This report describes the typical weather at the Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue (Swansboro, North Carolina, United States) weather station over the course of an average year. It is based on the historical records from 2008 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Swansboro, North Carolina has a warm humid temperate climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (47%), forests (41%), croplands (4%), lakes and rivers (4%), and grasslands (2%).
Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 33Â°F to 85Â°F and is rarely below 24Â°F or above 89Â°F.
The warm season lasts from May 21 to September 10 with an average daily high temperature above 78Â°F. The hottest day of the year is June 22, with an average high of 85Â°F and low of 71Â°F.
The cold season lasts from December 22 to February 25 with an average daily high temperature below 57Â°F. The coldest day of the year is January 12, with an average low of 33Â°F and high of 50Â°F.
The length of the day varies significantly over the course of the year. The shortest day is December 21 with 9:51 hours of daylight; the longest day is June 20 with 14:29 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 5:54am on June 15 and the latest sunset is at 8:26pm on June 26. The latest sunrise is at 7:31am on November 3 and the earliest sunset is at 4:57pm on December 7.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in this location during 2012, starting in the spring on March 11 and ending in the fall on November 4.
The median cloud cover ranges from 15% (mostly clear) to 34% (mostly clear). The sky is cloudiest on February 16 and clearest on June 26. The clearer part of the year begins around May 2. The cloudier part of the year begins around October 5.
On June 26, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 74% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 19% of the time.
On February 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 33% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 45% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the year. Precipitation is most likely around July 10, occurring in 52% of days. Precipitation is least likely around January 22, occurring in 24% of days.
Over the entire year, the most common forms of precipitation are thunderstorms, light rain, heavy rain, and moderate rain.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 35% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around July 13, when it is observed during 37% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 32% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 7, when it is observed during 16% of all days.
Heavy rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 16% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around December 1, when it is observed during 10% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 16% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around December 12, when it is observed during 8% of all days.
During the warm season, which lasts from May 21 to September 10, there is a 46% average chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during a given day. When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of thunderstorms (60% of days with precipitation have at worst thunderstorms), light rain (22%), moderate rain (10%), and heavy rain (8%).
During the cold season, which lasts from December 22 to February 25, there is a 26% average chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during a given day. When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of light rain (41% of days with precipitation have at worst light rain), heavy rain (24%), and moderate rain (24%).
The likelihood of snow falling is highest around February 2, occurring in 3% of days.
Either snow rarely accumulates at this location or snow depth measurements are unavailable or unreliable.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 44% (comfortable) to 96% (very humid) over the course of the year, rarely dropping below 30% (dry) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around February 16, at which time the relative humidity drops below 52% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around October 4, exceeding 94% (very humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a year, the dew point typically varies from 23Â°F (dry) to 76Â°F (very muggy) and is rarely below 12Â°F (dry) or above 78Â°F (oppressive).
There are two periods in the year that are most comfortable: The first is between March 8 and May 17 and the second is between October 6 and November 27. The air feels neither too dry nor too muggy during these periods.
Over the course of the year typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 16 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 19 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around May 10, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 6 mph (light breeze) occurs around November 28, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 12 mph (gentle breeze).