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Flood Potential for the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry

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...Colleton...
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...

The drought status across southeast south carolina and southeast 
georgia ranges from abnormally dry to extreme with some improvement 
noted over the past two weeks. Conditions on local streams and 
rivers have improved drastically to normal to above normal thanks to 
recent widespread significant rains. In fact...a few main stem 
rivers remain in minor flooding conditions. For the upcoming 
week...the pattern looks quite active with two distinct significant 
rainfall events expected through the middle of next week. 

The current outlook through early march from the climate prediction 
center indicates near normal to above normal precipitation and below 
normal temperatures for southeast south carolina and southeast 
georgia. The 3-month outlook through may shows above normal 
temperatures and below normal precipitation. With streams and rivers 
experiencing normal to above normal flows...including a few still in 
minor flooding...and more widespread significant rainfall on the way 
over the next 5 days...there is an above normal chance for river 
flooding.

 
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