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Local Weather Patterns
Transcript of Local Weather Patterns
NC's weather is failry mild. Winters are cool and summers are hot. Precipitation is usually greatest in the summer, with July being the wettest month. Fall is the driest season, and November is the driest month.
Spring - mild, rain, thunderstorms, tornadoes
Summer - hot, rain, thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes
Fall - mild, rain, hurricanes, some snowstorms
Winter - cool to cold, rain, freezing rain, some snow, snowstorms
Seasonal Weather in NC
equator - imaginary line that divides Earth into hemispheres (tropical near equator and colder towards the poles)
weather patterns are opposite in the two hemispheres (ex. Northern = Summer then Southern = Winter)
What affects weather patterns?
Mountains have cooler temps. the higher you go.
Rain Shadow - Warm air moves toward mountain, forced up and cools, condenses and falls as precip. creating wet side of mountain. Cool, dry air moves down opposite side, producing dry, desert like conditions.
Places near large bodies of water have milder temps. and more precip.
Water warms and cools more slowly than land.
In winter, warmer ocean water keeps nearby land warmer. In summer, cooler ocean water helps keep the land cool.