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  • Waterspout on the Cooper River in Charleston - June 6, 2009
    (courtesy of Aaron Smith)
    Waterspout on the Cooper River in Charleston, SC on 6/6/09
  • Earliest Snow on Record in Charleston - November 21, 2006
    (Daniel Island, SC - courtesy of Tammy Bryant)
    Snow in Daniel Island, SC on 11/21/06 - Earliest Snow on Record in Charleston Snow in Daniel Island, SC on 11/21/06 - Earliest Snow on Record in Charleston
    (National Weather Service Office - Charleston, SC - courtesy of NWS Employee John Quagliariello)
    Snow in Charleston, SC on 11/21/06 - Earliest Snow on Record

  • Waterspout over the Broad River in Beaufort, SC on July 13, 2005
    (courtesy of Russ Hobbs)
    Waterspout over the Broad River in Beaufort, SC on 7/13/05

  • Waterspout near Folly Beach, SC on June 17, 2005
    (courtesy of Kirk Gillon)
    Waterspout near Folly Beach, SC on 6/17/05 Waterspout near Folly Beach, SC on 6/17/05

  • Damage in Edisto Beach, SC from intense coastal storm on February 28-29, 2005
    (courtesy of NWS employee Mike Emlaw)
    Damage in Edisto Beach, SC from intense coastal storm on 2/28-29/05 Damage in Edisto Beach, SC from intense coastal storm on 2/28-29/05 Damage in Edisto Beach, SC from intense coastal storm on 2/28-29/05 Damage in Edisto Beach, SC from intense coastal storm on 2/28-29/05


  • Somerset Point in Pinopolis, SC along the shores of Lake Moultrie during Hurricane Gaston on August 29, 2004
    (courtesy of Mike Stafford)
    Santee Cooper Recreation Area near Lake Moultrie during Hurricane Gaston on 8/29/04 Santee Cooper Recreation Area near Lake Moultrie during Hurricane Gaston on 8/29/04 Downed tree at Santee Cooper Recreation Area near Lake Moultrie during Hurricane Gaston on 8/29/04

  • Damage in McClellanville, SC from Hurricane Gaston on August 29, 2004
    (courtesy of NWS employee Mike Emlaw)
    Damaged boat lift in Mcclellanville, SC on 8/29/04 Misplaced boat ~1/2 mile from the boat lift in the previous
picture caused by an approximate 4 foot storm surge from Hurricane Gaston on 8/29/04


  • Tree damage in Ladson, SC from Hurricane Gaston on August 29, 2004
    (courtesy of Mike Blanton)
    Tree damage in the Oakmont subdivision on 8/29/04 Snapped tree off Ladson Road on 8/29/04


  • Rotating cloud in North Charleston, SC on July 19, 2004
    (courtesy of Stephen Knode)
    Rotating cloud in North Charleston, SC on 7/18/04
which later turned into a waterspout near the mouth of Charleston Harbor


  • Waterspout near the mouth of Charleston Harbor on July 18, 2004
    (courtesy of Les Franks)
    Waterspout near the mouth of Charleston Harbor on 7/18/04 Waterspout near the mouth of Charleston Harbor on 7/18/04 Waterspout near the mouth of Charleston Harbor on 7/18/04

  • Charleston Harbor funnel cloud on July 1, 2004
    (courtesy of Kathi Legette)
    Charleston Harbor funnel cloud on 7/1/04 Charleston Harbor funnel cloud on 7/1/04
    (courtesy of John Place)
    Charleston Harbor funnel cloud on 7/1/04 Charleston Harbor funnel cloud on 7/1/04

  • Ice storm across northern Dorchester and Berkeley Counties in SC on January 26, 2004
    (courtesy of NWS employee Steven Taylor)
    Fallen tree in Saint George, SC from ice storm on 1/26/04 Tree damage in Saint George, SC from ice storm on 1/26/04 Ice on trees in northern Berkeley County, SC on 1/26/04

  • Snowfall and ice in Summerville, SC on January 5, 2002
    (courtesy of NWS employee David George)
    Snowfall in Summerville, SC on 1/5/02 Snowfall and ice in Summerville, SC on 1/5/02 Snowfall and ice in Summerville, SC on 1/5/02

  • F2 tornado damage in Martin, SC on September 22, 2000
    (courtesy of NWS employee Jerry Harrison)
    Damage to a mobile home from an F2 tornado associated with the remnants of TS Helene on 9/22/00 Damage to a mobile home from an F2 tornado associated with the remnants of TS Helene on 9/22/00 Damage to a mobile home from an F2 tornado associated with the remnants of TS Helene on 9/22/00

  • Snowfall in the Charleston, SC area on January 25-26, 2000
    (courtesy of NWS employees Scott Edwards and David George)
    Summerville, SC on 1/26/00 Highway 61 in Dorchester County, SC on 1/26/00 NWS Charleston office on 1/26/00 NWS Charleston office on 1/26/00 NWS Charleston office on 1/26/00 NWS Charleston office on 1/26/00


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