starting tomorrow afternoon and lasting through early next week. Scattered rain is likely on and off through Saturday and Sunday, with ste...

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Ahead of a soggy setup for this weekend, the National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a Flood Warning for the Great Pee Dee River.  The river is currently at 16 feet, about 3 feet BELOW Flood stage which is 19 feet. As rain begins to move in tonight and through the weekend, minor flooding is possible starting tomorrow afternoon and lasting through early next week. Scattered rain is likely on and off through Saturday and Sunday, with ste...

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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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  • FIRST ALERT: Prolonged stretch of warm, wet weather develops this weekend

    FIRST ALERT: Prolonged stretch of warm, wet weather develops this weekend

    Thursday, February 8 2018 9:05 AM EST2018-02-08 14:05:14 GMT
    Rain totals through next weekRain totals through next week
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) An extended period of unseasonably mild and wet weather will develop this weekend and continue through the middle of next week.  A late spring and early summer weather pattern will start to develop by Friday night.  Much milder temperatures and increasing moisture will move into the region.  This spring-like weather pattern will likely persist into the early and middle part of next week with very warm temperatures and daily rain chances.  ...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) An extended period of unseasonably mild and wet weather will develop this weekend and continue through the middle of next week.  A late spring and early summer weather pattern will start to develop by Friday night.  Much milder temperatures and increasing moisture will move into the region.  This spring-like weather pattern will likely persist into the early and middle part of next week with very warm temperatures and daily rain chances.  ...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT: Brighter but cooler Thursday

    FIRST ALERT: Brighter but cooler Thursday

    Thursday, February 8 2018 5:08 AM EST2018-02-08 10:08:31 GMT
    Thursday morningThursday morning
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Clearing skies and cooler temperatures today give way to a long stretch of mild and wet weather beginning this weekend.  Early morning clouds today will clear out as drier and cooler weather moves in behind a cold front.  Cloudy skies around sunrise will turn mostly sunny by the afternoon.  Sunrise temperatures around 50 degrees will only slowly climb into the middle 50s through the afternoon.  Tonight will be clear and chilly with tempera...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Clearing skies and cooler temperatures today give way to a long stretch of mild and wet weather beginning this weekend.  Early morning clouds today will clear out as drier and cooler weather moves in behind a cold front.  Cloudy skies around sunrise will turn mostly sunny by the afternoon.  Sunrise temperatures around 50 degrees will only slowly climb into the middle 50s through the afternoon.  Tonight will be clear and chilly with tempera...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT: Spring-like temperatures and late day showers

    FIRST ALERT: Spring-like temperatures and late day showers

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 5:48 AM EST2018-02-07 10:48:10 GMT
    5:00 PM Future Radar (Source: WMBF First Alert Weather)5:00 PM Future Radar (Source: WMBF First Alert Weather)

    A spring-like Wednesday is on tap with 70 degree warmth and late day showers.  Much milder weather will continue to flow into the region through the day today.

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    A spring-like Wednesday is on tap with 70 degree warmth and late day showers.  Much milder weather will continue to flow into the region through the day today.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Milder with increasing shower chances

    FIRST ALERT: Milder with increasing shower chances

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 5:36 AM EST2018-02-06 10:36:56 GMT
    Tuesday temperatures (Source: WMBF First Alert Weather)Tuesday temperatures (Source: WMBF First Alert Weather)

    Chilly temperatures early Tuesday will turnaround to a spring-like afternoon.  Early Tuesday temperatures will start off in the lower and middle 30s with frost likely on many windshields ahead of the morning commute. 

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    Chilly temperatures early Tuesday will turnaround to a spring-like afternoon.  Early Tuesday temperatures will start off in the lower and middle 30s with frost likely on many windshields ahead of the morning commute. 

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  • FIRST ALERT: Brighter and cooler Monday

    FIRST ALERT: Brighter and cooler Monday

    Monday, February 5 2018 5:47 AM EST2018-02-05 10:47:55 GMT
    Grand Strand today (Source: WMBF First Alert Weather)Grand Strand today (Source: WMBF First Alert Weather)

    Clearing skies and cooler temperature follow Sunday's soaking rain, with more up and down temperatures and rain chances on tap this week.  Early morning clouds will give way to increasing sunshine today.

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    Clearing skies and cooler temperature follow Sunday's soaking rain, with more up and down temperatures and rain chances on tap this week.  Early morning clouds will give way to increasing sunshine today.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Soaking rain Sunday ahead of Super Bowl kickoff

    FIRST ALERT: Soaking rain Sunday ahead of Super Bowl kickoff

    Saturday, February 3 2018 6:05 PM EST2018-02-03 23:05:37 GMT
    Steadier Rain Arriving by 9AM SundaySteadier Rain Arriving by 9AM Sunday

    After a chilly start to the weekend, the temperatures and the rain chances go up through Super Bowl Sunday. Here's what to expect. SUNDAY MORNING (6AM through 9AM) - Mostly dry and cloudy early, but scattered showers begin to move in closer to 8AM. Temperatures will be chilly in the upper 30s, so there's an extremely low chance of anything frozen or wintry.  SUNDAY MIDDAY (9AM through 3PM) - Steadier rain develops through this time. There is the...

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    After a chilly start to the weekend, the temperatures and the rain chances go up through Super Bowl Sunday. Here's what to expect. SUNDAY MORNING (6AM through 9AM) - Mostly dry and cloudy early, but scattered showers begin to move in closer to 8AM. Temperatures will be chilly in the upper 30s, so there's an extremely low chance of anything frozen or wintry.  SUNDAY MIDDAY (9AM through 3PM) - Steadier rain develops through this time. There is the...

