01 Sep 2023
September 1, 2023

Myrtle Beach Hurricanes

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Looking Back at Myrtle Beach Hurricanes

Hurricane Ian 2022

Hurricane Ian made landfall in Georgetown, South Carolina on Friday September 30, 2022 at 2:05pm as a category 1 storm and was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone at 4:42pm with winds at 70mph.  It moved through South Carolina at about 15 mph.

As of 7:00pm South Carolina had 180,604 power outages across the state. 

Flooding was reported up to 5 – 7 feet, and inland flooding was 4 – 8 inches.  A storm surge of 6.2 feet and a storm tide of 5.17 feet above Mean Higher High Water (MHHW) was observed at 1:36 p.m. Friday, September 30. This was that location’s third highest water level on record – far below the 8.77 feet recorded during Hurricane Hugo in 1989, but still enough to produce significant flooding. 


Hurricane Isaias 2020

Hurricane Isaias made landfall north of Myrtle Beach on Monday night, 8/2/2020 with it moving from tropical storm to hurricane at 8 p.m. Winds reached 67 mph in Georgetown County.  The National Weather Service recorded 3.11 inches of rain in North Myrtle Beach, 2.12 in Myrtle Beach and 3.03 inches in Conway.  Isaias nearly caused a record-breaking high tide of 10.18 feet at the Springmaid Pier.  Heavy winds and gusts exceeding 50 miles per hour knocked out power lines and caused structural damage.  The eye of the storm moved over Myrtle Beach with winds reaching 85 mph.