Average Weather in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Like many cities, the weather in Charlotte can change drastically from one day to the next. Charlotte's weather is mild for most of the year, with not too much change. Winter months usually bring temperatures in the 30 to 60-degree range, while summers see 60 to 90 degrees. Charlotte has seen its share of extremes though, from -5 all the way up to 104.

The hottest temperature Charlotte has ever seen was 104 degrees, a number we've hit on several occasions.

The coldest temperature ever in Charlotte is -5, a temperature we've seen several times The most rain in one day in Charlotte is 6.88 inches, which fell on July 23, 1997. The most snowfall in one day in Charlotte is 14 inches, which was on Feb. 15, 1902. The earliest snowfall ever in Charlotte was on Halloween, October 31, 1887, when just a trace was recorded. There has also been a trace of snowfall on several days in early November, but the earliest accumulated snow in Charlotte was 1.7 inches on Nov. 11, 1968. For the latest snowfall in Charlotte, there was a trace of snow on April 28, 1928. The latest accumulation was .8 inches on April 20, 1904. The strongest or fastest wind speed in Charlotte would be attributed to Hurricane Hugo on Sept. 22, 1989. A gust of 99 miles per hour and sustained winds of 69 miles per hour were recorded at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. Per the criteria of what qualifies as a hurricane, Hugo sustained hurricane-strength winds until shortly after it passed west of Charlotte.

Average January Weather

Average high: 51
Average low: 30
Record high: 79 (Jan. 28, 1944 and Jan. 29, 2002)
Record low: -5 (Jan 5., 1985)
Average monthly precipitation: 3.41 inches
Most snow in one day - 12.1 inches (Jan. 7, 1988)
Most rain in one day - 3.45 inches (Jan. 6, 1962)

Average February Weather

Average high: 55
Average low: 33
Record high: 82 (Feb.

25, 1930 and Feb. 27, 2011)
Record low: -5 (Feb. 14, 1899)
Average monthly precipitation: 3.32 inches
Most snow in one day - 14 inches (Feb. 15, 1902)
Most rain in one day - 2.91 inches (Feb. 5, 1955)

Average March Weather

Average high: 63
Average low: 39
Record high: 91 (March 23, 1907)
Record low: 4 (March 3, 1980)
Average monthly precipitation: 4.01 inches
Most snow in one day - 10.4 inches (March 2, 1927)
Most rain in one day - 4.24 inches (March 15, 1912)

Average April Weather

Average high: 72
Average low: 47
Record high: 96 (April 24, 1925)
Record low: 21 (April 8, 2007)
Average monthly precipitation: 3.04 inches
Most snow in one day - 3 inches (April 8, 1980)
Most rain in one day - 3.84 inches (April 6, 1936)

Average May Weather

Average high: 79
Average low: 56
Record high: 98 (May 22, 23 and 29, 1941)
Record low: 32 (May 2, 1963)
Average monthly precipitation: 3.18 inches
Most rain in one day - 4.85 inches (May 18, 1886)

Average June Weather

Average high: 86
Average low: 65
Record high: 103 (June 27, 1954)
Record low: 45 (June 1, 1889; June 7, 2000; June 12, 1972)
Average monthly precipitation: 3.74 inches
Most rain in one day - 3.78 inches (June 3, 1909)

Average July Weather

Average high: 89
Average low: 68
Record high: 103 (July 19 and 21, 1986; July 22, 1926; July 27, 1940; July 29, 1952)
Record low: 53 (July 10, 1961)
Average monthly precipitation: 3.68 inches
Most rain in one day - 6.88 inches (July 23, 1997)

Average August Weather

Average high: 88
Average low: 67
Record high: 104 (Aug. 9 and 10, 2007)
Record low: 50 (Aug. 7, 2004)
Average monthly precipitation: 4.22 inches
Most rain in one day: 5.36 inches (Aug. 26, 2008)

Average September Weather

Average high: 81
Average low: 60
Record high: 104 (Sept. 6, 1954)
Record low: 38 (Sept. 30, 1888)
Average monthly precipitation: 3.24 inches
Most rain in one day: 4.84 inches (Sept. 18, 1928)

Average October Weather

Average high: 72
Average low: 49
Record high: 98 (Oct. 6, 1954)
Record low: 24 (Oct. 27, 1962)
Average monthly precipitation: 3.40 inches
Most rain in one day: 4.76 (Oct. 16, 1932)
Most snow in one day - Trace (Oct. 31, 1887)

Average November Weather

Average high: 62
Average low: 39
Record high: 85 (Nov. 2, 1961)
Record low: 11 (Nov. 26, 1950)
Average monthly precipitation: 3.14 inches
Most rain in one day: 3.26 inches (Nov.

21, 1985)
Most snow in one day - 2.5 inches (Nov. 19, 2000)

Average December Weather

Average high: 53
Average low: 32
Record high: 80 (Dec. 10, 2007)
Record low: -5 (Dec. 20, 1880)
Average precipitation: 3.35 inches
Most rain in one day: 2.96 inches (Dec. 3, 1931)
Most snow in one day: 11 inches (Dec. 29, 1880)

All information was obtained from the National Weather Service.

There are several places to get the current temperature and weather forecast for Charlotte, including the official government site NOAA.com and other places like Weather.com.