MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Twenty-two years ago the Grand Strand was covered in snow just in time for Christmas. A powerful storm system moved into the area from Florida and dumped 14 to 20 inches of snow from December 22nd until Christmas Eve. In addition to the record snowfall, winds gusted to 60 miles per hour and waves off the coast of North Carolina were as high as 34 feet. The strong winds also caused snow drifts up to 8 feet.
This storm gave us not only our first white Christmas, but also our coldest Christmas on record with a high of only 18 degrees!