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  • FIRST ALERT: Quick morning showers, followed by chilly changes heading into the weekend

    FIRST ALERT: Quick morning showers, followed by chilly changes heading into the weekend

    Friday, February 2 2018 5:50 AM EST2018-02-02 10:50:03 GMT
    Friday Morning Rain (Source: WMBF)Friday Morning Rain (Source: WMBF)

     A quick round of early morning showers ushers in falling temperatures by this afternoon.  A strong cold front will push off shore during the morning hours today. 

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     A quick round of early morning showers ushers in falling temperatures by this afternoon.  A strong cold front will push off shore during the morning hours today. 

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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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  • FIRST ALERT: Spring-like weather ahead today, quick changes by Friday

    FIRST ALERT: Spring-like weather ahead today, quick changes by Friday

    Thursday, February 1 2018 6:10 AM EST2018-02-01 11:10:26 GMT
    Mild Thursday Afternoon (Source: WMBF)Mild Thursday Afternoon (Source: WMBF)

    Lots of changeable weather is on tap through the weekend with temperature swings and several chances of rain. 

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    Lots of changeable weather is on tap through the weekend with temperature swings and several chances of rain. 

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  • FIRST ALERT: Roller coaster forecast through the weekend

    FIRST ALERT: Roller coaster forecast through the weekend

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 5:39 AM EST2018-01-31 10:39:36 GMT
    Roller Coaster forecast (Source: WMBF First Alert Weather)Roller Coaster forecast (Source: WMBF First Alert Weather)

    Cold temperatures stick around today before a roller coaster ride of a forecast kicks in for the end of the week into the weekend.

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    Cold temperatures stick around today before a roller coaster ride of a forecast kicks in for the end of the week into the weekend.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Colder February pattern still looking likely

    FIRST ALERT: Colder February pattern still looking likely

    Tuesday, January 30 2018 10:07 AM EST2018-01-30 15:07:22 GMT
    Colder air to become more frequent and intense (Source: WMBF First Alert Weather)Colder air to become more frequent and intense (Source: WMBF First Alert Weather)

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF)  Signs continue to point to colder temperatures returning in more frequent shots through February. 

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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF)  Signs continue to point to colder temperatures returning in more frequent shots through February. 

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  • Breaking

    FIRST ALERT: Black Creek to reach flood stage Tuesday

    FIRST ALERT: Black Creek to reach flood stage Tuesday

    Monday, January 29 2018 9:59 AM EST2018-01-29 14:59:05 GMT

    The National Weather has issued a flood warning for the Black creek near Quinby following the recent heavy rain. 

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    The National Weather has issued a flood warning for the Black creek near Quinby following the recent heavy rain. 

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  • LOOKING AHEAD: Full moon, supermoon, and lunar eclipse all at once!

    LOOKING AHEAD: Full moon, supermoon, and lunar eclipse all at once!

    Monday, January 29 2018 8:51 AM EST2018-01-29 13:51:55 GMT
    View similar to what our area will see during the partial lunar eclipse early Wednesday monrningView similar to what our area will see during the partial lunar eclipse early Wednesday monrning

    The Grand Strand and Pee Dee are no stranger to celestial events, especially after the Great American Solar Eclipse last August. The end of January will feature another Lunar event, with several rare alignments happening simultaneously.  January 31st, 2018 in the overnight hours is when you will need to look up in the sky to see the lunar eclipse.

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    The Grand Strand and Pee Dee are no stranger to celestial events, especially after the Great American Solar Eclipse last August. The end of January will feature another Lunar event, with several rare alignments happening simultaneously.  January 31st, 2018 in the overnight hours is when you will need to look up in the sky to see the lunar eclipse.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain gradually tapers off this morning

    FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain gradually tapers off this morning

    Monday, January 29 2018 5:43 AM EST2018-01-29 10:43:38 GMT
    Early morning Future Radar (Source: WMBF First Alert Weather)Early morning Future Radar (Source: WMBF First Alert Weather)

    Heavy and steady rain early this morning will finally come to an end. Steady and at times heavy rain last light added up to as much as two to three inches in some areas.

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    Heavy and steady rain early this morning will finally come to an end. Steady and at times heavy rain last light added up to as much as two to three inches in some areas.

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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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  • FIRST ALERT: Bright and brisk Thursday

    FIRST ALERT: Bright and brisk Thursday

    Thursday, January 25 2018 7:12 AM EST2018-01-25 12:12:52 GMT
    Grand Strand Thursday forecast (Source: WMBF First Alert Weather)Grand Strand Thursday forecast (Source: WMBF First Alert Weather)

    Seasonably cool weather will linger for the rest of the week before milder and wetter weather moves in for the weekend. 

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    Seasonably cool weather will linger for the rest of the week before milder and wetter weather moves in for the weekend. 

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  • FIRST ALERT: Sunny and seasonable to finish the week

    FIRST ALERT: Sunny and seasonable to finish the week

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 6:09 AM EST2018-01-24 11:09:28 GMT
    Temperatures today (Source: WMBF First Alert Weather)Temperatures today (Source: WMBF First Alert Weather)

    Bright sunshine and seasonably cool weather will linger for the rest of the work week.  After starting the morning in the upper 30s to lower 40s, temperatures this afternoon will rebound in the middle 50s with sunny skies. 

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    Bright sunshine and seasonably cool weather will linger for the rest of the work week.  After starting the morning in the upper 30s to lower 40s, temperatures this afternoon will rebound in the middle 50s with sunny skies. 

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  • FIRST ALERT: Morning rain then warm and windy

    FIRST ALERT: Morning rain then warm and windy

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 7:31 AM EST2018-01-23 12:31:05 GMT
    Lingering morning showers (Source: WMBF First Alert Weather)Lingering morning showers (Source: WMBF First Alert Weather)

    Warm, windy and wet weather to start off Tuesday will turn a bit cooler for the middle of the week.

