Beaufort was recently added to a list of South Carolina towns that are reminiscent of snow globes.
The only thing missing is snow.
Only In Your State published a list of 10 Enchanting South Carolina Towns That Feel Like You’ve Fallen Into A Snow Globe on Sunday and named Beaufort No. 2.
Anderson, Charleston, Conway, Folly Beach, Greenville, Greenwood, Myrtle Beach, Newberry and Sumter were the other “snow globe” towns.
None of which are exactly winter wonderlands.
The last measurable snowfall in tour area was in February 2010, said Steve Rowley of the National Weather Service in Charleston. Since then, there might have been a snowflake or two, but nothing notable. There’s so little snow in Beaufort County, that weather service doesn’t even have an average snowfall amount on record.
That’s not to say South Carolina never sees snow. There’s actually a chance that the Palmetto State could see some flakes this weekend, even if it’s a rather small one.
The most recent memorable snowfall was in December of 1989. That year, Beaufort had a white Christmas, just months after Hurricane Hugo hit the Lowcountry.
Beaufort has been on several publications’ lists. It has been named the most adorable small town, one of the cutest small towns, a Southern town with real character and a walkable girlfriend getaway town among others. But none of those highlight Beaufort’s winter weather.