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WEATHER AVERAGES FORT BRAGG, NC - JANUARY 3-7 kts WIND 1-4 kts 5-9 kts 3-7kts2-6 kts4-8 kts3-7 kts 12002400 2000 3000 4000 5000 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000.

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Presentation on theme: "WEATHER AVERAGES FORT BRAGG, NC - JANUARY 3-7 kts WIND 1-4 kts 5-9 kts 3-7kts2-6 kts4-8 kts3-7 kts 12002400 2000 3000 4000 5000 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000."— Presentation transcript:

1 WEATHER AVERAGES FORT BRAGG, NC - JANUARY 3-7 kts WIND 1-4 kts 5-9 kts 3-7kts2-6 kts4-8 kts3-7 kts Vis: > 5 MILES Coldest month with frequent episodes of cool, dry air from Canada. Frontal systems can produce low ceilings and precipitation for 3-4 days. Fog is frequent but mainly between L. On average, 1 day of snow can be expected but freezing rain events can occur more frequently. Subfreezing temperatures are common for lows. TEMP(F)32°/ Extrm -01° Low: RH: 07L: 72% 13L: 53% 50°/ Extrm 80° High: 1 Day T-Storms per Month 11 Days Rain per Month AVG: 3.7 in/mo FOG 15 Days per Month 1 Day Snow per Month FOG

2 4-6kts 4-10kts7-10kts4-10kts WIND 1-10kts Vis: > 5 MILES Cold air from Canada and low pressure systems from the Gulf can produce low ceilings and precipitation for 3-4 days at Ft Bragg in February. On average, 2-3 days of snow can be expected but freezing rain events can occur more frequently. Low temperatures around freezing are common and can feel lower due to wind chill. TEMP(F)36°/ Extrm 4° Low:RH: 07L: 78% 13L: 53% 57°/ Extrm 84° High: WEATHER AVERAGES FORT BRAGG, NC - FEBRUARY 1 Day T-Storms per Month 12 Days Rain per Month AVG: 3.5 in/mo FOG 13 Days per Month 2-3 Day Snow per Month FOG

3 3-7kts 2-6kts1-4kts5-9kts 4-8kts WIND 3-7kts Vis: > 5 MILES Transition from winter to spring. A mix of clear days with cold, dry Canadian air and cloudy, rainy days with warm, humid Gulf of Mexico storm systems. Still can see 1 day of snow; most precipitation is liquid or freezing rain with cold frontal systems. Changing weather pattern with warm/cold frontal systems passing every 3-5 days. TEMP(F)42°/ Extrm 11° Low: RH: 07L: 74% 13L: 49% 64°/ Extrm 89° High: 3 Days T-Storms per Month 10 Days Rain per Month AVG: 4.25 in/mo FOG 14 Days per Month 1 Day Snow per Month WEATHER AVERAGES FORT BRAGG, NC - MARCH

4 3-7kts2-6kts 5-9kts 6-11kts WIND 2-6kts Vis: > 5 MILES April is first spring month and best weather of the year. Cold frontal systems less frequent, but bring strong thunderstorms with low ceilings / visibilities and moderate rain for 2-day periods. Temps mild but extremes can still drop below 32°F and reach above 90°F. Least foggy month. Winds light unless associated with thunderstorms. TEMP(F)51°/ Extrm 29° Low: RH: 07L: 74% 13L: 45% 73°/ Extrm 95° High: 4 Days T-Storms per Month 8 Days Rain per Month AVG: 3.06 inches FOG 12 Days per Month 0 Days Snow per Month WEATHER AVERAGES FORT BRAGG, NC - APRIL

5 1-4kts 5-9kts WIND 1-4kts Vis: > 6 MILES May is transition month between spring and summer. Longer days bring more sun. Thunderstorms more frequent and can produce heavy rain, lightning, large hail, and strong winds. Morning fog common but light and isolated. Temps become warm with extremes in upper 90sF. Summertime prevailing winds from the southwest. TEMP(F)59°/ Extrm 31° Low: RH: 07L: 79% 13L: 52% 80°/ Extrm 99° High: 6 Days T-Storms per Month 10 Days Rain per Month AVG: 3.5 in/mo FOG 18 Days per Month WEATHER AVERAGES FORT BRAGG, NC - MAY

6 1-4kts 2-5kts7-12kts5-9kts WIND 2-5kts Vis: > 4 MILES June is first month of summer. Thunderstorms become frequent and can produce heavy rain, lightning, hail, strong winds. High heat and humidity is common with extreme highs reaching over 100°F. Fog in AM and haze in the PM lower visibility. Winds primarily southwest; stronger during afternoon and gusty in thunderstorms. TEMP(F)67°/ Extrm 42° Low: RH: 07L: 78% 13L: 51% 85°/ Extrm 106° High: 8 Days T-Storms per Month 13 Days Rain per Month AVG: 5.0 in/mo FOG 19 Days per Month WEATHER AVERAGES FORT BRAGG, NC - JUNE