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    Warm, windy and wet weather to start off Tuesday will turn a bit cooler for the middle of the week.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Spring-like warmth and quick-hitting showers

    FIRST ALERT: Spring-like warmth and quick-hitting showers

    Monday, January 22 2018 5:09 AM EST2018-01-22 10:09:24 GMT
    Tuesday morningTuesday morning
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Spring-like warmth and showers will kick off the new work week.  Despite a cool start to the day, Monday afternoon will turn out mild and spring-like as afternoon temperatures climb all the way to 70° across the Pee Dee and into the middle 60s in the Grand Strand. Sunny skies this morning will turn mostly cloudy this afternoon.  A stray sprinkle or two is possible later this afternoon.  Tonight will be very mild and breezy with increasing r...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Spring-like warmth and showers will kick off the new work week.  Despite a cool start to the day, Monday afternoon will turn out mild and spring-like as afternoon temperatures climb all the way to 70° across the Pee Dee and into the middle 60s in the Grand Strand. Sunny skies this morning will turn mostly cloudy this afternoon.  A stray sprinkle or two is possible later this afternoon.  Tonight will be very mild and breezy with increasing r...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT: After a sunny weekend streak, rain chances ramp up Monday night

    FIRST ALERT: After a sunny weekend streak, rain chances ramp up Monday night

    Sunday, January 21 2018 9:13 AM EST2018-01-21 14:13:36 GMT

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The crystal clear skies this weekend will turn cloudier and wetter through the first half of the week. Today, tonight and tomorrow morning will all remain clear and cool with lows in the 40s. Midday Monday will be when clouds begin to take control of our skies from the south. The afternoon clouds won't stop our temperatures from reaching into the mid 60s across the Grand Strand and Pee Dee. By later in the day on Monday, there is a small chance for a...

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The crystal clear skies this weekend will turn cloudier and wetter through the first half of the week. Today, tonight and tomorrow morning will all remain clear and cool with lows in the 40s. Midday Monday will be when clouds begin to take control of our skies from the south. The afternoon clouds won't stop our temperatures from reaching into the mid 60s across the Grand Strand and Pee Dee. By later in the day on Monday, there is a small chance for a...

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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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  • FIRST ALERT: Warming trend continues through the weekend

    FIRST ALERT: Warming trend continues through the weekend

    Saturday, January 20 2018 8:17 AM EST2018-01-20 13:17:06 GMT
    Saturday temperaturesSaturday temperatures

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Milder weather will continue to move into the Carolinas and remain through the weekend into most of next week.  Chilly temperatures are on tap tonight, but not nearly as cold as last night.  By Saturday morning, temperatures will drop into the lower 30s under mostly clear skies.  After the early morning chill, Saturday will turn out mostly sunny and mild as temperatures climb into the upper 50s and lower 60s.  The warming trend kicks into...

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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Milder weather will continue to move into the Carolinas and remain through the weekend into most of next week.  Chilly temperatures are on tap tonight, but not nearly as cold as last night.  By Saturday morning, temperatures will drop into the lower 30s under mostly clear skies.  After the early morning chill, Saturday will turn out mostly sunny and mild as temperatures climb into the upper 50s and lower 60s.  The warming trend kicks into...

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  • FIRST ALERT: Temperatures are going up heading into the weekend

    FIRST ALERT: Temperatures are going up heading into the weekend

    Friday, January 19 2018 9:29 AM EST2018-01-19 14:29:25 GMT
    Milder Temperature Trend through weekendMilder Temperature Trend through weekend

    The storm system responsible for yesterday's rain and last night's snow is pulling away from the region leaving very cold and windy weather in place for today before milder weather returns for the weekend.

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    The storm system responsible for yesterday's rain and last night's snow is pulling away from the region leaving very cold and windy weather in place for today before milder weather returns for the weekend.

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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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  • UPDATE: Cancellations and delays due to winter weather

    UPDATE: Cancellations and delays due to winter weather

    Thursday, January 18 2018 9:01 PM EST2018-01-19 02:01:23 GMT
    Closings, cancellations and delays due to the winter weather can be found here. (Source: WMBF News)Closings, cancellations and delays due to the winter weather can be found here. (Source: WMBF News)

    Here is a list of school cancellations, delays and early closures announced ahead of the winter weather expected to impact our area on Wednesday, January 17.

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    Here is a list of school cancellations, delays and early closures announced ahead of the winter weather expected to impact our area on Wednesday, January 17.

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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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  • FIRST ALERT UPDATE: Snow flurries slowly coming to an end

    FIRST ALERT UPDATE: Snow flurries slowly coming to an end

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:38 PM EST2018-01-18 02:38:01 GMT

    Light snow flurries continue across the area but quickly come to an end Thursday morning.

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    Light snow flurries continue across the area but quickly come to an end Thursday morning.

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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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  • WEEKEND WEATHER: Temperatures and Wind chills stay low the next couple days

    WEEKEND WEATHER: Temperatures and Wind chills stay low the next couple days

    Sunday, January 14 2018 8:21 AM EST2018-01-14 13:21:23 GMT

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Here we go again, cold air infiltrates the Grand Strand and Pee Dee, beginning today.  The cloudier skies we start with turn brighter with sunshine through the afternoon. This will help afternoon temperatures reach into the low 50s in Myrtle Beach, but stay in the mid to upper 40s in Florence and the Pee Dee. We are also factoring in a northwest breeze at 10 to 15 MPH, which will lead to colder feeling temperatures for any evening plans toni...

