Weather & Seasons
Clemson’s elevation is around 800 feet above sea level, rising to 1,000 feet just a few miles north and increasing to over 3,000 feet in the mountains along the border with North Carolina.
Clemson’s temperate climate has four distinct seasons:
Winter is relatively mild due to the mountain chain to the north that forms a shield. It is also the wettest season with 28% of the annual precipitation. Snow averaging 5.5 inches occurs in about 6 out of 10 winters.
Spring introduces exciting color with temperatures rising into the 60s and 70s.
Summers are warm with July traditionally the warmest month of the year.
Fall is a fabulous season, lowest rainfall, lots of sunshine and temperature extremes practically non-existent. This makes for near perfect football weather.