In 1985, South Carolina Plunged Into An Arctic Freeze That Makes This Year’s Winter Look Downright Mild
If you think it’s been cold for the last week or so here in South Carolina, then think again. Just 37 years ago, the Palmetto State plunged to its lowest temperature ever recorded on January 21, 1985, when a record -19 degrees Fahrenheit was recorded at Ceasars Head State Park near Cleveland, South Carolina. Temperatures this low are difficult to comprehend just about anywhere in the United States, but for South Carolina, this really was something special.
How do you think it compares to what we’ve experienced so far this year? Are you a person that gets a chill easily? What do you do to warm up? Join the discussion in the comments!
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November 28, 2022
What was the coldest temp in South Carolina ever recorded?
South Carolina has a temperate climate to thank for fairly mild winters, but the coldest temperature in South Carolina ever recorded was still impressively low. On January 21, 1985, temperatures in Caesars Head plunged to an impossibly frigid –19 degrees! Other remarkably cold days in South Carolina history include:
11 degrees on January 25, 2014
12 degrees on February 20, 2015
15 degrees on December 15, 2010
17 degrees on January 14, 2011
2. What is winter in SC like?
Winter in SC is a lot livelier than one might expect, thanks to there being some truly fun things to do in the winter around here. Some of the best things to do in South Carolina during the winter include:
Robin Jarvis is a travel writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She's lived in the Carolinas for nearly three decades and currently resides in Charleston. When she's not working, she loves to cook with friends and check out new adventures. General questions and FAM tours: firstname.lastname@example.org.