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Here we go again, cold air infiltrates the Grand Strand and Pee Dee, beginning today.  The cloudier skies we start with turn brighter with sunshine through the afternoon. This will help afternoon temperatures reach into the low 50s in Myrtle Beach, but stay in the mid to upper 40s in Florence and the Pee Dee. We are also factoring in a northwest breeze at 10 to 15 MPH, which will lead to colder feeling temperatures for any evening plans toni...

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  • FIRST ALERT: Arctic air returns next week

    FIRST ALERT: Arctic air returns next week

    Thursday, January 11 2018 5:37 PM EST2018-01-11 22:37:52 GMT
    Cold weather pattern returns this weekendCold weather pattern returns this weekend
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF)  After a brief break and spring-like temperatures, Arctic air returns next week.  One more day of mild weather is on tap for Friday as afternoon temperatures climb to near 70 across the Grand Strand and into the middle 70s in the Pee Dee.   A strong cold front will push into the Carolinas late Friday evening and be accompanied by a round of heavy downpours and spring-like storms.  Behind the front, colder temperatures will start to re...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF)  After a brief break and spring-like temperatures, Arctic air returns next week.  One more day of mild weather is on tap for Friday as afternoon temperatures climb to near 70 across the Grand Strand and into the middle 70s in the Pee Dee.   A strong cold front will push into the Carolinas late Friday evening and be accompanied by a round of heavy downpours and spring-like storms.  Behind the front, colder temperatures will start to re...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT: Update to Friday's strong storm potential

    FIRST ALERT: Update to Friday's strong storm potential

    Thursday, January 11 2018 4:25 PM EST2018-01-11 21:25:15 GMT
    Friday evening FutureRadarFriday evening FutureRadar
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF)  Spring-like warmth and humidity will lead to a risk of a few strong and gusty thunderstorms by Friday evening.  A strong cold front will quickly push through the Carolinas late Friday evening.  As this front encounters the warm and more humid weather in place, downpours and gusty winds are likely with the risk of a few strong storms developing.  Friday morning will see a few downpours through the morning commute and slight risk of a rumbl...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF)  Spring-like warmth and humidity will lead to a risk of a few strong and gusty thunderstorms by Friday evening.  A strong cold front will quickly push through the Carolinas late Friday evening.  As this front encounters the warm and more humid weather in place, downpours and gusty winds are likely with the risk of a few strong storms developing.  Friday morning will see a few downpours through the morning commute and slight risk of a rumbl...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT: A touch of early Spring to finish the week

    FIRST ALERT: A touch of early Spring to finish the week

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 4:21 PM EST2018-01-09 21:21:04 GMT
    Milder and wetter the rest of the weekMilder and wetter the rest of the week
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Milder temperatures that have come back so far this week turn even warmer even as rain chances increase.  The milder temperatures that have moved in so far this week will continue tonight.  With fair skies and patchy fog, temperatures will drop into the lower to middle 40s tonight.  Some areas of patchy fog will form once again through daybreak on Wednesday.  Wednesday will be a spring-like day with a mix of sun and clouds and temperatures...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Milder temperatures that have come back so far this week turn even warmer even as rain chances increase.  The milder temperatures that have moved in so far this week will continue tonight.  With fair skies and patchy fog, temperatures will drop into the lower to middle 40s tonight.  Some areas of patchy fog will form once again through daybreak on Wednesday.  Wednesday will be a spring-like day with a mix of sun and clouds and temperatures...More >>
  • 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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  • FIRST ALERT: Big thaw kicks into high gear

    FIRST ALERT: Big thaw kicks into high gear

    Monday, January 8 2018 4:02 PM EST2018-01-08 21:02:54 GMT
    Last week versus this weekLast week versus this week
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) The big meltdown and thaw will really kick into high gear as temperatures continue to warm.  For the first time in eight days, temperatures tonight will stay above freezing, so any melting that took place today will not be an issue tonight.  Temperatures across the Pee Dee will drop into the middle 30s, while the Grand Strand drops into the upper 30s to lower 40s. Areas of fog are likely to develop after midnight tonight.  Tuesday will see most...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) The big meltdown and thaw will really kick into high gear as temperatures continue to warm.  For the first time in eight days, temperatures tonight will stay above freezing, so any melting that took place today will not be an issue tonight.  Temperatures across the Pee Dee will drop into the middle 30s, while the Grand Strand drops into the upper 30s to lower 40s. Areas of fog are likely to develop after midnight tonight.  Tuesday will see most...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT: New record lows on the last day of the Arctic Blast

    FIRST ALERT: New record lows on the last day of the Arctic Blast

    Sunday, January 7 2018 7:21 AM EST2018-01-07 12:21:13 GMT
    Temperature trend 1/7 - 1/11Temperature trend 1/7 - 1/11

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Warmth is in sight, but we have to get through the frigid air today and tomorrow.  Today will see a re-enforcing shot of bitter cold temperatures that will keep afternoon readings in the lower and middle 30s followed by another frigid night in the teens on Saturday night. Record low temperatures will likely be broken again on Sunday morning.  Sunday will be the last of very cold days with sunny skies and temperatures in the middle to upper ...

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Warmth is in sight, but we have to get through the frigid air today and tomorrow.  Today will see a re-enforcing shot of bitter cold temperatures that will keep afternoon readings in the lower and middle 30s followed by another frigid night in the teens on Saturday night. Record low temperatures will likely be broken again on Sunday morning.  Sunday will be the last of very cold days with sunny skies and temperatures in the middle to upper ...

