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Chantal: Heading For Soaked South Carolina?

The current forecast track for Tropical Storm Chantal (ummm … who names these things, anyway?) has the storm on a collision course with South Carolina. And while the tropical system isn’t expected to pose much of a threat in terms of wind and waves, it could dump plenty of fresh…

The current forecast track for Tropical Storm Chantal (ummm … who names these things, anyway?) has the storm on a collision course with South Carolina.

And while the tropical system isn’t expected to pose much of a threat in terms of wind and waves, it could dump plenty of fresh rain on a state that’s been thoroughly drenched over the last two months by an abnormally high number of summer thunderstorms.

It’s been such a wet couple of months that South Carolina has actually exceeded its average precipitation for the entire year – and we’ve still got nearly six full months to go.

A major tropical system making landfall in our state within the week could push our state’s lakes and rivers to their breaking point …

For those of you keeping score at home Chantal is currently churning in the Caribbean Sea, where it is expected to pass through the Dominican Republican and Haiti sometime Wednesday afternoon. From there, forecast models have the storm moving northwest past Cuba and the Bahamas – with the South Carolina Lowcountry squarely at the center of its five-day projected path.

Take a look …

chantal projected path

Yikes …

The good news? While it may briefly achieve Hurricane status before slamming into Hispaniola tomorrow, at this point Chantal is not expected to strengthen to a Hurricane prior to making its U.S. landfall.

Forecasters have predicted an “extremely active” tropical season in 2013 – and the emergence of Chantal in early July would seem to bear that out.

Anyway, stay tuned to FITS as we continue to track this developing tropical threat …

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48 comments

xx July 9, 2013 at 7:33 pm

What ethnicity is the name Chatal?

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John Boy July 9, 2013 at 8:55 pm

It’s French, so I’ll go with Cracker?

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Finius Nullis July 9, 2013 at 10:45 pm

French for singer or song – there are 54 spelling variations as a name for a female.

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White Boy July 9, 2013 at 10:55 pm

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: French, English, Dutch
PRONOUNCED: shawn-TAHL (French), shawn-TAL (English), shan-TAL (English), shahn-TAHL (Dutch) [key]
Meaning & History
From a French surname which was derived from a place name meaning “stony”. It was originally given in honour of Saint Jeanne-Françoise de Chantal, the founder of the Visitation Order in the 17th century. It has become associated with French chant “song”.

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Honkey Whitebread July 9, 2013 at 11:39 pm

Where you hoping that hurricane Chantal would bring a shower of Crown Royal mixed with stank and garnished with an EBT card?

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Frank Pytel July 10, 2013 at 6:31 am

HA HA HA HA HA. Gut buster. Very good. :)

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 10, 2013 at 7:34 am

I was thinking H-h-hennessy….maybe we’ll have a Shawntel later on.

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Terry July 10, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Boy, don’t you feel dumb?

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Terry July 10, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Well, I guess I should have said look dumb.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 10, 2013 at 6:31 pm

WTF?

Is XX in a “relationship” with BigT/GrandTango??

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xx July 9, 2013 at 7:33 pm

What ethnicity is the name Chatal?

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John Boy July 9, 2013 at 8:55 pm

It’s French, so I’ll go with Cracker?

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Finius Nullis July 9, 2013 at 10:45 pm

French for singer or song – there are 54 spelling variations as a name for a female.

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White Boy July 9, 2013 at 10:55 pm

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: French, English, Dutch
PRONOUNCED: shawn-TAHL (French), shawn-TAL (English), shan-TAL (English), shahn-TAHL (Dutch) [key]
Meaning & History
From a French surname which was derived from a place name meaning “stony”. It was originally given in honour of Saint Jeanne-Françoise de Chantal, the founder of the Visitation Order in the 17th century. It has become associated with French chant “song”.

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Honkey Whitebread July 9, 2013 at 11:39 pm

Where you hoping that hurricane Chantal would bring a shower of Crown Royal mixed with stank and garnished with an EBT card?

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Frank Pytel July 10, 2013 at 6:31 am

HA HA HA HA HA. Gut buster. Very good. :)

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 10, 2013 at 7:34 am

I was thinking H-h-hennessy….maybe we’ll have a Shawntel later on.

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Terry July 10, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Boy, don’t you feel dumb?

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Terry July 10, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Well, I guess I should have said look dumb.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 10, 2013 at 6:31 pm

WTF?

