COLUMBIA, NORTH CAROLINA

NCDC 1971-2000 Monthly Normals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Mean Max. Temperature (F) 52.1 54.2 62.4 70.3 77.9 84.8 88.5 86.9 82.2 73.0 64.4 55.9 71.1
Highest Mean Max. Temperature (F) 61.1 65.1 68.6 75.6 82.7 88.3 91.2 91.2 86.3 77.8 71.2 64.1 91.2
Year Highest Occurred 1990 1976 1976 1994 1991 1981 1977 1975 1980 1990 1985 1971 1977
Lowest Mean Max. Temperature (F) 40.6 42.3 56.6 64.3 72.1 80.6 84.4 82.6 79.6 68.9 57.8 45.5 40.6
Year Lowest Occurred 1977 1978 1981 1987 1992 1972 2000 1992 1999 1992 1976 1989 1977
Mean Temperature (F) 42.6 43.8 51.5 59.3 67.3 75.0 79.0 77.9 72.6 62.7 53.6 45.8 60.9
Highest Mean Temperature (F) 52.3 52.0 56.9 63.7 72.6 78.4 81.8 81.2 76.2 69.2 61.8 54.5 81.8
Year Highest Occurred 1974 1976 1976 1994 1991 1981 1999 1975 1980 1971 1985 1971 1999
Lowest Mean Temperature (F) 31.9 33.5 46.2 54.8 63.4 70.8 76.1 74.1 68.1 57.0 46.8 36.3 31.9
Year Lowest Occurred 1977 1978 1981 1987 1992 1979 1982 1981 1982 1987 1976 1989 1977
Mean Min. Temperature (F) 33.0 33.4 40.5 48.2 56.6 65.1 69.5 68.8 62.9 52.3 42.8 35.6 50.7
Highest Mean Min. Temperature (F) 43.5 39.0 46.0 51.7 62.5 68.7 74.0 72.0 66.9 62.5 52.4 44.8 74.0
Year Highest Occurred 1974 1998 1973 1994 1991 1973 1991 1999 1975 1971 1985 1971 1991
Lowest Mean Min. Temperature (F) 23.1 24.5 35.8 42.4 51.8 60.0 65.1 63.9 55.5 43.8 35.7 27.0 23.1
Year Lowest Occurred 1981 1980 1981 1982 1983 1980 1982 1981 1983 1987 1976 1989 1981
Mean Precipitation (in.) 4.14 3.19 4.13 3.30 3.55 4.78 6.18 6.09 4.80 3.40 3.11 3.15 49.82
Highest Precipitation (in.) 8.12 7.54 6.83 5.95 7.68 11.15 11.34 13.19 20.61 11.60 6.40 6.66 20.61
Year Highest Occurred 1978 1974 1994 1973 1984 1991 1984 1981 1999 1971 1992 1973 1999
Lowest Precipitation (in.) 1.32 1.08 1.65 0.21 0.43 1.62 1.58 1.37 0.71 0.02 1.17 0.45 0.02
Year Lowest Occurred 1981 1991 1976 1985 1991 1980 1987 1993 1990 2000 1974 1985 2000
Heating Degree Days (F) 700. 595. 421. 193. 45. 2. 0. 0. 8. 144. 351. 597. 3056.
Cooling Degree Days (F) 0. 0. 2. 19. 115. 299. 434. 399. 235. 72. 9. 0. 1584.

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