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Old 01-12-2017, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Boonies
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We have a timeshare to use Thanksgiving week. I was thinking since we are getting older, we should start checking out areas to retire to in the winter (we live in New England). We've never been to North or South Carolina along the coast.

The other area I am curious about is Virginia Beach.

Thanks in advance for any info you care to share.
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Old 01-13-2017, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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We have a timeshare to use Thanksgiving week. I was thinking since we are getting older, we should start checking out areas to retire to in the winter (we live in New England). We've never been to North or South Carolina along the coast.

The other area I am curious about is Virginia Beach.

Thanks in advance for any info you care to share.
Both NC and SC are big states with various weather systems - especially NC with its mountains in the western part of the state. You need to tell us where timeshare is located.

I'll also add that NC is no longer a great retirement state. Cost of living and taxes have gradually increased. Also be aware that Health care facilities along the coast are scarce.
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Old 01-13-2017, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Virginia Beach isn't warm in the winter, but warmer than where you are. Southeastern North Carolina is anything from heavier jacket to T-shirt weather. It varies.
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Old 01-13-2017, 02:03 PM
 
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I'm off the coast.. But.. In general, the weather is pretty nice.. 50's or 60's during Thanksgiving week.

But.. Look at this..

https://www.screencast.com/t/EoY1z2Bm

That's the temps here for the past week. High of 71 (it's actually higher today, 78) and a low of 17. And we had snow Saturday.

Weather can change on a dime here.
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Old 01-14-2017, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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To escape the worst of winter weather I would recommend coastal areas from New Bern/Morehead City southward.
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Old 01-15-2017, 09:07 PM
 
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You would need a more specific location for a good answer. But even then, it can vary a lot. In Hilton Head, we've been able to swim on Thanksgiving before, but it was really cold another year.

You may want to check out the islands around Charleston. Kiawah, SC is one of my favorite places on earth.
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Old 01-16-2017, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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As others have said, can vary greatly by location in the state and by the year! This year I was at Ocean Isle Beach for Thanksgiving and had to buy a couple of short sleeve shirts cause it was quite warm and I only packed long sleeve! Of course next year it could be cool but most likely, unless you are talking the high country of NC, it won't be frigid cold at Thanksgiving in NC or SC. Those cold snaps don't usually start till later in December.
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