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Myrtle Beach Weather Map

Forecast & Outlook

Here’s a look at the 3-day forecast, hour-by-hour conditions and map via Accuweather.com:

Current Conditions

Here’s a look at the tropical hurricane outlook and current radar conditions in the Atlantic Ocean:

Myrtle Beach Weather Facts

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Here’s a look at some fun facts, figures and history of weather in Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand:

Rainfall

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Myrtle Beach gets 49 inches of rain per year. This is above the U.S. average of 37 inches, but well below the top rainfall cities which get up to 80 inches.

Record High

104

According to the City of Myrtle Beach, the hottest day ever recorded was August 22, 1983, when the mercury reached 105 degrees.

Snowfall

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Myrtle Beach snowfall average is less than 1 inch per year. That is significantly less that the average U.S. city, which gets 25 inches of snow per year.

Record Low

4

According to the City of Myrtle Beach, the coldest day on record in town was January 21, 1985, with a low of four degrees.

Precipitation

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Myrtle Beach averages 94 days per year with any measurable precipitation. That is lower than the U.S. average of 100 days per year.

Average Temp.

88

July is the warmest month in Myrtle Beach, when the average high is 88 degrees. January is the coldest month with an average low of 37.

Latest Weather Updates

Here’s the latest on Myrtle Beach weather from Myrtle Beach Insider blog:

Temperatures by Month

Month

Air

Water

January

56

50

February

60

51

March

68

56

April

76

68

May

83

72

June

86

80

July

88

85

August

89

85

September

85

78

October

77

72

November

69

62

December

60

55

Myrtle Beach Weather History

Inclement Weather

Here’s a look at some facts and history about our climate and natural disasters in the area:

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 Hurricanes

• Like most areas prone to tropical cyclones, a direct hit by a major hurricane is infrequent in Myrtle Beach. Atlantic hurricane season runs May through November each year.

• The last hurricane to cause significant damage in Myrtle Beach was Hurricane Hugo in 1989, although Hurricane Floyd in 1999 caused widespread flooding which damaged homes and businesses throughout the area.

• The worst hurricane in the history of Myrtle Beach was Hurricane Hazel in 1954. The storm which featured winds of more than 100 mph, killed as many as 1,000 people in Haiti before striking the United States near the border between North and South Carolina, as a Category 4 hurricane, causing 91 fatalities.

• As a result of the high death toll and the damage caused by Hazel, its name was retired from use for North Atlantic hurricanes.

 Tornadoes

• Summer thunderstorms can be severe, but tornadoes are rare in Myrtle Beach. Tropical cyclones occasionally impact Myrtle Beach, through weaker tropical storms and weak tropical lows are more common.

• The Myrtle Beach area’s historical tornado activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 2% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

• In November 1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) came within 35 miles of the city injuring one person and causing up to $5,000,000 in damages. The closest tornado on record was in August 1965, which landed within 15 miles of the city center injuring 46 people.

Wildfire

Wildfires

• Some areas of Horry County, just west of Myrtle Beach are known to be prone to wildfires due to dry, windy conditions in the spring and an abundance of Pine and waxy vegetation located in Carolina Bays.

• Some of the worst fires in the area include the “Bombing Range Fire” which burned 10,162 acres in 1955, the Buist Tract Fire burned 6,000 acres in 1967, and the Clear Pond Fire which burned 30,000 acres (largest in terms of size in the state’s recorded history) in 1976.

• In recent years smaller fires have taken place in the Carolina Forest area of Myrtle Beach — as recently as the Windsor Green fire of 2013.

• The area’s worst wildfire (most destructive in terms of loss in state recorded history) took place in April 2009, burning more than 19,000 acres damaging 97 homes and destorying 76 homes in the Barefoot Resort are and causing damage totaling more than $25 million.

Earthquakes

• Due to our coastal location, the Myrtle Beach area historical earthquake activity is significantly below South Carolina state average and it is 97 percent smaller than the overall U.S. average.

• No earthquakes on record have occurred within 60 miles of the city, with the nearest being a magnitude 3.7 quake that occurred in September 2006, 71 miles away.

• The strongest quake in the area was a 4.7 magnitude rumble which occurred 92 miles away in 1974.

Sources: City of Myrtle Beach, Wikipedia, City-Data.com, Sperling’s Best Places

Atlantic Ocean

Tide charts

Here’s a look at Myrtle Beach tide charts for the 2014 season, complete with high and low tide times and heights. Times are approximate, as exact high and low tides will vary based on your position on the beach:

Kick back and relax! Enjoy the Myrtle Beach weather!

Myrtle Beach WeatherOne of the biggest reasons vacationer come back to visit Myrtle Beach year after year is the amazing weather!

On average, there are 218 sunny days per year here, which makes gives you plenty of chance to enjoy the Grand Strand’s greatest natural feature — the beach!

Myrtle Beach weather is mostly warm and sunny without being too hot or too cold (although we do get our fair share of both…) with an average highs in the upper 80s in the summer and lows in the upper 30s in the winter.

Though many Myrtle Beach locals have their own opinions, spring and fall offer some of the best weather you’ll find, with April and October representing prime times to enjoy the natural beauty of the area and its warm days and cool nights.

But even with an overall outlook that’s sunny and a generally fortunate forecast, we do occasionally see inclement weather, with the threat of rain, tropical storms and even hurricanes during the Myrtle Beach hurricane season.

But don’t worry! The area rarely sees a serious storm and there’s plenty of great things to do in Myrtle Beach when it rains…

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