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Historical Maximum Snowfall & Minimum Temperature Events

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I recently stumbled upon a gold mine of archived weather statistics compiled by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. 

So, I thought I would compile a list below of the deepest snowfall events per county and when they occurred and record daily minimum temperature going back as far as possible.  This snowfall data covers everything occurring between 1948 and 2009 and temperature recordings go back into the 1800s.  These listings will be in alphabetical order.

Historical Maximum Snowfall Events for South Carolina 1948-2009

Anderson County Airport10" - occurred March 25th and 26th, 1971

Ceasars Head (northwestern Greenville Co.)28.9" - occurred February 15th through 17th, 1969

Clemson University10" - occurred on March 25th and 26th, 1971

Cleveland (northern Greenville Co.)11" - occurred December 4th, 1971

Gaffney14.4" - occurred January 7th and 8th, 1988

Greenville/Spart Airport12" - occurred January 7th, 1988

Greenwood8.6" - occurred February 10th and 11th, 1973

Laurens11.5" - occurred January 22nd, 1983

Lockhart (far eastern Union Co.):  9" - occurred February 18th and 19th, 1979

Long Creek (northern Oconee Co.)15" - occurred January 7th, 1988

Pickens11" - occurred December 3rd and 4th, 1971

Salem (northern Oconee Co.)13" - occurred January 7th and 8th, 1988

Union10" - occurred December 3rd and 4th, 1971

Walhalla11" - occurred January 7th and 8th, 1988

Ware Shoals7.5" occurred January 6th, 1961

Woodruff8" - occurred December 3rd and 4th, 1971

http://www.dnr.sc.gov/climate/sco/ClimateData/cli_table_snow_events_historical.php

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South Carolina Record Minimum Temperatures (by county) and Date

Abbeville County (Calhoun Falls) - occurred January 21st, 1985

Anderson County (Anderson)-6° - occurred January 21st, 1985

Cherokee County (Ninety Nine Island)-4° - occurred January 21st, 1985

Greenville County (Ceasars Head)-10° - occurred January 30th, 1966

Greenwood County (Greenwood)-6° - occurred February 21st, 1899

Laurens County (Laurens)-2° - occurred January 21st, 1985

Newberry (Newberry)-8° - occurred February 14th, 1899

Oconee County (Long Creek)-8° - occurred January 21st, 1985

Pickens County (Pickens)-6° - occurred January 21st, 1985

Spartanburg (GSP Airport)-6° - occurred January 30th, 1966

*Union (Santuck)-11° - occurred February 14th, 1899 (coldest)

http://www.dnr.sc.gov/climate/sco/ClimateData/data/min_temp_table.php

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