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Old 10-23-2006, 03:32 AM
 
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I am looking to move from the northcarolina coast to the asheville area. What are the winters like? How would they compare to winters in NJ..where I am from originally..don't want to go back to the long gray winters
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Old 10-23-2006, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Upstate SC
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Winters are nowhere near what you could see in NJ here in Asheville. We do get snow (I think around 15" on average) but it doesn't stick around long. Average temps in January are around 45 for a high, lows in the upper 20s. One thing to know is that school will be shut down sometimes even with the threat of snow, so if you have children, that is important. Kids will usually get lots of snow days (they will cancel school when there is a dusting of snow). We also usually get one or two good ice storms a year. The last couple years we have had virtually no snow, but there was an ice storm last winter that knocked out power for a week in some areas (Henderson County, if I remember correctly). As far as length, it can drag on. About three years ago we had a 5 inch snowfall in April, which is the largest we have had since I moved here in 2002. So to summarize, it is not a winter like you'd see in the North, but for the South, it's about as tough a winter as you will get, for a larger city.
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Old 10-23-2006, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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Ditto to what roxors said. It's a nice 4-season climate with a good bit of sun, very different fron some places in the NE.
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Old 10-23-2006, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I lived at both ends of NC and live in NYC now. I think you will prefer Asheville.
Where on the Coast are you moving from? If I had to move back to NC, it would be Asheville for me.
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