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Old 01-15-2008, 04:57 AM
 
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Before we decide where to live in NC, we need to know which parts of NC have the best climate. Not too hot, not too humid (for long periods of time), not much snow; you know, something fairly even in temperature year-round. And it can't be in the mountains. My husband has emphysema so it can't be too high of an elevation.

Yes, I know. We could move to CA, NV, AZ, or NM. But we don't want to move to the West Coast or too close to tornado alley.

Someone told me the Piedmont area is best. Which I believe is Raliegh area? I may be wrong and if I am, feel free to enlighten me.

Thanks.
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Unlike the Rockies, the maximum elevations of the Eastern U.S. are low, under 7,000 feet above sea level.

Year-round humidity levels are about the same state-wide. Around 65%-75%. However, the annual average temperature varies more than 20 degrees Fahrenheit ( F) from the lower coast to the highest elevations of the Mountain Region.

Climate of North Carolina - http://cdo.ncdc.noaa.gov/climatenorm...Clim_NC_01.pdf

Historical Averages for Raleigh-Durham - RALEIGH DURHAM WSFO AP, NORTH CAROLINA - Climate Summary

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Old 01-15-2008, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis Indiana
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Do a little research on the weather in Morganton and Lenoir. If you find a better weather pattern east of California let me know where it is. The mountains protect the area from bad weather and tornadoes
If you have allergies the pollen in the Spring is horrible.
Good luck in your search.
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Old 01-15-2008, 10:21 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I would suggest living along the coast.
It will get hot and humid but the ocean breeze or sound breeze will off set that.

There is less things to be allergic to that you will find in the rest of the state.
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Old 01-15-2008, 04:48 PM
 
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mm34b: Thanks for the links! Very helpful.

Hapaleretired: Terrific! I'll be researching those this evening! Thanks.

SunnyKayak: We're definitely looking inland. I think it would be too moist along the coast for hubby's emphysema. Thanks!
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:29 AM
 
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Default Good areas in NC for emphysema

Having lived in Wilmington since '86, and working in healthcare, I will tell you that respiratory problems abound in this area.

Whether it is due to humidity (tends to be very high), pollens, pollution, or a combination of all of the aforementioned, many, MANY patients have expressed over the years that they never had respiratory problems until moving to Southeastern NC.

I was 26 years old when I relocated from the Rocky Mount area (lived on a farm), and I had my first sinus infection that first year in Wilmington. We now live some 40 miles out of the city, and I have few problems. However, those who are prone to such would do well to visit here several times during different seasons, and see how they're affected before moving.

I'd have to steer you towards the Piedmont or Mountain regions, and out of the more heavily populated (polluted) areas.
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:27 PM
 
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Little-TT

The Piedmont area seems to be where we are focusing. I've been charting temps/humidity etc and will for the next 6 months (we're not moving until next year, so I've got time). We're looking at places between Asheville and Cary and just a little bit south of there.

Thanks for taking the time to post. It's very much appreciated.
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Hillsborough
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Raleigh is in the Triangle area. The Triad area is Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point. You are going to have a tough time finding a place that does not have high humidity for very long but I suggest our beautiful mountains. There are wonderful towns up there, my dream is to move up there myself. If you want big city I think Asheville is probably best. Smaller town but still abundant, Boone is a great choice. Good luck in your searxh.
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Old 02-13-2008, 06:33 PM
 
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HillsboroughNative

Thanks for responding.

It's so confusing. I have charts, graphs, etc., but the climate in NC has been wicked in the last year!

I know Asheville was rated #1 in so many polls, but it's so expensive to even THINK about buying a house! We're retired, comfortable, but retired. The most we could even THINK about spending is $150,000. I haven't seen much in that price range.

We'll know more about hubby's climate limitations when we see the pulmonary doc next week.

Thanks again.
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Old 02-13-2008, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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The only place you have a shot at not having extended humid periods is in the mountains. I'd look at locations above 4K foot.
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