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Though not a native born son, I have lived in the Raleigh/Durham area for almost 30 years.

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Durham, NC
Durham NC Weather Good
Posted On: 7/9/2013 1:03:16 PM
Durham North Carolina is located in the heart of North Carolina's central Piedmont region. Durham is one of the three cities that comprise the Research Triangle Park, the other two being Raleigh and Chapel Hill.

Overall Durham has great weather, averaging 111 clear days, and 106 partly sunny days, meaning you will be seeing Carolina blue skies 217 days of the year. Basically Durham has six months of perfect weather. The best time weather is from mid-March through mid-June, and from mid-September through mid-December. The fall weather being some of the nicest.

However, there is a price, summers are very hot and often humid, with some Ozone warning days during the hottest periods in late July and August. Drought conditions can occur in high summer. However, North Carolina has some of the best beaches in the country, so if you like the heat, the beach is only two and a half hours away. Conversely, you can escape from the heat to Asheville high up the Appalachian mountains, in a mere four hours.

We do see seasonal changes to the foliage starting in October, however, Winters overall are very mild, the coldest weather comes in mid-January through February. More than a few inches of snow is the exception rather than the rule, and it rarely lasts for more than a week. x

During the spring and fall severe weather in the form of Hurricanes and Tornadoes is a yearly concern, but rarely do you see wide spread damage. Some flooding can occur in low lying areas, but this is true of almost any part of the country. In winter rare ice storms are some of the most beautiful, but most dangerous phenomenon, causing damage from falling trees and branches, and power outages from snapped power lines. Dangerous driving conditions often occur because of the day/night thaw/freeze cycle creating slippery patches of black road ice, often catching out of state drivers not familiar with these conditions unawares.

Overall I would give Durham North Carolina weather a 9 out of 10.



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