7 1-4kts 5-10kts 5-9kts WIND 1-4kts Vis: > 4 MILES July brings deep summer. Longer days bring more sun. Thunderstorms are most frequent and can produce heavy rain, lightning, hail, strong winds. Foggy in a.m. Wettest month; rain from frequent thunderstorms. Hottest average daily temps, with some extreme temps over 100ºF. Winds gusty in p.m., highest with thunderstorms. TEMP(F)70°/ Extrm 54° Low: RH: 07L: 83% 13L: 57% 88°/ Extrm 105° High: 12 Days T-Storms per Month 13 Days Rain per Month AVG: 6.0 in/mo FOG 21 Days per Month WEATHER AVERAGES FORT BRAGG, NC - JULY FOG

8 5-8kts4-6kts5-8kts6-9kts 7-11kts6-9kts WIND 5-8kts Vis: > 4 MILES August is the height of summer as it is the hottest, with extremes over 100°F, and most humid month of the year. Thunderstorms are frequent and can produce heavy rain, lightning, hail, strong winds. August is also foggiest month lowering visibilities in AM and with thunderstorms. Most optimal time of year for tropical storms in NC. TEMP(F)70°/ Extrm 47° Low: RH: 07L: 84% 13L: 60% 87°/ Extrm 107° High: 9 Days T-Storms per Month 11 Days Rain per Month AVG: 5.0 in/mo FOG 23 Days per Month WEATHER AVERAGES FORT BRAGG, NC - AUGUST FOG

9 1-4kts 5-9kts1-4kts5-9kts WIND 5-9kts Vis: > 5 MILES September is first month of fall but still hot and humid. Tropical storms are active and can bring damaging winds, heavy rain, and coastal flooding. Thunderstorms and rain not so frequent as cooler, drier air settles into NC. Fog still prevalent in the AM lowering visibilities. Winds varied but not very strong, especially at night. TEMP(F)64°/ Extrm 38° Low: RH: 07L: 82% 13L: 56% 83°/ Extrm 102° High: 4 Days T-Storms per Month 8 Days Rain per Month AVG: 3.6 in/mo FOG 21 Days per Month WEATHER AVERAGES FORT BRAGG, NC - SEPTEMBER FOG

10 1-4kts 5-9kts WIND 1-4kts Vis: > 7 MILES October is a transition month of fall. It is the driest month and temperatures start turning cooler with low extremes starting to dip below freezing. Cloud cover is at its lowest of the year also in October. Only one thunderstorm is normally experienced. Light fog can still form in AM. Winds primarily from the north-northeast and light. TEMP(F)53°/ Extrm 26° Low: RH: 07L: 80% 13L: 52% 74°/ Extrm 98° High: 1 Day T-Storms per Month 9 Days Rain per Month AVG: 2.9 in/mo FOG 16 Days per Month WEATHER AVERAGES FORT BRAGG, NC - OCTOBER

11 1-4kts 5-9kts WIND 1-4kts Vis: > 6 MILES November is transition month between fall and winter. Shorter days bring less sun. Oct-Nov driest time of year; thunderstorms and associated rain are rare. Morning low temps drop below freezing. Bermuda High recedes into Atlantic while polar jet stream dips southward, bringing cold fronts and Canadian cold air into NC. TEMP(F)43°/ Extrm 15° Low: RH: 07L: 76% 13L: 52% 64°/ Extrm 87° High: 1 Day T-Storms per Month 7 Days Rain per Month AVG: 3.1 in/mo FOG 15 Days per Month >1 Day Snow per Month WEATHER AVERAGES FORT BRAGG, NC - NOVEMBER

12 1-4kt 5-9kt WIND 1-4kt Vis: > 5 MILES December first month of winter. Weather dominated by cool, dry air from Canada, ushered in by cold fronts passing every 3-4 days. Fronts bring clouds, gusty winds, rain showers. Behind front, clearing and cooler. Fronts can stall, bringing periods of low clouds, rain. On average, one day per month will see measurable snow. TEMP(F)30°/ Extrm 5° Low: RH: 07L: 72% 13L: 51% 55°/ Extrm 80° High: 1 Day T-Storms per Month 9 Days Rain per Month AVG: 3.3 in/mo FOG 15 Days per Month 1 Day Snow per Month WEATHER AVERAGES FORT BRAGG, NC - DECEMBER


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