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Old 02-19-2007, 10:16 AM
 
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Many people on the blog talk about how it is so hot in summer no one goes outside. I was wondering what kind of heat is it, im from Ny city where summers can be hot and humid is it similar to that or is it dry heat.

Also NC has a very high hurricane index is this a problem in or around the chrlotte area.
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Old 02-19-2007, 10:50 AM
 
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To my knowledge, Charlotte has not had any significant damage due to hurricanes, although it has experienced big storms due to the hurricanes (I remember my college (which is an hour west of Charlotte) had some tree damage due to the winds from Hurricane Hugo back about 15-20 years ago).

The summers here are super hot and very humid. But that's what community pools are for!!
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Old 02-19-2007, 10:54 AM
 
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The hottest month of the year in Charlotte is July. According to the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Charlotte, the average daily high in July is 90.1 degrees. Relative humidity is 65%-75% throughout the state.

In 1989, the city took a direct hit from Hurricane Hugo. Passing through Charlotte with wind gusts over 100 mph, Hugo caused massive property damage and knocked out power to ninety eight percent of the population. Many residents were without power for several weeks and cleanup took months to complete. Being a city far inland- residents, city government and the utilities were not prepared to handle such a powerful storm.
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Old 02-19-2007, 10:58 AM
 
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To my knowledge, Charlotte has not had any significant damage due to hurricanes, although it has experienced big storms due to the hurricanes (I remember my college (which is an hour west of Charlotte) had some tree damage due to the winds from Hurricane Hugo back about 15-20 years ago).

The summers here are super hot and very humid. But that's what community pools are for!!
Hurricane Hugo, September 1989, did more than "some tree damage". (Though this is not typical, so newcomers should not worry that hurricanes are a common occurance.)

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In 1989, the city took a direct hit from Hurricane Hugo. Passing through Charlotte with wind gusts over 160 km/h (100 mph), Hugo caused massive property damage and knocked out power to ninety eight percent of the population. Many residents were without power for several weeks and cleanup took months to complete. Being a city far inland- residents, city government and the utilities were not prepared to handle such a powerful hurricane. Over 80,000 trees were destroyed in Charlotte.

In December 2002, Charlotte (and much of central North Carolina) was hit by a massive ice storm that knocked out power to over 1.2 million Duke Power customers. According to a Duke Energy representative: "This ice storm surpasses the damage from Hurricane Hugo in 1989, which had 696,000 outages." During an abnormally cold December, many were without power for more than a week.
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Old 02-19-2007, 11:00 AM
 
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The hottest month of the year in Charlotte is July. According to the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Charlotte, the average daily high in July is 90.1 degrees. Relative humidity is 65%-75% throughout the state.

In 1989, the city took a direct hit from Hurricane Hugo. Passing through Charlotte with wind gusts over 100 mph, Hugo caused massive property damage and knocked out power to ninety eight percent of the population. Many residents were without power for several weeks and cleanup took months to complete. Being a city far inland- residents, city government and the utilities were not prepared to handle such a powerful storm.
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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It can get hot and humid, but it's not "brutal". Clearly, this is all subjective, though. Real heat and humidity is any coastal area (or within 100 miles of those coastal areas) from CT all of the way around to TX or in the midwest. I know someone from coastal AL and he laughs when people around Charlotte complain about our "heat & humidity". But it varies greatly from the coast to the mountains here in NC. From about Southern Pines eastward, it can get pretty bad. The Piedmont (I-85 corridor) is not too bad. The moutains are really nice, depending on elevation. There's a lot of variety.
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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It can get hot and humid, but it's not "brutal". Clearly, this is all subjective, though. Real heat and humidity is any coastal area (or within 100 miles of those coastal areas) from CT all of the way around to TX or in the midwest. I know someone from coastal AL and he laughs when people around Charlotte complain about our "heat & humidity". But it varies greatly from the coast to the mountains here in NC. From about Southern Pines eastward, it can get pretty bad. The Piedmont (I-85 corridor) is not too bad. The moutains are really nice, depending on elevation. There's a lot of variety.
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Delaware (Charlotte 3/5/07)
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i also heard someone complain about how hot it is in charlotte in the summer but when i compared average temperatures to philadelphia (where i'm coming from), it looked like the winters were maybe 8 degrees warmer (not a problem ) and the summers only a few degrees warmer. and i know we've certainly had some hot summers up here, depending on the jet stream and such. i'm not sure about the humidity difference though.
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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Du the winters are much warmer in NC than Jersey..we were there in Dec and now we just came back and yesterday it was 57 degrees in Union County....and TRUST ME that is warm...50 degrees there is warm as a matter of fact Monday night the local news said the normal temps for winter range between 50-60 so I dont call that cold...I havent been there yet in the summer so I cant say...and christmas week it was 68-71 degrees it was beautiful...
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Average High in July

Charlotte 90.1
DC 88.3
NYC 84.2

Relative humidity is about the same.

National Weather Service

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