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What is Charlotte like in the winter?

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Charlotte winters are short and generally cool, beginning in December as daytime temperatures fall steadily with Dec-Mar averages ranging 41 to 51°F. Charlotte is protected by the Appalachian Mountains on the western end of the state and cold fronts from Canada and the Gulf of Mexico rarely make it past these tall mountains. On nights during Charlotte's winter months, residents can experience periods of frosty weather and infrequent snow flurries of a few inches which rarely settle, melting within a few days. While the annual average snowfall is 5.5 inches, somewhat more frequent are ice storms and sleet mixed in with rain - "wintery mix" as the news terms it.

The average annual daytime temperatures in Charlotte are around 71°F (21°C). Charlotte's mild climate (Köppen subtropical climate Cfa) has four distinct seasons and is characterized by mild winters, balmy summer evenings and long periods of sunny weather with about 40 inches of rainfall spread fairly evenly throughout the year. It is a great place to live - mild winters and not as humid as Florida. If you appreciate an answer, please give thumbs up. For the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click.
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