The 10 Snowiest Cities In South Carolina For 2021


We looked at the data to see which cities in South Carolina have the most snow every year.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our first time ranking the snowiest cities in South Carolina.

Sure, a Saturday morning right after a foot of fluffy snow is the best thing ever. But that same amount of snow on Tuesday in South Carolina can make a commute last forever. So just imagine it's the dead of winter, and the time of year when the ground is frozen, the air is bone chilling, and there are piles of dirty, nasty ice encrusted snow all over the place.

And while South Carolina doesn't get that much snow, there are some places that get a bit of snow. This is about the time of year when you're just about ready for spring -- especially in Greer, the snowiest place in South Carolina.

So, put on your parkas, snow boots and your gloves and let's go outside to see which South Carolina cities get dumped on the most every year. After analyzing all the cities in South Carolina with a decent amount of people in them, we came up with this list as the 10 snowiest cities in Palmetto State.

The 10 Snowiest Cities In South Carolina For 2021

  1. Greer
  2. Taylors
  3. Five Forks
  4. Rock Hill
  5. Wade Hampton
  6. Mauldin
  7. Sans Souci
  8. Welcome
  9. Simpsonville
  10. Greenville

What's the snowiest place in South Carolina with more than 5,000 people? That would be Greer with an average annual snowfall of 4.2 inches.

Read on below to see where your town ranked, you snow angels.

And if you already knew these places were snowy, check out the best places to live in South Carolina or the cheapest places in South Carolina.

The 10 Snowiest Cities In South Carolina For 2021

Greer, SC

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 27,186
Average Annual Snowfall: 4.2 inches
More on Greer: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 22,475
Average Annual Snowfall: 3.6 inches
More on Taylors: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 16,398
Average Annual Snowfall: 3.5 inches
More on Five Forks: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Rock Hill, SC

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 69,196
Average Annual Snowfall: 3.3 inches
More on Rock Hill: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 20,205
Average Annual Snowfall: 3.3 inches
More on Wade Hampton: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Mauldin, SC

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 24,396
Average Annual Snowfall: 3.1 inches
More on Mauldin: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Sans Souci, SC

Source: Wikipedia
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,288
Average Annual Snowfall: 3.0 inches
More on Sans Souci: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Welcome, SC

Source: Wikipedia
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,390
Average Annual Snowfall: 3.0 inches
More on Welcome: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Simpsonville, SC

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 19,706
Average Annual Snowfall: 2.9 inches
More on Simpsonville: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Greenville, SC

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 61,734
Average Annual Snowfall: 2.7 inches
More on Greenville: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

How We Determined The Cities In South Carolina With The Most Snow

In order to rank the snowiest cities in South Carolina, we only had to scrape the database of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to see which cities in the Palmetto State get the most annual snowfall.

Before we get too far, here are the annual snowfall rates for major cities:

  • Columbia -- 0.6 inches
  • Charleston -- 0.3 inches
  • North Charleston -- 0.5 inches

There's a complete chart at the bottom.

If you're curious, here are the places that get the least amount of snow in South Carolina with at least snow snowfall:

  1. Walterboro -- 0.2 inches
  2. Mount Pleasant -- 0.2 inches
  3. Hilton Head Island -- 0.2 inches

For more South Carolina reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Snowiest Places In South Carolina

Rank City Snow (Inches) Population
1 Greer 4.2 27,186
2 Taylors 3.6 22,475
3 Five Forks 3.5 16,398
4 Rock Hill 3.3 69,196
5 Wade Hampton 3.3 20,205
6 Mauldin 3.1 24,396
7 Sans Souci 3.0 8,288
8 Welcome 3.0 6,390
9 Simpsonville 2.9 19,706
10 Greenville 2.7 61,734
11 Fountain Inn 2.7 8,399
12 Gantt 2.6 14,693
13 Seneca 2.6 8,184
14 Piedmont 2.5 5,648
15 Chester 2.5 5,527
16 Parker 2.3 12,571
17 Union 2.3 8,144
18 Clemson 2.2 14,664
19 Clover 2.2 5,442
20 Berea 2.1 14,091
21 Fort Mill 2.1 12,525
22 Valley Falls 2.0 5,885
23 Laurens 1.9 9,122
24 Gaffney 1.8 12,562
25 York 1.8 7,945
26 Central 1.8 5,160
27 Spartanburg 1.7 37,465
28 Lancaster 1.7 8,853
29 Clinton 1.7 8,561
30 Centerville 1.6 6,806
31 Homeland Park 1.6 6,419
32 Lake Wylie 1.5 10,738
33 Powdersville 1.5 8,230
34 Anderson 1.4 26,978
35 Boiling Springs 1.4 8,743
36 Tega Cay 1.4 8,609
37 Easley 1.2 20,374
38 North Myrtle Beach 1.2 14,824
39 Oak Grove 1.2 10,183
40 Little River 1.2 9,617
41 Dillon 1.2 6,705
42 West Columbia 1.1 15,757
43 Lake Murray Of Richland 1.1 5,915
44 Florence 1.0 38,000
45 Myrtle Beach 1.0 29,198
46 Greenwood 1.0 23,254
47 St. Andrews 1.0 21,779
48 Lexington 1.0 19,447
49 Seven Oaks 1.0 16,185
50 Cayce 1.0 13,554
51 Newberry 1.0 10,279
52 Garden City 1.0 9,246
53 Red Bank 1.0 8,920
54 Bennettsville 1.0 8,834
55 Marion 1.0 6,793
56 Batesburg-Leesville 1.0 5,251
57 Irmo 0.9 11,704
58 Lake City 0.9 6,728
59 Cheraw 0.9 5,800
60 North Augusta 0.8 22,037
61 Conway 0.8 19,356
62 Red Hill 0.8 14,357
63 Abbeville 0.8 5,197
64 Forestbrook 0.8 5,111
65 Summerville 0.7 46,200
66 Forest Acres 0.7 10,545
67 Woodfield 0.7 9,776
68 Belvedere 0.7 5,706
69 Columbia 0.6 131,958
70 Sumter 0.6 40,851
71 Aiken 0.6 30,183
72 Socastee 0.6 21,641
73 Ladson 0.6 14,770
74 Murrells Inlet 0.6 8,823
75 Darlington 0.6 6,212
76 North Charleston 0.5 104,146
77 Hanahan 0.5 19,707
78 Dentsville 0.5 14,151
79 Hartsville 0.5 7,851
80 Goose Creek 0.4 39,408
81 Sangaree 0.4 8,157
82 Camden 0.4 6,982
83 Charleston 0.3 127,694
84 James Island 0.3 11,544
85 Moncks Corner 0.3 9,108
86 Georgetown 0.3 9,079
87 Lugoff 0.3 8,248
88 Mount Pleasant 0.2 74,952
89 Hilton Head Island 0.2 39,071
90 Bluffton 0.2 14,607
91 Orangeburg 0.2 13,685
92 Beaufort 0.2 12,839
93 Port Royal 0.2 11,513
94 Laurel Bay 0.2 6,318
95 Burton 0.2 6,266
96 Walterboro 0.2 5,312

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