Will Greenville and the Upstate of South Carolina See A White Christmas This Year (2020)

  • By cvbizz
  • December 9, 2020
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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.


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