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Greensboro: Geography and Climate

Located in the northern Piedmont section of North Carolina, near the headwaters of the Haw and Deep rivers, Greensboro enjoys a relatively mild climate, partly due to the moderating influence of the mountains to the north and west of the city. Freezing temperatures occur on more than half the winter days; zero degree days are virtually unknown. Snowfall can range from trace amounts to as much as 15 or 20 inches in a single season, but usually there are only two storms each winter that bring an inch or more. Summer temperatures vary depending on cloud cover and thundershower activity, which itself varies greatly from year to year.

Area: 109.25 square miles (2000)

Elevation: 897 feet above sea level

Average Temperatures: January, 38.1° F; July, 77.9° F; annual average, 57.8° F

Average Annual Precipitation: 50.24 inches (3.8 inches of snow)