Ok the facts…
(I love how people downplay / forget about weather phenomena once the event has passed)
Mr TTR and I are travel nuts… we visit Myrtle Beach (and the Charleston area) several times a year… and often those trips happen in September or October… in that Mr TTR likes to extends his golf season as much as possible
South Carolina can be gorgeous weatherwise right thru to October / November.
September can be lovely !!
Hurricane Season in the Atlantic is June 1 thru to December 1
August and September and into October is prime Hurricane season.
BUT only a few Hurricanes ever strike above Florida (dead-on hits)
As posted above by LaughLines: the odds are in your favour
BUT that isn’t to say that they don’t happen…
OR even that stormfronts that move thru the Atlantic Region can’t be devasting whether they are Hurricanes or not…
Hurricane Sandy, the East Coast’s last BIG Hurricane encounter… was a full-blown Hurricane at a Category 3 when she made landfall in Cuba on October 25th. Turning northward along the US Atlantic Coast, she diminished in intensity… and was a Tropical Storm off of the Carolinas on October 26th & 27th… In the next 2 Days, she built up strength again and was a Category 1 Hurricane on October 29th by the time she made landfall in New Jersey and the New York City area.
And of course the rest is history… she brought a lot of DISRUPTION and destruction to much of the Atlantic Coast, not only where she hit head-on, but for many other places that felt her effects
A Hurricane is a HUGE weather event… Hurricane Sandy affected 24 States in the US, and 6 Provinces.
Infact, when a Hurricane happens in the Southern USA… it is quite common that the wind, rain and other effects (like flooding), can careene thru a good part of our two countries (just look at any weather map tracks for a Hurricane)
NASA – Hurricanes (Sandy 2012) = http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hurricanes/archives/2012/h2012_Sandy.html
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Mount Pleasant is a suburb of Charleston, SC. It is in the region of SC known as “low country”… where you’ll find salt water marshes, and altho technically “inland” from the coast (by aprox 4 Miles), you really aren’t that far away (hence the brackish water).
GOOGLE MAPS – Mount Pleasant SC = http://goo.gl/maps/pz7Ib
When a major storm front (Hurricane Status or not) is in the Atlantic off the USA, there will be some sort of effect felt in this area of the Carolinas.
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All that said tho, as others have mentioned it is a crap shoot. You cannot predict ahead of time when Hurricanes will happen… will it be September 2013… or will be BIG Month be October that year… or will ALL the Hurricanes be in taking in place in the Gulf of Mexico? This is Mother Nature and she is unpredictable.
My best advice… take away from this what you will. And make your choices accordingly.
Knowing that there is a POSSIBILITY that YES weather may throw a monkey-wrench into your plans at the last minute !!
Hope this helps,