The windier part of the year lasts for 6.5 months, from November 2 to May 18, with average wind speeds of more than 6.8 miles per hour. The windier part of the year lasts for 6.5 months, from November 2 to May 18, with average wind speeds of more than 10.8 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year on Lake Norman in Catawba is March, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.3 miles per hour. The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (7.1 mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (4.3mph). Podgorica, Montenegro (5,075 miles away) and Luoqiao, China (7,964 miles) are the faraway foreign places with temperatures most similar to those of Catawba's Norman Lake (see comparison). The month with the least wet days on Lake Norman in Catawba is February, with 0.0 muggy days or worse. The average temperature of Catawba's Lake Norman is 58.70°F, which is about the same as North Carolina's average temperature of 58.70°F, and is higher than the national average temperature of 54.45°F.
The month with the least rainfall on Lake Norman in Catawba is January, with an average rainfall of 2.9 inches. The hottest month of the year on Lake Norman in Catawba is July, with an average maximum of 88° F and a minimum of 69° F. For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Lake Norman in Catawba are 35,587 degrees of latitude, -80,960 degrees of longitude and 784 feet of elevation. According to the tourism score, the best times of the year to visit Lake Norman in Catawba and do activities in warm climates are from mid-May to mid-June and from mid-August to early October.
The calmest month of the year on Lake Norman in Catawba is August, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.4 miles per hour. The area within 2 miles of Lake Norman in Catawba is covered by water (42%), artificial surfaces (27%), herbaceous vegetation (15%) and trees (15%), within 10 miles by trees (45%) and artificial surfaces (18%), and within 50 miles by trees (53%) and farmland (33%). For each station, the records are corrected for the difference in elevation between that station and Lake Norman in Catawba according to the International Standard Atmosphere, and for the relative change present in the reanalysis of the MERRA-2 satellite era between the two locations. The average hourly wind speed on Lake Norman in Catawba experiences significant seasonal variation throughout the year.
At Lake Norman in Catawba, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences slight seasonal variation over the year. The snowiest month in Catawba's Lake Norman is January, with an average rainfall of 2.8 inches. The estimated value at Lake Norman of Catawba is calculated as the weighted average of the individual contributions of each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Lake Norman of Catawba and a given station.