Snow covers one of the paths on USC's Horseshoe

Last night around 4 pm, it began snowing here in Columbia, South Carolina.  The snow continued throughout the night and we received a total of 6-8 inches of snow, the 6th heaviest snowfall in record in Columbia!  This is my third year in Columbia and I have never seen it snow more than a few flakes.  It was quite a night, although I did worry about those on the roadways, considering Columbia drivers’ lack of snow driving experience.

A snow covered tree on USC's Horseshoe.

My roommate and I ventured out into the “blizzard” to go see USC’s Historic Horseshoe, the most recognizable part of our campus, covered in snow.  Posted here are some photos from last night and this morning.  In the photos from last night, you can see some of the students who were out having snowball fights and building snowmen.  This morning, temperatures were already up to the mid-40s and the snow had melted significantly, as you can see from photos.  As short-lived as it was, it was a wonderfully surreal experience seeing South Carolina covered in snow.

The morning after Columbia's snowfall, it's already starting to melt!

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