Is XX in a “relationship” with BigT/GrandTango??

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 9, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Forecasters have predicted an “extremely active” tropical season in 2013…

Don’t they always?

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Smirks July 9, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Didn’t they predict one the year after Katrina and we had a weak season instead?

Hurricanes are affected by too many factors to predict a season easily.

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barf July 10, 2013 at 9:29 am

The forecasters did predict Hurricane Lizzy would beat Sic’s bubba Mark, I forgot my wallet can someone get the tab and Jenny will pay you back, Sanford…

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 9, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Forecasters have predicted an “extremely active” tropical season in 2013…

Don’t they always?

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Smirks July 9, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Didn’t they predict one the year after Katrina and we had a weak season instead?

Hurricanes are affected by too many factors to predict a season easily.

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barf July 10, 2013 at 9:29 am

The forecasters did predict Hurricane Lizzy would beat Sic’s bubba Mark, I forgot my wallet can someone get the tab and Jenny will pay you back, Sanford…

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jimlewisowb July 9, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Sounds like an excellent photo op for the Gypsy Queen

I can see a battle armed National Guard Humvee parked atop the $20 million dollars sand dunes at Folly Beach with the Governor dressed in all virgin white standing in her hooker boots screaming at the top of her bodacious lungs,

“Come on! You call this a storm? Blow, you son of a bitch, blow! It’s time for a showdown! You and me! I’m right here! Come and get me! Ha ha! Ha ha! You’ll never sink… this… bitch! Ha ha ha ha!”

Oh, really. Didn’t know that. My apologies to Lt. Dan

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Finius Nullis July 9, 2013 at 10:40 pm

Isn’t “blow” or something close to it Nikki’s favorite word?

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 10, 2013 at 7:41 am

You had me at “hooker boots”.

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You know me July 10, 2013 at 11:22 am

She’s gonna slam that mack daddy storm up against the wall.

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jimlewisowb July 9, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Sounds

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Finius Nullis July 9, 2013 at 10:40 pm

Isn’t “blow” or something close to it Nikki’s favorite word?

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 10, 2013 at 7:41 am

You had me at “hooker boots”.

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You know me July 10, 2013 at 11:22 am

She’s gonna slam that mack daddy storm up against the wall.

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Mike at the Beach July 9, 2013 at 11:07 pm

So get up, get, get, get down
9-1-1 is a joke in yo town
Get up, get, get, get down
Jim Cantore is comin’ to yo town…
Let the whorish pursuit of TV ratings via melodrama aimed at the uninformed begin!

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Curious July 9, 2013 at 11:36 pm

That was fucking awesome.

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Mike at the Beach July 9, 2013 at 11:07 pm

So get up, get, get, get down
9-1-1 is a joke in yo town
Get up, get, get, get down
Jim Cantore is comin’ to yo town…
Let the whorish pursuit of TV ratings via melodrama aimed at the uninformed begin!

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Curious July 9, 2013 at 11:36 pm

That was fucking awesome.

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Cleveland Steamer July 10, 2013 at 2:38 am

I’ve got some deep water property on Lake Hartwell looking to sell.

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Cleveland Steamer July 10, 2013 at 2:38 am

I’ve got some deep water property on Lake Hartwell looking to sell.

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lowcorider July 10, 2013 at 7:30 am

Creepy ass cracker.

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Lowcorider July 10, 2013 at 7:30 am

Creepy ass cracker.

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dsmith July 10, 2013 at 7:33 am

Living on the SC coast it’s generally a good thing when the storms, several days out, look like they are on a direct collision course with the SC coast. Normally they are pushed into a north east direction and end up hitting the outter banks.

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dsmith July 10, 2013 at 7:33 am

Living on the SC coast it’s generally a good thing when the storms, several days out, look like they are on a direct collision course with the SC coast. Normally they are pushed into a north east direction and end up hitting the outter banks.

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Billy K Mulligan July 10, 2013 at 11:33 am

Great, an ebonic named Hurricane. Maybe this will be Trikki Nikki’s Dept. of Revenue personal info hacking event to come out of as a polished and effective executive.

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bkmulligan July 10, 2013 at 11:33 am

Great, an ebonic named Hurricane. Maybe this will be Trikki Nikki’s Dept. of Revenue personal info hacking event to come out of as a polished and effective executive.

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