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North Carolina's temperatures are mild most of the year, with an average wintertime temperature of about 42°F and a summer average of 79°F. North Carolina experiences relatively few severe storms, with 40-50 thunderstorms per year in any given locality and only two-three tornadoes per year across the state. Hurricanes influence North Carolina weather only about twice a year, making a serious impact on the state only about once a decade. The state also enjoys sunshine about 210 days a year.

The State Climate Office provides detailed weather history information online for dozens of cities across the state.

Quick links below to major cities:



Greensboro (Piedmont-Triad region)


Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill


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