The Columbia/Lake Murray area enjoys a beautiful, sunny climate, with nearly 300 days of sunshine a year. Fall, winter, and spring are mild, while summers can be hot and long. The coldest weather occurs between November and mid-March, with one or two snowfalls and occasional winter nights below freezing but rarely extended cold. Warm weather usually extends from May through September. Annual rainfall averages between 41 to 49 inches and the average growing season lasts 217 days. Edisto enjoys a similar climate, but is moderated by the Atlantic Ocean. It keeps the winters warmer (in the 50's to 60's) and the summer cooler (in the 80's) than they would be otherwise.
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