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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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  • FIRST ALERT: Record-breaking cold, dangerous wind chills tonight

    FIRST ALERT: Record-breaking cold, dangerous wind chills tonight

    Friday, January 5 2018 4:07 PM EST2018-01-05 21:07:13 GMT
    Wind chill forecast tonightWind chill forecast tonight
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Record cold temperatures and frigid wind chills return once again tonight.  Dangerously cold temperatures settle in once again tonight with record lows likely broken for the third time this week. The old record low temperature in the Grand Strand is 18° set in 1999.  Tonight's forecast calls for a record-tying 18°.  Florence will shatter the old record of 15 set back in 1959 as the temperature bottoms out at 13 by Saturday morning. ...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Record cold temperatures and frigid wind chills return once again tonight.  Dangerously cold temperatures settle in once again tonight with record lows likely broken for the third time this week. The old record low temperature in the Grand Strand is 18° set in 1999.  Tonight's forecast calls for a record-tying 18°.  Florence will shatter the old record of 15 set back in 1959 as the temperature bottoms out at 13 by Saturday morning. ...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT: Arctic air causes record cold this morning

    FIRST ALERT: Arctic air causes record cold this morning

    Friday, January 5 2018 9:10 AM EST2018-01-05 14:10:50 GMT
    Record cold lows Friday morningRecord cold lows Friday morning
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Arctic air has brought in the record breaking cold temperatures to both Myrtle Beach and Florence on Friday morning.  Frigid temperatures dropped to 18° this morning in Myrtle Beach. The previous record was 19° set back in 1999. Florence also woke up to 11°, which breaks the record of 12° in 1981. Wind chills at times have been in the single digits as well. Subtle improvements help us get above freezing Friday afternoon into the...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Arctic air has brought in the record breaking cold temperatures to both Myrtle Beach and Florence on Friday morning.  Frigid temperatures dropped to 18° this morning in Myrtle Beach. The previous record was 19° set back in 1999. Florence also woke up to 11°, which breaks the record of 12° in 1981. Wind chills at times have been in the single digits as well. Subtle improvements help us get above freezing Friday afternoon into the...More >>
  • LIST: Closings and cancellations in our area due to weather

    LIST: Closings and cancellations in our area due to weather

    Thursday, January 4 2018 9:32 PM EST2018-01-05 02:32:19 GMT
    Closings, cancellations and delays due to the winter weather can be found here. (Source: WMBF News)Closings, cancellations and delays due to the winter weather can be found here. (Source: WMBF News)

    Here is the latest list of confirmed closures, cancellations and delays due to Wednesday’s expected winter storm. 

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    Here is the latest list of confirmed closures, cancellations and delays due to Wednesday’s expected winter storm. 

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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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  • FIRST ALERT: Deep freezes and re-freezes through the weekend

    FIRST ALERT: Deep freezes and re-freezes through the weekend

    Thursday, January 4 2018 5:32 PM EST2018-01-04 22:32:34 GMT
    Bitter cold continuesBitter cold continues

    Bitter cold air will continue to blow in on behind yesterday's winter storm. The unusually cold temperatures will stick around through the weekend. 

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    Bitter cold air will continue to blow in on behind yesterday's winter storm. The unusually cold temperatures will stick around through the weekend. 

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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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  • FIRST ALERT: Winter Storm winding down, roads to remain treacherous

    FIRST ALERT: Winter Storm winding down, roads to remain treacherous

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 11:55 PM EST2018-01-04 04:55:07 GMT
    Snow reports so farSnow reports so far

    The winter storm that slammed much of the area with heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain is gradually winding down. 

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    The winter storm that slammed much of the area with heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain is gradually winding down. 

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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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  • Roads, overpasses closed in Florence as winter storm brings snow, ice

    Roads, overpasses closed in Florence as winter storm brings snow, ice

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 10:08 PM EST2018-01-04 03:08:06 GMT
    Snow, ice created hazardous conditions in Florence on Wednesday. (Source: WMBF News)Snow, ice created hazardous conditions in Florence on Wednesday. (Source: WMBF News)

    The heart of downtown Florence saw a steady snow fall throughout the afternoon on Wednesday.

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    The heart of downtown Florence saw a steady snow fall throughout the afternoon on Wednesday.

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  • Warming shelters open across the area

    Warming shelters open across the area

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 7:52 PM EST2018-01-04 00:52:09 GMT
    File image. (Source: WMBF News)File image. (Source: WMBF News)

    Due to the bitterly cold temperatures forecast over the next several days, warming shelters across the Grand Strand and Pee Dee areas are opening their doors to offer a safe place to stay during the winter weather to those in need.

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    Due to the bitterly cold temperatures forecast over the next several days, warming shelters across the Grand Strand and Pee Dee areas are opening their doors to offer a safe place to stay during the winter weather to those in need.

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  • SCDOT deploys over 1,400 employees, 13,000 tons of salt to icy roads

    SCDOT deploys over 1,400 employees, 13,000 tons of salt to icy roads

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 6:16 PM EST2018-01-03 23:16:17 GMT
    Photo provided by Janet Hendrix/District 6Photo provided by Janet Hendrix/District 6

    SCDOT is responding to areas of the state affected by the winter weather. Wintry precipitation is expected to continue throughout the eastern half of the state during the day.

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    SCDOT is responding to areas of the state affected by the winter weather. Wintry precipitation is expected to continue throughout the eastern half of the state during the day.

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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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  • WATCH LIVE: Team coverage of the winter storm

    WATCH LIVE: Team coverage of the winter storm

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 3:55 PM EST2018-01-03 20:55:57 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    The WMBF News and First Alert Weather teams begin live coverage of the winter storm impacting our area at 4 p.m.

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    The WMBF News and First Alert Weather teams begin live coverage of the winter storm impacting our area at 4 p.m.

