Monday, January 27, 2014
The high today is expected to hit the mid to upper 60s but everything changes Tuesday. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the entire area for Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday. According to the NWS, “very dangerous” road conditions are expected Tuesday and Wednesday as the highways become snow covered. Bridges will be icy and extremely hazardous.
There also could be lengthy power interruptions as power lines may get covered in ice and fall. During the height of the storm, winds are expected as high as 30 mph which could also result in power outages.
The warning means significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations are anticipated. Preparations need to be made now in case there are power disruptions.
Georgetown County Emergency Management Director Sam Hodge said his office is monitoring the situation and a conference call with emergency leaders from across the state will take place today.
The National Weather Service says the ice accumulations will be more significant along the coast. Snow amounts may exceed three inches.
The heaviest snow and sleet is expected Tuesday night. A wintry mix will begin Tuesday afternoon. Everything may change over to snow Wednesday along the coast.
People should be prepared for winter conditions, dress warmly and make sure cars are properly winterized.
We will keep you updated on information for Georgetown County before, during and after the storm here on our website, on our Facebook page and look for stories in this week’s Georgetown Times, Waccamaw Times and Inlet Outlook.
If you find you do not have computer access, information will be available on the City of Georgetown’s radio station, 105.7 FM, WGEO. Available in the city and the adjacent communities.