Lake Norman, like most of the rest of North Carolina, has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa in the Koppen Climate Classification), with warm to hot summers and cold to mild winters. In Catawba's Lake Norman, summers are hot and humid, winters are very cold and humid, and it is partly cloudy all year round. Throughout the year, the temperature generally ranges from 32°F to 88°F and is rarely below 20°F or above 95°F. Lake Norman in Catawba, North Carolina, receives 44 inches of rain, on average, per year.
The average for the United States is 38 inches of rainfall per year. The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (90.1°F). The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (46.9°F). Temperatures vary throughout the year between 32 degrees and 88 degrees Fahrenheit.
However, the average daily temperature between May and September, the hottest months of the year in Lake Norman, is 81 degrees Fahrenheit. Between the months of November and February, the coldest months of the year in Lake Norman, the average temperature is less than 58 degrees Fahrenheit. In a typical year, Lake Norman temperatures in Catawba, North Carolina, fall below 50°F for 137 days a year. The month with the most humid days on Lake Norman in Catawba is July, with an average of 13.4 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.
Even with cold winters and hot summers, this climate makes Lake Norman one of the most ideal places to visit. The month with the least wet days on Lake Norman in Catawba is February, with 0.0 muggy days or worse. The month with the least amount of wet days on Lake Norman in Catawba is October, with an average of 6.4 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation. 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%).
The month with the least rainfall in Catawba's Lake Norman is January, with an average rainfall of 2.9 inches. The average hourly wind speed on Lake Norman in Catawba experiences significant seasonal variation throughout the year. The humidity in Lake Norman in Catawba, North Carolina, is below 60% for approximately 27.2 days or 7.5% of the year. 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.
The month with the most rainy days on Catawba Lake Norman alone is July, with an average of 13.4 days. According to this score, the best times of the year to visit Lake Norman in Catawba for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid-May to mid-June and from mid-August to early October, with a maximum score in the first week of September. The cloudiest month of the year in Lake Norman in Catawba is January, during which the sky is overcast or cloudy on average 49% of the time. 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 calmest month of the year on Lake Norman in Catawba is August, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.4 miles per hour.