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Greenville County

30 Year Climate Normals (Greenville)
Max Temp. Mean Temp. Min Temp. Precip CDD HDD
1971-2000 70.4 F 60.1 F 49.7 F 50.24 Inches 1526 3272
1981-2010 70.4 F 60.5 F 50.6 F 50.77 Inches 1643 3287
1991-2020 70.1 F 59.6 F 49.1 F 50.73 Inches 2035 2646

Temperature Records (1893-2020)


Highest Maximum: 107 F, July 12, 1993; Greenville Downtown AP
Lowest Minimum: -19 F, January 21, 1985; Caesars Head

Precipitation Records (1899-2020)


Highest Daily Rainfall (COOP): 11.50 Inches July 12, 1949; Caesars Head
Highest Daily Rainfall (CoCoRaHS): 7.43 inches, August 1, 2014; Greenville 1.2 SSE
Annual Average Rainfall: 50.24 Inches; Greenville
Wettest Year: 1979, 119.16 Inches; Hogback Mountain
Driest Year: 2001, 28.6 Inches; Travelers Rest 1S
Highest Daily Snowfall: 15.0 Inches, November 12, 1968; Caesars Head and February 15, 1902; Greenville Downtown AP

Severe Weather Events- Countywide

Tornado

37 Tornadoes (1950-2020)
  • E/F0: 17
  • E/F1: 10
  • E/F2: 8
  • E/F3: 2
  • E/F4: 0
  • Period Of Record: 1950-2020
    Strongest: F3 on May 10, 1952 and May 27, 1973
    Longest Path: 16 miles on May 27, 2973
    Widest Path: 220 yards on September 16, 1996
    0 tornado related fatalities
    24 tornado related injuries
    Total Damage Costs: $11.7 Million

    Thunderstorm, High, and Strong Wind Events

    434 Total Wind Events (winds exceeding 50 knots or 58 miles per hour, 1955-2020)
  • 397 Thunderstorm wind events
  • 33 High wind events
  • 4 Strong wind events
  • 2 Wind-related fatalities
    12 Wind-related injuries
    Total Damage Costs: $2.611 Million

    Hail (>1.0 inch)


    190 Hail events (1955-2020)

    Lightning


    12 Lightning events (1993-2020)
    0 Lightning related fatalities
    0 Lightning related injuries
    Total Damage Costs: $765,000

    Flood

    115 Total Flood Events (1993-2020)
  • 37 Flood Events
  • 0 Coastal Flood Events
  • 78 Flash Flood Events
  • 2 Flood-related fatalities
    0 Flood-related injuries
    Total Damage Costs: $9.651

    Winter Weather-Related Events

    183 Total Winter Weather-Related Events
  • 30 Winter storm events
  • 11 Ice storm events
  • 35 Heavy snow events
  • 3 Frost/freeze events
  • 89 Winter weather events
  • 16 Cold/wind chill events
  • 4 Winter weather-related fatalities
    0 Winter weather-related injuries
    Total Damage Costs: $122.552 Million

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