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  • Georgetown County reporting multiple accident as storm moves in

    Georgetown County reporting multiple accident as storm moves in

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 11:51 AM EST2018-01-03 16:51:14 GMT
    Image tweeted by SCHP Cpl. Sonny Collins showing several accidents in Georgetown County. (Source: Cpl. Sonny Collins)Image tweeted by SCHP Cpl. Sonny Collins showing several accidents in Georgetown County. (Source: Cpl. Sonny Collins)

    The Georgetown County government and the South Carolina Highway Patrol are reporting a number of accidents and calls for service as the winter storm moves through the area.

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    The Georgetown County government and the South Carolina Highway Patrol are reporting a number of accidents and calls for service as the winter storm moves through the area.

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    Horry County moves to OPCON 4 in anticipation of winter storm

    Horry County moves to OPCON 4 in anticipation of winter storm

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 9:22 AM EST2018-01-03 14:22:13 GMT
    Source: SCEMD Facebook pageSource: SCEMD Facebook page

    Horry County has moved to Operating Condition Level 4 (OPCON 4) in anticipation of the winter storm. This means the county is on “alert” status, which means that county officials are monitoring the situation and have begun discussions with South Carolina Emergency Management, the National Weather Service, and many local municipalities. The Winter Storm Warning is still in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday morning. Click here to see the latest f...

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    Horry County has moved to Operating Condition Level 4 (OPCON 4) in anticipation of the winter storm. This means the county is on “alert” status, which means that county officials are monitoring the situation and have begun discussions with South Carolina Emergency Management, the National Weather Service, and many local municipalities. The Winter Storm Warning is still in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday morning. Click here to see the latest f...

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  • UPDATE: Winter Storm Warnings for Grand Strand and Pee Dee, Winter Weather Advisories for Border Belt

    UPDATE: Winter Storm Warnings for Grand Strand and Pee Dee, Winter Weather Advisories for Border Belt

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 8:02 AM EST2018-01-03 13:02:19 GMT
    Winter Weather Warning and Advisory map for Today/TonightWinter Weather Warning and Advisory map for Today/Tonight

    Winter Storm Watch in effect from Wednesday morning through late Wednesday night for Dillon, Florence, Marion, Williamsburg, coastal Horry, inland Georgetown, coastal Georgetown, central Horry and northern Horry.

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    Winter Storm Watch in effect from Wednesday morning through late Wednesday night for Dillon, Florence, Marion, Williamsburg, coastal Horry, inland Georgetown, coastal Georgetown, central Horry and northern Horry.

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  • SCDOT, Myrtle Beach prepare for winter storm

    SCDOT, Myrtle Beach prepare for winter storm

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 10:21 PM EST2018-01-03 03:21:28 GMT
    A truck being loaded with salt to be delivered to coastal communities south of us. (Source: SCDOT)A truck being loaded with salt to be delivered to coastal communities south of us. (Source: SCDOT)

    The South Carolina Department of Transportation has crews preparing for the winter storm forecast to move up the coastal area beginning Wednesday. SCDOT workers in the coastal counties in the Lowcountry, Grand Strand and the Pee Dee are being resupplied with de-icing materials on Tuesday, according to a Facebook post from the department.

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    The South Carolina Department of Transportation has crews preparing for the winter storm forecast to move up the coastal area beginning Wednesday. SCDOT workers in the coastal counties in the Lowcountry, Grand Strand and the Pee Dee are being resupplied with de-icing materials on Tuesday, according to a Facebook post from the department.

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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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  • FIRST ALERT: Long stretch of bitter cold on the way

    FIRST ALERT: Long stretch of bitter cold on the way

    Sunday, December 31 2017 8:30 AM EST2017-12-31 13:30:29 GMT
    High and low temperatures next weekHigh and low temperatures next week

    A brief break from the cold weather on Saturday will be replaced by a week-long stretch of bitter-cold temperatures. 

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    A brief break from the cold weather on Saturday will be replaced by a week-long stretch of bitter-cold temperatures. 

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  • FIRST ALERT: Winter Weather Advisory in effect for light freezing rain

    FIRST ALERT: Winter Weather Advisory in effect for light freezing rain

    Thursday, December 28 2017 2:55 PM EST2017-12-28 19:55:41 GMT
    Future Radar early Friday morningFuture Radar early Friday morning

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A winter weather advisory has been issued for Horry, Georgetown and Williamsburg counties from late tonight through early Friday. 

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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A winter weather advisory has been issued for Horry, Georgetown and Williamsburg counties from late tonight through early Friday. 

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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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  • RAIN PLANNER: Wet Christmas Eve ahead

    RAIN PLANNER: Wet Christmas Eve ahead

    Saturday, December 23 2017 7:14 PM EST2017-12-24 00:14:06 GMT
    Rain Chances and IntensityRain Chances and Intensity

    Wetter and chillier changes are on tap as we head into Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Tonight: This evening will remain dry along the coast, with beach fog setting in. However, rain chances will go up across the Pee Dee starting after 8PM. Sunday Morning: Scattered showers are likely through the morning. Rain will remain east of I-95 and be off and on along the coast. 

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    Wetter and chillier changes are on tap as we head into Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Tonight: This evening will remain dry along the coast, with beach fog setting in. However, rain chances will go up across the Pee Dee starting after 8PM. Sunday Morning: Scattered showers are likely through the morning. Rain will remain east of I-95 and be off and on along the coast. 

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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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  • FIRST ALERT: Morning mist, milder afternoon

    FIRST ALERT: Morning mist, milder afternoon

    Friday, December 22 2017 6:31 AM EST2017-12-22 11:31:46 GMT
    Friday morning forecastFriday morning forecast

    A few spotty light showers and drizzle will start the day Friday before much milder weather moves in to kick off the holiday weekend.  As warmer weather tries to return today, cloudy skies and risk of a few light showers and drizzle will persist through the morning hours, but no widespread or heavy rain is expected. 

