Wild Weather Wednesday

Today’s Forecast

Good morning and happy Wednesday! I hope everyone has had an amazing week so far and has been enjoying the sun and warm temps! Today, expect another sunny and warm day with highs in the lower 70s and lows in the mid 50s. Tomorrow will be partly sunny with a very slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 70s and lows will be in the low 60s. Moving into Friday, showers are likely, but temps will remain in the lower 70s, decreasing to the upper 40s into the night. A beautiful weekend is in store with sunny skies and temps remaining in the mid to lower 60s.

Recent Wild Weather

This week in wild weather Charlston, South Carolina has seen record-breaking amounts of rainfall. The National Weather Service in Charleston reported that 3.63 inches of rain doused downtown Charleston on Saturday alone, shattering the one-day record of 1.43 inches set all the way back in 1948. The downpour also coincided with the coastal cities morning high tide making matters even worse. The Charleston Fire Department has been in rescue mode responding to numerous incidents in which vehicles were becoming trapped in the flood waters. The fire¬†¬†department is also helping to relocate people that had been trapped in those vehicles and flood waters to safe locations. Local businesses and homeowners are experiencing major property damage including busted windows and collapsed roofs. Charleston is already a very rainy city surpassing the national average in both rainfall and sunshine. The city’s annual precipitation comes to roughly 48 inches, as compared to the standard 38 inches in the United States. They are currently seeing a couple of dry days in the forecast with more rain expected to move in on Friday!

Wild Weather this Day in History

Over the span of 4 days in 1953, March 12-15, a widespread tornado outbreak occurred. At least 23 tornadoes were confirmed with the strongest one being recorded as an F4. According to the Fujita Scale, F4 tornados cause damage such as: whole frame houses leveled, leaving piles of debris; steel structures badly damaged; trees debarked by small flying debris; and cars and trains thrown/rolled considerable distances. This classification of a deadly tornado struck O’Brien, Texas on Friday the 13th. The death toll reached 21 people with 72 others being injured. Damages were estimated at $6.835 million. Just think about how much damage that must have been in 1953 to reach that high of an amount of money. The same day, a destructive F3 tornado killed one and injured eight in Bradley, Oklahoma. 1953.

I hope everyone has an amazing rest of the week and enjoys the sun and warm temps before we see some rain come back into our area!

Sources: https://time.com/6899395/charleston-south-carolina-record-rainfall-flood-waters/ https://www.weather.gov/abr/This_Day_in_Weather_History_Mar_13

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