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Lowcountry residents snap pictures of frozen fountains, snow flurries

Snow flurries in the wind in Moncks Corner from Sophia Romagnolo Snow flurries in the wind in Moncks Corner from Sophia Romagnolo
In Moncks Corner by Joe Hester In Moncks Corner by Joe Hester
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Residents throughout the Lowcountry snapped up pictures of snow falling Wednesday night. 

Viewers in areas including St. George, Summerville, North Charleston, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, St. George, Andrews, and Sangaree reported snow flurries in their area towards the evening hours. 

We received a lot of weather pictures including some from Live 5 News viewer Sophia Romagnolo who took a shot of snow flurries blowing in the wind in Moncks Corner, and Kim LaPiene who snapped up a picture of flurries in Summerville.

By around 11 p.m., the flurries subsided and the wind kicked in as a fast moving, dynamic front moved through the Lowcountry.

"This brought us some of the coldest air of the season and some snow flurries," said Live 5 Meteorologist Bill Walsh.

Walsh says to expect a sunny and cold Thursday with highs in the upper 30s and wind chill values in the 20s.

"Make sure to take precautions if you're out early and cover exposed skin and stay warm," Walsh said.

Thursday night is expected to be cold again with lows in the 20s with partly clouds skies for Friday and a high near 50. 

The National Weather Service warned hypothermia can develop quickly in anyone who ventures outside without warm clothes.

Anyone who must venture outside should wear warm clothes including a heavy coat, hat, gloves, a scarf and warm shoes or boots. If possible, people should remain indoors in a heated shelter until conditions improve and pets should be brought inside, forecasters say.

“This kind of air mass is the coldest, densest and driest one on the entire planet. Thankfully it's not going to combine with any moisture to create any wintry precipitation. This will just be a good old fashion cold blast,” Live 5 Meteorologist Justin Lock says.

Lock also says we will get close to tying a record low. The current record low for Jan. 8 is 16 degrees set in 1970. And the coldest temperature ever recorded in Charleston during the month of January is 6 degrees set in 1985.

The cold air will not be quick to leave the Lowcountry. You can expect subfreezing temperatures again Friday and Saturday morning with high temperatures only reaching 50 degrees.

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