Tropical Storm “Danny” makes landfall in South Carolina, the first June landfall since 1867


Tropical Storm "Danny" — the 4th named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season — has made landfall in South Carolina at 23:30 UTC on June 28, 2021. This is the first named storm to make landfall in the state of South Carolina in the month of June since Hurricane One in 1867.

A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for a portion of the coast of South Carolina from Edisto Beach northeastward to South Santee River ahead while Danny was still a tropical depression at 15:00 UTC on June 28.

Danny formed at 19:05 UTC when its center was located about 95 km (60 miles) ESE of Beaufort and 70 km (45 miles) SSE of Charleston, South Carolina. Its maximum sustained winds were 65 km/h (40 mph) and minimum central pressure 1 014 hPa. The storm was moving WNW at 26 km/h (16 mph).

By 21:00 UTC, Danny had maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h (45 mph). Its center was located 55 km (35 miles) E of Beaufort and 60 km (37 miles) SSW of Charleston.

It made landfall just north of Hilton Head on Pritchards Island, South Carolina at 23:30 UTC on June 28 with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h (40 mph) and a minimum central pressure of 1 010 hPa.

Tropical Storm "Danny" at 23:20 UTC on June 28, 2021. Credit: NOAA/GOES-East, RAMMB/CIRA, TW

Danny weakened to a tropical depression at 03:00 UTC on June 29 and dissipated inland over Georgia at 09:00 UTC.

It produced rainfall totals of up to 76 mm (3 inches) in parts of South Carolina in a matter of hours, causing minor flash floods in populated areas.

Lightning resulted in damage to some structures, while strong winds downed some trees in Savannah, Georgia. 

Danny produced heavy rainfall across parts of Metro Atlanta as it tracked westward.

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Featured image: Tropical Storm "Danny" at 23:20 UTC on June 28, 2021. Credit: NOAA/GOES-East, RAMMB/CIRA, TW


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