Data

Coastal Plain

All Years Temperature Correlation: 0.06

This is a low correlation so it shows almost no similarity between seasonal temperatures.

ENSO Years Temperature Correlation: 0.56

This is one of the higher correlations between seasons, so in ENSO years the correlation is clearly much better.

All Years Precipitation Correlation: 0.23

Compared to other all-years correlations, this is not too low. It shows that there was some correlation between the seasons.

ENSO Years Precipitation Correlation: 0.18

This is a very low correlation for ENSO year precipitation.

Outer Banks

All Years Temperature Correlation: 0.19

This is not a high correlation but is the highest correlation among all regions for 50-year temperature data.

ENSO Years Temperature Correlation: 0.79

This is a large correlation for ENSO years and it's the largest overall so a very good correlation happened between winter and spring.

All Years Precipitation Correlation: 0.09

This is a very small number and the smallest correlation among all regions.

ENSO Years Precipitation Correlation: 0.32

This is an okay correlation, and during ENSO years it is the best precipitation correlation.

Piedmont

All Years Temperature Correlation: 0.08

This is one of the lowest correlations for all years temperatures so it shows very little similarity between winter and spring temperatures.

ENSO Years Temperature Correlation: 0.34

This is a better correlation than the all years data for the Piedmont, but this is still one of the lowest correlations for ENSO years temperatures.

All Years Precipitation Correlation: 0.14

There is some very slight correlation but not a lot. Some years varied a lot.

ENSO Years Precipitation Correlation: 0.07

The correlation for ENSO years precipitation in the Piedmont actually decreased from the all years data!

Sandhills

All Years Temperature Correlation: 0.14

This is a very low correlation for the Sandhills, and it shows that the temperature trends were very different between seasons.

ENSO Years Temperature Correlation: 0.54

This is a very high correlation, this number shows that the temperature in the Sandhills trended the same way in most strong ENSO years.

All Years Precipitation Correlation: 0.21

This is an okay correlation but is still fairly low.

ENSO Years Precipitation Correlation: 0.28

This correlation is a low correlation but it shows the precipitation in ENSO year winters and springs still correlated some.

Northern Mountains

All Years Temperature Correlation: 0.01

This is a very low correlation, in fact, there is almost no correlation at all.

ENSO Years Temperature Correlation: 0.24

This low correlation shows that the temperature trends in this region were very different.

All Years Precipitation Correlation: 0.21

This is a low correlation, so the precipitation varied a lot seasonally in this part of the mountains.

ENSO Years Precipitation Correlation: 0.24

This is a low correlation. The amount of precipitation varied from season to season.

Southern Mountains

All Years Temperature Correlation: 0.06

This is a very low correlation, so any correlation is almost non-existent.

ENSO Years Temperature Correlation: 0.47

This is an okay correlation. The temperature varied sometimes but mostly trended the same way in ENSO years.

All Years Precipitation Correlation: 0.22

This is a fairly low correlation, even for all years of data.

ENSO Years Precipitation Correlation: 0.27

This is an okay correlation but is still fairly low for ENSO years.

 


Hypothesis Method Background on ENSO
Data Results Conclusion