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Old 03-10-2010, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Durham
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I hear this mainly in weather reports. I read the definition so I know it is a sort of plains area, but I don't know what the area would encompass?
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Oxxford Hunt, Cary NC
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From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piedmont_(United_States)

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Old 03-10-2010, 12:36 PM
 
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Actually, the Piedmont refers to the plateau that exists between the appalachian mountains and the atlantic coastal plains. In NC, it runs from a little east of Raleigh to Winston, with the elevations changing from around 200 to 1000 feet above sea level.
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:11 PM
 
Location: ITB Raleigh, NC
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And if you look at that map, you will see that Wake County is right on the edge between the coastal plain and the piedmont...which is the reason our weather is always so wonky and hard to predict....the fronts usually split right along that line..
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:24 PM
 
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It's the Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem area.
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Efland
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It's the Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem area.
AND the Triangle, Charlotte, and Pinehurst area's.

Here's a map:
http://www.cohp.org/nc/north_carolina_C.html
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:38 PM
 
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For me, its Raleigh west to Statesville, but it runs parallel to the mountains, so it runs north east along the western border of the state. Piedmont is French for foot of the mountain - basically the foothills before things get steep .
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:11 PM
 
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It's even farther west than anyone has said yet.
North Carolina Piedmont Natural Attractions (http://www.enr.state.nc.us/attractions/Pages/piedmont.html - broken link)
It goes past Statesville, past Hickory, at least to Morganton. Western Piedmont College is in Morganton.
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:40 PM
 
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Pinehurst and Southern Pines are The Sandhills, not the piedmont. See also, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandhills_(Carolina) .

I wouldn't have thought about Morganton as the piedmont, but I guess I could see that.
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