2.0.CO;2. The US average is 205 sunny days. [15], Heavy rains accompany tropical cyclones and their remnants which move northeast from the Gulf of Mexico coastline, as well as inland from the western subtropical Atlantic ocean. Zone 3/Zone 4/Zone 5 Windows Energy Code Compliance Guide North Carolina Residential Energy Code 2012 Zones 3 - 4 - 5 Framed Walls: ZONES 3, 4, and 5: R-13/15/19 Windows: U-0.35 ZONES 3 and 4: ... (Detail 2) ˜ oors in climate zones 4 and 5. For the purposes of this set of maps, the three North Carolina regions — the Mountains, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain — are defined by the If the storms track sufficiently far to the east, snow will be limited to the eastern part of the state (as with the December 22–23, 1989 storm). This page offers some general guidelines on the definitions of the various climate regions based on heating degree-days, average temperatures, and precipitation. Over the last 100 years, the average temperature in Chapel Hill has gone up 1.2 °F (0.7 °C) and precipitation in some parts of the state has increased by 5 percent. Primary Sidebar ), high humidity, and overall warmth, and you have a near-tropical climate. Click here to learn more. "Winter Weather Forecasting throughout the Eastern United States. For more information about observing sites in the area, regardless of if their data was used in this study, please visit NCEI's Climate Data Online. Fran's maximum sustained wind speeds were 115 miles per hour (185 km/h), while North Carolina's coast saw surges of 8 feet (2.4 m) to 12 feet (3.7 m) above sea level. Building America determines building practices based on climate zones to achieve the most energy savings in a home. http://www4.ncsu.edu/~nwsfo/storage/cases/19881128/, "Storms, high winds, heavy rain through Triangle", "What climate change means for North Carolina", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Climate_of_North_Carolina&oldid=984681390, Articles with dead external links from June 2016, Wikipedia articles in need of updating from February 2020, All Wikipedia articles in need of updating, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 21 October 2020, at 13:33. Climate Zones of World Map; View Political World Map with countries boundaries of all independent nations as well as some dependent territories. World's continents, historical maps, world spoken languages, physical map and satellite images. [CDATA[/* >