Does Greenville get snow? The short answer is yes but not a lot. Does Greenville get snow at Christmas, almost never. The last measurable snow that fell across the Upstate of South Carolina giving Greenville residents a White Christmas was the 25th and 26th of December 2010. The snow event was no blizzard by any stretch, but I do remember excitedly waking up to a beautiful snowy Christmas.
While Greenville saw larger snows in early December the past few years, snowfall on Christmas Day is an incredibly rare event. Greenville will see snow from January through March, November and December. Throughout the year, in Greenville will see less than three snow days a year with the total average snowfall being around 4 inches.
Largest Greenville South Carolina December Snowfalls
- The biggest December snowfall to ever hit Greenville came in 1930 with 14.4 inches falling in the Upstate
- Dec. 3, 1971 with 11.4 inches falling in the Upstate
- Dec. 29, 1935 with 11 inches falling in the Upstate
- Dec. 2, 1896 with 10.5 inches falling in the Upstate
As snow is so rare in the Upstate, these events are usually met with a healthy dose of excitement and the ever popular run on milk and bread. If we do get a snow, be safe and enjoy the beauty of a southern snowfall because they don’t stick around very long!
To get your in the mood for snow, here’s a video from our friends at GVLMedia of one of last year’s snows as it fell on downtown Greenville.
Today’s Upstate Event Calendar
Blood Drive - The Southern Growl
Charcuterie Board Making
Chef Squared Co. at Tetrad Brewing Company
Countybank Holiday Ice
CSI: Keyboards Virtual Lecture Series – Part III
Ice on MAin
Kountry Wayne (Special Event)
Live music with David Payne
Live music with David Payne - 1st time at St Paul Mountain Vineyards
Lobster Dogs South Carolina at The Pint Station
Name that Tune Music Bingo
Packers vs Buccaneers - Outdoor Screening
So You Want to Hike a Long Distance Trail?
The Lads at Sweeten Creek Brewing
Trey Stephens at Gather GVL
Writers' Workshop- the Fool's Journey
Upstate News Headlines
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- Trump Plotted To Replace AG General In Effort To Overturn Election Results
- Watch High-speed pursuit end after car slams into thick brush and suspects flee
- Man arrested for role in Capitol riot, threatening to assassinate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
- Spartanburg Coroner: Man entrapped in machine dies early Sunday morning
- Sen. Bernie Sanders turns inauguration meme into sweatshirt for charity
- NC Rep. Cawthorn Scrambles to defend voter fraud claims
- Child, man injured in NC shooting after dispute with driver
- COVID-19 cluster detected at NC State
- South Carolina man faces federal charges in U.S. Capitol riot
- Day two of COVID-19 vaccination clinic held at Charlotte Motor Speedway