Happy Valentine’s Day Lowcountry! Even if you’re single, you can’t complain about the weather today as we were sunny and mild throughout! The same can’t be said over a century ago, as temperatures fell into the single digits and marked the all time coldest temperatures recorded in downtown Charleston.
One would have to cuddle for warmth and survival on Valentine’s Day in 1899 as a low temperature of 7 degrees kicked off the 14th. That wasn’t the only bitter cold day, as the previous day (the 13th) saw a low temperature of 9 degrees as over 3″ of snow fell. These two days are the lowest and second lowest temperatures recorded in downtown Charleston still to this day. The main weather site we use up at the airport in North Charleston does not keep records back as far, but the lowest recorded temperature there occured much later- in January 1985.
Our weather tonight won’t be anywhere as cold, but don’t consider that an excuse to not grab your sweetheart close! Expect temperatures around dinner/ date night time to be in the low 60s to upper 50s.
From Storm Team 2 Meteorologist David Dickson