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    A few spotty light showers and drizzle will start the day Friday before much milder weather moves in to kick off the holiday weekend.  As warmer weather tries to return today, cloudy skies and risk of a few light showers and drizzle will persist through the morning hours, but no widespread or heavy rain is expected. 

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  • FIRST ALERT: Winter begins today, check out local snow stats

    FIRST ALERT: Winter begins today, check out local snow stats

    Thursday, December 21 2017 7:10 PM EST2017-12-22 00:10:18 GMT
    Myrtle Beach snow statsMyrtle Beach snow stats

    While the official start of winter has no actual impact on the weather we experience, take a look at some of the snow statistics from Myrtle Beach and Florence.  

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    While the official start of winter has no actual impact on the weather we experience, take a look at some of the snow statistics from Myrtle Beach and Florence.  

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  • FIRST ALERT: It's the first day of Winter, longer days ahead

    FIRST ALERT: It's the first day of Winter, longer days ahead

    Thursday, December 21 2017 8:01 AM EST2017-12-21 13:01:31 GMT
    Winter begins todayWinter begins today
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF)  Winter officially begins at 11:28 AM today.  Today marks the Winter Solstice. The December solstice marks the exact moment when the sun’s most direct rays reach their southern most point south of the equator. The time and date of the winter solstice change slightly each year, but this year’s solstice occurs at 11:28 a.m. Eastern Time on Dec. 21. The Winter Solstice has no impact or influence on actual weather, but do...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF)  Winter officially begins at 11:28 AM today.  Today marks the Winter Solstice. The December solstice marks the exact moment when the sun’s most direct rays reach their southern most point south of the equator. The time and date of the winter solstice change slightly each year, but this year’s solstice occurs at 11:28 a.m. Eastern Time on Dec. 21. The Winter Solstice has no impact or influence on actual weather, but do...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT: Clouds, cooler temps linger today

    FIRST ALERT: Clouds, cooler temps linger today

    Thursday, December 21 2017 5:02 AM EST2017-12-21 10:02:03 GMT

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Wednesday's rain has come to an end, but clouds will linger at times through much of today along with cooler temperatures. Today will start off cloudy and cool with morning temperatures in the upper 40s to near 50. 

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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Wednesday's rain has come to an end, but clouds will linger at times through much of today along with cooler temperatures. Today will start off cloudy and cool with morning temperatures in the upper 40s to near 50. 

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  • FIRST ALERT: Quick moving system brings heavy rain Wednesday

    FIRST ALERT: Quick moving system brings heavy rain Wednesday

    Tuesday, December 19 2017 10:41 PM EST2017-12-20 03:41:08 GMT
    Wednesday afternoon Future RadarWednesday afternoon Future Radar

    A quick moving, but potent storm system brings a round of heavy rain later Wednesday along with briefly cooler temperatures. 

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    A quick moving, but potent storm system brings a round of heavy rain later Wednesday along with briefly cooler temperatures. 

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  • FIRST ALERT: Comeback of cold for the Christmas forecast

    FIRST ALERT: Comeback of cold for the Christmas forecast

    Tuesday, December 19 2017 9:11 PM EST2017-12-20 02:11:13 GMT
    Colder forecast for Christmas DayColder forecast for Christmas Day

    The extended forecast for the Christmas holiday continues to look very uncertain.  Large areas of very cold temperatures and areas of very warm temperatures are leading to tricky forecasts and wild swings in the latest forecast models. 

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    The extended forecast for the Christmas holiday continues to look very uncertain.  Large areas of very cold temperatures and areas of very warm temperatures are leading to tricky forecasts and wild swings in the latest forecast models. 

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  • FIRST ALERT: Tranquil, seasonable weather to finish the week

    FIRST ALERT: Tranquil, seasonable weather to finish the week

    Thursday, December 14 2017 4:21 PM EST2017-12-14 21:21:01 GMT
    Grand Strand temperatures tonightGrand Strand temperatures tonight
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Tranquil weather sticks around through the weekend with milder temperatures and more rain chances on the way for early next week.  Tonight will see fair skies and cool temperatures.  Readings will drop into the upper 30s across the Pee Dee and to near 40 in the Grand Strand.  Friday has another round of afternoon temperatures in the upper 50s.  High clouds will thicken up at times through the day with a few periods of mostly cloudy skies l...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Tranquil weather sticks around through the weekend with milder temperatures and more rain chances on the way for early next week.  Tonight will see fair skies and cool temperatures.  Readings will drop into the upper 30s across the Pee Dee and to near 40 in the Grand Strand.  Friday has another round of afternoon temperatures in the upper 50s.  High clouds will thicken up at times through the day with a few periods of mostly cloudy skies l...More >>
  • Geminid meteor shower peaks early Thursday morning

    Geminid meteor shower peaks early Thursday morning

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 7:05 PM EST2017-12-14 00:05:42 GMT
    Viewing forecast (Source: WMBF News)Viewing forecast (Source: WMBF News)

    The grandest meteor shower of 2017 peaks this week with excellent viewing conditions expected in the Carolinas.

