South Carolina’s governor on September 6 declared a state of emergency for South Carolina, saying that Hurricane Irma now “may pose a significant threat to the state.” What’s the forecast for Myrtle Beach?
As of the evening of September 7, the National Weather Service was projecting the possibility of hurricane conditions for Monday in Myrtle Beach and tropical storm conditions on Sunday.
The forecasts are just that; no one is certain which direction the unpredictable hurricane will take, but recent forecast models show that it may turn north along the eastern coast of Florida before heading into South Carolina and/or Georgia. Some models do show Myrtle Beach within the cone of the hurricane’s possible path.
There are multiple scenarios possible.
“The National Hurricane Center has determined from forecast models that the State of South Carolina may be impacted by Hurricane Irma,” the governor wrote. “I have been advised that Hurricane Irma, and the associated wind, heavy rain, flash flooding, and severe weather, to include tornadoes, may pose a significant threat to the State of South Carolina.”
The governor also ordered that “the South Carolina Emergency Operations Plan be placed into effect.” He ordered the activation of South Carolina National Guard at the the discretion of officials. Read the governor’s full September 6 statement here:
Here’s the morning September 7 forecast cone for Irma from the National Weather Service:
From the National Weather Service:
Check updated Myrtle Beach radar here. Note that Myrtle Beach’s weather is tracked out of the Wilmington, North Carolina office of the National Weather Service.
Keep updated on the Irma forecast cone path here.
The latest hazardous weather outlook for the NWS office handling Myrtle Beach reported on September 7 for the upcoming days: “Friday through Wednesday. Hazardous conditions are expected at the beaches with strong rip currents and rough surf through the weekend and early next week. Powerful Hurricane Irma should be approaching the United States this
weekend, but it is still too early to project its exact track and the extent of its impacts on the area into early next week. Remain diligent and have your hurricane plan in place as Irma remains a very destructive hurricane.”
Here’s the NWS detailed forecast for Myrtle Beach on September 7:
“Today (September 7)
Sunny, with a high near 78. North wind 8 to 10 mph.
Clear, with a low around 62. North wind around 6 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 80. Northeast wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 16 mph.
Clear, with a low around 64. Northeast wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 78. Northeast wind around 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tropical storm conditions possible. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Hurricane conditions possible. Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 72. Very windy. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.”