Weather and Climate in a Snap!
by Emily Horton
NC Government & Heritage Library, 2012.
Average Rainfall Per Year: 44 inches
Average Snowfall Per Year: 5 inches
Lowest Temperature Recorded: -34°F on January 21,1985 in Mount Mitchell.
Highest Temperature Recorded: 110°F on August 21, 1983 in Fayetteville.
Regional Average Temperatures (°F)
Coastal Plain: Annual Average Temp: 66°F; January Average: lower 50's; August Average: mid 90's
Piedmont: Annual Average Temp: 60°F; January Average: upper 40's; August Average: mid-upper 90's
Mountains: Annual Average Temp: 55°F; January: lower 30's; August: mid-60's
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1 January 2012 | Horton, Emily S.