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I would like to know what the prevailing wind is in our area of North Carolina.

According to the state climate office, prevailing winds are generally from the southwest for 10 months of the year, and from the northeast during September and October. The average wind speed is about eight to 10 miles per hour, but of course winds along the coast can exceed 100 miles per hour when hurricanes strike.


Why does the weather often vary drastically between Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach?

Is the National Weather Service station in Wilmington hurricane proof?

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Martin Smith

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