Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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Winter/Spring Flood Potential Outlook
National Weather Service Charleston SC
1115 AM EST Thu Feb 15 2018

...Winter/Spring Flood Potential Outlook for Southeast South
Carolina and Southeast Georgia...

This outlook applies to the following counties:

In Southeast South Carolina:
Allendale, Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester,
Hampton and Jasper.

In Southeast Georgia:
Bryan, Bulloch, Candler, Chatham, Effingham, Evans, Jenkins,
Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Screven and Tattnall.

Including the following rivers:
Edisto, Lower Santee, Ogeechee, Ohoopee, Savannah and Canoochee.

All of southeast South Carolina and all of southeast Georgia
continue to experience Abnormally Dry (D0) drought conditions.
Furthermore, portions of Long County in Georgia are currently in
Moderate Drought (D1). Streamflows on area main stem rivers are
normal, with the Savannah River Basin below normal. Over the next
week, no significant rainfall is expected. The 1-month
precipitation outlook for March from the Climate Prediction Center
advertises a 30 percent chance of above normal precipitation. The
3-month outlook indicates equal chances of above normal, near
normal, and below normal rainfall. The combination of these
factors continue to indicate a below normal chance for river
flooding over the next three months.

The next Winter/Spring Flood Potential Outlook will be issued on
1 March 2018.


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