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Old 09-17-2017, 12:13 PM
 
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Is winter a downside to living Winston compared to say Greenville SC?
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Old 09-17-2017, 01:47 PM
 
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Is winter a downside to living Winston compared to say Greenville SC?
There really isn't much difference between Winston-Salem and Greenville in weather. It might be two or three degrees warmer in Greenville and you might see a bit less snow. But it's not like you're going to notice a big difference in the weather between the two.

For what it's worth, here are the average temperatures in each location....

December:
Winston Salem: 43 F
Greenville: 45 F

January:
Winston Salem: 42 F
Greenville: 44 F

February:
Winston Salem: 43 F
Greenville 45 F

March:
Winston Salem: 51 F
Greenville: 53 F

In other words, you're looking at about a two degree difference between the two. We're not talking about a drastic difference where weather should be even a remote determining factor.
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Old 09-17-2017, 02:01 PM
 
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Thank you for the details. Temperatures seem very similar. Is there a significant difference in snowfall? Trying to understand if WS get a lot of messy snow issues and has many gray cold winter days that could be depressing. Trying to escape those conditions in the Midwest, hence trying to learn as much as I can before selecting a city to move to.


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There really isn't much difference between Winston-Salem and Greenville in weather. ..............In other words, you're looking at about a two degree difference between the two. We're not talking about a drastic difference where weather should be even a remote determining factor.
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Old 09-18-2017, 12:08 AM
 
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Thank you for the details. Temperatures seem very similar. Is there a significant difference in snowfall? Trying to understand if WS get a lot of messy snow issues and has many gray cold winter days that could be depressing. Trying to escape those conditions in the Midwest, hence trying to learn as much as I can before selecting a city to move to.
Per what I found, Greenville gets about 3 inches per year of snowfall while Winston-Salem gets about 6. I've only lived in the Triad last year (Greensboro) and we really only had about one decent snowstorm last year and maybe another dusting or two. Greenville I would guess probably gets a dusting or two. Maybe once every couple years they might get something of a decent storm (ie: more than a couple inches).

The point is though that I wouldn't worry too much about the weather. Maybe about once or twice a year, it might be pretty nasty for a day or two. But you're not going to see a ton of one-foot snow storms or get snowed in for a week straight or anything in either Greenville or Winston-Salem.

Now, once you cross the VA border, it begins to snow considerably more. Blacksburg, which is really only about 80 or 90 miles north by way the crow flies gets about two feet of snow per year.
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:18 AM
 
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HRVT Thank you for the response.
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:23 AM
 
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Ditto what HRVT said. Both Winston and Greenville are an hour or two away from places that get a lot more snow than either of those cities do, but the key difference isn't latitude, but elevation. Geographically, Winston and Greenville are both in the Piedmont not far from the foothills, but you need to get into the proper mountains before you see an uptick in snowfall and frigid temps.
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:51 AM
 
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Ditto. I've lived in both W-S and Greenville, SC. Summers in Greenville are noticeably hotter (from an anecdotal perspective) but winters aren't much different.
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Old 04-17-2018, 07:28 AM
 
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Default Health food & Vitamins in Winston-Salem

Can anyone tell me if there is possibly a costco, trader joes, or health food type stores in Winston-Salem? possibly a whole Foods? I have many health issues and need to be careful about food.
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Old 04-17-2018, 07:48 AM
 
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Can anyone tell me if there is possibly a costco, trader joes, or health food type stores in Winston-Salem? possibly a whole Foods? I have many health issues and need to be careful about food.
All the stores you listed have locations in W-S.
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Old 04-17-2018, 07:14 PM
 
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For the record, there are many things I like about Winston-Salem, but it is kind of lacking in the international foods arena.

There are a few smaller stores, but they don't have as much variety or a larger international supermarket like you find in Greensboro (which has two) and they don't have as many international restaurant options as Greensboro either.

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