A strong area of low pressure brought severe weather to much of the South Atlantic states on January 1, 1987. The winter storm brought rain and snow and high winds to the Southern and Middle Atlantic Coast Region. The storm, which occurred in a period of unusually high astronomical tides, produced a tide of 9.4 feet at Myrtle Beach SC (their highest since Hurricane Hazel in 1954) which caused a total of 25 million dollars damage in South Carolina. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data). The storm brought gusty winds and heavy rainfall to much of Eastern North Carolina.