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Weather History in Charlotte - Weather Records

Monthly Averages, Highest & Lowest Temperature, Most Snow, Rain and More

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As with most any city, planning for Charlotte weather can get pretty tricky. The weather is mild most times of the year, with not a lot of change. Winter months will see temperatures in the 30 to 60 degree range, while summer brings 60 to 90 degrees. But, Charlotte has seen its share of extremes, from -5 all the way up to 104.

What's the highest temperature ever recorded in Charlotte?
The temperature in the Queen City has soared to 104 degrees on several occasions.

What's the lowest temperature ever recorded in Charlotte?
More than once, the temperature in Charlotte has plummeted to -5.

What's the largest rainfall in one day in Charlotte?
6.88 inches of rain fell on July 23, 1997.

What's the largest snowfall in one day in Charlotte?
14 inches of snow fell on Feb. 15, 1902.

What's the earliest and latest snowfall in Charlotte?
For the earliest, there was a trace of snowfall on Halloween, October 31, 1887. There has also been a trace of snowfall on several days in early November, but the earliest accumulation was 1.7 inches on Nov. 11, 1968. As far as the latest, their was a trace of snow on April 28, 1928. The latest accumulation was .8 inches on April 20, 1904.

What's the strongest wind ever recorded in Charlotte?
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.

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)

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)


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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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.

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