MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) 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 Hispaniola, and eventually make landfall in South Carolina on October 8.
Even before Matthew formed, long range forecast models were indicating a possible threat to Florida and the Carolina.
Here is the first advisory issued on Matthew from the National Hurricane Center: