Weather Report: March 5, 2012
The windy stormy weather brought some brisk temperatures to the island, but it’s going to warm back up by the middle of the week.
Today is supposed to be sunny and windy with a high of 59 degrees and a low of 36 degrees. Should anyone with thick skin or a wetsuit or a penchant for cold water decide to take a swim, be careful because high winds will create strong currents, which can be dangerous.
In addition, if you planned on taking the boat out today, you might want to think again unless you’re familiar with operating small watercraft in choppy water.
The wind will die down by Tuesday, which is expected to be a perfectly sunny day with a high near 60 and a low just under 50.
There is a chance on Wednesday and Thursday that there could be periods of cloudiness, but overall it will be a pleasant with highs in the upper 60s and a low of 56 degrees. The humidity Edisto is known for will creep in Wednesday as well making it feel a little warmer than what the temperatures actually are.
Storms are predicted for Friday, but they should be isolated and not severe. The high on Friday is forecasted to be 72 degrees with a low of 55 degrees. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
There will also be a full moon on Friday, so be sure to keep an eye on the sky once night falls to take a look at the moon over the water. There are times that the full moon over Edisto looks as orange as the sun or even takes on a reddish hue. It’s definitely something to see.
The full moon can also cause the tides to be stronger than they usually are. About five years ago or so, there was a particularly high tide that came in during the same time as a full moon and the surge was so strong in one section of the beach that it actually caused a beach-front home to collapse into the water. Moments like that, while exceedingly rare, remind us all of the power of the ocean.
The weekend could be a bit rainy from time to time, but it should be warm with highs in the low 70s on both days.
If you’re in the area, on Friday there will be a dinner to support the Edisto Belles, the island’s breast cancer awareness group, and the local food pantry.
This event is sponsored by L.I.M.E. (local impromptu moveable evening) which features chefs from the Culinary Institute of Charleston and The Art Institute that work to prepare seven-course gourmet meals for diners. The location of LIME events is not revealed until two days before a given event and then it is only revealed to those who purchased tickets.
A portion of the money raised by ticket sales goes to the charitable organizations that are celebrated during the feast.
To purchase tickets, visit www.limeincharleston.com/edisto-limes.html
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