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Blowing Rock

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Blowing Rock, Watauga County, North Carolina, United States (36.13502 -81.67779)

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Name: Blowing Rock topographic map, elevation, relief.
Coordinates: 36.11416 -81.69373 36.14490 -81.65022
Minimum elevation: 1,791 ft
Maximum elevation: 4,558 ft
Average elevation: 3,238 ft

Blowing Rock

The climate in the area can be described as warm-summer humid continental (Dfb), or highland subtropical climate (Cfb) depending on the isotherm used. This results in an unusual climate compared to the rest of North Carolina; the town's elevation of 3,500 to 3,600 feet (1,100 to 1,100 m) above sea level results in cooler summer temperatures than lowland areas to the east and south. Daytime temperatures in the summer rarely rise above 80 °F (27 °C). Temperatures in the winter are much colder and harsher than would be expected in a southern state. Daytime highs can frequently fall into the 20s or lower. Snow, sleet, and freezing rain are all common in the winter months. Springtime in Blowing Rock is cool and generally pleasant.

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