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The State Climatology Office (SCO) has represented the State in all climatological and meteorological matters within and outside South Carolina since its creation in 1986 in accordance with Chapter 25, Title 49, of the South Carolina Code of Laws. The Office provides a unique service to the State by archiving and distributing climatological data to State agencies, educational and research institutions, and private citizens; much of the data is provided at no cost, or for a nominal fee. The State Climatology Office is a division within the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

Interactive Journal of the October 2015 Historic Rain and Flooding

August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse

Climate Connection Workshops:

Weathering the Storm


Impacts of Extremes on South Carolina's Built & Natural Environments

The SC State Climatology Office, in collaboration with the Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments(CISA), and SC Water Resources Center, is planning a series of one-day educational workshops.


The final workshop in the series will be held in Charleston, providing information relevant to stakeholders about responses to recent extreme events.


The next workshop will be held in

Charleston, SC on Thursday, March 22, 2018.







The workshop is intended to provide information about:

·     the impacts of climate variability and extremes

·     how agencies and organizations have responded to recent extremes

·     how they are planning for future events


We will start the workshop with an overview of recent extremes that have impacted the region, including the October 2015 heavy rainfall and flooding event, Hurricanes Matthew and Irma, and the drought and wildfires in fall of 2016.


The workshop will also include presentations from agency representatives.


Charleston Presentations will include:


·     Hurricanes, Droughts, Rain Bombs, and More

·     An overview of recent extreme events affecting South Carolina


·     How flashy is your flood risk?

·     Understanding the SC Flood Mitigation Program


·     After the Flood

·     Revitalization of the SC Dam Safety Program


·     Climate Extremes and the Built Environment

·     Impacts to South Carolina's Roadways


·     From Too Much Water to Not Enough

·     Water planning in South Carolina


·     Catching Fire

·     Wildfire risks, impacts, and management


Professional development hours are available for SC-licensed engineers, land surveyors, and floodplain managers.



Registration is FREE, but required.

Lunch will be provided.


Charleston DATE and TIME

Thursday, March 22, 2018

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST


Charleston Workshop Location

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Resources Center on Fort Johnson

Fort Johnson Road

Charleston, SC, 29412








Contact Hope Mizzell at (803) 734-9568 or mizzellh@dnr.sc.gov




Amanda Farris at (803) 777-6875 or afarris@sc.edu


The series is a follow-up to a similar 2012 workshop series.

More information about those events is available at: http://www.dnr.sc.gov/ccworkshops/.

You are receiving this e-mail because of previous attendance at events hosted by either the SC State Climatology Office, the SC Water Resources Center, or CISA. 




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