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    The grandest meteor shower of 2017 peaks this week with excellent viewing conditions expected in the Carolinas.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Not as cold tonight, much warmer Thursday

    FIRST ALERT: Not as cold tonight, much warmer Thursday

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 3:58 PM EST2017-12-13 20:58:28 GMT
    Grand Strand temperaturesGrand Strand temperatures
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Cold temperatures will moderate through the end of the week and into the weekend.  Despite the cold temperatures around on Wednesday afternoon, temperatures tonight will not drop as low.  By Thursday morning, readings will dip into the lower 30s inland and the middle to upper 30s across the Grand Strand.  With less wind tonight, frost is more likely to develop in many areas by Thursday morning. After a chilly start to the day, temperatures...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Cold temperatures will moderate through the end of the week and into the weekend.  Despite the cold temperatures around on Wednesday afternoon, temperatures tonight will not drop as low.  By Thursday morning, readings will dip into the lower 30s inland and the middle to upper 30s across the Grand Strand.  With less wind tonight, frost is more likely to develop in many areas by Thursday morning. After a chilly start to the day, temperatures...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT: Fast falling temperatures and low wind chills moving in

    FIRST ALERT: Fast falling temperatures and low wind chills moving in

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 3:59 PM EST2017-12-12 20:59:51 GMT
    Wednesday morning wind chillsWednesday morning wind chills
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) A short but intense shot of cold air arrives tonight into Wednesday. A strong cold front will continue to push off shore this evening.  Behind the front, gusty winds will blow in another round of very cold weather.  Temperatures will quickly drop tonight. By Wednesday morning, temperatures will drop into the upper 20s across the Pee Dee and to near 30 across the Grand Strand.  Winds will remain gusty tonight into early Wednesday reaching 20-25 ...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) A short but intense shot of cold air arrives tonight into Wednesday. A strong cold front will continue to push off shore this evening.  Behind the front, gusty winds will blow in another round of very cold weather.  Temperatures will quickly drop tonight. By Wednesday morning, temperatures will drop into the upper 20s across the Pee Dee and to near 30 across the Grand Strand.  Winds will remain gusty tonight into early Wednesday reaching 20-25 ...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT: Briefly milder before next cold snap

    FIRST ALERT: Briefly milder before next cold snap

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 5:09 AM EST2017-12-12 10:09:57 GMT
    Wednesday morning wind chillsWednesday morning wind chills

    Our region gets a brief break from the cold temperatures before another short, but intense round of cold moves in for the middle of the week. 

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    Our region gets a brief break from the cold temperatures before another short, but intense round of cold moves in for the middle of the week. 

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  • WEEKEND BLOG: Rain clears out, but cold air stays through the weekend.

    WEEKEND BLOG: Rain clears out, but cold air stays through the weekend.

    Saturday, December 9 2017 8:57 AM EST2017-12-09 13:57:04 GMT
    Rain Chances wind down today.Rain Chances wind down today.
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The rain comes to an end today, but the cold temperatures and clouds stay in control.  Expect some puddles on the roads from the constant cold rain. We will be left with the cold temperatures, but after 10AM, the rain chances are done.  The clouds and the cold temperatures stay put this afternoon. While we may see a brief peek of sunshine, clouds remain in control through the day. High temperatures remain chilly, only reaching into the mid 40s. ...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The rain comes to an end today, but the cold temperatures and clouds stay in control.  Expect some puddles on the roads from the constant cold rain. We will be left with the cold temperatures, but after 10AM, the rain chances are done.  The clouds and the cold temperatures stay put this afternoon. While we may see a brief peek of sunshine, clouds remain in control through the day. High temperatures remain chilly, only reaching into the mid 40s. ...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT: Additional heavy rain through Saturday morning

    FIRST ALERT: Additional heavy rain through Saturday morning

    Friday, December 8 2017 10:08 PM EST2017-12-09 03:08:25 GMT
    Future Radar 7:00 PM FridayFuture Radar 7:00 PM Friday

    While heavy snow falls across the western Carolinas, heavy rain will continue across the region Friday night. Temperatures will drop into the middle to upper 30s well inland, but stay too warm for anything other than just a plain cold rain. 

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    While heavy snow falls across the western Carolinas, heavy rain will continue across the region Friday night. Temperatures will drop into the middle to upper 30s well inland, but stay too warm for anything other than just a plain cold rain. 

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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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  • FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain and cold for Friday, but no snow

    FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain and cold for Friday, but no snow

    Friday, December 8 2017 11:03 AM EST2017-12-08 16:03:07 GMT
    Weekend forecast (Source: WMBF News)Weekend forecast (Source: WMBF News)

    Cold temperatures and periods of heavy rain will continue through early Saturday.

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    Cold temperatures and periods of heavy rain will continue through early Saturday.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Cold, soaking rain continues into the weekend

    FIRST ALERT: Cold, soaking rain continues into the weekend

    Thursday, December 7 2017 12:36 PM EST2017-12-07 17:36:05 GMT
    Soaking rain thru Saturday (Source: WMBF News)Soaking rain thru Saturday (Source: WMBF News)

    The heavy rain continues as we head into the weekend.

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    The heavy rain continues as we head into the weekend.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Slight risk of wintry mix inland Friday night

    FIRST ALERT: Slight risk of wintry mix inland Friday night

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 5:08 PM EST2017-12-06 22:08:40 GMT
    EURO forecast model for early Saturday morning.EURO forecast model for early Saturday morning.
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF)  A slight risk of a wintry mix exists across far inland areas late Friday night and early Saturday. A steady and cold rain will linger at times from Thursday through early Friday.  Temperatures will gradually turn colder with Thursday afternoon temperatures in the middle and upper 40s dropping into the lower and middle 40s by Friday.  Another surge of colder weather will arrive Friday night and send temperatures into the middle 30s across the P...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF)  A slight risk of a wintry mix exists across far inland areas late Friday night and early Saturday. A steady and cold rain will linger at times from Thursday through early Friday.  Temperatures will gradually turn colder with Thursday afternoon temperatures in the middle and upper 40s dropping into the lower and middle 40s by Friday.  Another surge of colder weather will arrive Friday night and send temperatures into the middle 30s across the P...More >>
  • 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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