Summer is the wettest season; almost half of the annual rainfall occurs from June to September in the form of thundershowers. Winter is short and mild, and is characterized by occasional rain.
Measurable snow (≥0.1 in or 0.25 cm) only occurs several times per decade at the most, with the last such event occurring December 26, 2010.
Election districts were organized according to Anglican parishes, and some social services were managed by Anglican wardens and vestries.
Charleston adopted its present spelling with its incorporation as a city in 1783 at the close of the Revolutionary War.
Known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, distinguished restaurants, and mannerly people, Charleston is a popular tourist destination and has received a large number of accolades, including "America's Most Friendly [City]" by Travel Leisure in 2011 and in 20 by Condé Nast Traveler, but has since greatly expanded, crossing the Ashley River and encompassing James Island and some of Johns Island.