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Old 05-23-2011, 11:37 AM
 
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What nc cities have the warmest winters and no snow
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:07 PM
 
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The warmest winters in North Carolina are found in southeastern NC around Wilmington. Normally snow is close to zero. Their NWS site has Wilmington with a long term average of 2 inches of snow annually. However, that is an average of years with more snow and years with zero snow. Also, the data below uses the 1970's...which was one of the coldest winters in the last 100 years in the USA. I have been to/passed through southeastern NC many times in the cold season, and snow on the ground or in the air is very, very rare.

As far as temps, I think metro Wilmington would be the warmest in the upper 50's in January, Dec/Feb would be near 60 F. The rest of the year (the other 9 months) would be in the 70's and 80's ....

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Old 05-23-2011, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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The warmest winters in North Carolina are found in southeastern NC around Wilmington. Normally snow is close to zero. Their NWS site has Wilmington with a long term average of 2 inches of snow annually. However, that is an average of years with more snow and years with zero snow. Also, the data below uses the 1970's...which was one of the coldest winters in the last 100 years in the USA. I have been to/passed through southeastern NC many times in the cold season, and snow on the ground or in the air is very, very rare.

As far as temps, I think metro Wilmington would be the warmest in the upper 50's in January, Dec/Feb would be near 60 F. The rest of the year (the other 9 months) would be in the 70's and 80's ....

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More like one winter you will have an average high of 70 in Jan, and the next winter the avg high for Jan will be 40. Averages are overblown in the eastern US in winter. Take them with a grain of salt. Wilmington gets pretty cold in winter, along with the rest of NC. No shorts and t-shirts days that is for sure. You can't escape ol man winter in the eastern US, even in FL.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:14 PM
 
Location: USA East Coast
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More like one winter you will have an average high of 70 in Jan, and the next winter the avg high for Jan will be 40. Averages are overblown in the eastern US in winter. Take them with a grain of salt. Wilmington gets pretty cold in winter, along with the rest of NC. No shorts and t-shirts days that is for sure. You can't escape ol man winter in the eastern US, even in FL.
Show me the data to back up what you say?

You seem to only want to take the low side of averages.

The OP made no referece to what is cold or not (-20 F, 55 F...etc ?). Wilmington is MUCH warmer than Philly in winter

You can't escape old man winter in Florida. Ha, do you even live in the United States? I guess that's why 6 million tourists head to Florida in winter - it must be as cold as Philly
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:25 AM
 
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Show me the data to back up what you say?

You seem to only want to take the low side of averages.

The OP made no referece to what is cold or not (-20 F, 55 F...etc ?). Wilmington is MUCH warmer than Philly in winter

You can't escape old man winter in Florida. Ha, do you even live in the United States? I guess that's why 6 million tourists head to Florida in winter - it must be as cold as Philly
Sigh... Wavehunter has taken to arguing with his own smurf account now.
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Katy, Texas
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Even Key West isn't immune...6 days with lows in the 40sF and highs under 65F (one day got to 72F). History : Weather Underground
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:58 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Wilmington has very variable winters. I have relatives who live not too far south in Myrtle Beach. They were surprised at how cold and nasty winters can get down there.

January 2011 was actually colder than January 2010 in Wilmington. And of course there was the record cold of December 2010. Here's January 2004, which illustrates how wacky the weather can be: History : Weather Underground

Yes, average highs are in the 50s, but the weather can be all over the place.
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Wilmington has very variable winters. I have relatives who live not too far south in Myrtle Beach. They were surprised at how cold and nasty winters can get down there.

January 2011 was actually colder than January 2010 in Wilmington. And of course there was the record cold of December 2010. Here's January 2004, which illustrates how wacky the weather can be: History : Weather Underground

Yes, average highs are in the 50s, but the weather can be all over the place.
You don't have to tell me. I've wasted a holiday down there freezing in winter. When a hugh arctic front comes thru, the temp differences between NC and PA are not large at all.

Wavehunter would have people on this board thinking the south is a winter sub-tropical paradise similiar to more reliable and stable climates world wide. It is just not the case due to the arrival of an arctic front at anytime in winter. Averages mislead people when it comes to winter weather there. People don't view southern China as a winter getaway due to the cold, and neither should they view the US south.
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