We know the question on your mind, Greenvillians — when’s it going to get cold again? Thanks to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, we know what temperatures and precipitation trends to expect in our city for December, January, and February. While exact weather conditions typically can’t be predicted more than a week in advance, here’s a seasonal outlook to help you prepare for what winter will bring.
Reminder: The first day of winter is on Wednesday, Dec. 21.
Think warm. This winter, Greenville has a 50-60% chance of temperatures being higher than normal.
Expect slightly less precipitation. Greenville has a 33-40% chance of seeing below normal snow and rainfall amounts this winter.
Drought conditions likely to develop this season.
Typically in Greenville, December’s daily high temperatures are around 52.7°, rarely falling below 39° or exceeding 71°. That could be different this year, with a slight chance for above normal temperatures. Remember: December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 9 hours and 52 minutes of daylight in Greenville.
January, like December, is a chillier month in Greenville with temperatures ranging from an average low of 33.3° to an average high of 49.6°. On average, January is the coldest month of the year in Greenville, which means chances for snow and ice if it drops below freezing. SC Emergency Management dropped this guide to help you keep your family safe.
As we inch toward spring, things could warm up a bit. Who remembers when it hit 81° in February in 2018? No one reading this remembers the coldest February day on record: -5° in 1899.