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Charlotte, North Carolina has a humid subtropical climate. The climate of this city is characterized by hot/humid summers and cool winters. There are no significant differences in the precipitation patterns between summer and winter seasons. Temperatures are typical of most humid subtropical climates. There are some temperature differences between seasons although they are not very significant. The month with the lowest temperatures is January, which has a mean temperature of 5.4 C (41.7 F), while the warmest month is July, which has a mean temperature of 26.9 C (80.4 F).
The coldest temperature ever recorded in Charlotte was 21 C (-5 F) and the hottest temperature ever recorded was 40 C (104 F). The saying that everything is better in the south is definitely true, especially when you are talking about the Carolina. You are sure to meet friendly people, see gorgeous sites and have the time of your life. Choose the best times to travel and you will be sure to have an even lovelier trip.
Charlotte is under direct influence from the subtropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico when it is heading up towards the eastern seaboard along the jet stream. That is why this city receives plenty precipitation all year round and has a good number of clear, sunny and favorably warm days. Charlotte receives about 1105.3 mm (43.52in) of precipitation annually including about 5.2 inches of snow and ice storms. Many people do not think the south has snow and ice but you will find some in scattered storms, especially in the Carolinas.
Charlotte is subject to unpredictable weather. For instance on the 22nd of September, 1989 the city suffered from a hurricane called Hurricane Hugo. The hurricane had winds which reached speeds of up to 111km/hr (69 mph) and in some places the winds reached very high speeds of up to 140 km/h (87 mph). Hurricane Hugo left a trail of destruction, destroying homes and lots of trees. Charlotte residents are now better prepared for hurricanes and there are now better systems to predict upcoming hurricanes.
In 2002 December Charlotte was affected by an ice storm. The ice storm was named Hugo on Ice. This ice storm caused abnormally cold temperatures, thus resulting in the coldest December ever experienced in this city. When a traveler knows when these storms are likely to happen they are more apt to have safe travels. This will help them plan better and have safe journeys when they do. There are many people who would tell you to go during a certain time but it is best if you do a little research as well.
Characteristics Of Humid Subtropical Climates In USA
In USA humid subtropical climates are restricted to the southern states among which include Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, most of Florida, Virginia and West Virginia. The climates of most of these states can reach extremes at any time. The humid subtropical climate can also be found in Maryland, Delaware, District of Colombia, New Jersey and New York City. The states located in the Midwest normally experience snowfall during winter. There can also be occasional storms.
The American Deep South is a good example of a region that experiences archetypal humid subtropical climate. In this region summers are very long and almost seem tropical while winters are short and temperatures reach freezing point on a few occasions with rare chances of snowfall. If there is any snowfall, it usually is about 3 inches or less. Summers in this region are hot and humid with daily average playing around 25 C (77 F) with average daily maximums going above 30 C (86 F).
Mexico also has small sections which experience the humid subtropical climate. The climate is common in places that are scattered to the northeastern part of the country. There are also some variants and these are found in South Florida and the Southern parts of Texas. These regions generally experience warm weather all year round and there are relatively any temperature differences between seasons. These cities just fall short of having true tropical climates and hence they fall in the humid subtropical climate.
Countries in the northernmost limits of the humid subtropical climate region generally experience much greater variations in temperatures between seasons with hot humid summers and cold winters. It is true that tropical storms can be terrifying. Do not let the possibility of bad weather be enough to scare you away. Instead take your time and plan accordingly. This way you will be sure to have a wonderful trip.