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Climate

Where Four Seasons Meet Southern Sunshine

It’s true what they say about the effect of weather on your mood. Take it from us in Upstate South Carolina, who enjoy 221 days of mood-boosting sunshine every year. Unlike other southern locations known for their hot, dry climates, Upstate SC has a moderate, sunny climate year-round with crisp falls and winters. We get foliage in the fall and an average three inches of snow per year. Plus, the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains help protect us from the cold air of the northwest, so it’s rarely too chilly. That means even more opportunities to get outside and enjoy our state parks, lakes, bike trails and hundreds of sparkling waterfalls. Visit our Play Outdoors page for more outdoor adventure ideas.

Fall leaves, Lake in South Carolina

Facts + Figures

221 DAYS OF SUNSHINE PER YEAR ON AVERAGE

3 INCHES OF SNOW PER YEAR

LOW 51°F-HIGH 71 °F AVERAGE ANNUAL TEMPERATURE

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