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Anticipating storm, schools, some offices closed, football games rescheduled

NASA releases 3-D animated flyby of Tropical Storm Hermine

NASA released a 3-D animated flyby of Tropical Storm Hermine created using radar data from the GPM core satellite. On Aug. 31 at 4 p.m. EDT GPM found rainfall occurring at a rate of over 9.9 inches per hour in very powerful storms southwest of Her
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NASA released a 3-D animated flyby of Tropical Storm Hermine created using radar data from the GPM core satellite. On Aug. 31 at 4 p.m. EDT GPM found rainfall occurring at a rate of over 9.9 inches per hour in very powerful storms southwest of Her

The Beaufort County School District will be closed Friday for students and staff, it announced Thursday afternoon after Tropical Storm Hermine strengthened to a hurricane.

Kickoff for three football games matching Beaufort County district schools – including May River’s home debut against Whale Branch – was rescheduled for Saturday, pending a check of fields after Hermine passes through the area. Other contests will send Beaufort traveling to Bluffton, while Hilton Head is at Battery Creek.

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In Jasper County, Ridgeland-Hardeeville’s home game against Allendale-Fairfax was set for 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

We will update this list with other closings and changes as they’re announced:

Schools closed Friday

▪  Beaufort County School District

▪  Jasper County School District

▪  University of South Carolina Beaufort

▪  Technical College of the Lowcountry

▪  Bridges Preparatory School

▪  Cross Schools

▪  Heritage Academy

▪  Hilton Head Christian Academy

▪  Hilton Head Preparatory School

▪  John Paul II Catholic School

▪  May River Montessori

▪  Thomas Heyward Academy

▪  Sea Pines Montessori Academy

▪  Holy Trinity Classical Christian School

Government office closures as of 7 a.m. Sept. 2

 
CountyTodayStatus of State Government OfficesChange in Operating Hours
Abbeville09/02/2016NORMAL 
Aiken09/02/2016NORMAL 
Allendale09/02/2016CLOSED 
Anderson09/02/2016NORMAL 
Bamberg09/02/2016NORMAL 
Barnwell09/02/2016CLOSED 
Beaufort09/02/2016CLOSED 
Berkeley09/02/2016CLOSED 
Calhoun09/02/2016NORMAL 
Charleston09/02/2016CLOSED 
Cherokee09/02/2016NORMAL 
Chester09/02/2016NORMAL 
Chesterfield09/02/2016NORMAL 
Clarendon09/02/2016NORMAL 
Colleton09/02/2016CLOSED 
Darlington09/02/2016NORMAL 
Dillon09/02/2016NORMAL 
Dorchester09/02/2016CLOSED 
Edgefield09/02/2016NORMAL 
Fairfield09/02/2016EARLY DISMISSALClose at Noon
Florence09/02/2016NORMAL 
Georgetown09/02/2016NORMAL 
Greenville09/02/2016NORMAL 
Greenwood09/02/2016NORMAL 
Hampton09/02/2016NORMAL 
Horry09/02/2016NORMAL 
Jasper09/02/2016CLOSED 
Kershaw09/02/2016NORMAL 
Lancaster09/02/2016NORMAL 
Laurens09/02/2016NORMAL 
Lee09/02/2016NORMAL 
Lexington09/02/2016NORMAL 
Marion09/02/2016NORMAL 
Marlboro09/02/2016NORMAL 
McCormick09/02/2016NORMAL 
Newberry09/02/2016NORMAL 
Oconee09/02/2016NORMAL 
Orangeburg09/02/2016NORMAL 
Pickens09/02/2016NORMAL 
Richland09/02/2016NORMAL 
Saluda09/02/2016NORMAL 
Spartanburg09/02/2016NORMAL 
Sumter09/02/2016NORMAL 
Union09/02/2016NORMAL 
Williamsburg09/02/2016EARLY DISMISSALClose at 1pm
York09/02/2016NORMAL 

Source: scemd.org/closings

Other notable closures

▪  Town of Hilton Head Island government offices

▪  Bluffton Town Hall offices

▪  The Savannah and Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuges

▪  Beaufort County and Hardeeville government offices

▪  Bluffton Self Help

▪ The Heritage Library on Hilton Head and in Beaufort

▪ All Beaufort County governmental offices will be

▪ The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center outpatient clinics in Beaufort, Savannah and Hinesville, Ga.

Rescheduled

Sunset Celebration with Cranford Hollow at Shelter Cove Towne Centre is rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10.

Forecast (updated 12:30 p.m. Friday)

Today

Tropical storm conditions. Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Southeast wind 33 to 43 mph becoming southwest. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph.

Tonight

Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. West wind 25 to 30 mph decreasing to 17 to 22 mph. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Northwest wind 6 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming northeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Northeast wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 73.

Labor Day

Sunny, with a high near 87.

Source: National Weather Service

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