Hypothesis

In comparing long-term winter and spring averages of temperature, precipitation, wind speed and relative humidity, we think each region in North Carolina will correlate with itself.

Based on our experiences, we think precipitation will have the best winter-to-spring correlations because normally wet winters are followed by wet springs.

We also think the Coastal Plain and Outer Banks will have the highest correlations of any region, because the coastal region does not have the large differences in elevation that are found in the mountains.

After learning about ENSO (El Niño/Southern Oscillation), we predict that the Coastal Plain and Outer Banks will have the best correlations for temperature and precipitation.


Hypothesis Method Background on ENSO
Data Results Conclusion