Flood Potential Outlook
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WINTER/SPRING FLOOD POTENTIAL OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
431 PM EST THU JAN 21 2016

...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...JASPER...

IN SOUTHEAST GEORGIA...
BRYAN...BULLOCH...CANDLER...CHATHAM...EFFINGHAM...EVANS...
JENKINS...LIBERTY...LONG...MCINTOSH...SCREVEN...TATTNALL...

INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING RIVERS...
EDISTO...LOWER SANTEE...OGEECHEE...OHOOPEE...SAVANNAH...
CANOOCHEE...

A SMALL AREA OF ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS PERSIST ALONG THE
SOUTHEAST GEORGIA COAST...WITH NO OTHER DROUGHT CLASSIFICATION
ACROSS SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA.
STREAMFLOWS ON AREA MAINSTEM RIVERS RANGE FROM NEAR NORMAL TO
MUCH ABOVE NORMAL. A WIDESPREAD RAINFALL EVENT IS EXPECTED OVER
THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS...WITH RAINFALL AMOUNTS GENERALLY HALF OF
AN INCH TO AN INCH. ANOTHER RAINFALL EVENT IS FORECAST FOR THE
MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. THE 1-MONTH PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK FROM THE
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER INDICATES A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF ABOVE
NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY. SIMILARLY...THE
3-MONTH PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK INDICATES A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF
ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE FEBRUARY THROUGH APRIL TIME
PERIOD. THESE FACTORS RESULT IN A HIGH CHANCE FOR RIVER FLOODING
OVER THE NEXT THREE MONTHS.

THE NEXT WINTER/SPRING FLOOD POTENTIAL OUTLOOK WILL BE ISSUED ON
4 FEBRUARY 2016.

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