AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - 2018 was a wild year of weather in the CSRA. It started off with not one, but two snowstorms.
The January 3, 2018 storm largely missed the area, but Bamberg County saw several inches of snow along with coastal cities like Charleston and Savannah.
The next snowstorm came 2 weeks later on January 17. Snow totals were light with most areas measuring just a dusting to an inch.
Spring severe weather season was unusually quiet. There were no reports of tornadoes in the CSRA in 2018 and just a few reports of damaging thunderstorm winds.
The CSRA dealt with typical summertime heat, but the fall was anything but typical as a pair of hurricanes threatened the region. In September 2018, Hurricane Florence brought wind and rain to parts of North and South Carolina, but the CSRA was largely spared. Hurricane Michael a few weeks later in October 2018 though was a different story. The storm passed right over the area, bringing heavy rain and wind. Downed trees and power lines were common as winds gusted over 60 miles per hour. Many areas also picked up several inches of rain, causing minor flooding.
And speaking of rain, it’s been a wet year overall with double the normal rainfall in December 2018 and nearly 12 inches above normal rainfall for 2018.